Here’s how many babies born in the U.S. have been named Saint

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Kanye and Kim Kardashian West's second child, born December 5, finally has a name: North's little brother is Saint West.

Although we were privately pulling for Go West, we love Saint—and were pleasantly surprised to discover that the unusual, sacred-sounding name has a longer history than we'd imagined.

Between 1880 and 2014 (the first and most recent years, respectively, for which Social Security Administration data is available), 815 babies born in the United States have been named Saint, and all but 33 of those Saints were boys.


Although Saint is more common now than ever before—the first five years of the 2010s number more babies called Saint than any full decade past—the 1920s represent a surprising pre-millenium peak for the name, with an impressive total of 117 Saints born in that period.

As far as sibling rivalry goes, Saint edges out North for popularity, although both names appear to be gaining momentum.


(Please note that some of these figures may be slightly inaccurate—to ensure privacy, the Social Security Administration only lists names that appear in their records at least five times in a given year.)

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Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.

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