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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Elgie

Number of Babies Named Elgie

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Elgie

Dual-Gender One-Hit Wonders – Elgie, Halley, Jensen, Ozell

Before you continue reading, can you guess what the four names in the title have in common?

I’ve written about one-hit and two-hit wonder baby names before, but I’ve been neglecting to mention a special class of names that falls in between these two groups — names that have ranked exactly once per gender.

There are only four of these names:

Name Rank (Boys) Rank (Girls)
Elgie #843 in 1888 #970 in 1889
Halley #952 in 1910 #580 in 1986*
Jensen #968 in 1998 #988 in 1998**
Ozell #978 in 1937 #991 in 1910

*It probably isn’t a coincidence that 332 baby girls were named Halley the year that Halley’s Comet appeared.

**My guess is that the sudden interest in Jensen can be traced back to former Days of Our Lives actor Jensen Ackles, who won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer in 1998.

Finally, a note to those who have e-mailed me lately: I’m sorry I haven’t been replying! I was traveling all last week, and this weekend I’m helping with a wedding, so I haven’t had much free time. I’ll respond to everyone as soon as I can.