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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Gate Keeper

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Porter

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

A few facts about the boy's name Porter:

  • Records indicate that 9,891 boys in the United States have been named Porter since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 636 people in the U.S. were given the name Porter. Those people are now 8 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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      3 Positive Comments

  • "This is my son's name and I LOVE it. It is different but not strange." Jun. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name with vocational history that contributes to its significance." Jan. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Perfect name for a future Jazz Musician! Very cool retro!" Jul. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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  • "my surname is porter, and i really like it, i think rather than keep my maiden name, if we have children we would perhaps call a boy porter" Oct. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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