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Popularity of the Baby Name Davante


Posts that Mention the Name Davante

Inconspicuous Anagram Baby Names

I recently updated my old Anagram Baby Names post to make it much more comprehensive. As I worked on it, though, I noticed that many of those sets of names had obvious similarities, such as the same first letters and/or the same rhythm.

So I thought I’d make a second, shorter list of anagram names that were less conspicuously similar. Specifically, I wanted the second list to feature sets of names with different first letters and different numbers of syllables.

And that’s what you’ll find below — pairs of anagram names that are relatively distinct from one another. So much so that, at first glance (or listen), some might not even strike you as being anagrammatic at all. :)

Click on any name to check out its popularity graph…

Most of the names above have a clear number of syllables, but a few do not. (I categorized them according to my own interpretation/accent.) So, if you’re interested in using any of these pairings, just remember to test the names out loud first!

Which of the pairs above do you like best?

Where did the baby name Jodeci come from?

jodeci, music, baby name, 1990s

We’ve talked about babies named after Bon Jovi, Danity Kane, Roxette, and even Starship. So today let’s look at Jodeci.

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]
  • 1990: unlisted
  • 1989: unlisted

We also see a steep rise in the usage of DeVante, which was the fastest-rising boy name of 1991:

  • 1994: 852 baby boys named Devante [rank: 309th]
  • 1993: 961 baby boys named Devante [rank: 289th]
  • 1992: 1565 baby boys named Devante [rank: 199th] (peak)
  • 1991: 131 baby boys named Devante [rank: 923rd]
  • 1990: 9 baby boys named Devante

(And the sudden trendiness of DeVante gave big boosts to variant forms like Davante, Dvonte, Devonta, Devonte, Davonte, Davonta, Devontae, Davontae, Devontay, Dvontae, Devaunte, etc.

And in 1992, Dalvin became the second-fastest-rising boy name:

  • 1994: 143 baby boys named Dalvin [rank: 912th]
  • 1993: 179 baby boys named Dalvin [rank: 789th] (peak)
  • 1992: 132 baby boys named Dalvin [rank: 923rd]
  • 1991: 6 baby boys named Dalvin
  • 1990: 13 baby boys named Dalvin

Jodeci 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:

  • 2001: unlisted
  • 2000: 6 boys named K-Ci
  • 1999: 6 boys named K-Ci
  • 1998: 5 boys named K-Ci
  • 1997: unlisted
  • 1996: unlisted
  • 1995: 7 boys named K-Ci [debut]
  • 1994: unlisted

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…

Two-hit wonder baby names (in the top 1,000)

The following names ranked among the top 1,000 U.S. baby names only twice from 1880 through 2006:

Girl NamesBoy Names
Adriene (1962, 1967)
Agusta (1882, 1884)
Aili (1909, 1910)
Alcie (1880, 1886)
Alethea (1973, 1974)
Alexina (1881, 1882)
Almedia (1881, 1885)
Aloma (1942, 1943)
Alwina (1882, 1886)
Alys (1880, 1910)
Ama (1881, 1885)
Amalie (1881, 1883)
Amma (1881, 1887)
Anastacia (1880, 1896)
Angeles (2003, 2004)
Anie (1881, 1882)
Anona (1904, 1905)
Antonetta (1910, 1915)
Araminta (1880, 1884)
Ardath (1905, 1923)
Arkie (1883, 1889)
Arta (1881, 1884)
Ayesha (1979, 1982)
Abbott (1880, 1888)
Adron (1901, 1904)
Albertus (1880, 1883)
Alferd (1891, 1899)
Alfie (1967, 1968)
Amado (1883, 1932)
Ananias (1883, 1889)
Arnett (1893, 1897)
Atlas (1883, 1890)
Aurthur (1880, 1891)
Bebe (1923, 1932)
Bertina (1882, 1893)
Bethann (1965, 1967)
Brigid (1965, 1966)
Brinda (1951, 1952)
Britny (1989, 1990)
Bryn (1999, 2004)
Bayard (1882, 1884)
Bilal (1991, 2002)
Bjorn (1977, 1980)
Blas (1880, 1911)
Bryton (1994, 1995)
Burgess (1884, 1890)
Burrel (1884, 1889)
Carlota (1887, 1892)
Celie (1880, 1887)
Cena (1881, 1883)
Chaney (1880, 1888)
Channie (1884, 1885)
Chante (1977, 1993)
Charlotta (1880, 1884)
Chelsy (1991, 1992)
Cherelle (1986, 1989)
Cherilyn (1972, 1975)
Chimere (1980, 1981)
Ciarra (1995, 1997)
Cicely (1973, 1974)
Cielo (2000, 2001)
Ciji (1983, 1984)
Cinthia (1991, 1996)
Cleva (1884, 1885)
Clevie (1884, 1885)
Columbia (1882, 1893)
Consuela (1971, 1972)
Contina (1972, 1973)
Coralie (1880, 1929)
Cornie (1885, 1887)
Cressie (1889, 1899)
Crete (1881, 1882)
Cuba (1898, 1899)
Cyntha (1881, 1884)
Captain (1883, 1887)
Cato (1880, 1891)
Ceasar (1883, 1900)
Chancey (1883, 1885)
Charls (1886, 1892)
Chauncy (1883, 1890)
Claudius (1890, 1893)
Clemon (1894, 1899)
Clide (1883, 1901)
Colie (1911, 1912)
Collis (1899, 1900)
Colon (1885, 1886)
Coolidge (1924, 1925)
Crockett (1880, 1883)
Daja (1995, 1996)
Danyel (1974, 1976)
Danyell (1973, 1974)
Davante (1992, 1993)
Dawne (1962, 1965)
Deliah (1880, 1883)
Delinda (1964, 1965)
Dellia (1881, 1888)
Dorthey (1932, 1934)
Dossie (1881, 1885)
Darryn (1965, 1968)
Daulton (1994, 1997)
Dejon (1991, 1992)
Demian (1971, 1974)
Demonte (1993, 1994)
Desean (1991, 1994)
Desi (1956, 1970)
Dink (1883, 1892)
Dionicio (1882, 1887)
Dozier (1884, 1892)
Duff (1880, 1882)
Durell (1985, 1986)
Durrell (1985, 1986)
Dustan (1980, 1984)
Echo (1983, 1984)
Edla (1882, 1889)
Ednah (1880, 1887)
Edra (1905, 1908)
Elana (1960, 1966)
Eleonore (1882, 1887)
Elfie (1883, 1888)
Elwanda (1921, 1922)
Epsie (1881, 1888)
Eris (1923, 1924)
Erykah (1997, 1998)
Estefany (1996, 2002)
Evelena (1885, 1910)
Ever (1893, 1901)
Ebbie (1881, 1882)
Elick (1880, 1890)
Encarnacion (1892, 1895)
Ephram (1881, 1887)
Epifanio (1885, 1888)
Eustace (1882, 1885)
Everet (1897, 1905)
Ewin (1882, 1883)
Farah (1976, 1977)
Flavia (1881, 1884)
Floretta (1908, 1916)
Franc (1882, 1883)
Francisqui (1883, 1892)
Ferman (1886, 1893)
Fitzgerald (1964, 1965)
Flint (1959, 1960)
Florencio (1882, 1889)
Fredy (1993, 2005)
Fremont (1882, 1899)
Georgeanna (1883, 1884)
Gidget (1966, 1967)
Glennis (1936, 1939)
Gracia (1880, 1887)
Gwyn (1961, 1962)
Gaines (1882, 1885)
Gasper (1911, 1917)
Gennaro (1911, 1913)
Geoff (1962, 1969)
Gibson (1882, 1897)
Gorge (1880, 1900)
Grayling (1957, 1959)
Hasel (1895, 1901)
Hennie (1882, 1883)
Hortensia (1927, 1928)
Halbert (1881, 1907)
Hansel (1905, 1917)
Harl (1880, 1897)
Harrie (1880, 1890)
Hartley (1895, 1909)
Hartwell (1881, 1883)
Holmes (1880, 1903)
Horton (1888, 1895)
Hoy (1880, 1910)
Hurbert (1891, 1903)
Ilo (1898, 1899)
Ingeborg (1901, 1905)
Ivonne (1992, 1993)
Illya (1966, 1967)
Imanol (2001, 2006)
Ingram (1883, 1890)
Jacquelynn (1943, 1947)
Jenniffer* (1972, 1973)
Jerilynn (1941, 1942)
Jesenia (1987, 1990)
Jinnie (1881, 1882)
Joell (1966, 1967)
Judyth (1941, 1944)
Jarett (1997, 1998)
Jeb (1978, 1981)
Jerrad (1984, 1985)
Jerrel (1934, 1940)
Jessee (1880, 1887)
Jethro (1899, 1913)
Jobe (1882, 1887)
Jordi (1998, 1999)
Joshuah (1985, 1989)
Kadijah (1993, 1994)
Kaleena (1982, 1983)
Kanisha (1990, 1991)
Kiarra (1999, 2000)
Kylene (1979, 1980)
Kanye (2004, 2005)
Kavon (2000, 2001)
Keenen (1990, 1991)
Kenji (1978, 1979)
Keshaun (2000, 2001)
Kiefer (1990, 1991)
Knox (1881, 1888)
Lakendra (1987, 1988)
Lalla (1885, 1888)
Lashunda (1977, 1980)
Lasonya (1971, 1972)
Latifah (1990, 1992)
Lavonda (1965, 1968)
Lavonia (1880, 1898)
Leafy (1893, 1894)
Leitha (1880, 1906)
Lempi (1899, 1904)
Leoma (1901, 1908)
Lesta (1883, 1892)
Lethia (1886, 1893)
Leyla (2005, 2006)
Liane (1959, 1969)
Lilianna (2005, 2006)
Liller (1880, 1885)
Lisbeth (2002, 2003)
Litha (1883, 1885)
Livia (2004, 2005)
Lorayne (1920, 1922)
Lorean (1901, 1920)
Loria (1961, 1962)
Loris (1935, 1936)
Louanna (1881, 1891)
Leandro (2005, 2006)
Lemmie (1900, 1903)
Levern (1954, 1955)
Lillard (1885, 1890)
Lindbergh (1927, 1928)
Linden (1943, 1947)
Linn (1882, 1891)
Lish (1889, 1893)
Littleton (1882, 1896)
Lydell (1977, 1978)
Madora (1880, 1883)
Mahalia (1880, 1881)
Mallorie (1986, 1987)
Malorie (1986, 1987)
Manila (1898, 1899)
Maralyn (1936, 1938)
Margene (1929, 1935)
Margeret (1880, 1882)
Marget (1882, 1883)
Margrett (1885, 1888)
Margy (1929, 1930)
Markita (1984, 1985)
Marlana (1978, 1979)
Marlen (2000, 2003)
Marnita (1961, 1962)
Martika (1989, 1990)
Marylouise (1922, 1923)
Melony (1963, 1966)
Mena (1880, 1887)
Merrilee (1942, 1943)
Mila (1881, 2006)
Milda (1896, 1897)
Moesha (1996, 1997)
Mora (1881, 1887)
Myla (2005, 2006)
Macarthur (1942, 1943)
Mace (1883, 1902)
Makai (2005, 2006)
Mal (1880, 1883)
Mansfield (1890, 1909)
Manson (1886, 1892)
Messia (2005, 2006)
Michial (1950, 1954)
Mikhail (1988, 1990)
Minoru (1920, 1926)
Mustafa (2001, 2002)
Naima (2005, 2006)
Nakita (1986, 1987)
Norita (1935, 1937)
Nyree (1973, 1975)
Nobie (1890, 1908)
Namon (1884, 1899)
Needham (1890, 1893)
Nile (1896, 1905)
Odette (1899, 1905)
Olinda (1893, 1895)
Oliva (1889, 1894)
Oneida (1919, 1922)
Opha (1887, 1897)
Orlena (1881, 1891)
Ota (1881, 1882)
Octavius (1987, 1991)
Olof (1883, 1891)
Orren (1880, 1886)
Ott (1882, 1891)
Ovid (1894, 1907)
Owens (1890, 1896)
Pamelia (1949, 1954)
Pearly (1884, 1904)
Pheobe (1885, 1889)
Porsche (1987, 1988)
Posey (1889, 1896)
Prentiss (1907, 1943)
Purl (1884, 1885)
Quint (1964, 1965)
Rafaela (1903, 1909)
Rennie (1880, 1885)
Rinda (1882, 1885)
Roena (1880, 1884)
Ruie (1884, 1886)
Randolf (1953, 1955)
Ras (1890, 1891)
Rayfield (1904, 1906)
Reubin (1892, 1898)
Reynolds (1895, 1901)
Ridge (1988, 1989)
Rishi (2004, 2005)
Romello (1995, 1996)
Ruffus (1881, 1884)
Rustin (1979, 1980)
Salena (1977, 1995)
Sanjuana (1949, 1950)
Sebrina (1967, 1970)
Selah (2005, 2006)
Serina (1970, 1998)
Shanelle (1989, 1992)
Shanequa (1991, 1992)
Shaquita (1985, 1986)
Sharman (1949, 1950)
Shaunna (1978, 1979)
Shelvia (1937, 1938)
Sheyla (2001, 2006)
Shirl (1963, 1964)
Shirlie (1926, 1935)
Shona (1969, 1970)
Shyla (1999, 2006)
Siena (2005, 2006)
Signa (1890, 1892)
Soledad (1919, 1929)
Stephani (1987, 1989)
Saint (1896, 1897)
Severt (1882, 1896)
Shan (1968, 1969)
Sie (1888, 1890)
Sing (1890, 1905)
Tamya (2003, 2004)
Tayla (1998, 2006)
Tea (1997, 1998)
Thresa (1883, 1888)
Tinie (1881, 1885)
Tobi (1974, 1975)
Torrie (1976, 1977)
Toshiko (1919, 1923)
Tahj (1998, 1999)
Taj (1976, 1998)
Talan (2005, 2006)
Tandy (1883, 1899)
Tavion (1999, 2002)
Tayshaun (2004, 2005)
Terell (1985, 1986)
Theodis (1952, 1955)
Tilman (1881, 1884)
Toshio (1921, 1925)
Treyton (2002, 2003)
Tuan (1982, 1983)
Tyriq (1998, 1999)
Tyrus (1912, 1916)
Valery (2005, 2006)
Velia (1929, 1930)
Vonetta (1973, 1974)
Vander (1884, 1887)
Vashon (1973, 1974)
Vidal (1972, 1973)
Vinie (1885, 1895)
Wanita (1924, 1931)
Winter (1978, 1979)
Waino (1904, 1909)
Wells (1881, 1886)
Wess (1883, 1890)
Wirt (1881, 1886)
Wood (1881, 1882)
Xena (1996, 1997)
Yahaira (2003, 2005)
Yuridia (2005, 2006)
Yaakov (1986, 1987)
Yehuda (2001, 2005)
Zana (1888, 1994)
Zara (2005, 2006)
Zhane (1994, 1995)
Zaid (2003, 2004)

Which of the above do you like most? How about least?

P.S. Here’s a list of the top 1,000’s one-hit wonder names.