The Evolution of US Boy Names: Bubbled

  • Published on Jun 24, 2015
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    Jason. Elmer. Theodore. Kyle. What's in a name? For something you're expected to stick with for your whole life, names seem to come and go as quickly as fashion trends. While some names stick around forever (James), others flash into popularity in an instant (Jayden, Tristan). Regardless, these names live on in American history through the people to whom they are given. Why do parents choose the baby names they do? We've been working on this video for a while. Hope you like it!
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Comments • 668

  • M’snootyboy
    M’snootyboy 15 days ago

    My name jeff

  • Axel Hornung
    Axel Hornung 17 days ago

    I guess my name,Axel is not that popular

  • AstronautNoah
    AstronautNoah 20 days ago

    My name is Noah lol

  • Joshua Bounds
    Joshua Bounds 20 days ago

    The revenge of luke

  • nyaknyaknyak
    nyaknyaknyak 23 days ago

    year 3000 rise of the morty's

  • Alexander the Greater
    Alexander the Greater 24 days ago

    Can we have an f in the chat for Eugene?

  • Marcus C
    Marcus C Month ago

    In 1984 my name was 57th place

  • HotWax93
    HotWax93 Month ago

    I enjoyed seeing the rise and fall of Donald, which I knew peaked some time between the 1920s and 1940s.

  • Giovanni Trujillo
    Giovanni Trujillo Month ago

    Why was the name 'Guy' in 65th place at somepoint

  • Harry Lynch
    Harry Lynch Month ago

    I was in the top 10 for a second. >.>

  • Just Jory
    Just Jory Month ago

    2:40 huh that is why my dad is called Christopher

  • raymond ?
    raymond ? Month ago

    My name almost got in number 10 but it had no time. But it's ok cause I still think that's cool

    NITRO H Month ago

    The Js in the 80s though

  • Torcherer153
    Torcherer153 Month ago

    Name of the app?

  • Michael Eurofan
    Michael Eurofan 2 months ago

    We're strong !

  • Blorox Cleach
    Blorox Cleach 2 months ago

    my name jeff

  • Eli- Playz *no vids*
    Eli- Playz *no vids* 2 months ago


  • Charity’s World 2
    Charity’s World 2 2 months ago +1

    John - From 1st to 26th place 😂😂😂

  • Antonio potlacek
    Antonio potlacek 2 months ago

    Theres not my name what a f

  • Colin Graham
    Colin Graham 2 months ago

    I have no idea why someone would name their kid Jesus. That just shows how much the intelligence of the US has grown.

  • JakeTheSnake TV
    JakeTheSnake TV 2 months ago

    Planet of the Jacobs

  • Baileyando
    Baileyando 2 months ago

    My name only got up to 151st for a boys name in 1997, then it died fairly quickly 😂

  • Spermburp
    Spermburp 2 months ago

    Noah gang

  • StevenLikesBread
    StevenLikesBread 2 months ago

    Oh look i'm there

  • Bobsponge
    Bobsponge 3 months ago

    I’ll let you guess my name.
    1. My name starts with a J
    2. My name has been very obscure (especially in the 1960’s)
    3. My name made its rise in the lates 1980’s to the mid 2000’s.

  • XxMike101xX
    XxMike101xX 3 months ago +1

    michael gang.

  • ItsAHardKnockLife
    ItsAHardKnockLife 3 months ago +1

    anyone see Peter

  • Prakash Rajan
    Prakash Rajan 3 months ago

    Wait jessie is an girl name right?

  • Michael Li
    Michael Li 3 months ago

    2:40 this is when it starts getting interesting...

  • Roblox Fan
    Roblox Fan 3 months ago

    What about the Aiden

  • Default Skin
    Default Skin 3 months ago

    Jayden, Jaydan, Jaydon, Jaydyn, Jaydn, Jeyden, Jeydon, Jeydan, Jaidan, Jaiden, Jaidon, Jeiden, Jeidon, Jeidan, Jaden, Jadon, J'den and J'dan...

  • #1Things
    #1Things 3 months ago

    Jacob DOW Stock Loses 501 points after Jacob Startorious Was Born

  • JadeStuff
    JadeStuff 3 months ago +2

    so some people are just named "guy"


  • PineappleLizardPlanet
    PineappleLizardPlanet 3 months ago

    My names was the 79th most popular name in the year I was born

  • Milo Gaming
    Milo Gaming 4 months ago

    I saw jesus

  • The Emerald Gamer 101
    The Emerald Gamer 101 4 months ago

    In the year I was born my name was in 487th place..... But my close name counterpart was in freaking 15th O.o

  • Sam Corona
    Sam Corona 4 months ago

    I see my name Samuel

  • Super Neko Majin
    Super Neko Majin 4 months ago

    Maybe I'm a dick, but I spent the second half watching Ronald and Donald die. It's not a political thing, I just hate the sound of "-ald" and "-old" names.

  • Isaiah Allag
    Isaiah Allag 4 months ago


  • Blusk
    Blusk 4 months ago

    How is the name Charlie not popular xd

  • Eduardo Pineda
    Eduardo Pineda 4 months ago

    What software did you use

  • Gamer Kent
    Gamer Kent 4 months ago

    Where's the Kent???

  • 100 Subscribers With No Video????aaa

    Can't even saw Chris

  • pokemon mcpokemon
    pokemon mcpokemon 5 months ago


  • welligton oliveira the brazilian

    1880: John 1°
    2018 John 26°

  • Liam Minogue
    Liam Minogue 5 months ago

    3:28 second one cough cough

  • Aleks Koresh
    Aleks Koresh 5 months ago

    Fucking Joseph....
    ×Joseph Seed intensifies ×
    *I was lowkey waiting to see the name David die out in '93 with the burning of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX.*

  • Ejl678
    Ejl678 5 months ago

    John is still popular

  • Miguel Carbo-Aguilar
    Miguel Carbo-Aguilar 5 months ago

    So any Miguel's

  • Thanh Du
    Thanh Du 5 months ago

    Noah and Sophia is be firebds!:D

  • Jackn jellify
    Jackn jellify 5 months ago

    Should have done BFDI series starts for 2010

  • Jackn jellify
    Jackn jellify 5 months ago

    At the start 2nd place was literally my first name. Me name is william. Literally

  • Hippie Salios
    Hippie Salios 5 months ago


  • Ultragamer564
    Ultragamer564 5 months ago

    Holy shit, my name is up there!

  • Huang Ou
    Huang Ou 5 months ago

    Why not Ryan and Kevin?

  • Unculteredly Perseverancish

    my names preston

  • J gamer
    J gamer 5 months ago

    nice! theodd1sout got 9th place!

  • RaymondsMemesAndMusic .mp4

    Please raymond my name be in the chart

    Frick it was not

  • Jacob McCann
    Jacob McCann 6 months ago


  • Toni Marschall
    Toni Marschall 6 months ago

    Cooler Soundtrack. Gefällt mir gut.

  • Swisstian Lavs
    Swisstian Lavs 6 months ago

    0:33 lol look at dewey

  • Tiger Tan
    Tiger Tan 6 months ago

    !!! 3:25 no Anthony!!!

  • Tiger Tan
    Tiger Tan 6 months ago

    keep going joshua 3:06

  • Tiger Tan
    Tiger Tan 6 months ago

    William stayed in top 10 in both the first year 0:08 and final year 3:28

  • Cootie 999
    Cootie 999 6 months ago

    mine was 17th in 2014 XD

  • james Is Strange
    james Is Strange 6 months ago

    i notice that alot of youtubers are called james like um:
    james rolfe (cinemassacre)
    nitro rad
    chippy gaming
    and myself
    i also feel like i'm missing alot

  • Anime_ Akira
    Anime_ Akira 6 months ago

    My brothers are in there but not me?

    GABRIEL DAHLGREN 6 months ago +1

    Well, got 21st \_-_-_/

  • theawesomepikachu20
    theawesomepikachu20 6 months ago

    And yet, my middle name is STILL more popular than my first name...

  • SienaandLeah
    SienaandLeah 6 months ago

    My friends name won

  • Caleb does stuff
    Caleb does stuff 6 months ago

    In the year I was born (2009) my name was 31st

  • Samir Moore yes the cool one

    You forgot me

  • Zepheria 11
    Zepheria 11 6 months ago

    1938-1957 (Robert)
    1958-1982 (Michael)
    1983-1994 (Christopher)
    1995-2001 (Michael)
    2002-2008 (Jacob)
    2009-2017 (Noah)

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. 7 months ago +1

    david is my name. at least it gets first at 1960.

  • Eddy2009 Sopa
    Eddy2009 Sopa 7 months ago

    i saw mine eduardo

  • TheDarkGamer
    TheDarkGamer 7 months ago

    did you include someone named grayson in here? thats me btw.

  • Никита Звонков


  • The Pixelation World
    The Pixelation World 7 months ago +1

    Wow, my name is in 2nd place in the 1972!!

  • Bowling fan21317
    Bowling fan21317 7 months ago

    Wheres the app game? I'm waiting for it :)

  • Dylan Costello
    Dylan Costello 7 months ago

    When Willy starts at a respectable 34, but then peaks at 11, and then falls tragically from race until at the end it’s so small you can’t even see its number (Or the name itself...).

  • Dylan Costello
    Dylan Costello 7 months ago

    When Mason jumps to 2 our of the blue...

  • stephanie l
    stephanie l 8 months ago

    man my name is rare oh and not the acount name

  • *Poqqers*
    *Poqqers* 8 months ago

    This is only america. Not true for worldwide

  • Zachary Hartsel
    Zachary Hartsel 8 months ago

    did you see that my first name was rising in the 1990's!?

  • sylvie martin
    sylvie martin 8 months ago +1

    *no need to worry, just a girl passing by..*

  • Michael Darrow
    Michael Darrow 8 months ago

    My name is Michael
    My brother's name is David
    The 2 most common names in 1955 in the US for boys were Michael, and David.

  • NukesAway
    NukesAway 8 months ago

    My name was in 12th in 1916 and was in 144th by the time I was born

  • Acorn259
    Acorn259 8 months ago

    Chase finally gets visible

  • GreenieGuest
    GreenieGuest 8 months ago

    Does Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii ever appear?

  • GreenieGuest
    GreenieGuest 8 months ago

    Seeing Mark shrink to nothing is so sad ;-; such a good name

  • predator 21
    predator 21 9 months ago

    1992 - Hurricane Andrew destroyed Florida

  • iiOmqItsShadow
    iiOmqItsShadow 9 months ago

    Finding your favorite TVclipr (Thomas Sanders) and the Sanders Sides names (I swear I am a huge fangirl that I paused it to look for their names and I found each of them except Patton I need help in life)

  • Eli Gibbons
    Eli Gibbons 9 months ago

    How the fuck was 'Ezekeil' more popular than Simon??? Did parents watch that scene from pulp fiction and go "yes, I'm going to name my child Ezekeil!"

  • Sam 2727
    Sam 2727 9 months ago +2

    1880-1923, John (44 Years)
    1924-1939, Robert (16 Years)
    1940-1952, James (13 Years)
    1953, Robert (17 Years Total)
    1954-1959, Michael (6 Years)
    1960, David (1 Year)
    1961-1998, Michael (43 Years Total)
    1999-2012: Jacob (14 Years)
    2013-2014: Noah (2 Years)

  • Ingmar Elfsborg
    Ingmar Elfsborg 9 months ago

    Has anybody but me been named Jonathon, instead of Johnathan?

  • Milo Gaming
    Milo Gaming 9 months ago

    Noah didn't do nothing by showing the name that was in it. Yay :D

  • darius
    darius 10 months ago

    Darius briefly shows up in 1998, but then deflated to nothingness... ☹️

  • Alexander Varela
    Alexander Varela 10 months ago

    nice my name Alexander 8th most used name :( not original

  • Dan Ansett
    Dan Ansett 10 months ago

    Mason from out of nowhere

  • Pinkyhasnolife2 Ethan mapper

    Wtf john