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1. This boy's name, derived from an English surname, experienced a sudden boost in popularity following the release of 'The Graduate' in 1967; presumably this was inspired by the name of the film's young star. What is the name?
2. This name, which comes from the Old English for 'row of houses by a wood', had a sudden rise in popularity in the early twentieth century because it was the name of an American President who took office in 1913. What is the name?
3. The selection of this name, which is the feminine form of Aali, rose dramatically in the USA largely because of a singer and actress who used this as a mononym. What is it?
4. This Scottish name scraped into the top one thousand names for a few years in the 1950s because it was in the name of a television show, but enjoyed somewhat more enduring popularity after a singer with the name had hits with '9 to 5' (also known as 'Morning Train') and 'For Your Eyes Only' in the 1980s. What is the name?
5. This name is an alternate spelling for a name, with ancient Roman origins, meaning brother. It experienced a sudden yet enduring increase in popularity following the Jackson Five's rise to fame because it was the name of one of the group's members. What is it?
6. The entry of this name into popular usage appears to have been stimulated by the success of an actress and singer, daughter of country music performer Billy Ray Cyrus, who has made it famous. What is the name?
7. This name is a diminutive form of the Hebrew name Keziah. It made it into the top one thousand names for just three years following its use for a character in the book and miniseries 'Roots'. What is it?
8. This became popular as a first name for girls in the mid-1970s, but it was actually the surname of the performer who inspired it. This singer performed with a 'captain'. What is the name?
9. In 1898 the name Richmond Pearson Hobson was all over the pages of American newspapers, and for that year and two more to follow, the name Hobson was suddenly within the top one thousand most popular names for boys. What had the original Hobson done to inspire so many parents to name their children after him?
10. This name, which was a popular name for boys between 1942 and 1951, was actually the surname of a General who acted as commander of the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East during World War Two. What is the name?
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