How popular is the baby name Rahn in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Rahn and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Rahn.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Rahn

Number of Babies Named Rahn

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Rahn

The Baby Name Rahn

Helmut Rahn
Helmut Rahn © ddp
At the 1954 FIFA World Cup Final in Bern, Switzerland, underdog West Germany beat undefeated Hungary 3-2 in a huge upset.

The German player who guaranteed the win was Helmut Rahn, who scored both the second and third goals for West Germany.

The U.S. isn’t known for being big on soccer, but the dramatic win gave Rahn a boost on the baby name charts anyway:

  • 1957: 16 baby boys named Rahn
  • 1956: 18 baby boys named Rahn
  • 1955: 22 baby boys named Rahn
  • 1954: 66 baby boys named Rahn
  • 1953: unlisted

(Didn’t influence the name Helmut, though.)

Rahn would easily have been the top newbie name of 1954…had it not already debuted in 1946.


One-Hit Wonder Baby Names from the 1950s

Not pop songs, but baby names! Many baby names have only managed to rank among the most popular in the U.S. a single time. The following names are one-hit wonders from the 1950s.

Girl Names:

  • Debera – #998 in 1952
  • Debroah – #898 in 1955
  • Denese – #983 in 1954
  • Doretta – #899 in 1953 – influence: Doretta Morrow
  • Ellyn – #993 in 1952
  • Gaylene – #930 in 1956
  • Jacqulyn – #970 in 1952
  • Jeryl – #770 in 1955
  • Kathey – #890 in 1956
  • Lanita – #968 in 1958
  • Melodee – #994 in 1955
  • Nilda – #959 in 1957
  • Pandora – #785 in 1952
  • Perri – #949 in 1958 – influence: the movie Perri
  • Rhona – #992 in 1951
  • Sharleen – #767 in 1951
  • Sheilah – #665 in 1955 – influence: Sheilah Graham
  • Sheryll – #997 in 1955
  • Tambra – #916 in 1958
  • Tari – #972 in 1959
  • Valinda – #809 in 1954

Boy Names:

  • Danniel – #978 in 1950
  • Deryl – #993 in 1950
  • Erasmo – #926 in 1951
  • Kem – #922 in 1956
  • Kennard – #999 in 1954
  • Mikeal – #909 in 1952
  • Rahn – #913 in 1954 – influence: Helmut Rahn
  • Ricci – #742 in 1954

All one-hit wonder lists: 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s.