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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Jagger


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Popular Baby Names in British Columbia, 2018

According to British Columbia’s Vital Statistics Agency, the most popular baby names in the province in 2018 were Olivia and Liam.

Here are British Columbia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:

Girl Names

  1. Olivia, 246 baby girls
  2. Emma, 222
  3. Amelia, 170 (tie)
  4. Charlotte, 170 (tie)
  5. Chloe, 160
  6. Sophia, 149
  7. Ava, 148
  8. Isla, 137
  9. Emily, 134
  10. Abigail, 132

Boy Names

  1. Liam, 283 baby boys
  2. Lucas, 225
  3. Oliver, 211
  4. Benjamin, 200
  5. Logan, 183
  6. Ethan, 182
  7. Noah, 181 (tie)
  8. William, 181 (tie)
  9. James, 175
  10. Leo, 165

In the girls’ top 10, Isla replaces Hannah.

In the boys’ top 10, Leo replaces Owen.

Names used just five times each in 2018 include…

  • Girl names: Ayda, Bria, Clover, Dilnoor, Ever, Flora, Guneet, Havana, Irene, Jenny, Krystal, Lavinia, Magnolia, Opal, Pippa, Rosha, Sahej, Taryn, Waverly, Zia
  • Boy names: Adriel, Bjorn, Clyde, Drake, Eamon, Fergus, Graydon, Hamza, Ibraheem, Jagger, Kaya, Leland, Malikai, Ollie, Partap, Reginald, Smith, Tegh, Watson, Zephyr

In 2017, the top names were Olivia and Benjamin.

Source: Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2018

How Many Babies Have Been Named After Bon Jovi?

Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet, album, baby nameThe story about the Canadian baby named Jovi made me wonder: How many U.S. babies have been named Jovi after Bon Jovi?

I mean, the band has been around for decades. And it’s an American band, after all. Surely a few American babies have been named Jovi over the years.

According to SSA data, there wasn’t much interest in the name Jovi in the early 1980s. Not too surprising, as Bon Jovi’s breakthrough album Slippery When Wet wasn’t released until August of 1986.

Right on cue, babies named Jovi began popping up in 1987:

  • 1986: unlisted
  • 1987: 29 babies named Jovi (9 girls, 20 boys)
  • 1988: 25 babies named Jovi (11 girls, 14 boys)
  • 1989: 19 babies named Jovi (6 girls, 13 boys)
  • 1990: 18 babies named Jovi (5 girls, 13 boys)
  • 1991: 22 babies named Jovi (5 girls, 17 boys)
  • 1992: 12 babies named Jovi (5 girls, 7 boys)
  • 1993: 8 babies named Jovi, at least (<5 girls, 8 boys)
  • 1994: 7 babies named Jovi, at least (7 girls, <5 boys)
  • 1995: 8 babies named Jovi, at least (<5 girls, 8 boys)
  • 1996: 6 babies named Jovi, at least (6 girls, <5 boys)

Usage began to wane in the mid-1990s, even though Bon Jovi had some big hits during these years.

  • 1997: 8 babies named Jovi, at least (<5 girls, 8 boys)
  • 1998: 5 babies named Jovi, at least (5 girls, <5 boys)
  • 1999: ? babies named Jovi (<5 girls, <5 boys)
  • 2001: 10 babies named Jovi, at least (<5 girls, 10 boys)
  • 2002: 5 babies named Jovi, at least (5 girls, <5 boys)
  • 2003: 14 babies named Jovi (7 girls, 7 boys)
  • 2004: 11 babies named Jovi, at least (11 girls, <5 boys)

In the mid-2000s, the name Jovi started picking up steam again.

  • 2005: 26 babies named Jovi (17 girls, 9 boys)
  • 2006: 44 babies named Jovi (33 girls, 11 boys)
  • 2007: 51 babies named Jovi (38 girls, 13 boys)
  • 2008: 60 babies named Jovi (46 girls, 14 boys)
  • 2009: 71 babies named Jovi (58 girls, 13 boys)

Why is it more popular now than ever before? Here are some possible explanations.

First, Bon Jovi started releasing country-tinged material in 2006. They put out an entire country rock album, Lost Highway, in 2007. So perhaps country music fans had a lot to do with this increase.

Second, the kids and teens who listened to Bon Jovi in the 1980s would have started having kids of their own in the 1990s and 2000s. Maybe these lifelong fans are using the name now as a belated tribute.

Third, Jovi could be piggybacking on any of several baby-naming trends:

  • The unique name trend
  • The symbolic surname trend (Jagger, Emerson, Kennedy)
  • The ethnic name trend (Giovanni, which is related to Jovi/Giovi, is currently at an all-time high)

These trends may make Jovi sound appealing even to those who aren’t big Bon Jovi fans. (If those people even exist! I doubt it.)

Would you ever consider using the name Jovi for a baby? If so, would you use it as a boy name, a girl name, or would gender not matter?

P.S. Bon Jovi takes its name from the lead singer’s real-life Italian surname, Bongiovi.