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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Rider

Number of Babies Named Rider

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Rider

Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: U

una trevelyn, actressHere’s the next installment of rare female names used by either the actresses or characters in very old films (1910s, 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s).

Uana
Uana was a character played by actress Yona Landowska in the short film The Cry of the First Born (1915).

Uarda
Princess Uarda was a character played by actress Carmen Phillips in the film serial Under the Crescent (1915).

  • Usage of the baby name Uarda.

Ukana
Ukana was a character played by actress Mona Darkfeather in the short film None So Blind (1916).

Ulah
Ulah was a character played by actress Dorothy Lamour in the film The Jungle Princess (1936).

  • Usage of the baby name Ulah.

Ulitka
Ulitka was a character played by actress Dale Fuller in the film The Cossacks (1928).

Ulrica
Ulrica was a character name in multiple films, including The House Next Door (1914) and The Lady of the Cyclamen (short, 1915).

  • Usage of the baby name Ulrica.

Una
Una Merkel was an actress who appeared in films from the 1920s to the 1960s. She was born in Kentucky in 1903. Una Trevelyn was an actress who appeared in films in the 1910s and 1920s. She was born in Tennessee in 1896. Una was also a character name in multiple films, including Paradise Garden (1917) and Bonds of Love (1919).

  • Usage of the baby name Una.

Unca
Unca was a character played by actress Mona Darkfeather in the film The Cave of Death (1914).

Undine
Undine was a character name in multiple films, including The Galloping Fish (1924) and The Emperor Jones (1933).

  • Usage of the baby name Undine.

Unity
Unity was a character name in multiple films, including The Girl Without a Soul (1917) and Stella Maris (1918).

  • Usage of the baby name Unity.

Ursula
Ursula was a character name in multiple films, including and Thirteen Women (1932) and The Perfect Clue (1935).

  • Usage of the baby name Ursula.

Userti
Userti was a character played by actress Arlette Marchal in the film The Moon of Israel (1924). The film was based on the novel Moon of Israel (1918) by H. Rider Haggard.

Ustane
Ustane was a character played by actress Miriam Fouche in the film She (1917) and by Mary Odette in She (1925). The films were based on the novel She: A History of Adventure (1887) by H. Rider Haggard.

…So which list of U-names do you prefer, this one or the 7 Usable U-Names from a few weeks ago?


Road Trip Roundup: Harley Davidson & Harley Rider

We happened to be in South Dakota the week before the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. So we stopped by to check things out.

Sturgis Harley-Davidson sign

Thousands of bikers were already there, so there were a lot of very cool bikes to see.

All those bikes together in one small area created an incredible amount of noise, though — not so cool.

As you might expect, probably 90% of the clothing/accessories being sold by vendors was branded with the Harley-Davidson logo. (The remaining 10% consisted solely of black leggings with rhinestone angel wings on the butt.)

Speaking of Harley-Davidson…did you know that dozens of babies born in the U.S. in the last few decades have been named “Harley Davidson”?

A handful of others have been named “Harley Rider” and “Harley Ryder.”

And it’s not just a U.S. thing. A Belgian baby was named Harley-Davidson a few years ago, for instance.

The soap opera Guiding Light helped popularize the name Harley (and perhaps the pairing “Harley Davidson”) when it introduced a female character named Harley Davidson Cooper in the mid-1987:

  • 1985: 225 baby boys & 16 baby girls named Harley
  • 1986: 203 baby boys & 17 baby girls named Harley
  • 1987: 189 baby boys & 15 baby girls named Harley
  • 1988: 228 baby boys & 35 baby girls named Harley
  • 1989: 269 baby boys & 81 baby girls named Harley
  • 1990: 292 baby boys & 156 baby girls named Harley
  • 1991: 350 baby boys & 316 baby girls named Harley
  • 1992: 556 baby boys & 456 baby girls named Harley
  • 1993: 723 baby boys & 718 baby girls named Harley
  • 1994: 788 baby boys & 858 baby girls named Harley

Last year, 359 baby boys and 710 baby girls were named Harley. (I wonder how many of them got the full “Harley Davidson” combo.)

[What’s this road trip all about?]