What gave the baby name Kyron a boost in 2010?

Kyron Horman
Kyron Horman

The name Kyron was one of the baby names that entered the U.S. top 1,000 for the first time in 2010:

  • 2012: 170 baby boys named Kyron
  • 2011: 234 baby boys named Kyron [rank: 887th]
  • 2010: 261 baby boys named Kyron [rank: 821st]
  • 2009: 99 baby boys named Kyron
  • 2008: 96 baby boys named Kyron

What gave it a boost that year?

The news of the disappearance of 7-year-old Oregon boy Kyron Horman.

Not long after being dropped off at school on June 4, 2010, he went missing.

The ensuing search for Kyron became one of the largest ever in Oregon’s history, “with more than 1,300 people from Oregon, Washington and Northern California looking for the boy.” His mysterious disappearance and the massive search effort kept Kyron’s name in the national news for several months straight in mid-2010.

Sadly, he still has not been found.

Source: Kyron Horman, missing 10 years: A timeline

2 thoughts on “What gave the baby name Kyron a boost in 2010?

  1. This makes me think of Caylee, which has ranked in the top 1000 every year since 2008… the year Caylee Anthony disappeared.
    Same thing with the name Natalee, #916 in 2004, but it’s ranked in the 500’s since 2005… the year Natalee Holloway disappeared.

    Interestingly Somer Thompson’s and Haleigh Cummings’ disappearances/deaths didn’t affect their name’s ranks.

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