Baby Names Inspired by Kyron Horman

Kyron was one of the many baby names that entered the top 1,000 for the first time in 2010.

Why? The reason seems to be an adorable little boy from Oregon named Kyron Horman, whose name was in the news a lot beginning in mid-2010. Kyron went missing from his elementary school on 4 June 2010 (almost exactly a year ago) and, sadly, still hasn’t been found.

The name Kyron started popping up on the SSA’s baby name list in the ’50s and ’60s, but didn’t regularly feature (i.e. at least 5+ Kyrons yearly) until the ’70s. It began to pick up steam in the early ’90s, but wasn’t necessarily on track to crack the top 1,000. In 2009, just 99 baby boys (rank: 1,605th) were named Kyron. This number jumped to 256 (rank: 832nd) in 2010.

2 thoughts on “Baby Names Inspired by Kyron Horman

  1. This makes me think of Caylee, which has ranked in the top 1000 every year since 2008… the year Caylee Anthony disappeared.
    Same thing with the name Natalee, #916 in 2004, but it’s ranked in the 500’s since 2005… the year Natalee Holloway disappeared.

    Interestingly Somer Thompson’s and Haleigh Cummings’ disappearances/deaths didn’t affect their name’s ranks.

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