Early last month, the North American bison — which was brought back from the brink of extinction in the late 1800s — was given a special honor: it was declared the national mammal of the United States via the newly enacted National Bison Legacy Act.
Though the baby name Bison is rare, it’s been used often enough to appear on the national baby name list twice: once in 2011, and again in 2013. Do you think this recent national focus on the bison could give the name boost in 2016?
(BTW, slightly more common than Bison on the baby name charts is Eagle.)
- 15 Facts About Our National Mammal: The American Bison – U.S. Department of the Interior
- Frequently Asked Questions: Bison – Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Image: Taken by Nancy’s anonymous husband :)