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Who Loves Ya, Baby?: Kojak-Inspired Baby Names

The baby name Kojak debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1974.

The TV crime drama Kojak was on the air for five seasons (1973 to 1978). It starred actor Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas as lollipop-sucking, tough-talking, big-hearted New York City police detective Theo Kojak. The series became very popular and, as a result, all of the names in that sentence (Aristotelis, Telly, Savalas, Theo, and Kojak) either debuted or saw increased usage in the baby name data in the mid-1970s:

1973 1974 1975 1976
Aristotelis . . . 5 boys*
Telly 41 boys 293 boys 277 boys 207 boys
Savalas . 30 boys* 26 boys 13 boys
Theo 27 boys 32 boys 57 boys 58 boys
Kojak . 9 boys* 6 boys .
Azuredee . . 10 girls* 7 girls
Azure . . 121 girls* 60 girls

*Debut

The name Savalas is currently tied for 48th-highest boy name debut of all time. The name Telly reached the top 1,000 for the first time in 1974, and variant name Telley debuted the same year. Even Aristotle was affected.

So…where do those “Azure” names come from?

They’re from a specific Kojak episode called “Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard,” which first aired on February 2, 1975. The episode focused on the murder of a character named Azure Dee (played by Denyce Liston), a Manhattan call-girl who Kojak happened to know. Also, notably, the episode began and ended with a melancholy song called “Azure Dee,” [vid] sung by Telly Savalas himself.

The name Azure is currently the 20th-highest girl name debut of all time. The similar name Azuree debuted the same year, but Azuree was probably influenced as much by the the Estée Lauder perfume as by the Kojak character.

Sources: Kojak – Wikipedia, Telly Savalas, Actor, Dies at 70; Played ‘Kojak’ in 70’s TV Series, Telly Savalas – IMDb, “Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard,” Kojak (TV Episode 1975) – IMDb

Perfume Names as Baby Names

Perfume Names as Baby NamesWe all know that brand names are being used more and more often as baby names, and that brands associated with luxury or high status (e.g. Bentley, Tiffany) are particularly enticing to expectant parents.

So it’s not too surprising that there are a lot of people out there named after designer fragrances — women’s perfumes in particular, but men’s colognes and unisex fragrances as well. Here are three dozen examples:

Ajee
1994: Ajee perfume introduced by Revlon.
1994: The baby name Ajee debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. It was the top debut name for girls that year.

Allure
1996: Allure perfume introduced by Chanel.
1997: The baby name Allure debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Andron
1981: Andron perfume introduced by Jovan.
1981: The baby name Andron debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Antaeus
1981: Antaeus cologne introduced by Chanel.
1981: The baby name Antaeus debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Aviance
1975: Aviance perfume introduced by Prince Matchabelli.
1975: The baby name Aviance debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Azuree
1969: Azurée perfume introduced by Estée Lauder.
1975: The baby name Azuree debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. (Though this debut may have more to do with Kojak than with the perfume.)

Cachet
1970: Cachet perfume introduced by Prince Matchabelli.
1972: The baby name Cachet debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Celisse
1982: Celisse perfume introduced by Dana.
1982: The baby name Celisse debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Cerissa
1974: Cerissa perfume introduced by Charles Revson.
1975: The baby name Cerissa debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Chimere
1979: Chimère perfume introduced by Prince Matchabelli.
1979: The baby name Chimere debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. It cracked the top 1,000 for girls in 1980 and 1981.

Cristalle
1977: Cristalle perfume introduced by Chanel.
1977: The baby name Cristalle debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Drakkar
1972: Drakkar cologne introduced by Guy Laroche.
1982: Drakkar Noir cologne introduced by Guy Laroche.
1987: The baby name Drakkar debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Enjoli
1978: Enjoli perfume introduced by Revlon.
1978: The baby name Enjoli debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. It was the top debut name for girls that year.

Envy
1997: Envy perfume introduced by Gucci.
1999: The baby name Envy debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Eternity
1988: Eternity perfume introduced by Calvin Klein.
1990: The baby name Eternity debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Euphoria
2005: Euphoria perfume introduced by Calvin Klein.
2007: The baby name Euphoria debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.

Florecita
2007: Florecita perfume introduced by Revelations.
2007: The baby name Florecita debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Jadore
1999: J’adore perfume introduced by Christian Dior.
2000: The baby name Jadore debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Jontue
1975: Jontue perfume introduced by Revlon.
1977: The baby name Jontue debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Lahana
1992: Lahana perfume introduced by Avon.
1992: The baby name Lahana debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Lutece
1984: Lutèce perfume introduced by Houbigant.
1986: The baby name Lutece debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Millennia
1996: Millennia perfume introduced by Avon.
1997: The baby name Millennia debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Nahema
1979: Nahéma perfume introduced by Guerlain.
1981: The baby name Nahema debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.

Odyssey
1981: Odyssey perfume introduced by Avon.
1982: The baby name Odyssey debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Pavi Elle
1983: Pavi Elle perfume introduced by Avon.
1983: The baby name Pavielle debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Raffinee
1982: Raffinée perfume was introduced by Houbigant.
1982: The baby name Raffinee debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Safari
1990: Safari perfume introduced by Ralph Lauren.
1992: The baby name Safari debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Samsara
1989: Samsara perfume introduced by Guerlain.
1991: The baby name Samsara debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Senchal
1981: Senchal perfume introduced by Charles of the Ritz.
1982: The baby name Senchal debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.

Sensi
2003: Sensi perfume introduced by Giorgio Armani.
2006: The baby name Sensi debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.

Toccara
1981: Toccara perfume introduced by Avon.
1981: The baby name Toccara debuted on the SSA’s baby name list. Toccara cracked the top 1,000 for girls in 1981, 1982 and 1983.

Tresor
1990: Trésor perfume introduced by Lancôme.
1997: The baby name Tresor debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

Ysatis
1984: Ysatis perfume introduced by Givenchy.
1988: The baby name Ysatis debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

**Late addition (thanks Julie!):

Charisma
1968: Charisma perfume introduced by Avon.
1968: The baby name Charisma debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

**Another late addition (thanks Blue Juniper!):

Natori
1995: Natori perfume introduced by Avon.
1995: The baby name Natori debuted on the SSA’s baby name list.

…And I’m sure that’s not all. Other fragrance names are harder to figure out, though. For instance, the names below were surely given a boost by fragrance, but they also appeared in the SSA data before their corresponding fragrances were introduced:

  • Elan (by Coty, ’68)
  • Jovan (Jovan Musk in ’72)
  • Ciara (by Revlon, ’73) – singer Ciara was named for this one
  • Devin (by Aramis, ’77)
  • Ariane (by Avon, ’77)
  • Tasha (by Avon, ’79)
  • Stetson (by Coty, ’81)
  • Imari (by Avon, ’85)

And names like Armani and Fendi could have been inspired by fragrance, or they could have been inspired by anything else associated with those particular fashion houses.

Can you think of any other perfumes that might have been used as baby names? Let me know and I’ll look them up!

[Latest update to this post: Nov. 2018]