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Gender: Boy
Origin: Old German
Meaning: strong-willed protection


Current: Ranked #5; 7.8 per 1,000 baby boys in 2015
Best Year: Ranked #2; 62.6 per 1,000 baby boys in 1890

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Similar Boy Names:
     John, Richard, Robert, James, Henry, Ryan, Joseph

Similar Girl Names:
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Especially Popular In: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

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Especially Popular During: The 1900's, The 1910's, The 1920's, The 1930's, The 1940's, The 1950's, The 1960's, The 1970's, The 1980's, The 1990's, The 2000's, The 2010's

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