I don’t vote in my own polls, but if I were going to vote this time, I’d go with Tamba so that I could embarrass my daughter with that “Oo, oo, Tamba!” RuPaul lyric in public on a regular basis.
How popular is the baby name Danderine in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Danderine and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Danderine.
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Popularity of the Baby Name Danderine
Number of Babies Named Danderine Born in the U.S. Since 1880
Posts that Mention the Name Danderine
Danderine was sold the U.S. from the 1890s to the 1940s.
The product was initially marketed as a dandruff-removing, hair-growing “scalp tonic.” Advertisements featured women with floor-length hair alongside the tagline, “Danderine Grows Hair and We Can Prove It.”
Around 1920, though, positioning shifted and Danderine started being sold as a “beauty tonic.”
After a “Danderine” massage, your hair takes on new life, lustre and wondrous beauty, appearing twice as heavy and plentiful. Each hair seems to fluff and thicken at once.
So have any babies been named Danderine? Yes, at least one: Danderine Mullings, a baby girl born in Jamaica in late 1921 — not long after Danderine ads started associating the product with beauty (which I don’t think is a coincidence).
What do you think of the name Danderine [pron. DAN-der-een]?
I like to keep things as quirky as possible around here, so I declare this week the Week of Hair — a week of posts about baby names inspired by hair products.
So far we’ve already talked about Bandoline Fixatrice and Drene, so today through Friday we’ll check out Shasta, Tamba, Brilliantine, Danderine, Harlene and Venida. (Those will become live links as I put the posts up.)
Enjoy it, hairy people!