When Kentucky’s The Everly Brothers first appeared on the music scene in the 1950s, they were singing about girls with names like “Sue” and “Cathy.” Soon, today’s artists may be singing about girls named Everly.
Social Security records show Everly was an unusual name in 2012. But by 2018, the name is closing in on the top 50 names for baby girls across the country. It’s more popular in the Brothers’ native Kentucky, where Everly already ranks No. 35. (For comparison sake, the No. 35 boy name is Charles.)
The Everly Brothers came from Central City, but inspired the Beatles and others.
– Beverly Bartlett, The Kentucky 100