I’ve long been curious about the name Clione.
It debuted rather impressively in the national dataset in 1938, but dropped off the next year and hasn’t been back since.
- 1940: unlisted
- 1939: unlisted
- 1938: 16 baby girls named Clione [debut]
- 1937: unlisted
- 1936: unlisted
Clione is similar to the name Cleone, which was in use during the first half of the 20th century, but I doubt it’s a variant because Clione’s single-year appearance doesn’t match up with Cleone’s peak usage (from the mid-1910s to the mid-1920s).
One adorable thing that kept thwarting my search efforts was the genus Clione, which includes floating sea slugs or “sea angels”:
Not the source of the name, but makes a great image for this post. :)
Can anyone offer any clues about Clione?