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

1930s

  • Ian: 1935-2009

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

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Charlotte Vera Says:

October 12th, 2010 at 12:52 am

Those Aidens had me chuckling. This was less surprising than the girls’ list somehow, but still quite interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsay Says:

October 12th, 2010 at 1:26 am

Ryan intrigues me, why 1906 and not again until 46 and then stay forever? I’m curious.

It’s cool to see how names that were newfangled at the time and must have been used by name nerds of their time have become standards through the decades.

Such a fun blog! Keep em coming!

katybug Says:

October 12th, 2010 at 11:23 am

I’m intrigued by when and how the names fell out of the top 100. Could the absence of Carter from the top 100 between 1977 and 1980 be due to Jimmy Carter being President during the late 1970s?

Bella Says:

October 12th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I guess you could say the Aiden’s and their ilk were a long time coming, though it feels like an over night turn!

Macy Says:

October 12th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Don’t foget Dakota in the 80s and 90s.

And I recently discovered Riley has been charting since the 1800s, pretty impressive.

Kathleen Says:

October 12th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

very interesting!

??????? Says:

October 29th, 2010 at 5:50 am

dakota was a name from then to

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