This one is perfect for “Hunger Games” fans or anyone who’s taken with the idea of bows and arrows. This sporty name began as a surname that described a person’s occupation, which in this case was someone who made bows (“bowman”), necessary equipment for hunting or war during medieval times. Archer hit its target (aka the baby-name chart) in 2009 and has continued to climb as a trendy name in the US.

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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