How popular is the baby name Suave 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 Suave.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Suave


Posts that Mention the Name Suave

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Overconfident baby names like Classy, Epic, Majestic, Handsome and Einstein.

Overconfident Baby Names

The ones I’ve blogged about so far are Envy, Foxy, Suave and Unique.

Here are some of the baby names that didn’t make the cut: Aristotle, Artist, Boss, Brave, Couture, Czar, Dandy, Emperor, Fancy, Fantasy, Great, Hercules, Legacy, Ninja, Peerless, Pride, Pristine, Ritzy, Romeo, Royalty, Sassy.

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See also: Embarrassing Baby Names.

The Baby Name Suave

Suave, My Girl, single, baby name

When I first spotted Suave on the SSA’s baby name data, I immediately thought of the Gerardo song “Rico Suave” (1990), but that wasn’t the explanation — the song was released two years after Suave debuted:

  • 1993: unlisted
  • 1992: 7 baby boys named Suave
  • 1991: 8 baby boys named Suave
  • 1990: 6 baby boys named Suave
  • 1989: 7 baby boys named Suave
  • 1988: 17 baby boys named Suave [debut/peak]
  • 1987: unlisted

So where did Suave come from?

The inspiration was singer SuavĂ© (born Waymond Anderson), who scored a top 40 hit in 1988 with his cover of The Temptations’ “My Girl.” (Nothing to do with the 1991 movie of the same name.)

The word “suave” comes from the Latin suavis, meaning “sweet.”