How popular is the baby name Fortune in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Fortune and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Fortune.
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The baby name Eydie debuted in the U.S. data in 1954:
1960: 27 baby girls named Eydie
1959: 37 baby girls named Eydie
1958: 50 baby girls named Eydie [peak]
1957: 23 baby girls named Eydie
1956: 11 baby girls named Eydie
1955: 10 baby girls named Eydie
1954: 5 baby girls named Eydie [debut]
Where did it come from?
Pop singer Eydie Gormé.
She was most famous during in the 1960s: her biggest hit was “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” (1963), and she won a Grammy for “If He Walked Into My Life” (1966).
But she first came to people’s attention when she started making regular TV appearances in 1953 on the The Tonight Show, originally hosted by Steve Allen. She often performed with her husband, Steve Lawrence.
Eydie was born Edith Garmezano in New York City in 1928. (Her husband’s birth name was Sidney Liebowitz.) Her family — parents Nessim and Fortune, siblings Robert and Corene — later shortened the surname to Gormé. She adopted the stage name Edie when she started singing, but was so frequently called “Eddie” that she decided to add a Y to emphasize the correct pronunciation (ee-dee).