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14 Inspired names and what they mean, for inspired for baby boys, listing 1-14.


Akeem .. Its use is probably inspired in part by basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon, who was originally known as Akeem.
[Ahkeem, Akhim, Akim]

Ashley .. First recorded as a given name in the 16th century, but its wider use was probably inspired by the Earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper in the early 19th century, who was a noted humanitarian who inspired much of the legislation designed to improve conditions among working classes ..
[Ash, Ashely, Asheley, Ashelie, Ashlan, .. 11 more]

Bing .. Could possibly be inspired by singer Bing Crosby, who was given the nickname after a comic-strip character.

Bruno .. Literary: use in the English-speaking world from the end of the 19th century may have been inspired by Lewis Carroll's "Sylvie and Bruno" (1889) ..
[Bruin, Bruino, Brunon]

Enoch .. The name was briefly inspired by Tennyson's famous and sentimental poem "Enoch Arden" from the 1860s to 1880s.
[Chanoch, Enock, Enok]

Horace .. Late 19th-century use may have been inspired by Roman poet Horace ..
[Horacio, Horatio, Horatius, Horaz, Oratio, .. 1 more]

Jay .. Use may have been inspired by the first Chief of the American Supreme Court, John Jay ..
[Jae, Jai, Jaye, Jayron, Jayronn, .. 1 more]

Jeremy .. Modern use may have been inspired by a character named Jeremy on the 1960s TV series "Here Come the Brides" ..
[Jem, Jemmie, Jemmy, Jeramee, Jeramey, .. 7 more]

Jorell .. Usage probably inspired by the fictional character Jor-El, father of Superman.
[Jarell, Jerrell, Joran, Jorel, Jorrel, .. 1 more]

Kennedy .. Use as a given name may be inspired by President John F ..
[Canaday, Canady, Kenedi, Kennady, Kennedey]

King .. Modern use may be inspired by Martin Luther King.

Marlon .. Modern use is inspired by actor Marlon Brando.
[Marlan, Marland, Marlen, Marlin, Marlinn, .. 1 more]

Perry .. Modern use has been inspired by fictional detective Perry Mason ..
[Parry, Perrie]

Tavaris Modern name probably inspired by a 1970s band called Tavares, which may have taken their name from a town in Central Florida ..
[Tavaress, Tavarious, Tavariss, Tavarous, Tevarus]


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Inspired names: Akeem, Ashley, Bruno, Enoch, Horace, Jay, Jeremy, Kennedy, King, Marlon, Perry

Ashley, Bruno, Enoch, Horace, Jay, Jeremy, King, Marlon and Perry are commonly used names, while Akeem, Bing, Jorell, Kennedy and Tavaris are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

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