How popular is the baby name Stony 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 Stony.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Stony


Posts that Mention the Name Stony

What gave the baby name Stoney a boost in 1963?

The character Stoney from the TV series "Stoney Burke" (1962-1963).
Stoney from “Stoney Burke

In 1963, the name Stoney saw a sharp spike in usage. In fact, the surge catapulted Stoney right into the middle of the U.S. top 1,000:

  • 1965: 98 baby boys named Stoney [rank: 749th]
  • 1964: 109 baby boys named Stoney [rank: 740th]
  • 1963: 259 baby boys named Stoney [rank: 500th]
  • 1962: 54 baby boys named Stoney
  • 1961: 15 baby boys named Stoney
Graph of the usage of the baby name Stoney in the U.S.
Usage of Stoney

The spelling Stony peaked that year as well.

Why?

Because of the TV western Stoney Burke, which aired for just one season (1962-1963). The main character, Stoney (played by actor Jack Lord), was a professional rodeo rider whose goal was to win the Golden Buckle — the prize given to the world’s champion saddle bronc rider.

(The show also had an influence on the names Sutton and Joby.)

What are your thoughts on the baby name Stoney? Would you use it?

Sources: Stoney Burke (TV series) – Wikipedia, SSA

Five-name Friday: Girl name like Stony, Blue

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Time for another Five-Name Friday request! Here it is:

I have two young stepdaughters, Stony and Blue, whose names I’ve grown to love despite being much less traditional than those I’d have picked. I’m expecting a baby girl and need help finding a name I like that doesn’t clash stylistically with those of her sisters.

Can you come up with five solid baby name suggestions for this person?

Here are the rules:

  • Be independent. Choose your five names before looking at anyone else’s five names.
  • Be sincere. Stick to legit recommendations you might offer a real-life friend or acquaintance.
  • Five names only. If you go over, I’ll have to delete the extras.

Which five baby names are you going to suggest?