Where did the baby name Erubey come from in 1972?

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Erubey Carmona

The curious name Erubey started showing up in the U.S. baby name data in the early ’70s:

  • 1974: unlisted
  • 1973: 6 baby boys named Erubey (all 6 born in California)
  • 1972: 5 baby boys named Erubey [debut]
  • 1971: unlisted
  • 1970: unlisted

Where did it come from?


On September 15, 1972 — the eve of Mexico’s Independence Day — 27-year-old Mexican boxer Erubey “El Chango” Carmona (born Eudibiel Guillen Chapin) fought Mexican-American boxer Armando “Mando” Ramos in Los Angeles for the WBC Lightweight Championship.

It was “one of the most sensational fights in LA and Greater Mexican history,” and Carmona won via TKO in the 8th round.

What are your thoughts on the baby name Erubey?


  • Mando Ramos vs. Chango Carmona – BoxRec
  • Rodriguez, Gregory S. “Raza Boxing: Community, Identity, and Hybridity in the 1960s and 1970s in Southern California.” Mexican Americans and Sports: A Reader on Athletics and Barrio Life, ed. by Jorge Iber and Samuel Octavio Regalado. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2007.

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