Here’s a good mystery name to post in September: September.
The name September — just like the name Staria from a couple of weeks ago — debuted in 1955 with 20 baby girls:
- 1958: 7 baby girls named September
- 1957: 24 baby girls named September
- 1956: 15 baby girls named September
- 1955: 20 baby girls named September [debut]
- 1954: unlisted
- 1953: unlisted
Where did it come from? I don’t know.
At first I thought the movie September Affair (or the associated song, “September Song”) might have something to do with it, but the timeline is off. Plus, I feel like September would need to be used as a character name (or a stage name?) to recast it as a potential baby name in the eyes of expectant parents.
But, as usual, word-names are particularly hard to figure out. The origins of Memory and Treasure are still obscure, for instance. (They’re not impossible to solve, though! Check out Rise, or Strange.)
Any ideas about what happened in 1955 (or late 1954) to make people see September as more than month name?