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

Boy Names

  • Danniel – ranked 978th in 1950
  • Deryl – ranked 993rd in 1950
  • Erasmo – ranked 926th in 1951
  • Kem – ranked 922nd in 1956
  • Kennard – ranked 999th in 1954
  • Mikeal – ranked 909th in 1952
  • Rahn – ranked 913th in 1954 (influence: Helmut Rahn)
  • Ricci – ranked 742nd in 1954

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