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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Spanky

Number of Babies Named Spanky

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Spanky

Embarrassing Baby Names

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Embarrassing Baby Names

Many of these have pop culture explanations. The ones I’ve blogged about so far are Bimbo, Chubby, Kookie, Twig, and Velveeta.

Here are some of the baby names that didn’t make the cut: Boomer, Bub, Bubber, Calamity, Cookie, Dainty, Danger, Demon, Fancy, Fester, Jinx, Less, Little, Manly, Notorious, Phuc, Pleasure, Rage, Riot, Savage, Sherlock, Sparky, Tarzan, Tiny.

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See also: Overconfident Baby Names.

Mystery Baby Name: Spanky

In 1979, 6 baby boys got the name Spanky. This has been Spanky’s only appearance on the SSA’s baby name list so far.

What inspired it? I have no idea.

The only famous Spanky I know of, George “Spanky” McFarland of Our Gang, was popular long before 1979.

Do you have any theories about why the number of babies named Spanky went up (slightly) in 1979?

P.S. Two unfortunate Spanky combos I’ve come across: Spanky Bumgartner (b. 1936) and Spanky Bimbo (b. 1978).