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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Zealous

Number of Babies Named Zealous

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Zealous

Top Debuts, Baby Boy Names, 2017

Asahd was the top debut name on the boys’ side of the list in 2017.

The boy names that debuted most impressively last year were…

1. Asahd, 58 baby boys
2. Kashdon, 30
3. Kassian, 22
4. Draxler / Ikeni / Noctis, 17 each (3-way tie)
5. Dakston, 13

In order for a rare baby name to make the cut and appear in the SSA’s baby name data for the first time, it has to be given to at least 5 babies (of either one gender or the other) within a given year.

The other names that debuted with ten-or-more baby boys in 2017 were Amunra, Arjunreddy, Irtaza, Ledgen, Gurbaaz, Caspen, Meliodas, Sreyan, Tewodros, and Yeziel.

Debuts lower down on the list include: Aarushreddy, Imronbek, Benjen, Kadafi, Killiam, Agambir, Almighty, Bamlak, Kuiper, Munther, Owsley, Slayer, Tolkien, Tuguldur, Vandawt, Zage, Zealous, Aoto, Bender, Bodhisattva, Cerulean, Go.

If you know what the explanations are for any of them, please leave a comment!

Here are the top boy name debuts of 2016.

[Note: I’ll be updating this post throughout the day.]


Unusual Real Names – Bland, Stith, Theophylact, Zealous

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?