How popular is the baby name Danity in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Danity and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Danity.
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Know what today is? It’s Britney Spears’ birthday! (Come on, you didn’t already know that?)
So today is the perfect day to start playing the Pop Culture Baby Name Game.
What’s that? It’s a game in which we try to predict which pop culture-inspired baby names will appear on the SSA’s official baby name list for the first time in 2010. Danity and Daughtry made it for the first time in 2007, Obama and Palin in 2008, the infamous Renesmee in 2009…which pop culture baby names will make their debut in 2010?
Think back to notable occurrences of 2010 and late 2009. Think about movies, music, books, video games, sports, politics, products, and whatever else made headlines and/or caught your attention. What brand-new baby names might these things have inspired?
Here are some possibilities I’ve already blogged about:
Yup. In 1990, the four-man R&B group Jodeci was formed by Joel “JoJo” Hailey, Donald “DeVante Swing” DeGrate, Dalvin “Mr. Dalvin” DeGrate, and Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey. The name of the band was pieced together from the jo of JoJo, the de of DeGrate, and the ci of K-Ci.
Jodeci’s first album, the successful Forever My Lady, was released in 1991. Sure enough, that’s the year we start seeing babies named Jodeci:
1996: 29 girls, 13 boys named Jodeci
1995: 32 girls, 15 boys named Jodeci
1994: 19 girls, 23 boys named Jodeci
1993: 33 girls, 29 boys named Jodeci
1992: 77 girls, 94 boys named Jodeci
1991: 13 girls, 12 boys named Jodeci [debut]
The group put out a second album in 1993, a third in 1995, then went on hiatus in 1996. After they stopped releasing new material, usage of the name declined.
A related name that was used around this time was K-Ci:
2000: 6 boys named K-Ci
1999: 6 boys named K-Ci
1998: 5 boys named K-Ci
1995: 7 boys named K-Ci [debut]
This one was helped along by the band K-Ci & JoJo, formed by two Jodeci members around 1996.
The names Jodeci and K-Ci may be down, but don’t count them out. In about a month, a reality TV show starring K-Ci and JoJo will premiere on TVOne. Also, there’s a talented high school football player out there named Jodeci Mays. (He scored seven touchdowns a couple of weeks ago.) Visibility often leads to usage, so the TV show and/or the athlete could help revive the names, you never know…