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Popularity of the Baby Name Cleone

Number of Babies Named Cleone

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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).


  • 1910 – Arietta, Loree
  • 1911 – Blanchie, Felice
  • 1912 – Maebell
  • 1914 – Orene
  • 1915 – Cleone, Lahoma
  • 1916 – Rosaria
  • 1917 – Idamae, Lavelle, Michelina
  • 1918 – Victory
  • 1919 – Haruko


  • 1911 – Amerigo
  • 1913 – Gennaro, Hymen, Melbourne
  • 1914 – Geno, Gilmore, Saverio
  • 1915 – Arvo
  • 1916 – Berlin, Gerhardt, Hughes, Tatsuo
  • 1917 – Orvin
  • 1918 – Foch – influence: Ferdinand Foch
  • 1919 – Laddie, Metro, Therman

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.)

All one-hit wonder lists: 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s.