Baby Names That Rock: Jagger, Jackson & Prince
The King’s surname has been a unisex success story since 1998, when the girls first were attracted to its ‘ley’ ending. Presley is now at its peak point of Number 189, it was bestowed on 1700+ baby girls last year. Way higher than Elvis is for boys.
- King’s surname has been a unisex success story since 1998, when the girls first were attracted to its ‘ley’ ending. Presley is now at its peak point of Number 189, it was bestowed on 1700+ baby girls last year. Way higher than Elvis is for boys." >
- John Lennon died in 1980, but it wasn’t until 2008 that his name started to be commemorated on birth certificates; it’s now at its highest ever, Number 691. The last two years has seen it suddenly popping up in the girls’ column as well, where it currently ranks at Number 699. Harrison also has the magical mystery Beatles touch." >
- Mick Jagger, survivor of the Swinging Sixties, didn’t reach the list until 2001, first used as a middle name by Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson for their now-grown son in 1997, and since adopted by numerous musicians and other celebs. Now at Number 705, Jagger is 318 on Nameberry." >
- Dylan has had the longest run of any musician-related name: Bob Zimmerman’s poetic stage name took off in 1966, entered the Top 50 in 1990 and is now Number 29, given to 10,000+ boys last years. And since 1993, girls have worn it as well, now at a pink high of Number 394." >
- Jackson, and Michael’s diehard fans definitely account for part of it. Now at its highest point ever, Number 19, Jackson was given to more than 12,000 boys in 2014, and is showing no signs of declining." >
- Axel is a classic Scandinavian name, but Axl is strictly Guns N’ Roses. Axl entered the popularity list just last year, coming in at Number 850 and used by Josh Duhamel for his son, while Axel, a name chosen by Will Ferrell and his Swedish-born wife, is way up at Number 145, given to more than 2,700 boys last year." >
- Jimi H. lives on as the namesake of a number of baby boys, thanks also to its trendy x-ending. It was first used by heavy metal man Zakk Wylde in 2003, reached the Top 1000 in 2011 and is now at Number 546, 196th on the Berry list." >
- Crosby has two musical connections—crooner Bing and rocker David, of Stills and Nash fame (btw, Nash is also on the rise)—as well as the Parenthood character. The laid-back Crosby was new to the list in 2011, and has since hit a new high of 614." >
- Phil and Don, the harmonizing Everly Brothers associated with such early hits as “Wake Up Little Susie” are the unlikely (and possibly incidental) inspirations of the parents of 1800+ girls last year. The fast-rising Everly climbed 727 places in two years, thanks also to its hot Ev-beginning and now the fact that it was chosen by Channing Tatum." >
- Rain singer was becoming a superstar. It is now back up to 412, thanks to Prince’s loyal fans—and the general popularity of noble names." >
- Bowie has not yet entered the Top 1000, but surely the outpouring of grief and admiration following his recent death will inspire many more parents to honor his name. And it doesn’t hurt that cousin names like Bodhi, Bo and Beau are also gaining favor." >
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on February 26th, 2016 at 10:29 am
How does one get the attention of the Nameberry website administrators to tell them that they have some really horrendous “names” that pass as names (not the ones on this blog post but just in general) while perfectly legitimate names STILL aren’t listed?? I feel like Nameberry is swiftly going downhill. Someone needs to clean up their name registry ASAP before this becomes just another unreliable fluff website. At this point, the only site I feel like I can trust is Behind The Name and I’m really sad about it!
on February 26th, 2016 at 12:12 pm
I know a Bowie (girl, ’09) and a Hendrix (boy, ’10) both named after the musicians.
on February 27th, 2016 at 10:26 pm
I think Bowie will continue to rise, and Crosby has a lot of potential, too.
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