What gave the baby name Caprica a boost in 2010?

TV show "Caprica" (2010)

The rare name Caprica, which popped up in the U.S. baby name data several times in the 1970s, returned in 2010:

  • 2012: unlisted
  • 2011: unlisted
  • 2010: 6 baby girls named Caprica
  • 2009: unlisted
  • 2008: unlisted


Because of the sci-fi TV series Caprica (pronounced CAP-rih-kuh), which aired for just one season (Jan. to Nov., 2010). The title of the show referred to the fictional planet upon which the story was set.

TV show "Caprica" (2010)

Caprica was a spin-off prequel of the TV show Battlestar Galactica — not the original version from the late 1970s, but the re-imagined version from the early 2000s.

The events of Caprica took place 58 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica. The show focused on two Caprican families, the Greystones and the Adamas, and portrayed the creation of the first Cylons.

What are your thoughts on “Caprica” as a baby name?

Sources: Caprica – Wikipedia, Caprica – Rotten Tomatoes

P.S. One of Caprica‘s main characters, Joseph Adama, was played by Esai Morales

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