How popular is the baby name Stardust 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 Stardust.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Stardust


Posts that Mention the Name Stardust

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. :)

Were Any Babies Named After Yvaine from Stardust?

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In 2007 I wondered, “Could Yvaine become a popular baby name if Stardust does well at the box office?”

Three years later, I can (sort of) answer that question.

The movie Stardust didn’t exactly turn into blockbuster, it did reasonably well. And in 2008, Yvaine appeared in the SSA’s baby name data for the very first time:

  • 2009: 13 baby girls named Yvaine
  • 2008: 8 baby girls named Yvaine [debut]
  • 2007: unlisted

So the name didn’t become “popular,” but it is more popular now than it used to be, relatively speaking. My hunch is that if Stardust had done better at the theaters, Yvaine would have popped up on more birth certificates.

The name of the movie itself, Stardust, didn’t make the list in 2008 or 2009. But it was a one-hit wonder 1977. Seems too late to be a Ziggy Stardust thing…any ideas where it came from?