Where did the baby name Diron come from in 1965?

Football player Diron Talbert
Diron Talbert

The name Diron first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1965:

  • 1967: 7 baby boys named Diron
  • 1966: 8 baby boys named Diron
    • 5 born in Texas
  • 1965: 9 baby boys named Diron [debut]
    • 6 born in Texas
  • 1964: unlisted
  • 1963: unlisted


Because of college football player Diron Talbert.

Diron, a defensive tackle, played at the University of Texas from 1964 to 1966. He was a letterman all three years.

After college, he played in the NFL for fourteen seasons — four with the Angeles Rams, ten with the Washington Redskins. (In fact, in the 1970s, “Diron” popped up in the Washington, D.C.-specific baby name data a couple of times.)

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Sources: Diron Talbert – Wikipedia, Diron Talbert (2005) – Hall of Honor – University of Texas Athletics, SSA

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