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Popularity of the Baby Name Running

Number of Babies Named Running

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Running

Runner Has Middle Name “Running”

While researching the name Deneen, I happened upon a 1997 article from University of Minnesota campus newspaper The Minnesota Daily about hurdler Niles Running Deneen.

Ironically, but his middle name wasn’t inspired by sports:

“My mother had an art professor in college named Orville Running,” Deneen said. “She really admired him and was a very influential person in her experience in art. She wanted to pass that name on, and she gave it to me, not thinking I was going to be a runner or something.”

Do you think the middle name “Running” made it more likely that Niles would become a runner?

(Nowadays, Niles Running Deneen is running his family’s pottery business.)

Source: Deneen makes good on unique middle name with U men’s track