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Boys’ Names Ins and Outs

Boys’ Names Ins and Outs

Yesterday we took a look at the girls’ names moving in and out of fashion and now we turn our attention to their brothers.

And here we find a somewhat different picture.

Overall, it confirms the fact that there is much greater consistency on the boys’ side of the fence, with a huge proportion of the names already established in the Top 100 list of 1880, and very few new ones entering in the succeeding years: only one or two per decade, with a large number of them having Irish roots.

Names that we might think of as fairly recent favorites were already on the list in the 1880s: Cameron, Carson, Carter, Chase, Cole and Cooper, Hunter and Haydn, for example. (Further evidence of the 100-year rule.)

So, again, here they are, arranged by decade, and then giving the particular years that they were among the Top 100.

1880s

  • Angel: 1888, 1891, 1899, 1907-1910, 1912-1914, 1916-2009

  • Blake: 1883, 1886, 1892-1894, 1897, 1903, 1906, 1911, 1920-21, 1933, 1942-1943, 1945-2009

  • Bryan: 1883, 1886, 1890, 1892, 1894-2009

  • Caleb: 1880-1907, 1909-1911, 1914-1915, 1917-1918, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1964, 1966, 1968-1009

  • Cameron: 1882-1885m 1888, 1895-1896, 1900, 1911-1912, 1916, 1920-1924, 1926, 1930-1931, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1941-2009

  • Carson: 1880-1882, 1884-1892, 1894-1896, 1898-2009

  • Carter: 1881, 1883-1977, 1980-2009

  • Chase: 1885, 1972-2009

  • Cole: 1886, 1912, 1951, 1954-1965, 1967-2009

  • Cooper: 1882, 1885-1887, 1889, 1982, 1984-2009

  • Diego: 1887, 1958, 1963-2009

  • Dominic: 1885, 1887, 1890-1892, 1894-2009

  • Ethan: 1882, 1884, 1886-1887, 1891, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1901, 1952, 1954, 1956-2009

  • Hayden: 1880, 1885, 1888-1892, 1895-1901, 1903-1930, 1922-1936, 1941-1944, 1947, 1986-2009

  • Hunter: 1880-1886, 1888-1902, 1904-1920, 1922-1924, 1926-1929, 1931-1932, 1934-1935, 1945-1950, 1954, 1956-2009

  • Isaiah: 1880-1968, 1971-2009

  • Jason: 1880-1898, 1900-2009

  • Jesus: 1880-1890, 1892-2009

  • Jordan: 1880-1889, 1891-1901, 1903-1910, 1912-1915, 1917, 1919-2009

  • Josiah: 1880-1896, 1898-1899, 1903-1904, 1906-1907, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1975-2009

  • Justin: 1880-1881, 1884-1886, 1888-1894, 1896-2009

  • Kyle: 1881, 1888, 1891, 1893-1895, 1899, 1902-1906, 1908-1910, 1912, 1914-2009

  • Landon: 1882-1884, 1887, 1892-1893, 1989=1899, 1903, 1909, 1935-1937, 1963-2009

  • Logan: 1880-1906, 1908-1927, 1929, 1932-1936, 1939-1941, 1942-1949, 1951, 1953-1955, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1973-2009

  • Lucas: 1881, 1882, 1885-1886, 1891-1894, 1896, 1898-1899, 1903, 1908-1909, 1913, 1915, 1918, 1923, 195992009

  • Miguel: 1880-1886, 1889-1009

  • Parker: 1880-1906, 1908-1954, 1957, 1965, 1968, 1978-2009

  • Sebastian: 1881-1882, 1886, 1889, 1892, 1895, 1898, 1901, 1903-1905, 1907-1949, 1958, 1960-2009

  • Tyler: 1880, 1889, 1900, 1911, 1946-2009

  • Wyatt: 1880-=1890, 1892-1901, 1903, 1905, 1907-1920, 1923-1925, 1928, 1932, 1939-1940, 1932-1944, 1948, 1950, 1952-1009

  • Xavier: 1890, 1948-2009

  • 1900s

  • Ryan: 1906, 1946-2009

  • 1920s

  • Brian: 1925-2009

  • Kevin: 1921-1925m 1927-2009

  • 1930s

  • Ian: 1935-2009

  • 1940s

  • Sean: 1943-2009

  • Zachary: 1946-2009

  • 1950s

  • Brandon: 1950-2009

  • Gavin: 1954-1956, 1958, 1960-2009

  • 1960s

  • Dylan: 1966-2009

  • Liam: 1967, 1974-2009

  • 1970s

  • Brody: 1976, 1979-1981, 1984-1009

  • Tristan: 1971-2009

  • 1980s

  • Colton: 1982-2009

  • Connor: 1981-2009

  • 1990s

  • Aidan: 1990-1009

  • Aiden: 1995-2009

  • Ayden: 1999-2009

  • Brayden: 1991-2009

  • Jayden: 1994-2009

  • About the Author

    Linda Rosenkrantz

    Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.