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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Santini


Posts that Mention the Name Santini

Interesting One-Hit Wonder Baby Names

They came, they went, and they never came back!

These baby names are one-hit wonders in the U.S. baby name data. That is, they’ve only popped up once, ever, in the entire dataset of U.S. baby names (which accounts for all names given to at least 5 U.S. babies per year since 1880).

There are thousands of one-hit wonders in the dataset, but the names below have interesting stories behind their single appearance, so these are the one-hits I’m writing specific posts about. Just click on a name to read more. (Names that aren’t links yet have posts coming soon!)

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As I discover (and write about) more one-hit wonders in the data, I’ll add names/links to this page. In the meanwhile, do you have any favorite one-hit wonder baby names?

P.S. If this content looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen it before! I’ve just put it in a new spot. :)

Where did the baby name Santini come from?

santini, movie, 1970s, baby name

The name Santini was a one-hit wonder in the baby name data in 1979:

  • 1981: unlisted
  • 1980: unlisted
  • 1979: 9 baby boys named Santini [debut]
  • 1978: unlisted
  • 1977: unlisted

Why?

That was the year the movie The Great Santini came out. Set in the early ’60s, it starred Robert Duvall as a Marine aviator self-nicknamed “The Great Santini.” He was good at his job, but not so good at being a husband and father. The film received two Oscar nominations.

It was based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by southern writer Pat Conroy (who also wrote The Prince of Tides, another Oscar-nominated movie).

What do you think of the baby name Santini?

Source: The Great Santini – TCM