Where did the baby name Civona come from?

civona, fabric, clothing, baby name, 1970s
Newspaper ad for Civona sweaters, Nov. 1977

The unique name Civona was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data during the late 1970s:

  • 1979: unlisted
  • 1978: unlisted
  • 1977: 5 baby girls named Civona [debut]
  • 1976: unlisted
  • 1975: unlisted

Where did it come from?

A type of acrylic fabric called Civona, which was being advertised heavily around that time. The ads often compared the feel of Civona to that of merino wool. Civona’s tagline was: “the touch-me look.”

Like Antron and Qiana, Civona was invented by DuPont. It was put on the market in 1975.

What are your thoughts on the baby name Civona?

Image: Lady Markell Advertisement. San Bernardino Sun 13 Nov. 1977: 35.

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