How popular is the baby name Edge 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 Edge.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Edge


Posts that Mention the Name Edge

Where did the baby name Edgerrin come from in 2000?

Football player Edgerrin James
Edgerrin James

The unique name Edgerrin first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in the year 2000:

  • 2002: 7 baby boys named Edgerrin
  • 2001: 13 baby boys named Edgerrin
  • 2000: 14 baby boys named Edgerrin [debut]
  • 1999: unlisted
  • 1998: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Football player Edgerrin (pronounced EH-jur-in) James, who was a running back in the NFL for 11 seasons.

He was unexpectedly chosen by the Indianapolis Colts fourth overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. With the help of QB Peyton Manning and wide receiver Marvin Harrison, he went on “to help resuscitate [the] moribund franchise.”

With his hair flapping from beneath his helmet and a gold tooth sparkling in the stadium lights, it didn’t take long for small-market Indianapolis to embrace the former Miami Hurricane. James was a key catalyst in the biggest turnaround in NFL history, when the Colts went from 3-13 in 1998 to 13-3 in 1999, and became the first player to win rushing titles in each of his first two NFL seasons.

Edgerrin was voted Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1999, and went on to be selected for the Pro Bowl four times.

His nickname, Edge, also debuted in 2000. The spelling variant Edgerin surfaced (just once) several years later.

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List of 1-syllable boy names

Looking for a boy name that’s short and to-the-point? Something that might work particularly well as a middle name?

Check out this list of several hundred one-syllable boy names. (And click on any name to see its popularity graph!)

Please note that I did include names in the gray area between one syllable and two syllables. The deciding factor on these particular names (such as Charles, Miles, and Noel) will be your own interpretation/accent, so be sure to test the names out loud before making any final decisions.

Many of these names also happen to be unisex, so they appear on the One-Syllable Girl Names list as well.

What’s your favorite one-syllable boy name?

[Latest Update: June 2021]