Bam, a Baby Name for Jackasses

bam margera
Bam Margera

Once upon a time, “bam” was merely an interjection. Today, it’s a baby name as well! How did this come about?

It wasn’t Bamm-Bamm Rubble from The Flintstones (though his counterpart Pebbles did influence the baby name charts back in the ’60s).

It was Jackass star Brandon “Bam” Margera, a pro-skateboarder who apparently spends his free time holding fake guns to the heads of puppies.

The baby name Bam debuted in 2004:

  • 2010: unlisted
  • 2009: 6 baby boys named Bam
  • 2008: 8 baby boys named Bam
  • 2007: 13 baby boys named Bam
  • 2006: unlisted
  • 2005: unlisted
  • 2004: 12 baby boys named Bam [debut]
  • 2003: unlisted

The debut can be traced back to Bam’s first reality TV show Viva La Bam (2003-2005).

I’m assuming it would have remained a one-hit wonder if not for Bam’s second reality TV show, Bam’s Unholy Union (2007), which followed Bam and his fiancĂ©e as they planned their wedding. (The marriage did not last long.)

Brandon’s grandfather started calling him “Bam” when he was a toddler and running into walls a lot. Though he has considered legally changing his first name to Bam, his government name is still Brandon at this point.

What are your thoughts on the baby name Bam?

Sources: Bam Margera Apologizes for Putting a Toy Gun to Pet Pit Bull’s Head, Bam Margera – Wikipedia

2 thoughts on “Bam, a Baby Name for Jackasses

  1. Well, if this is the parents’ roll model for their kids… I hope their parenting skills are way better than their naming skills. Terrible name, Bam. But if little Bam grows up to be like his parents, then I suppose everyone will be happy.

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