How popular is the baby name Harrison 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 Harrison.
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Scotland — the country that covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain (the largest island in Europe) — shares a border with only England.
Last year, Scotland welcomed nearly 47,000 babies. What were the most popular names among these babies? Olivia and Noah.
Here are Scotland’s top 50 girl names and top 50+ boy names of 2022:
Olivia, 309 baby girls
Grace, 233 (tie)
Sophie, 233 (tie)
Ava, 226 (tie)
Ella, 226 (tie)
Harper, 169 (tie)
Ivy, 169 (tie)
Daisy, 134 (tie)
Willow, 134 (tie)
Anna, 119 (tie)
Bonnie, 119 (tie)
Maya, 113 (tie)
Sienna, 113 (tie)
Georgia, 101 (tie)
Hannah, 101 (tie)
Callie, 94 (tie)
Skye, 94 (tie)
Noah, 373 baby boys
Alfie, 243 (3-way tie)
James, 243 (3-way tie)
Theo, 243 (3-way tie)
Finlay, 234 (tie)
Lewis, 234 (tie)
Max, 160 (tie)
Muhammad, 160 (tie)
Harrison, 122 (3-way tie)
Hunter, 122 (3-way tie)
Roman, 122 (3-way tie)
Ethan, 105 (tie)
Liam, 105 (tie)
Angus, 100 (3-way tie)
Jamie, 100 (3-way tie)
Theodore, 100 (3-way tie)
The fastest-rising names in the girls’ top 100 were Nova, Maeva, Annie, and Nina.
The fastest-rising names in the boys’ top 100 were Teddy, Parker, Hudson, and Theodore.
Here are some of the names from lower down on the list:
15 boys were named Reo, which is the first name of Japanese soccer player Reo Hatate, who joined Glasgow-based Celtic F.C. in early 2022. (Before this, the highest usage of Reo was 3 boys in a single year.)
14 girls were named Vaila, which is the name of one of the Shetland Islands.
7 girls were named Perrie, which is the first name of Perrie Edwards, member of the British girl-group Little Mix. (The name rose in usage during the 2010s, peaking in 2017 with 16 baby girls.)
Fun fact: Perrie Edwards’ name was inspired by Steve Perry of Journey.
Fun fact #2: Steve Perry’s father’s surname was originally Pereira. (Both of his parents immigrated from the Azores.)
6 girls were named Sanna, which is the first name of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who assumed office in late 2019. (Before this, the highest usage of Sanna was 3 girls in a single year.)
5 boys were named Argyll, which is the name of a historical shire of Scotland.
2 girls were named Kinvara, which is the name of a village in Ireland.
Baby names that were bestowed just once in Scotland last year include…
The name Alson first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1888:
1888: 5 baby boys named Alson [debut]
The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data for the same window of time shows a similar increase in usage in 1888:
1890: 7 people named Alson
1889: 14 people named Alson
1888: 14 people named Alson
1887: 3 people named Alson
1886: 4 people named Alson
What was the influence?
A third-party candidate in the 1888 U.S. presidential election named Alson J. Streeter.
In May of that year, Streeter — a former Illinois state senator — had won the nomination of the fledgling Union Labor Party (made up of both agricultural and industrial workers).
He ran against Republican candidate Benjamin Harrison, Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland, and several other third-party candidates, including Belva Lockwood.
Harrison won the electoral vote (and hence the election), but Cleveland won the popular vote. Prohibition candidate Clinton Fisk came in third with 2.2% of the popular vote, while Alson Streeter took fourth with 1.3%.
Support for Streeter was particularly high in the states of Kansas (where he won 11.4% of the vote), Texas (8.2%), Arkansas (6.8%), and Missouri (3.6%). So it doesn’t surprise me that the people I found named “Alson Streeter” specifically were also from these states:
In Streeter’s case, the name Alson may have come from a family surname. If so, it’s likely that Alson is a variant of the surname Allison, which would have originally referred to the son of someone with an Al-name like Alan, or Alexander.