Which boy names emerged in the U.S. baby name data in 2021 for the first time ever?
Exactly 500 boy names debuted in the data last year, and the most impressive debut was made by Azaire. Here are the other top debuts:
- Azaire, 25 baby boys
- Gediz, 21
- Jeyvier, 15
- Damiri, 14
- Ripton, 14
- Zakius, 13
- Kampbell, 12
- Biden, 11
- Khaizer, 11
- Nuta, 11
- Shrithik, 11
The name Biden was no doubt inspired by Joe Biden, who was elected president in late 2020.
Some more debuts:
|10 baby boys||Amaias, Azekial, Howl, Maclen, Oceano, Oleander|
|9 baby boys||Aathiran, Atlus, Avyaanreddy, Cymere, Dhamir, Eleo, Ice, Kapree, Kenshi, Kyza, Riftyn, Three, Yankiel|
|8 baby boys||Aadrik, Ador, Amirii, Anansi, Aurum, Ayaat, Bucklee, Emerett, Gervonta, Henlee, Hiyaan, Hyndrix, Inzo, Jerzi, Jetzyn, Jhayco, Karlisle, Kyngdom, Ledgend, Maaran, Ovi, Ovin, Rhiatt, Rodas, Sicarii, Svar, Wilden, Yahnis, Yasuke, Yzael, Zeldris|
Finally, here’s a sampling of the rest of the debuts:
- 7 baby boys: Arcturus, Arminius, Brixson, Darlington, Finnin, Habibullah, Jahvani, Kovie, Lobo, Mellow, Neptune, Osaro, Riften, Ropyr, Teghbir, Zagreus
- 6 baby boys: Anwyll, Cardinal, Debonair, Evansh, Five, Gilber, Huxtin, Jovial, Kalki, Khrome, Koufax, Lightning, Lugh, Minhaj, Niqo, Pure, Rhema, Rizvan, Saturn, Torbjorn, Varenya, Whiskey, Ymir, Zeelan
- 5 baby boys: Amnon, Benelli, Caique, Costner, Dhev, Endymion, Grit, Haaland, Henzo, Hotchner, Iyah, Jheico, Kazarion, Keeper, Laiku, Maestro, Nyne, Ohtli, Preacher, Quban, Regulus, Sango, Sansar, Science, Tancredi, Wickham, Woodensley, Yester, Yoshiyahu
Zagreus is the main character of the recently released video game Hades.
I think it’s particularly interesting that several number-names — Three (9), Five (6), and Nyne (5) — popped up last year. I have no idea why, though.
If you can explain any of the above debuts, please leave a comment!