Barbarella, the Italian diminutive of Barbara, has appeared on the SSA’s baby name list twice:
- 1971: unlisted
- 1970: 8 baby girls named Barbarella
- 1969: 17 baby girls named Barbarella [debut]
- 1968: unlisted
You probably already know the source of this one: sci-fi cult classic Barbarella (1968), which starred Jane Fonda.
The film wasn’t popular with audiences initially, but it’s since become a cult classic.
The character was created in the early ’60s by French comic strip illustrator Jean-Claude Forest.