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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Eagle

Number of Babies Named Eagle

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Eagle

Will the Baby Name Bison Get a Boost?

Bison in Yellowstone National Park
Bison in Yellowstone © 2012 Nancy’s anonymous husband

Early last month, the North American bison — which was brought back from the brink of extinction in the late 1800s — was given a special honor: it was declared the national mammal of the United States via the newly enacted National Bison Legacy Act.

Though the baby name Bison is rare, it’s been used often enough to appear on the national baby name list twice: once in 2011, and again in 2013. Do you think this recent national focus on the bison could give the name boost in 2016?

(BTW, slightly more common than Bison on the baby name charts is Eagle.)

Sources: 15 Facts About Our National Mammal: The American Bison, Frequently Asked Questions: Bison

How Were the Philadelphia Eagles Named?

NRA posterWhen I wrote about the name Nira yesterday, I was sure to include an NRA poster featuring the Blue Eagle emblem.


So I could post this follow-up, of course. :)

I’ve discovered two names that were inspired by that Blue Eagle, if you can believe it.

The first is a personal name. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knapinski of Milwaukee had a baby boy on September 20, 1933. They named him Franklin Delano Blue Eagle Knapinski after both the president and the Blue Eagle.

The second is a (very familiar!) sports name. A National Football League team was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1933 out of the ashes of the Frankford Yellow Jackets (1899-1931). The new team was named the Eagles after the NRA emblem.


  • Bowen, Les. Philadelphia Eagles: The Complete Illustrated History. Minneapolis: MVP Books, 2011.
  • “Franklin Blue Eagle, Proud Infant’s Name.” Milwaukee Journal 21 Sep. 1933: 11.