Names fall in and out of favor over time. Old ones are revived and new ones are created, and suddenly every kindergarten seems to have a Demi or a Dax. 24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of American names popular for the first time.
Some of the names on our list have biblical origins, some have Greek and Latin roots, and still others were originally surnames. Some — such as Winter and Wren — are also words in everyday use, while others look like they might have been misspelled. Our list shows the influence of pop culture as some newly popular names are shared by celebrities, or by characters in movies and television shows.
We found some interesting quirks and coincidences. The American Revolution was fueled by a desire to have a president rather than a king, yet Royalty is an increasingly popular name. Another entry on our list, Nixon, was the surname of a president who left office in disgrace.
To identify the American names popular for the first time, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the popularity of baby names in the United States each year between 1880 and 2017 using data obtained from the Social Security Administration. To be considered for this list, boy or girl names needed to have never reached the top 500 most popular names until 2017. These are the only 17 names that meet that criteria. All data was obtained from the Social Security Administration, which publishes data for names with five or more occurrences.
Sponsored: Tips for Investing
A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.
Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.