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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Goku

Number of Babies Named Goku

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Goku

Spanish Baby Named After Dragon Ball Character Goku

GokuSpanish parenting blog Padres Frikis reports that a baby born in Spain in July was named Goku after the protagonist of the popular Japanese manga/anime franchise Dragon Ball.

Goku’s father told Padres Frikis that he didn’t have any problem registering the name with the government or having his son baptized within the church.

This is surprising, as parents often have a hard time registering unusual names in Spain.

In Spain, the Civil Registry can reject baby names if they are somehow offensive to the child or are “concepts that do not identify with human beings” such as inanimate objects.

Churches may also reject baptizing a child if its name does not come from the Bible.

A few years ago, for instance, Spain refuse to register the name Beliza.

(In Spanish, Friki means “geek, nerd,” so the blog title Padres Frikis is something like “Geek Parents.”)

Sources: Baby ‘Goku’ is first in Spain named after anime, Nace el primer niño llamado “Goku” en España


Top Baby Boy Name Debuts of 2013

Jaceyon, a variant of the suddenly trendy Jayceon, was the top debut name of 2013.

Of all the boy names appearing for the very first time on a Social Security Administration baby name list in 2013, the following were the most popular:

1. Jaceyon, 89 baby boys
2. Jceon, 50
3. Jaeceon, 39
4. Jayceion, 37
5. Jaecion, 23
6. Jcion, 23
7. Jayseon, 17
8. Kitai, 16
9. Yetzael, 16
10. Jaycean, 12
11. Goku, 11
12. Hridaan, 11
13. Jaiceion, 11
14. Jru, 11
15. Nikson, 11
16. Oaks, 11

And a selection from the 10-and-under group: Gurfateh, Benzino, Zorawar, Alo, Dah, Prometheus, Brodix, Charger, Kingelijah, Lotanna, Mascud, Power, Samyog, Warrior, Chambers, Gospel, Hudhayfah, Jaxper, Khattab, Machiavelli, Motoki, Obsidian, Parx, Quill, Relic, Subaru, Treble, Uyiosa.

Where do the names above come from? Here are some explanations:

  • Jaceyon, Jceon, Jaeceon, Jayceion, Jaecion, Jcion, Jayseon, Jaycean, etc. – from Jayceon Taylor (a.k.a. The Game) of the VH1 reality TV show “Marrying The Game.”
  • Kitai – from Kitai Raige, a character in the movie After Earth (2013)
  • Goku – from the Dragon Ball manga character Goku?

Can you come up with explanations for any of the others?

P.S. Here are the boy name debuts for 2012, 2011 and 2010.

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