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Popularity of the Baby Name Power

Number of Babies Named Power

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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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.

U.S. Baby Names 2013: Most Popular Names, Top Girl Name Debuts, Top Boy Name Debuts, Biggest Girl Name Changes, Biggest Boy Name Changes, Top First Letters, Top Lengths, Top Girl Names by Letter, Top Boy Names by Letter, Top 1-Syllable Names


Mexican State Bans Baby Names like Rambo, Robocop

banned baby names in sonora, mexico

On February 10, the Civil Registration Act went into effect in the Mexican state of Sonora (which is right across the border from Arizona).

Article 46 of the act allows local authorities to reject baby names they deem derogatory, discriminatory, defamatory, libelous and meaningless, among other things.

The state also banned 61 specific baby names, and will likely ban more names in the future. All of the banned names came directly from Sonora’s birth registries (meaning that each has been used at least once already).

After doing some digging, I finally found the full list of banned names on a Mexican news site. Here it is:

  1. Aceituno
  2. Aguinaldo
  3. All Power
  4. Anivdelarev
  5. Batman
  6. Beneficia (meaning “benefits”)
  7. Burger King
  8. Cacerolo
  9. Calzón (meaning “panties”)
  10. Caraciola
  11. Caralampio
  12. Cesárea
  13. Cheyenne
  14. Christmas Day
  15. Circuncisión (meaning “circumcision”)
  16. Culebro
  17. Delgadina (meaning “the skinny girl.” It’s from the Mexican folk song “La Delgadina.”)
  18. Diódoro
  19. Email
  20. Escroto (meaning “scrotum”)
  21. Espinaca (meaning “spinach”)
  22. Facebook
  23. Fulanita (meaning “so-and-so” or “what’s-her-name”)
  24. Gordonia
  25. Gorgonio
  26. Harry Potter
  27. Hermione
  28. Hitler
  29. Hurraca
  30. Iluminada
  31. Indio
  32. James Bond
  33. Lady Di
  34. Marciana (meaning “martian”)
  35. Masiosare (meaning “if one should dare,” roughly. It’s from the phrase mas si osare, which is part of the Mexican National Anthem.)
  36. Micheline
  37. Panuncio
  38. Patrocinio (meaning “patronage” or “sponsorship”)
  39. Petronilo
  40. Piritipio
  41. Pocahontas
  42. Pomponio
  43. Privado (meaning “private”)
  44. Procopio
  45. Rambo
  46. Robocop
  47. Rocky
  48. Rolling Stone
  49. Sobeida
  50. Sol de Sonora
  51. Sonora Querida
  52. Telésforo
  53. Terminator
  54. Tránsito (meaning “transit”)
  55. Tremebundo (meaning “terrifying” or “terrible”)
  56. Twitter
  57. Usnavy
  58. Verulo
  59. Virgen (meaning “virgin”)
  60. Yahoo
  61. Zoila Rosa

Some thoughts:

  • Facebook is the legal first name of at least 2 human beings at this point. Amazing.
  • Robocop, I must admit, has been on my “baby names I am dying to find in the wild” list for many years. At last, proof that it exists! Exciting stuff. (Haven’t yet come across any babies named Chucknorris, however. Fingers still crossed on that one.)
  • Hermione? I can see why Sonora would object to “Harry Potter” and “James Bond,” but Hermione by itself (as opposed to “Hermione Granger”) makes no sense. Hermione is a legitimate (and lovely) name that existed long before the Potter books.

What are your thoughts? And, which name on the list above shocked you the most?

Sources: Aceituno, Hermione, Hitler, Facebook, Yahoo y la lista completa de los nombres prohibidos en Sonora, Sonora prohíbe registrar niños con nombres peyorativos, Scrotum, Hitler, Facebook: Mexican state bans outlandish baby names