How popular is the baby name Raengel in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Raengel and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Raengel.
Here are some of the top one-hit wonder girl names of all time, from 1880 to 2012:
- Alexandr, 301 baby girls in 1989.
- Jacqueli, 157 baby girls in 1989.
- Cassandr, 152 baby girls in 1989.
- Jacquely, 50 baby girls in 1989.
- Meghaan, 36 baby girls in 1984.
- Shastelyn, 34 baby girls in 2009.
- Charnissa, 32 baby girls in 1974.
- Jocell, 31 baby girls in 2011.
- Aidsa, 30 baby girls in 2007.
- Madelis, 30 baby girls in 2007.
- Yaindhi, 29 baby girls in 2008.
- Eshanti, 27 baby girls in 2002.
- Kitzie, 27 baby girls in 1979.
- Devy, 27 baby girls in 1960.
- Sarela, 26 baby girls in 2006.
- Nykeba, 26 baby girls in 1980.
- Saresa, 26 baby girls in 1974.
- Shadava, 25 baby girls in 1983.
- Russchelle, 24 baby girls in 1975.
- Yoshigei, 21 baby girls in 2006.
- Francesc, 19 baby girls in 1989.
If we ignore all the 1989 names — which are only truncated spelling variants caused by the great baby name glitch of 1989 — the real #1 one-hit wonder becomes Meghaan.
Here’s what I can tell you about some of the above: Shastelyn, Jocell, Madelis and Raengel were inspired by Mexican beauty queens; Aidsa and Yaindhi were inspired by the TV show Objectivo Fama; Eshanti was inspired by singer Ashanti; Nykeba was inspired by a mention in Ebony magazine.
Can you come up with explanations for any of the others?
I don’t know much about Nuestra Belleza Mexico, but I can tell you that the Mexican beauty pageant/TV show has had a small effect on the U.S. baby names.
Name debuts that can be attributed to Nuestra Belleza Mexico include…
- Banelly, which debuted in 1996 with 6 baby girls. Inspired by 1996 contestant Banelly Carrasco Loya.
- Itzanami, which debuted in 1999 with 5 baby girls. Inspired by 1999 contestant Itzanami Bermudez Sanchez.
- Jiapsi, which debuted in 2003 with 7 baby girls. Inspired by 2003 contestant Jiapsi Bojorquez Martínez.
- Zuszeth, which debuted in 2003 with 5 baby girls. Inspired by 2003 contestant Zuszeth Luna González.
A few of the interesting Nuestra Belleza Mexico names that did not pop up on the U.S. charts are Borinquen, Irantzu and Suslim.
It doesn’t end there, though!
The Mexican show inspired a U.S. version, Nuestra Belleza Latina. It’s much newer — season 6 just ended — but so far it’s had a much bigger impact on U.S. baby names.
Name debuts that can be attributed to Nuestra Belleza Latina include…
- Madelis, which debuted in 2007 with 30 baby girls. Inspired by 2007 contestant Madelis Soto.
- Raengel, which debuted in 2007 with 22 baby girls. Inspired by 2007 contestant Raengel Solis.
- Aideliz, which debuted in 2008 with 91 baby girls. Inspired by 2008 contestant Aideliz Hidalgo. It was the top debut name of 2008. The names Aidelis, Aydeliz and Aydelis also debuted in 2008.
- Emeraude, which debuted in 2008 with 34 baby girls. Inspired by 2008 contestant Emeraude Toubia.
- (Dayami didn’t debut, but usage increased significantly in 2008 due to contestant Dayami Padron. The name Dayamy did debut, though.)
- Greidys, which debuted in 2009 with 186 baby girls. Inspired by 2009 contestant Greidys Gil. It was the top debut name of 2009. The names Greydis, Greidy, Greidis, Greydi, Greydys, Graidys, Greydy and Gradys also debuted in 2009.
- Chastelyn, which debuted in 2009 with 150 baby girls. Inspired by 2009 contestant Chastelyn Rodriguez. It was the 2nd-highest debut of 2009. The names Chastelin, Shastelyn, Chasteline, Chastelyne and Shastelin also debuted in 2009.
- Rossibell, which debuted in 2010 with 17 baby girls. Inspired by 2010 contestant Rossibell Mateo.
- Gredmarie, which debuted in 2011 with 47 baby girls. Inspired by 2011 contestant Gredmarie Colon.
- Jocell, which debuted in 2011 with 31 baby girls. Inspired by 2011 contestant Jocell Villa.
- Adrialys, which debuted in 2011 with 16 baby girls. Inspired by 2011 contestant Adrialys Gutierrez. (So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.)
Finally, here are two unique names from the 2012 season we might see on the SSA’s 2012 list: Lidislay and Essined.
Update, 6/15/15: Essined debuted in 2013.