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Wilson was a more popular name in the 19th century than in the 20th century


Wilbur was a Top 100 American male name between 1912 and 1920, ranking highest in 1913 (the year after Wilbur Wright died) at No. 91


More American boys were named Troy from 1960 to 1980 than in any other 20-year period


In 2016, 50 American baby boys were named Reeve and 25 were named Reeves


In 1907, when Orville Redenbacher was born, he shared the name with 147 other American boys. In 1995, the year he died, 26 Orvilles were recorded.


In the USA, Nels rose to the Top 500 popular baby boy names several times in late 1800s, due in no small part to the waves of Scandinavian immigrants


Between 2005 and 2010, a total of 11 baby boys named Latimer appear on the published Social Security database


In 2015, Kane rose to No. 430 in the Top 1000 male names, its highest rank so far


More American babies were named Orville than Jerome in 1919, the year J.D. Salinger was born.


Granville last appeared in the Top 1000 American baby boy names in 1952 at No. 988


Garrett was a Top 100 American male name between 1990 and 2002

Gale (Boy)

Borden County, TX and its county seat, Gail, were named for Gail Borden, Jr.

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