Now it seems George Coatanza from Seinfeld might’ve been onto something. Seven is one of the fastest-rising baby names for boys in the U.S. according to the Social Security Administration.
Between 2018 and 2019, the name rose 426 places from No. 1,424 to No. 998 ― its first time on the Top 1,000 list. Last year, 209 newborn boys were named Seven, up from 123 the prior year.
But parents aren’t just giving the name Seven to their sons. As George noted, “It’s a beautiful name for a boy or a girl … especially a girl. Or a boy.”
In 2019, 59 baby girls were named Seven, compared to 56 in 2018. It’s hard to say if the 2019 bump can be attributed to “Seinfeld,” but the episode likely had an small effect on naming trends after it aired in February 1996.