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Popularity of the Baby Name Carreen

Number of Babies Named Carreen

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Posts that Mention the Name Carreen

The Baby Names Suellen, Carreen & Melanie

melanie, gone with the wind, movieLast Gone with the Wind post, I swear. :)

In the story, Scarlett O’Hara has two sisters, Suellen and Carreen, and a sister-in-law/best friend, Melanie. All three of these names were given a boost after the book and the movie were released in 1936 and late 1939, respectively.


Usage influenced by the book, which was published in mid-1936:

  • 1934: 9 baby girls named Melanie
  • 1935: 9 baby girls named Melanie
  • 1936: 13 baby girls named Melanie
  • 1937: 39 baby girls named Melanie
  • 1938: 53 baby girls named Melanie
  • 1939: 57 baby girls named Melanie

Usage influenced by the movie (Melanie Hamilton was played by Olivia de Havilland):

  • 1940: 200 baby girls named Melanie
  • 1941: 308 baby girls named Melanie
  • 1942: 388 baby girls named Melanie
  • 1943: 406 baby girls named Melanie

The name Melanie is quite old (it comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “black” or “dark”) but its usage was revived by Gone with the Wind. It went on to crack the top 100 for the first time in 1968 and has been popular ever since. It ranked 82nd in 2010.


Usage influenced by the book:

  • 1934: unlisted
  • 1935: unlisted
  • 1936: 5 baby girls named Suellen [debut]
  • 1937: 30 baby girls named Suellen
  • 1938: 31 baby girls named Suellen
  • 1939: 40 baby girls named Suellen

Usage influenced by the movie (in which Suellen O’Hara was played by Evelyn Keyes):

  • 1940: 141 named Suellen
  • 1941: 159 named Suellen (7 Sueellen)
  • 1942: 144 named Suellen (5 Sueellen)
  • 1943: 138 named Suellen (11 Sueellen)
  • 1944: 113 named Suellen (11 Sueellen)
  • 1945: 106 named Suellen (5 Sueellen)

That 159 in 1941 was as high as it ever got. Over the following decades, usage of the name petered out. The last time Suellen made the SSA’s baby name list was 2007.


Usage influenced by the book:

  • 1934: unlisted
  • 1935: unlisted
  • 1936: unlisted
  • 1937: 8 baby girls named Carreen [debut]
  • 1938: unlisted
  • 1939: unlisted

Usage influenced by the movie (Carreen O’Hara was played by Ann Rutherford):

  • 1940: 6 baby girls named Carreen
  • 1941: 8 baby girls named Carreen
  • 1942: unlisted

It charted again a few times in the ’60s and ’70s, but that’s it. The last time it made the list was 1975.

Other Gone with the Wind posts: Scarlett, Gone With & Wind, Tara