How popular is the baby name Squire 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 Squire.
Here’s another list of peculiar names that belonged to various American men:
- Bland Ballard (1761-1853) – soldier and statesman.
- Burgoyne Diller (1906-1965) – abstract painter.
- Comfort Sands (1748-1834) – merchant, banker and politician.
- Crispus Attucks (c.1723-1770) – first of five civilians killed in the Boston Massacre.
- Errett Bishop (1928–1983) – mathematician.
- Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867) – poet.
- Grantzberg Hart (born in 1961) – musician.
- Jouett Shouse (1879-1968) – lawyer, newspaper publisher, and politician.
- Reverdy Johnson (1796-1876) – statesman and jurist.
- Ringgold Lardner (1885-1933) – sports columnist and writer.
- Spottswood William Robinson (1916-1998) – civil rights attorney and judge.
- Squire Whipple (1804-1888) – civil engineer.
- Stith Thompson (1885-1976) – folklorist.
- Theophylact Bache (1735-1807) – merchant.
- Verplanck Colvin (1847–1920) – lawyer, author and topographical engineer.
- Zackquill Morgan (18th cen.) – founder of Morgantown, West Virginia. Son of Morgan Morgan.
- Zealous Tower (1819-1900) – American soldier and civil engineer.
“Comfort Sands” might make a nice name for a beachside resort, don’t you think?
Want to get a feel for the types of names used on Cape Cod in centuries past? Check out the names at Cape Cod Gravestones.
Most of the names are biblical, of course, and they range from those still used today (e.g., Abigail, Benjamin, Hannah, Joshua, Mary and Samuel) to those that have long since fallen out of favor (e.g., Barzillai, Dorcas, Gamaliel, Mehetabel, Peleg and Zipporah).
Some of the most interesting names listed at the site are:
The two funniest names? Thankful Sweat (female) and Moody Fish (male). Both Thankful and Moody were born in the late 18th century.