Where did the baby name Karicia come from in 2002?

The character Karicia from the telenovela "Salome" (2001-2002)
Karicia from “Salomé”

The similar names Caricia (the Spanish word for “caress”) and Karicia both debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 2002:

Girls named KariciaGirls named Caricia

Where did they come from?

The Mexican telenovela Salomé, which originally aired from October of 2001 to May of 2002.

At the start of the series, the main character, Salomé (played by Edith González), works as a cabaret dancer with her best friend, Karicia (played by Niurka Marcos).

P.S. The French word for “caress” — Caresse — is also a baby name.

Sources: Salomé (2001) – TV Tropes, Salomé (TV series) – Wikipedia, SSA
Image: Screenshot of Salomé

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