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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Capitola
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Capitola in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Capitola:
Records indicate that 60 girls in the United States have been named Capitola since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1903, when 13 people in the U.S. were given the name Capitola. Those people are now 118 years old.
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Comments about the name Capitola
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11 Positive Comments
"My grandmother's name was Capitola, she was born in 1924. She went by Pat. She was named after the book character in The Hidden Hand, Or, Capitola the Madcap. My grandpa had the book and passed it along to the grandchildren. My sister has read it and said the main character was very strong and rambunctious. This page is a reminder that it's my turn to read it! Copies can be found on E-bay, and it looks like it's even available on Kindle." Feb. 19, 2021:
"I named my daughter Capitola after my great-great-great aunt! I've never met another Capitola, and when people ask my daughters name, they act like it is so taboo! I love that she has such a unique name!" Jan. 5, 2017:
"My mothers middle name was Capitola. She was called cappy as a child. But as an adult she went by her first name.She never said why her mom named her that. She was born in 1931." Jan. 6, 2015:
"My name is Capitola. I was named after my great-great-grandmother. Most people don't even try to pronounce my name, even though it's pretty self explanatory. I can't even begin to talk about how people have spelt my name before. You would pronounce Capitola just like "Capitol" and then "uh" at the end. I have never met someone with the same name as me, though it would be awesome to do so! I'm 18 years old and I've had SO many people ask me what my name means. I've never found what it has meant until I got on this site. I've had someone who went to college for name meanings not know what my name means. It's very unique and I like it. I go by Cappie, unless someone is being stern with me, then it's Capitola. My full name is Capitola Rose Robbins." Mar. 24, 2014:
"My great great grandmothers name was Capitola. She was called by the shortened name Tola." Nov. 28, 2013:
"My mother named me Capitola in honor of her very dear friend of the same name. The original was named after the character in the book. My daughter is also a Capitola, as well as her daughter. It not just a name, it is a title. The name gives strength, direction and adventure. I have been called by both Capi and Tola. I love my name!" Dec. 11, 2012:
"my name is spelled captola,i was named after a lady my mom worked with,i didn't know anything about my name,everybody i meet wont to know about the name.
i found this site so now i can tell people that ask alittle,would love to know more.
does anyone know how to get the books about capitola?there are only two that i know of in tennessee." Oct. 18, 2011:
"My "aunt" was named Capitola in 1908, after a character in a book that her father was reading. I'm pretty sure it's the book referred to in the 2/13/11 comment. She went by Capi for most of her life, and I was named Capi after her." Sep. 3, 2011:
"I named my daughter Capitola after her great great great aunt Capitola. Her parents got the name from the book "Capitola the mad cap." We call our daughter Tola for short." Apr. 16, 2011:
"My mothers name was Captola and she was named after a person in a book that her mother was reading at the time of her pregnancy. My mother was born in the 20's. I have been looking for this book does anyone have one they would be willing to sell?" Dec. 7, 2010:
"yes my name is capitola and pronounced like it is spell. I was born 12-10-1983. I a when I was young i went by cappie or cap. But I was to b called capitola as an adult. I was very proud of the name due to being the name sake of my grandmother capitola who was born on christmas. i have met people that had heard it just a couple times. its rare" Jan. 15, 2009:
7 Neutral Comments
"My Middle name is "Capitola" and It came from my Grandmother's first name "Capitola". I was born in 1980. This name was given to my Grandmother by my Great Grandmother. She found the name in a book she read that was published in 1895 call " Hidden Hand E.D.E.N South Worth. The girl portrayed a tomboy for that era. The actual meaning of this name I haven't been able to find except from the Latin word Capitolium ?? I think is how its spelled, anyway its means Temple of Jupiter ? Just thought it was some interesting information." Jan. 14, 2015:
"My mothers name was Capitola, she was named after her Aunt Capitola. My name is Capie after my Moms nickname and my daughters name is Capitola." Jun. 10, 2013:
"Mine name is spelled captolia idk if that's the same as yalls or not I'm trying to find the meaning of it" Dec. 1, 2012:
"My greatgrandmother was named Capitola which means center of attention, an attraction according to my grandmother with the same name. They were both from Nashville far from California, both born in the 1800's." Mar. 11, 2012:
"The Hidden Hand, Or, Capitola the Madcap
By E.D.E.N. Southworth
The name "Capitola" comes from the feisty, cross-dressing heroine of this 1859 adventure novel. ("E.D.E.N. Southworth was one of the most popular and prolific writers of the nineteenth century and her Capitola Black, or Black Cap... was so well-loved that the book was serialized three times between 1859 and 1888 and was dramatized in forty different versions... The pace is fast, the action wonderfully unbelievable. This is escape literature at its nineteenth-century best, with a woman at its center who makes you feel strong, daring and reckless." -- Erica Bauermeister, 500 Great Books by Women)" Feb. 13, 2011:
"My mother's name was Ruth Elizabeth Capitola Malaney. I was told she was given the name Capitola by her father from a book he was reading regarding an Indian Princess with this name. Does that sound logical?
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"My name is spelled without the i. My Mother named me and died soon after my birth, so there was not information on how it would be spelled. I find a lot of names with either Captola or Capitola. I have a book named the "perils of Capitola". Very hard to read as it was written many, many years ago." Sep. 20, 2009:
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