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Heir names for baby boys, related also with successor, descendant, and son, with 558 entries. Having an heir to continue with the family line is considered an honorable thing in many cultures, to the extent that having many descendants may be seen as being divinely favored. 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 2016, 98 Heir names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 14.357%. 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 0.7252%.


Aaditeyson of Aditi ...The origin of Aaditey is the Sanskrit language ... a rare baby boy name ...

Aagneyson of the fire god ... language of origin is Sanskrit ... an uncommon baby name for boys ...

Aatmajson of Aruna ... language of origin is Sanskrit ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Abbeypriest; noble strength; father of light, father is light ... used chiefly in the English language, ...

Abbottpriest ... language of origin is Old English and it is ... first name is derived from the surname, which ...

Abdallahservant of Allah ... origin, as well as its use, is in the Arabic ... a seldom used baby name for boys ...

Abelbreath, vapor; son; noble strength ... used predominantly in the English, ... contraction of Abelard ...

Aberciofirst son ...The origin of Abercio is the Old Greek language ... not popular as a baby boy name ...

Abhaydattafearless son ... primarily used in Indian and it is ... not commonly used as a baby boy ...

Abiatharfather of abundance, abundant father; ... primarily used in Hebrew and its ... an uncommon baby name for boys ...

Abidamy father knows, father of knowledge ...The origin of Abida is Hebrew ... He was also the head of an Arab tribe ...

AbijahYahweh is my father ... used chiefly in the Hebrew language and ... other characters bore the name, including ...

Abrahamfather of a multitude ... used chiefly in the Dutch, English, ... the Bible, the patriarch Abram's name was ...

AbsalomGod the Father is peace ... of Hebrew origin, and it is used ... the Bible, Absalom was the third son of King ...

Acestespleasing goat ... language of origin is Old Greek and it is ... name was borne in Greek mythology by the ...

Achillespain; lipless ... an English, German, and Latinized ... name is of disputed origin; it could be ...

AdaliaYahweh is just; Yahweh is just; ... largely used in the English language ... not listed in the top 1000 names ...

Addisonson of Adam ... origin, as well as its use, is in the English ... first name is derived from the surname ...

Adebentwelfth-born son ... largely used in African and it is ... not often used as a baby boy name ...

AdlaiYahweh is just; my ornament ... largely used in the English and Hebrew ... derived as a short form of Adaliah ...

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