Boy Names of Heir theme
Heir names for baby boys, related also with successor, descendant, and son, with 558 entries. Having an heir to continue the family line is considered an honorable thing in many cultures, to the extent that having many descendants may be seen as a stamp of divine approval. Names that mean ‘heir’ are often associated with the idea of inheriting fortune or property.
Heir names are very popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1980s. At the height of their usage in 1987, 16.607% of baby boys were given Heir names. There were 88 Heir names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Heir names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, 96 Heir names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 13.934%. Within all Heir names, the English, French, German, and Hebrew Benjamin was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #6 and a usage of 0.6937%.