How popular is the baby name Clyde in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Clyde.
The rare name
Cozell was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1983:
1985: unlisted 1984: unlisted 1983: 6 baby boys named Cozell [debut] 1982: unlisted 1981: unlisted
Where did it come from?
College basketball player Cozell (pronounced
He was a sophomore playing for N.C. State the year the team unexpectedly won the 1983 NCAA Tournament.
The N.C. State Wolfpack beat #1 seeded Virginia on its way to the Final Four, then Georgia in the semifinals, and finally Houston — a team that included future superstars
Akeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler — in the championship game.
They wouldn’t have had the chance to win, though, had Cozell McQueen not been a crucial part of the first-round, double-overtime win against Pepperdine.
Cozell was also the player who, following the final win,
stood atop one of the rims and held up a “Pack Power” sign in celebration.
What are your thoughts on the name Cozell?
According to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health, the most popular baby names in the province last year were
Olivia and Liam.
Here are British Columbia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:
Olivia, 239 baby girls Emma, 184 Charlotte, 161 Ava, 157 Amelia, 148 Sophia, 138 Isla, 130 Hannah, 128 Chloe, 125 Emily, 111
Liam, 223 baby boys Oliver, 215 Noah, 206 Lucas, 193 Benjamin, 174 (tie) Theodore, 174 (tie) Ethan, 170 Jack, 158 Leo, 154 William, 149
In the girls’ top 10, Hannah and Emily replaced Mia, Evelyn and Ella.
In the boys’ top 10, Jack replaced Logan.
Some of the baby names from lower down in the rankings include…
Girl Names Boy Names Arzoi (5 baby girls), Baani (16), Cordelia (5), Della (12), Eunice (8), Fenna (5), Gurasees (9), Holland (7), Izzy (5), Jana (9), Kairi (5), Lina (9), Maple (8), Navy (9), Ophelia (19), Prabhleen (5), Rubani (5), Sahara (5), Tayla (5), Veronica (8), Waverly (8), Yuna (8), Zelda (7) Axton (6 baby boys), Brandt (5), Clyde (7), Dalton (6), Elio (7), Franklin (8), Grey (6), Hendrik (8), Ivan (17), Jerry (7), Kabir (23), Leonidas (5), Merrick (7), Nova (7), Ollie (7), Pearson (5), Rupert (5), Sunny (5), Tegh (9), Viraaj (5), Westley (8), Yuvaan (8), Zoravar (5)
I love how specifically Canadian the names Maple and Pearson are. (
Lester B. Pearson served as prime minister of Canada during the 1960s.)
2019, the top two names in British Columbia were Olivia and Oliver.
Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2020
The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with C-names…
Caduceus: John Caduceus Mason, born in 1869 Pauline Caduceus Pyne, born in 1871 Amy Caduceus Ward, born in 1871
Calabria: Sarah Elizabeth Calabria Marsden, born in 1874
Caledonia: William Caledonia Lowe, born in 1870 Jane Caledonia Morrison, born in 1870 James Caledonia Terrie, born in 1871 Muhelina Caledonia Cardone, born in 1888
California: Craig California McGinley, born in 1872 Sarah California Boettcher, born in 1877
Calliance: William James Calliance Potter, born in 1861
Cambodia: Mary Cambodia Pocock, born in 1884 Ellen Cambodia Goldthorp, born in 1884 Emma Cambodia Gascoigne, born in 1884
Cambria: Cambria Wallace Milne, born in 1880
Cambrian: Henry Cambrian Bouchier, born in 1863
Camorta: John Camorta Bleney, born in 1882
Camperdown: Ellen Duncan Camperdown Woods, born in 1876
Canada: Amelia Canada Scrivens, born in 1857 Mary Canada Furlong, born in 1883
Canara: Canara Iunatum, born in 1880
Canterbury: Canterbury C. Purdon, born in 1863
Cardigan Castle: Cardigan Petersen, born in 1873
Carisbrooke Castle: Ellen Carisbrooke Haslett, born in 1875 Phoebe Carisbrooke Fleming, born in 1875
Carnatic: Elizabeth Ann Carnatic Bowler, born in 1873 Agnes Carnatic Keen, born in 1875 Maria Carnatic Gauser, born in1880 Amy Carnatic Collins, born in 1880 David Carnatic Robinson, born in 1880
Carrick Castle: Carrick Beatrix Hagerty, born in 1874
Cartrale: Arthur Taylor Cartrale Smith, born in 1874
Cartsburn: M. B. Cartsburn Watt, born in 1874 Cartsburn Baxter, born in 1874 A. C. Cartsburn Sloan, born in 1874
Caspian: William Caspian Downham, born in 1877
Castalia: Castalia Marchesa, born in 1879
Catalonia: Gurnod Catalonius Sjoberg, born in 1886
Cedric The Saxon: Frank Cedric McNair, born in 1885
Cephalonia: Cephalonia Charles Jones, born in 1883 Henrietta Cephalonia Colman, born in 1885 Cephalonia Brook, born in 1886
Ceylon: Archie Ceylon Randle, born in 1885
Chalmers: Henry Richard Chalmers Charles Bainton, born in 1859
Charles Cox: Carlotta Graham Cox, born in 1878
Charlwood: Bertram Charlwood Hiscocks, born in 1881
Cheops: Cheops Garthwaite, born in 1874
Chimborazo: Daniel Chimborazo Dineen, born in 1879
China: George China Ward, born in 1876
Chollerton: Robert Chollerton Shepherd, born in 1887 Ellen Chollerton Blackwell, born in 1887 Gertrude Chollerton Archer, born in 1887
Christian McAusland: William Taylor McAusland Nelson, born in 1875
Chyebassa: Chyebassa Best, born in 1881 Chybasse Pettitgean, born in 1884 Godfrey Chyebassa Svensson, born in 1885 Chyebassa Lowe, born in 1887
Cilla: Cillarius Gustav Guttinger, born in 1865
Circassia: Circassia Wray Barrett, born in 1880
Cissy: Cisseillia Naughton, born in 1867
City of Agra: Marie Florence Agra Tyrell, born in 1876 Samson Agra Hay, born in 1877
City of Auc kland: Jane Auckland Pearce, born in 1872 Harry Auckland Wood, born in 1872
City of Baltimore: Charlotte Baltimore Hadfield, born in 1856
City of Benares: Fanny Benares Casson, born in 1874
City of Berlin: James Berlin Felix Gerola, born in 1881 Adelaide Berlina Mathews, born in 1881
City of Brussels: Timothy Brussels Hogan, born in 1880 Charles Brussels Arthur, born in 1880
City of Chester: Wilhilmene Lewis Chester Andersson, born in 1887
City of Durham: Patrick Durham Hickey, born in 1868
City of Montreal: Fanny Lund Montreal Massey, born in 1881
City of Nankin: Christina Nankin McLean, born in 1880
City of Rome: Rose Roma Monro Colman, born in 1884 Romulus Johnson, born in 1884 Kate Roma Oliver, born in 1885
Clairellen: Clairellen Ada Shepherd, born in 1873
Clara: Deliela Clara Wright, born in 1875
Clara Mærsk: Clara (surname unknown), born in 1975
Clarence: Fanny Clarence Murray, born in 1861 Eliza Clarence Cox, born in 1861
Claverhouse: Frank Claverhouse Parsons, born in 1879
Clio: Charles Clio Greening, born in 1856
Clyde: Veronica Clyde Gray, born in 1876 Richard Clyde Bordlace, born in 1878 George Clyde Baker, born in 1878 Louisa Teasdel Clyde Lancaster, born in 1879 Agnes Clyde Robertson, born in 1879 Alice Maria Clyde Crup, born in 1881 Venezia Clyde Mackenzie, born in 1884
Collingrove: Isabelle Hope Collingrove Benson, born in 1870
Columbia: Nora Columbia Needham, born in 1861
Colombo: Robert Colombo Sharp, born in 1885
Colorado: Colorado Harris, born in 1868
Compta: Rose Compta August Kerutz, born in 1881 James Compta Burrows, born in 1882
Copenhagen: Copenhagen G. Williams, born in 1862
Corean: Corea Catherine Cosgrove, born in 1888
Corinthian: Corinthian Macnicol McAtee, born in 1880
Corlic: Minnie Corlic Collins, born in 1874
Coromandel: Nellie Coromandel Brookes, born in 1880
Cotopaxi: Herminia Angela Cotopaxi Shertzer, born in 1886
Countess Of Galloway: Galloway Nicholson, born in 1878
Countess of Kintore: Thomas Kintore Buer, born in 1871
Countess of Seafield: Catherine Horton Seafield Danvers, born in 1864
Crusader: Robert Alexander Crusader Rodgers, born in 1879
Cuba: Rosetta Cuba Burke, born in 1869
Culzean: Culzean Pernie Ryan, born in 1874
Cuzco: Agnes Cuzco Johnstone, born in 1878 John Cuzco Parker, born in 1883 James Ridler Cuzco Hartley, born in 1886 Margaret Albany Cuzco Walsh, born in 1888
Do you think any of the ship names above work particularly well as human names?
A few months ago, I got an email from a reader who’d spotted an obituary for a man named “
King David.” Even more intriguing, King David’s father’s name was “King Solomon.” The reader wondered what other famous kings had inspired similar first/middle name combinations.
Historical records reveal that, long before the name
King became trendy in the 2000s, hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of people in America were given the first name “King.”
While most that I saw had middle names that didn’t create a special pairing (e.g., King Clyde, King Terry), a good number did have middle names that — whether intentionally or not — turned the pairing into the name of some historical, biblical, or legendary king.
Here are some of the pairings I spotted, plus links to a few examples:
Several of these (
Kingarthur, Kingcharles, Kingdavid, Kingjames, Kingjosiah, and Kingsolomon) also appear as compound names in the SSA data.
Do like the recent King-as-a-first-name trend? Why or why not?
According to British Columbia’s Vital Statistics Agency, the most popular baby names in the province in 2018 were
Olivia and Liam.
Here are British Columbia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
Olivia, 246 baby girls Emma, 222 Amelia, 170 (tie) Charlotte, 170 (tie) Chloe, 160 Sophia, 149 Ava, 148 Isla, 137 Emily, 134 Abigail, 132
Liam, 283 baby boys Lucas, 225 Oliver, 211 Benjamin, 200 Logan, 183 Ethan, 182 Noah, 181 (tie) William, 181 (tie) James, 175 Leo, 165
In the girls’ top 10, Isla replaced Hannah.
In the boys’ top 10, Leo replaced Owen.
Names used just five times each in 2018 include…
Girl names: Ayda, Bria, Clover, Dilnoor, Ever, Flora, Guneet, Havana, Irene, Jenny, Krystal, Lavinia, Magnolia, Opal, Pippa, Rosha, Sahej, Taryn, Waverly, Zia Boy names: Adriel, Bjorn, Clyde, Drake, Eamon, Fergus, Graydon, Hamza, Ibraheem, Jagger, Kaya, Leland, Malikai, Ollie, Partap, Reginald, Smith, Tegh, Watson, Zephyr
2017, the top names were Olivia and Benjamin.
Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2018