The Baby Name Barbarella

barbarellaBarbarella, the Italian diminutive of Barbara, has appeared on the SSA’s baby name list twice:

  • 1971: unlisted
  • 1970: 8 baby girls named Barbarella
  • 1969: 17 baby girls named Barbarella [debut]
  • 1968: unlisted

You probably already know the source of this one: sci-fi cult classic Barbarella (1968), which starred Jane Fonda.

The film wasn’t popular with audiences initially, but it’s since become a cult classic.

The character was created in the early ’60s by French comic strip illustrator Jean-Claude Forest.

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