How popular is the baby name Birthright in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Birthright and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Birthright.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Birthright

Number of Babies Named Birthright

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Birthright

Babies Named Birthright?

Elea’s list of curious baby names from 1871 included one that I found especially curious: Birthright.

I’d never seen the word “birthright” used as a baby name before, so I went searching for others.

Turns out that, over the last few centuries, the name Birthright has been given to dozens of babies — both male and female. Most of the time it’s used as a middle name.

My guess is that Birthright tends to represent a surname being passed down within a family, as was the case with Lemuel Birthright Stevens (1898-1977) of Tennessee, whose mother was Misniah Birthright.

Another interesting name from the 1871 list: Grace Darling. No doubt she was named after English life-saver Grace Darling (1815-1842). I’ve never blogged about Grace, but I have blogged about her American counterpart, Idawalley. (And also about Idawalley’s mother’s family.)

What curious names have you run into recently?