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14 Inspired names and what they mean, for inspired for baby boys, listing 1-14. 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.
Akeem .. Its use is probably inspired in part by basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon, who was originally known as Akeem.
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 ..
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) ..
Enoch .. The name was briefly inspired by Tennyson's famous and sentimental poem "Enoch Arden" from the 1860s to 1880s.
Kennedy .. Use as a given name may be inspired by President John F ..
King .. Modern use may be inspired by Martin Luther King.
Perry .. Modern use has been inspired by fictional detective Perry Mason ..
Tavaris Modern name probably inspired by a 1970s band called Tavares, which may have taken their name from a town in Central Florida ..
Luke .. Biblical: a first-century Christian, called "the beloved physician" and is patron saint of doctors and artists, who wrote one of the four Gospel accounts of the life of Christ ..
Yaphet .. "Comely." ..
Leonardo .. Name borne by artist Leonardo da Vinci, who is considered to be one of the most brilliant and creative men who ever lived ..
Gilad .. Biblical: Gilead is a place name, referring to the fertile region east of the Jordan.
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