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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Captain

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Captain in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Captain:

  • Records indicate that 13 boys in the United States have been named Captain since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1887, when 8 people in the U.S. were given the name Captain. Those people are now 134 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      4 Positive Comments

  • "I think this name is very unique and screams leadership. It sounds very prestige, strong and independent." Apr. 16, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are expecting in a few months. Once we found out it?s a boy, we thought Captain would be a good name. Although we?re not sure how we came up with it. We love it, my parents, not so much" Jun. 9, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Captain in 2007, after my grandfather who was a tug boat captain. Every one loves it. Most people think it's his nickname." Oct. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Captain in 2004. Everyone always asked if that is his real name, but most people like it. All of the kids in his class do not seem to have a problem with the name and everyone knows who Captain is!" Mar. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "my son is to name his son captain. it is a thing i called my ex when he was being unreasonably demanding. not so sure i like the name but it is not my child so que cera ." Jan. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "My Daughter just named my grandson Captain, I?m one of the few who love it!" Mar. 23, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents named me Captain in early 1978. I absolutely hated it until junior high. Then I had a lot of fun with it. I get harassed about almost daily (complete strangers even as an adult), but when it?s a life long thing, you don?t really think about it as a negative. My name is in so many songs! I can also abbreviate it! Also, last name? Completely unnecessary! I also get picked to lead everything just because of my name. There are positives and negatives to all these things." Nov. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "It?s awesome! My sons name is Captain! When people find out they say omg I love that name! They call him Cap for short. ❤️" Nov. 1, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my son Captain in 2008 because I was in the Navy and wanted something Nautical. People love it once they realize that his name really is captain." Nov. 26, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I'm 16, and I wanted to see if anyone else is named Captain. My parents named me "Captain" after my grandfather who served 20 plus years in the navy." Jul. 17, 2014: Report as inappropriate

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