Boy Names of Combination theme
Combination names for baby boys, related also with compound, with 307 entries. The term ‘combination names’ is a loose description of either double names or blended names. Double names are two given names, sometimes held together with a dash: consider the English name John Paul, or its French version Jean-Paul. Double names may have been popularized by the Christian tradition of baptism, where a person who was being baptized would be given another name from a biblical figure or saint. Blended names consist of syllables found in two separate names, then put together to coin a new name. Deshawn, e.g., is a blend of the name component “De” and popular boys’ name “Shawn”.
Combination names are fairly popular baby names for boys, and they are also considered trendy. In 1900, 5.120% of baby boys were given Combination names. There were 9 Combination names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Combination names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, 19 Combination names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.377%, having regained their popularity somewhat in the recent decade. Within all Combination names, the English Lincoln was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #40 and a usage of 0.382%.