How popular is the baby name Harlon in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Harlon.
Actress Neva Patterson, mentioned in yesterday’s post about Diana Lynn, was born in 1920 on a farm near Nevada [neh-VAY-duh], Iowa.
So she must have been named for her birthplace, right?
Nope. Neva, called “Nevada’s gift to acting” by the Des Moines register, “spent much of her life explaining that she really wasn’t named for her hometown.” Instead, she was named after one of her mother’s friends. (Her parents were named Marjorie and George, btw, and she also had a brother named Harlon.)
Do you like the name Neva? How would you pronounce it?
Source: Famous Iowans – Neva Patterson – DesMoinesRegister.com
Here’s the next installment of one-hit wonders. The following baby names cracked the top 1,000 only once–all during the 1930s:
- Darl – ranked 997th in 1931
- Darwyn – ranked 752nd in 1935
- Delwin – ranked 970th in 1935
- Derl – ranked 875th in 1930
- Harlon – ranked 946th in 1939
- Marland – ranked 840th in 1934
- Orlin – ranked 944th in 1932
- Ronal – ranked 780th in 1939
Want more one-hit wonders? Here are…
- All the top-1,000 one-hit wonder baby names, decade by decade: 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2005.
- Some interesting full-list one-hit wonder baby names, from all decades (this list is always growing): One Hit Wonder Baby Names.