How popular is the baby name Ganon in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Ganon and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Ganon.
Dr. Cleveland Evans isn’t a gamer. Nevertheless, he recently wrote an insightful article for The Omaha World-Herald about baby names that have been inspired by video game characters, such as:
- Kain, a male character from the Legacy of Kain series.
- Rinoa, a female character from Final Fantasy VIII.
- Kairi, a female character from Kingdom Hearts.
- Raiden, a male character from Mortal Kombat.
I’ve seen Raiden used as a baby name several times. Too bad it’s impossible to tell which Raidens were named after the character and which were simply given a variant of Aidan, or Jayden, or Caden…
Have you met any babies with these names before? If so, do you know if their parents are gamers?
Ganon is the main antagonist in The Legend of Zelda video games. (Thankfully he dropped his original name, Ganondorf.) A reader named Hillary mentioned the other day that she’d named her son Ganon after the character.
Ganon has never been among the most popular U.S. baby names. Gannon, on the other hand, has been in the top 1,000 since 2002. It ranked 889th in 2006. (Gannon is more likely to come from the surname than from the villain, though I guess you never know.)