How popular is the baby name Ace in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Ace and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Ace.
Every year on Britney Spears’s birthday (December 2) we start another round of the annual Pop Culture Baby Name Game.
What is the Pop Culture Baby Name Game, you ask? Good question! It’s not a “game” really, but more of a group brainstorm. We try to guess which baby names became more popular during the year thanks to pop culture — music, movies, television, sports, politics, current events, products, etc.
I’ve searched for all the 2013 predictions we’ve made so far (in posts & comments) and listed them below. I also threw in a few more possibilities — mostly celebrity baby names. So here’s what we’re starting with:
- Ace – Jessica Simpson’s baby boy, born in June
- Armand or Armie – Lone Ranger actor Armand “Armie” Hammer
- Axl – Fergie’s baby boy, born in August
- Bailey (per skizzo) – Grey’s Anatomy baby
- Benedict (per Rita) – Benedict Cumberbatch
- Bilbo (per elbowin) – The Hobbit character
- Cressida or Cressie – Prince Harry’s girlfriend Cressida “Cressie” Bonas
- Cricket – Busy Philipps’s baby girl, born in July
- Cypher – After Earth character
- D’Ussé – Jay Z-endorsed cognac
- Elon – Tesla founder Elon Musk
- Evanora (per skizzo) – Oz the Great and Powerful character
- Everly – Channing Tatum’s baby girl, born in May
- Evo (per elbowin) – Bolivian president Evo Morales
- Fantine – Les Mis character (especially since the Oscars)
- Finley (per skizzo) – Oz the Great and Powerful character
- Francesco, Francis, Francisco – Pope Francis, elected in March
- Gatsby (per skizzo) – movie The Great Gatsby
- George – Kate and William’s royal baby boy, born in July
- Harley (per skizzo) – Iron Man character
- Kitai – After Earth character
- Ladar (per elbowin) – Lavabit owner Ladar Levison
- Lincoln – movie Lincoln
- Lula – Bryan Adams’s baby girl, born in February
- Luna – Penelope Cruz’s baby girl, born in July
- Macklemore – rapper Macklemore
- Malala – young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai
- Marnie – Lily Allen’s baby girl, born in January
- Milan – Shakira’s baby boy, born in January
- Minaj – singer Nicki Minaj
- Neymar (per Rita) – Brazillian football player Neymar
- North or Nori – Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby girl, born in June
- Philomena – movie Philomena
- Quvenzhané (per Rita) – child actress Quvenzhané Wallis
- Rainbow – Holly Madison’s baby girl, born in March
- Robin (per Rita) – singer Robin Thicke
- Snowden – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
- Tesla – Tesla cars
- Tessanne – The Voice
contestant winner Tessanne Chin
- Thatcher (per Rita) – Margaret Thatcher, died in April
- Theodora (per skizzo) – Oz the Great and Powerful character
- Turbo – movie Turbo
- Wendy – Texas politician Wendy Davis
- Winnie – Jimmy Fallon’s baby girl, born in July
- Yeezus or Yeezy – Kanye West album Yeezus
- Zoella – beauty blogger Zoella
Wanna play? Tell me in the comments which baby names you think got a boost from pop culture in 2013. Don’t forget to mention the reason.
I’ll post the results of the game after the SSA updates the national baby name data in May. If you don’t want to miss the results post, subscribe to the blog!
Previous rounds of the Pop Culture Baby Name Game: 2012, 2011 #1, 2011 #2, 2010
On Valentine’s Day, Texas couple Manuel and Tressa Montalvo (and their 2-year-old son Memphis) welcomed four baby boys into the family.
This was no ordinary set of quadruplets, though. Tressa had given birth to two sets of identical twins.
The odds of that happening? About 1 in 70 million.
The first set of twins was named Ace and Blaine. The second set was named Cash and Dylan.
“We tried to stick to the A-B-C-D theme when naming them,” Tressa said. (So did Canadian couple J.P. and Karen Jepp, who named their quads Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia.)
Do you like the names Ace, Blaine, Cash and Dylan?
If you were going to rename these babies and follow the same pattern, what four alphabetical boy names would you choose?
Source: Texas woman has 2 sets of identical twins
My father grew up in the 1950s. When he was young, his family had three dogs: King, Jett and Baron.
A few weeks ago, the SSA announced the top baby names of 2009. It also published a nifty change in popularity page.
What two names were prominently featured on that page? King and Jett. They’d increased in popularity significantly from 2008 to 2009. (Baron didn’t make the list, but it did crack the top 1,000 for the first time in 2008.)
We already know that human names are being given to dogs. But the trendiness of King and Jett makes me wonder: are all those old dog names destined to be reincarnated as baby names?
Snowflake and Spot may not make the jump, but Ace, Bandit, Petal, Princess and Spike have been popping up on birth certificates lately. And I could see how other old-school dog names like Duchess, Shadow and Lucky might appeal to certain parents.
What do you think about dog names for babies — Fun? Crazy? Inevitable?
Like baby names that are short and sweet? Here are over 100 one-syllable boy names:
Blaine, Blayne, Blane
Jace, Jayce, Jase
Lane, Layne, Laine
Reece, Reese, Rhys
Sean, Shawn, Shaun
Zack, Zach, Zac
Zane, Zain, Zayne
Have any favorites?
P.S. Here are the most popular 1-syllable boy names of 2012, 2011 and 2010.