How popular is the baby name Ariane in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Ariane.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Ariane


Posts that Mention the Name Ariane

Where did the baby name Darina come from?

The character Anna La Darina from the movie "The Unfinished Dance" (1947).
Anna La Darina from “The Unfinished Dance

In 1948, the baby name Darina first appeared in the U.S. baby name data:

  • 1950: 5 baby girls named Darina
  • 1949: unlisted
  • 1948: 7 baby girls named Darina [debut]
  • 1947: unlisted
  • 1946: unlisted

Where did it come from?

My guess is the movie The Unfinished Dance (1947).

The main character was a young girl in ballet school named Meg. She idolized the head of the school, Ariane Bouchet (played by Cyd Charisse), so when she learned that Ariane would not be dancing the lead in the upcoming production of Swan Lake — that the part would instead go to visiting prima ballerina Anna La Darina — she was not pleased. In fact, she set out to sabotage “La Darina.”

But things went too far: while La Darina was dancing a solo sequence on opening night, Meg went for the light switch…but ended up pulling the trap door lever instead. La Darina fell through the stage, injured her spine, and was told that she would never dance again.

By the end of the movie, Meg discovered that she’d been idolizing the wrong person all along. Ariane was revealed to be self-absorbed, whereas La Darina proved to be generous and forgiving.

What are your thoughts on the name Darina?

Sources: The Unfinished Dance (1947) – IMDB, The Unfinished Dance (1947) – TCM

Perfume Names as Baby Names

We all know that brand names are being used more and more often as baby names, and that brands associated with luxury or high status (e.g. Bentley, Tiffany) are particularly enticing to expectant parents.

So it’s not too surprising that there are a lot of people out there named after designer fragrances — women’s perfumes in particular, but men’s colognes and unisex fragrances as well. Here are three dozen examples:

Ajee
1994: Ajee perfume introduced by Revlon.
1994: The baby name Ajee debuted in the U.S. baby name data. It was the top debut name for girls that year.

Allure
1996: Allure perfume introduced by Chanel.
1997: The baby name Allure debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Andron
1981: Andron perfume introduced by Jovan.
1981: The baby name Andron debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Antaeus
1981: Antaeus cologne introduced by Chanel.
1981: The baby name Antaeus debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Aviance
1975: Aviance perfume introduced by Prince Matchabelli.
1975: The baby name Aviance debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Azuree
1969: Azurée perfume introduced by Estée Lauder.
1975: The baby name Azuree debuted in the U.S. baby name data. (Though this debut may have more to do with Kojak than with the perfume.)

Cachet
1970: Cachet perfume introduced by Prince Matchabelli.
1972: The baby name Cachet debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Celisse
1982: Celisse perfume introduced by Dana.
1982: The baby name Celisse debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Cerissa
1974: Cerissa perfume introduced by Charles Revson.
1975: The baby name Cerissa debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Chimere
1979: Chimère perfume introduced by Prince Matchabelli.
1979: The baby name Chimere debuted in the U.S. baby name data. It cracked the top 1,000 for girls in 1980 and 1981.

Cristalle
1977: Cristalle perfume introduced by Chanel.
1977: The baby name Cristalle debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Drakkar
1972: Drakkar cologne introduced by Guy Laroche.
1982: Drakkar Noir cologne introduced by Guy Laroche.
1987: The baby name Drakkar debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Enjoli (pronounced ahn-zho-lee)
1978: Enjoli perfume introduced by Revlon.
1978: The baby name Enjoli debuted in the U.S. baby name data. It was the top debut name for girls that year.

Envy
1997: Envy perfume introduced by Gucci.
1999: The baby name Envy debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Eternity
1988: Eternity perfume introduced by Calvin Klein.
1990: The baby name Eternity debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Euphoria
2005: Euphoria perfume introduced by Calvin Klein.
2007: The baby name Euphoria debuted in the U.S. baby name data. So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.

Florecita
2007: Florecita perfume introduced by Revelations.
2007: The baby name Florecita debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Jadore
1999: J’adore perfume introduced by Christian Dior.
2000: The baby name Jadore debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Jontue
1975: Jontue perfume introduced by Revlon.
1977: The baby name Jontue debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Lahana
1992: Lahana perfume introduced by Avon.
1992: The baby name Lahana debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Lutece
1984: Lutèce perfume introduced by Houbigant.
1986: The baby name Lutece debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Millennia
1996: Millennia perfume introduced by Avon.
1997: The baby name Millennia debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Nahema
1979: Nahéma perfume introduced by Guerlain.
1981: The baby name Nahema debuted in the U.S. baby name data. So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.

Odyssey
1981: Odyssey perfume introduced by Avon.
1982: The baby name Odyssey debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Pavi Elle
1983: Pavi Elle perfume introduced by Avon.
1983: The baby name Pavielle debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Raffinee
1982: Raffinée perfume introduced by Houbigant.
1982: The baby name Raffinee debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Rebelle
2012: Rebelle perfume introduced by Rihanna.
2013: The baby name Rebelle debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Safari
1990: Safari perfume introduced by Ralph Lauren.
1992: The baby name Safari debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Samsara
1989: Samsara perfume introduced by Guerlain.
1991: The baby name Samsara debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Senchal
1981: Senchal perfume introduced by Charles of the Ritz.
1982: The baby name Senchal debuted in the U.S. baby name data. So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.

Sensi
2003: Sensi perfume introduced by Giorgio Armani.
2006: The baby name Sensi debuted in the U.S. baby name data. So far, it’s a one-hit wonder.

Toccara
1981: Toccara perfume introduced by Avon.
1981: The baby name Toccara debuted in the U.S. baby name data. Toccara cracked the top 1,000 for girls in 1981, 1982 and 1983.

Tresor
1990: Trésor perfume introduced by Lancôme.
1997: The baby name Tresor debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

Ysatis
1984: Ysatis perfume introduced by Givenchy.
1988: The baby name Ysatis debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

**Late addition (thanks Julie!):

Charisma
1968: Charisma perfume introduced by Avon.
1968: The baby name Charisma debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

**Another late addition (thanks Blue Juniper!):

Natori
1995: Natori perfume introduced by Avon.
1995: The baby name Natori debuted in the U.S. baby name data.

…And I’m sure that’s not all. Other fragrance names are harder to figure out, though. For instance, the names below were surely given a boost by fragrance, but they also appeared in the SSA data before their corresponding fragrances were introduced:

And names like Armani and Fendi could have been inspired by fragrance, or they could have been inspired by anything else associated with those particular fashion houses.

Can you think of any other perfumes that might have been used as baby names? Let me know and I’ll look them up!

Source: SSA

[Latest update to this post: October 2020]

One-hit wonder baby names (in the top 1,000)

Not one-hit wonder pop songs, but one-hit wonder baby names!

Many baby names have only managed to rank among the most popular in the U.S. a single time.

Here are all the one-hit wonders of the top 1,000 so far (1880-2005), grouped by decade. If I’ve written an explanatory post about the name, I’ve added a link to the post.

(Please note that the rankings from earliest decades are based on data that isn’t very reliable. So, most of those names didn’t make the top 1,000 for any particular reason — they’re mostly just statistical anomalies.)

Girl NamesBoy Names
1880-1889:
Adina, Almyra, Chanie, Chrissie, Clemie, Cordella, Dayse, Delina, Delle, Elmire, Elzada, Estie, Fronnie, Lovisa, Lucina, Manerva, Manervia, Minervia, Neppie, Nolie, Orilla, Rillie, Sybilla, Tella, Thursa, Achsah, Ala, Alabama, Amey, Chestina, Chloie, Crissie, Daisye, Dema, Dollye, Eithel, Mila, Senora, Siddie, Sylvania, Tiney, Zilpah, Affie, Arah, Artelia, Birdella, Cathern, Cilla, Elizbeth, Fannye, Francina, Genevra, Iza, Jerusha, Loda, Lucetta, Lucindy, Luda, Mahalie, Modena, Nanna, Nelie, Olena, Sinda, Vicy, Almina, Argie, Beatrix, Cappie, Caro, Cloe, Deetta, Dorathea, Ermine, Felicie, Icey, Junia, Lovey, Marianita, Mattye, Pearla, Simona, Alzina, Annice, Georganna, Leala, Lurana, Milly, Nealy, Olivine, Oney, Savilla, Sussie, Theodocia, Violetta, Aurilla, Dosia, Emmy, Essa, Ica, Ilma, Lolla, Medora, Octa, Alwilda, Angele, Betha, Clytie, Ermina, Hilah, Louisiana, Metha, Oline, Pricilla, Alwine, Anice, Clemma, Eppie, Gustie, Octavie, Orelia Francies, Margretta, Orra, Pairlee, Pallie, Chessie, Erla, Herma, Lulah, Noemie
1880-1889:
Agustus, Baldwin, Candido, Ceylon, Clemente, Firman, Friend, Hays, Hence, Hunt, Isam, Jabez, Obed, Rafe, Redden, Salomon, Sannie, Tilden, Ambers, Cas, Casimiro, Dixon, Elonzo, Emry, Erving, Esequiel, Manly, Marius, Marrion, Mercer, Obe, Philo, Primus, Prosper, Pryor, Roll, Wiliam, Wing, York, Alanzo, Alby, Alcee, Auguste, Caswell, Clabe, Ell, Greene, Hansford, Lone, Marsh, Pearley, Wenzel, Blanchard, Bose, Charle, Emett, Grove, Hanson, Jep, Jeptha, Linzy, Lute, Milas, Thurlow, Blain, Bowman, Bunk, Donaciano, Ebenezer, Ignatz, Odin, Oley, Osborn, Shep, Vollie, Drury, Elon, Fielding, Fleet, Fount, Lark, Lim, Nim, North, Orvis, Reason, Virge, Worley, Zenas, Acey, Algernon, Amasa, Amil, Calhoun, Colbert, Elby, Fuller, Ham, Lilburn, Lovett, Pratt, Ruffin, Bliss, Dorr, Ethelbert, Gilford, Gilman, Graves, Hillery, Shepherd, Benjman, Celestino, Hart, Hilmer, Le, Liston, Lott, Nils, Vere, Abie, Alver, Anatole, Boone, Branch, Bush, Claiborne, Edw, Fed, Governor, Hjalmar, Levin, Redmond
1890-1899:
Ethie, Fleeta, Jessye, Jetta, Sibbie, Idabelle, Lulla, Olar, Sylva, Versa, Allena, Cannie, Cliffie, Clotilda, Elmyra, Josefita, Lurena, Elfreda, Adel, Alleen, Trilby, Zela, Zeta, Manilla, Vara, Irva
1890-1899:
Almus, Conard, Guilford, Neely, Polk, Rance, Red, Algot, Alphons, Barnard, Burk, Berkley, Iverson, Job, Powell, Vick, Burleigh, Con, Ebert, Murdock, Nolen, Willaim, Aubra, Avon, Bolden, Link, Thorwald, Alston, Audy, Donat, Emmons, Erby, Esley, Hebert, Hezzie, Hughey, Oddie, Vinton, Zed, Alwin, Evander, Gaither, Grafton, Guthrie, Ovila, Acy, Aloys, Arthor, Boysie, Cam, Hale, Lisle, Offie, Silver, Virgel, Willy, Dabney, Adams, Arba, Collie, Ewart, Gladstone, Schley, Shafter, Baker, Bynum, Colvin, Elizah, Griffith
1900-1909:
Luvinia, Dagny, Ethyle, Augustina, Girtha, Edris, Vernia, Beadie, Ilda, Neola, Orma, Vela, Clydie, Rosabelle, Theta, Arnetta, Clementina, Launa, Azalee, Macel
1900-1909:
Goebel, Tallie, Ancil, Buren, Erland, Esco, Mathews, Pate, Doll, Ivor, Victoriano, Beckham, Lenon, Ozzie, Teddie, Arbie, Council, Duard, Harm, Severo, Tobie, Fredie, Graydon, Jiles, Benard, Harrold, Delmus, Delphin, Gilmer, Ogden, Oland, Samie, Esker, Levie, Robley, Othel
1910-1919:
Arietta, Loree, Blanchie, Felice, Maebell, Orene, Cleone, Lahoma, Rosaria, Idamae, Lavelle, Michelina, Victory, Haruko
1910-1919:
Amerigo, Gennaro, Hymen, Melbourne, Geno, Gilmore, Saverio, Arvo, Berlin, Gerhardt, Hughes, Tatsuo, Orvin, Foch, Laddie, Metro, Therman
1920-1929:
Arlyne, Venice, Vernelle, Enriqueta, Lorrayne, Ailene, Illa, Kazuko, Felicitas, Joline, Sydell
1920-1929:
Harden, Shoji, Fidencio
1930-1939:
Charlsie, Belia, Thomasina, Monna, Nira, Marcelina, Darlyne, Shirleyann, Vernetta, Larae, Jonell, Noreta, Noretta, Shelvie, Helaine, Dotty, Karel
1930-1939:
Derl, Darl, Orlin, Marland, Darwyn, Delwin, Harlon, Ronal
1940-1949:
Phyliss, Jerrilyn, Carlyn, Rozanne, Michaele, Lyndia, Regena, Shirleen
1940-1949:
Wendel, Wilkie, Eusebio, Lucky, Cornel
1950-1959:
Rhona, Sharleen, Debera, Ellyn, Jacqulyn, Pandora, Doretta, Denese, Valinda, Debroah, Jeryl, Melodee, Sheilah, Sheryll, Gaylene, Kathey, Nilda, Lanita, Perri, Tambra, Tari
1950-1959:
Danniel, Deryl, Erasmo, Mikeal, Kennard, Rahn, Ricci, Kem
1960-1969:
Jeanmarie, Daneen, Denine, Djuana, Djuna, Caprice, Denita, Inger, Sonji, Sunday, Tatia, Wende, Melissia, Cinnamon
1960-1969:
Dwyane, Tal, Destry, Anthoney, Jemal
1970-1979:
Dyan, Tisa, Treena, Camisha, Keena, Brande, Tamisha, Pepper, Chaka, Shandra, Torie, Corie, Kamilah, Shawnna, Shawnte, Ariane, Kindra, Somer, Sharee
1970-1979:
Abelardo, Diallo, Jabbar, Mauro, Toma, Kareen, Dimitrios, Hakim, Jerimy, Torry, Amin, Demetric, Kinte, Kunta, Shalon, Hasan
1980-1989:
Renada, Tai, Evita, Joi, Latoyia, Martine, Nereida, Tashina, Cristen, Jenilee, Tenika, Dwan, Grisel, Shenna, Teela, Shira, Violeta, Britta, Cherrelle, Kyrie, Sable, Shardae, Sharde, Sharday, Shatara, Diandra, Grecia, Jalissa, Taja, Alexandr, Audriana, Audrianna, Brittnay, Christin, Elizabet, Katherin, Stephani
1980-1989:
Horacio, Adalberto, Marchello, Hung, Huy, Trumaine, Tavaris, Cordaro, Joseluis, Brantley, Geraldo, Christop, Alexande
1990-1999:
Alannah, Kanesha, Ieshia, Miesha, Miriah, Shaquana, Tiesha, Brianda, Shaniece, Shawnee, Coraima, Crysta, Deyanira, Jasmyne, Kalene, Kaylene, Shannen, Adilene, Clarisa, Meranda, Nohely, Iridian, Keanna, Daijah, Jaycie, Yamilex, Baylie, Julisa, Micayla, Yulisa, Yulissa, Shae, Kyara, Tatyanna
1990-1999:
Mykel, Dijon, Keifer, Colter, Davonta, Devaughn, Khari, Shyheim, Tyrin, Damarcus, Dustyn, Rashaan, Keion, Raquan, Coleton, Jajuan, Keandre, Kenan, Christion, Jacquez, Jelani, Miguelangel, Tavian, Tyrik, Arman, Tyreese, Tyreke
2000-2005:
Dariana, Maiya, Neha, Yamilet, Beyonce, Dafne, Keila, Mikaila, Nallely, Nayely, Taina, Kiya, Rianna, Arly, Karyme,
Gwyneth, Heidy, Treasure, Anneliese, Arleth, Jolette, Mikalah, Montserrat
2000-2005:
Dayne, Daunte, Jaheem, Jaquez, Lisandro, Luc, Osbaldo, Yousef, Ajay, Jahir, Mordechai, Andon, Jayvon, Koda, Trenten, Adin, Damari, Makhi

P.S. Here’s a list of the top 1,000’s two-hit wonder names.