According to the U.S. baby name data, the name Tavian more than doubled in usage for two years in a row in the late 1990s:
- 1999: 133 baby boys named Tavian
- 1998: 169 baby boys named Tavian [peak usage]
- 1997: 63 baby boys named Tavian
- 1996: 25 baby boys named Tavian
- 1995: 15 baby boys named Tavian
What was the influence?
Running back Tavian Banks.
During his senior year (1997-98) at the University of Iowa, he rushed for 1,691 yards and scored 17 touchdowns — both school records.
He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the spring of 1998. Tavian’s professional football career was cut short, though, after he suffered a knee injury during a game against the Atlanta Falcons in late 1999.
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