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Popularity of the Baby Name Cleone

Posts that Mention the Name Cleone

Mystery Monday: The Baby Name Clione

I’ve long been curious about the name Clione.

It debuted rather impressively on the national list in 1938, but dropped off the next year and hasn’t been back since.

  • 1939: unlisted
  • 1938: 16 baby girls named Clione [debut]
  • 1937: unlisted

Clione is similar to the name Cleone, which was in use during the first half of the 20th century, but I doubt it’s a variant because Clione’s single-year appearance doesn’t match up with Cleone’s peak usage (from the mid-1910s to the mid-1920s).

One adorable thing that kept thwarting my search efforts was the genus Clione, which includes floating sea slugs or “sea angels”:

clione - sea angel
Clione limacina

Not the source of the name, but makes a great image for this post. :)

Can anyone offer any clues about Clione?

One-Hit Wonder Baby Names from the 1910s

The names below are one-hit wonder names that ranked among the 1,000 most popular U.S. baby names only once–sometime between 1910 and 1919 (inclusive).

Girl Names

  • Arietta – ranked 1000th in 1910
  • Loree – ranked 853rd in 1910
  • Blanchie – ranked 902nd in 1911
  • Felice – ranked 966th in 1911
  • Maebell – ranked 994th in 1912
  • Orene – ranked 967th in 1914
  • Cleone – ranked 992nd in 1915
  • Lahoma – ranked 941st in 1915
  • Rosaria – ranked 975th in 1916
  • Idamae – ranked 949th in 1917
  • Lavelle – ranked 940th in 1917
  • Michelina – ranked 970th in 1917
  • Victory – ranked 814th in 1918 (influence: WWI)
  • Haruko – ranked 920th in 1919

Boy Names

Victory made the list the same year that WWI ended (well, the year that Germany and the Allies signed the armistice treaty). The treaty wasn’t signed until November 11th, though, so I wonder if most of the little girls named Victory were born right at the end of 1918.

(Liberty also made the list for the first time in 1918. Its second appearance was 1976, the year of the U.S. Bicentennial.)

Want more one-hit wonders? Here are…