The baby name Randye debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1949. The usage was primarily in New York state.
|Year||Randye, usage in U.S.||Randye, usage in N.Y.|
|1953||11 baby girls||10 baby girls|
|1952||24 baby girls||11 baby girls|
|1951||12 baby girls||6 baby girls|
|1950||9 baby girls||6 baby girls|
|1949||24 baby girls [debut]||14 baby girls [debut]|
Why the debut, and why New York?
Because of a set of identical triplets born to New York City couple Murray and Marjorie Herman in May of 1949. The three girls were born at Polyclinic Hospital and named Jaimye, Randye, and Vickye.
My guess is that the triplets — plus their older sister, Leslye — were featured in the local news throughout their childhood. All four of must have been in the papers around 1952, for instance, because usage of three of the four names increased that year.
Female usage of names similar to Randye (like Randy and Randi) were seeing higher usage in general during this time period, likely thanks to the influence of movie actress Randy Stuart (born Elizabeth Shaubell).
- Murray Herman – Obituary – Las Vegas Sun
- “These 3 Additions Arrived All at Once.” Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester, NY] 22 May 1949: 16.