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 • 643

  • Antonio potlacek
    Antonio potlacek 14 hours ago

    Theres not my name what a f

  • Colin Graham
    Colin Graham 12 days 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 17 days ago

    Planet of the Jacobs

  • Baileyando
    Baileyando 17 days ago

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

  • BonelessNoah
    BonelessNoah 18 days ago

    Noah gang

  • StevenLikesBread
    StevenLikesBread 19 days ago

    Oh look i'm there

  • Bobsponge
    Bobsponge 25 days 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.

  • LazyEye
    LazyEye 26 days ago +1

    michael gang.

  • DerpLife
    DerpLife Month ago +1

    anyone see Peter

  • Prakash Rajan
    Prakash Rajan Month ago

    Wait jessie is an girl name right?

  • Michael Li
    Michael Li Month ago

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

  • Roblox Fan
    Roblox Fan Month ago

    What about the Aiden

  • Krister Mikal
    Krister Mikal Month ago

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

  • #1Things
    #1Things Month ago

    Jacob DOW Stock Loses 501 points after Jacob Startorious Was Born

  • JadeStuff
    JadeStuff Month ago +1

    so some people are just named "guy"


  • PineappleLizardPlanet

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

  • Milo Gaming
    Milo Gaming Month ago

    I saw jesus

  • The Emerald Gamer 101

    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 Month ago

    I see my name Samuel

  • Super Neko Majin
    Super Neko Majin 2 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 2 months ago


  • Blusk
    Blusk 2 months ago

    How is the name Charlie not popular xd

  • Eduardo Pineda
    Eduardo Pineda 2 months ago

    What software did you use

  • Gamer Kent
    Gamer Kent 2 months ago

    Where's the Kent???

  • Chris K
    Chris K 2 months ago

    Can't even saw Chris

  • pokemon mcpokemon
    pokemon mcpokemon 2 months ago


  • welligton oliveira the brazilian

    1880: John 1°
    2018 John 26°

  • Liam Minogue
    Liam Minogue 2 months ago

    3:28 second one cough cough

  • Aleks Koresh
    Aleks Koresh 2 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 3 months ago

    John is still popular

  • Miguel Carbo-Aguilar
    Miguel Carbo-Aguilar 3 months ago

    So any Miguel's

  • Thanh Du
    Thanh Du 3 months ago

    Noah and Sophia is be firebds!:D

  • Jackn jellify
    Jackn jellify 3 months ago

    Should have done BFDI series starts for 2010

  • Jackn jellify
    Jackn jellify 3 months ago

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

  • Hippie Salios
    Hippie Salios 3 months ago


  • Ultragamer564
    Ultragamer564 3 months ago

    Holy shit, my name is up there!

  • Huang Ou
    Huang Ou 3 months ago

    Why not Ryan and Kevin?

  • PerkyzCrap `
    PerkyzCrap ` 3 months ago

    my names preston

  • J gamer
    J gamer 3 months ago

    nice! theodd1sout got 9th place!

  • RaymondsMemesAndMusic .mp4

    Please raymond my name be in the chart

    Frick it was not

  • 100 SUBS NO VIDEO!
    100 SUBS NO VIDEO! 3 months ago


  • Toni Marschall
    Toni Marschall 3 months ago

    Cooler Soundtrack. Gefällt mir gut.

  • Swisstian Lavs
    Swisstian Lavs 3 months ago

    0:33 lol look at dewey

  • Tiger Tan
    Tiger Tan 4 months ago

    !!! 3:25 no Anthony!!!

  • Tiger Tan
    Tiger Tan 4 months ago

    keep going joshua 3:06

  • Tiger Tan
    Tiger Tan 4 months ago

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

  • Cootie 999
    Cootie 999 4 months ago

    mine was 17th in 2014 XD

  • james Is Strange
    james Is Strange 4 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 4 months ago

    My brothers are in there but not me?

    GABRIEL DAHLGREN 4 months ago +1

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

  • theawesomepikachu20
    theawesomepikachu20 4 months ago

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

  • SienaandLeah
    SienaandLeah 4 months ago

    My friends name won

  • Caleb does stuff
    Caleb does stuff 4 months ago

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

  • Samir Moore yes the cool one

    You forgot me

  • Nerdd011
    Nerdd011 4 months ago

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

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. 4 months ago

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

  • Eddy2009 Sopa
    Eddy2009 Sopa 4 months ago

    i saw mine eduardo

  • TheDarkGamer
    TheDarkGamer 4 months ago

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

  • Никита Звонков


  • The Pixelation World
    The Pixelation World 5 months ago +1

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

  • Bowling fan21317
    Bowling fan21317 5 months ago

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

  • Dylan Costello
    Dylan Costello 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • stephanie l
    stephanie l 5 months ago

    man my name is rare oh and not the acount name

  • *Poqqers*
    *Poqqers* 5 months ago

    This is only america. Not true for worldwide

  • Zachary  Hartsel
    Zachary Hartsel 5 months ago

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

  • sylvie martin
    sylvie martin 6 months ago

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

  • Michael Darrow
    Michael Darrow 6 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.

  • TimeFarmer
    TimeFarmer 6 months ago

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

  • Acorn
    Acorn 6 months ago

    Chase finally gets visible

  • GreenieGuest
    GreenieGuest 6 months ago

    Does Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii ever appear?

  • GreenieGuest
    GreenieGuest 6 months ago

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

  • predator 21
    predator 21 6 months ago

    1992 - Hurricane Andrew destroyed Florida

  • iiOmqItsShadow
    iiOmqItsShadow 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • Milo Gaming
    Milo Gaming 7 months ago

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

  • Cnug
    Cnug 7 months ago

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

  • Alexander Varela
    Alexander Varela 7 months ago

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

  • Dan Ansett
    Dan Ansett 8 months ago

    Mason from out of nowhere

  • The kids version Of Albert stuff

    Wtf john

  • ItzPanqoid
    ItzPanqoid 8 months ago

    im jayden

  • Kellykulasa.
    Kellykulasa. 8 months ago

    William Wolf!!!

  • Adventure with us!
    Adventure with us! 8 months ago

    No Gloïdbāukk the Mutilator?

  • Awesomer
    Awesomer 8 months ago

    Ey I saw my name a little bit near the end there “Hayden”

  • Егор Цыба
    Егор Цыба 8 months ago +1

    In 2014 name of 30stm's vocalist was too unpopular.

  • Егор Цыба
    Егор Цыба 8 months ago +1

    1880 - 1823 the time of WWE wrestler's name.

  • GamerGodYT
    GamerGodYT 9 months ago

    Hey Vsauce! Michael here.

  • predator 21
    predator 21 9 months ago

    The name Dick is in here

  • RKOJason03
    RKOJason03 9 months ago

    C'mon Jason's.

  • Jacky HK
    Jacky HK 9 months ago

    Someone named their boi JESUS

  • Bible Man
    Bible Man 9 months ago +1


  • Just Artemas33
    Just Artemas33 9 months ago

    Haha sad John haha

  • Ludstars Gaming
    Ludstars Gaming 9 months ago

    This looks a lot like

  • Viet Mapper
    Viet Mapper 9 months ago

    0:25 I see my name in super small print and then it starts growing though it doesn’t make the top 10.
    My brother’s name is in the top 10 for a point though.

  • OzcGamer
    OzcGamer 9 months ago

    Brooo My name hit top 35! (Oliver) (actually got 32nd)

  • Klicksy jr
    Klicksy jr 9 months ago

    When I was born the dylan exploded that is because I am a dylan

  • Artie Knight YT
    Artie Knight YT 9 months ago +1

    Come on! Arthur was popular for a while!

  • Creepsington
    Creepsington 9 months ago

    And of corse “Riley” isn’t anywhere to be seen.