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Popularity of the Baby Name Chucknorris

Number of Babies Named Chucknorris

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I Found a Chucknorris!

chucknorris the baby nameStop the presses!

Years ago, I noticed that a handful of U.S. babies had been named MacGyver starting in the late ’80s. When I blogged about MacGyver, I said:

The only name I can think of that might be cooler than MacGyver is Chucknorris. I have yet to come across a baby named Chucknorris, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Later on I spotted both Rambo and Shaft on the name lists. These were even more mind-blowing to me than MacGyver.

Still, they were no Chucknorris.

Only a few days ago did it occur to me to look up Chucknorris at records site FamilySearch.org (which I hadn’t yet discovered back when I was writing about MacGyver).

And you know what? I found one!

A baby boy born in Los Angeles on June 18, 1984, was named Willie Chucknorris Conrod. (I would have preferred to see Chucknorris as a first name, but hey, I’ll take what I can get.)

This is Epic, Awesome, Amazing, and all other overconfident baby names rolled into one.

See? Dreams do come true, you guys. :)

[A question for Willie, should he ever end up here: Dude, what’s it like to have the best middle name of all time? Please comment or email me!]


How Many Babies Were Named After MacGyver?

Some awesomeness to start your week…

That post on Makgiber from a while back made me wonder: has MacGyver ever been used as a baby name in the U.S.?

MacGyver photo

Yes, it has!

Five or more baby boys in the U.S. were named MacGyver during the following years:

  • 2006: 7 baby boys named MacGyver
  • 1995: 5 baby boys named MacGyver
  • 1994: unlisted
  • 1993: 5 baby boys named MacGyver
  • 1992: 9 baby boys named MacGyver
  • 1991: 7 baby boys named MacGyver
  • 1990: 6 baby boys named MacGyver
  • 1989: 6 baby boys named MacGyver [debut]
  • 1988: unlisted

I’m sure the name was bestowed in other years as well, just not often enough to make the SSA’s cutoff.

MacGyver has to be the best nontraditional baby name of all time. Seriously. If you’re gonna go unique, go MacGyver. How could you not like a kid with this name? He could fix anything (using only duct tape!). And he’d be the only kid in the neighborhood who could rock a mullet properly.

The only name I can think of that might be cooler than MacGyver is Chucknorris. I have yet to come across a baby named Chucknorris, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.