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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Gospel

Number of Babies Named Gospel

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Gospel

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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Unusual Baby Names from Florida

In the 1970s, Everett H. Williams–director of the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, Florida–compiled lists of the most unusual baby names he saw on Florida birth certificates. Here’s a sampling:

  • 5/8 Jameson
  • Betty Burp
  • Bigamy and Larceny [twins]
  • Cancer
  • Candy Box
  • Cherry Pye
  • Cigar Stubbs
  • Crystal Chanderlier
  • Curlee Bush
  • Dor Bell
  • Easy Rider
  • End of the Line
  • First Time Benjamin
  • Florida Fellows
  • Full Dress Coat
  • Gospel Lilly Floweryvine Virgin Mary Lord Caroline
  • January Snow White
  • Kekoalauliionapalihauulioliokeloolau David Kaapuawaokamehameha
  • Lasagne
  • Lavoris
  • Looking at the Moon
  • Lucky Hippotamus
  • Mac Aroni
  • Pansy Flowers Greenwood
  • Prarie Totsiuia
  • Shantu Cantre
  • Silver Ware
  • Sky Rocket
  • Sports Model Higginbotham
  • Starlight Cauliflower Shaw
  • Strange Odor
  • Sweet Tart
  • Teflon
  • Tootsie Roll
  • Wedless Souvenir Campbell

I checked for some of these names in the SSDI and discovered one more Lasagne, two more Cigars, two more Larcenys, eight more Gospels, and 17 more Stranges. I also spotted a Full Price (1912-1990), an Easy Fortune (1922-2009) and a Flowery Tutor (1890-1965).


  • “Everett: what a name!” Miami News 13 Sept. 1973: 1.
  • “Speaking Of Names.” St. Joseph News-Press 5 Jul. 1970: 1.
  • “What’s in a Name?” Gadsden Times 23 May 1974: 3.
  • “What’s in a Name?” Ocala Star-Banner 16 May 1977: 2B.