What gave the baby name Cherrelle a boost?

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The baby name Cherrelle became trendy in the ’80s thanks to R&B vocalist Cherrelle, born Cheryl Anne Norton.

She had a string of successful songs during the mid-to-late ’80s following the release of her debut album in 1984. This explains why the name re-appeared in the SSA data in 1984 (after popping up once in ’70s) and usage spiked in 1986 and 1989:

  • 1990: 70 baby girls named Cherrelle
  • 1989: 138 baby girls named Cherrelle
  • 1988: 91 baby girls named Cherrelle
  • 1987: 81 baby girls named Cherrelle
  • 1986: 188 baby girls named Cherrelle [peak]
  • 1985: 45 baby girls named Cherrelle
  • 1984: 37 baby girls named Cherrelle
  • 1983: unlisted

The only year it reached the top 1,000 was 1986, when it ranked 879th.

Source: Cherrelle – Wikipedia

(Similar names: Cherrill, Cheryl)

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