The Evolution of US Boy Names: Bubbled

  • Published on Jun 24, 2015
  • Did you see the name of anybody you know? Point them to this video!
    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 • 791

  • CoolStuffYT
    CoolStuffYT Day ago +1

    What a packed agar lobby

  • SpaceScienceGaming &More

    What about my name I’m a boy and my name is javien

  • redelainem
    redelainem 10 days ago

    my name is in the the top keeps on getting in and falling out lol.btw its thomas.

  • Cyclic
    Cyclic 14 days ago

    AYYYY 148th when i was born 2008

  • LisardizFlamez
    LisardizFlamez 17 days ago

    Micheal and Jason

  • Ethan the Bunny
    Ethan the Bunny 17 days ago James Charles

  • Starfy Star 2019
    Starfy Star 2019 17 days ago

    I MADE TOP 100! 78th

  • The Cobb Family!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Boy names bubbled-THE RISE OF JOSHUA and the fall

  • Micah Sidney
    Micah Sidney 18 days ago

    is Micah on there

  • Professor Doge
    Professor Doge 20 days ago

    My name is Liam!

  • kcyan
    kcyan 21 day ago

    0:13 27th yat

    • kcyan
      kcyan 21 day ago

      I mean yay

  • kcyan
    kcyan 21 day ago

    What is app called because I would like to get it

    • kcyan
      kcyan 3 days ago

      @Cyclic seriously look at 3:50 it litterally says app

    • kcyan
      kcyan 14 days ago

      @Cyclic um look at the end of the video

    • Cyclic
      Cyclic 14 days ago

      kcyan this isnt a app, this is a animation.

  • Quitin EE
    Quitin EE 27 days ago

    The evolution of US Boy Names?
    More like The evolution of boy name choosing randomness

  • Sluggy DaBlobfish
    Sluggy DaBlobfish 27 days ago

    2:11 the music turns epic when Jeffrey comes into the list

  • Dani And Charleigh’s Challenges

    Bye bye John

  • Billy Sweet
    Billy Sweet Month ago +1

    All Williams must unite

    CTSFLNY Month ago

    why's that outro so stylish

  • Serj Micheal
    Serj Micheal Month ago

    What is the app name?!?!

  • Singe Stheos
    Singe Stheos Month ago


  • KitCat Tv Official
    KitCat Tv Official Month ago


  • Anoax
    Anoax Month ago

    2:48 goodbye first leader John R.I.P [*]

  • Frankidgem
    Frankidgem Month ago


  • Skivyaliz
    Skivyaliz Month ago

    I would sure name my kid willie, especially in the uk

  • Torcherer153
    Torcherer153 Month ago


  • xczechr
    xczechr Month ago

    Jason rose and fell in popularity quite quickly.
    1966 89th
    1969 25th
    1974 2nd
    1979 3rd
    1984 11th
    1989 35th
    2014 75th

  • O O F
    O O F Month ago

    Yeah I think my name was one of those microscopic bubbles

    Never mind at 3:20 I’m 99th

  • raymond ?
    raymond ? Month ago

    1919 why I was so close to the leaderboard

  • Colton Usher
    Colton Usher Month ago +1

    3:21 I was born in 2009 and I see my name in 93rd place!

  • Colton Usher
    Colton Usher Month ago +1

    1907: Oklahoma Becomes a State
    Oklahoma: OK

  • ApostolisGoy_8/ἈποστόληςΓοῦ_8 JCREL_VIII/ΙΚΡΑ_8

    There is john William and Jack. Where is the averel?

  • Little Luigi
    Little Luigi Month ago +1

    Dang high quality outro

  • Win090949
    Win090949 Month ago

    Is the app ready?

  • Ethan Arrow
    Ethan Arrow Month ago

    My name was quite popular throughout 2000-2010 which makes sense since I was born in 02

  • Urban!
    Urban! Month ago +1

    Sorry Allen I

  • Puppy ton
    Puppy ton Month ago

    I was Liam before it was cool
    (It’s the most popular boy name in America of 2019

  • Kara Loves Danganronpa

    21st in 2014

  • GDNacho
    GDNacho Month ago +5

    Robert: *It's over John, I have the high ground*

  • TheArachnerd
    TheArachnerd 2 months ago

    O yeah 429th place!

  • Desmish
    Desmish 2 months ago +1

    I refuse to believe that Jesus is a more popular name than Mark!

  • Keanne Espero
    Keanne Espero 2 months ago


  • KirbyFan9000
    KirbyFan9000 2 months ago

    That's funny, I have a common name. Too common. 6 places away from Top 10.

    LANCE OBST 2 months ago

    When the highest your name gets is .11% #lance

  • Jason E
    Jason E 2 months ago

    In 2014 my name was the 75th most popular name.

  • Goomboi
    Goomboi 2 months ago

    I found my name but it was too smol and was in like rank #231 or so

  • GD Lunar
    GD Lunar 2 months ago +2


    Such a creative name.

  • 1k subscribes with no videos

    Well done Michael Scott...

    *_"That's what she said."_*

  • Calvin Mario Santoso
    Calvin Mario Santoso 2 months ago

    For me it's "The rise of Christopher"

  • Aphinitis :0
    Aphinitis :0 2 months ago

    Nooo Kaiser :(

  • Space Endy
    Space Endy 2 months ago

    Leiveen 0.01%

  • Drew Baker
    Drew Baker 2 months ago

    All of my brother's names got really popular in the last half of the 20th century there, which makes sense, since they were all born in the 1990's. My first name is also up there, but the name I go by is too small to be seen. It's also interesting to see how names diversified as they did. The leader went from around 10% to just barely under 5% by the end.

  • Voltic_ Sami
    Voltic_ Sami 2 months ago


  • ZombehKing97
    ZombehKing97 2 months ago +4

    john didn't chug hard and stumble down from 1st place like mary did
    he was still 26th in the end while mary was 121st by 2013, and he was still in top 10 in 1991 which you gotta respect coz that means he grinded for 111 years

  • ItzYoBoi DatOneGuy
    ItzYoBoi DatOneGuy 2 months ago

    Who else trying to find their name

  • Kurt
    Kurt 2 months ago

    Which place is Kurt?

  • PenguinLim
    PenguinLim 2 months ago

    SERIOUSLY... how is the name Benjamin not in top 10?? I know like, 14 Benjamins

  • I have a crush on Thanos

    Uhm my Dad’s name is Jason and my uncle’s name is Micheal and they were both born about 1973

  • dbloseven
    dbloseven 2 months ago

    Me: man, i can't seem to find my name

  • Pig
    Pig 2 months ago +1

    John and Mary should be friends

  • medexamtoolsdotcom
    medexamtoolsdotcom 2 months ago

    Samuel and Sam are separate? What sorcery is this!

  • Aidan S
    Aidan S 2 months ago +1

    If you look closely in 1994. The rise of Aidan and Aiden is beginning. The war for how it should be spelled continues to rage on to this day.

  • Jrr .rjrkkr
    Jrr .rjrkkr 2 months ago +1

    My name is Cody. Pretty uncommon. BUT my last name is Johnson

  • Knugens
    Knugens 2 months ago

    Number 4 at the year of my birth

  • Ryan Trinh
    Ryan Trinh 2 months ago

    Ryan was almost in the top 10, but slowly kept sinking lower and lower as the 2000's ended.

  • naapurinerkki
    naapurinerkki 2 months ago

    Holy shit that outro

  • Deborah Hanna
    Deborah Hanna 2 months ago

    So if you name your kid: John Michael Jacob jingleheimerschmidt.... you just can't go wrong!

  • L42SON Fan
    L42SON Fan 2 months ago

    I was 35th at the time of my birth

    SAMUEL GAMING 2 months ago

    i realised some are named "jesus"

    • Aidan S
      Aidan S 2 months ago

      SAMUEL GAMING it's pronounced Hey-Zeus

  • J LaRue
    J LaRue 2 months ago

    The things you chose to put in the event feed had me dying. What cultural significance did Just Married have that it should be in a list with WWII?

    • Deborah Hanna
      Deborah Hanna 2 months ago

      J LaRue uh, it had a huge significance as many G.I.s married their sweethearts quick then went overseas. Hence "babyboomers" generation.

  • Singe Stheos
    Singe Stheos 2 months ago

    3:31 Best outro ever

  • Pk Viz
    Pk Viz 2 months ago

    When it takes you 0:31 seconds to find my name (“Travis”)
    It’s just above warren

  • Devin Padilla
    Devin Padilla 2 months ago

    Daaaamn, the outro is waaay cooler on this video! Also is there a larger song to the music in the outro? I need to hear it!

  • Duprem3 Supreme
    Duprem3 Supreme 2 months ago +1

    It's obvious my name wouldn't be on here. My name is Way different from everyone else

    • ARENIO
      ARENIO 2 months ago

      look out boys we got a real edgelord talking about how special he is

  • Samuel Underwood
    Samuel Underwood 2 months ago +2

    How did Derek end up in the middle of the J's?
    Fuckin' Derek.

  • Scott scot84
    Scott scot84 2 months ago +2

    One has a hard time decided which graphic to focus ones eyes on.

  • Reggie Filsanime
    Reggie Filsanime 2 months ago

    My grandfather's name (Jerry) when he was born was in the same place as my name is (Jared). Wierd.

  • Rug46
    Rug46 2 months ago

    My name (Dylan) is 21st on year I was born (2001)
    I'm surprised it's that low tbh.

    • kcyan
      kcyan 3 days ago

      If you think 21st is low
      Just remember that in my birth year (2010) my name (Oscar) was 147th

  • *R2D2 beeping agressively*

    Why is my name so popular :(

  • Ed Sweet
    Ed Sweet 2 months ago +1

    Where is the bubble for Abcde am I right?

  • Quackers
    Quackers 2 months ago

    The rise of Michael

  • MoTaKez
    MoTaKez 2 months ago

    i guess this has the best outro

  • random293
    random293 2 months ago +1

    i like seeing john just fade into obscurity

  • alysdexia
    alysdexia 2 months ago

    9 in 10 Buybull names in 1980s and 10 in 10 in 1991: what in the hell?!

  • Great Person
    Great Person 2 months ago

    name starts out 8th and dies 54th

  • High High Hopes For A Lemon

    * A tiny speck of dust in the corner *


  • Little Face
    Little Face 3 months ago


    Theodd1s out

  • Baldi- Gamer
    Baldi- Gamer 3 months ago

    No one here is replying me

  • Matthew Tube
    Matthew Tube 3 months ago

    Mine Is 16th

  • NoahHarnack
    NoahHarnack 3 months ago


  • Napz
    Napz 3 months ago

    who else noticed the jesus between the names?

  • Baldi gamer 2
    Baldi gamer 2 3 months ago

    I like the music! What's the music name?

  • Baldi gamer 2
    Baldi gamer 2 3 months ago


  • Bad Abe! official
    Bad Abe! official 3 months ago

    Ha! My name is Breyden. No one here probably has it. I am American if your wondering.

  • AutisticFaggotMcGaggot
    AutisticFaggotMcGaggot 4 months ago

    My name jeff

  • Axel Hornung
    Axel Hornung 4 months ago

    I guess my name,Axel is not that popular

  • noahintheblox
    noahintheblox 4 months ago

    My name is Noah lol

  • Joshua Bounds
    Joshua Bounds 4 months ago

    The revenge of luke

  • nyaknyaknyak
    nyaknyaknyak 4 months ago

    year 3000 rise of the morty's

  • Alexander the Greater
    Alexander the Greater 4 months ago

    Can we have an f in the chat for Eugene?

  • Marcus C
    Marcus C 5 months ago

    In 1984 my name was 57th place

  • HotWax93
    HotWax93 5 months ago

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