How popular is the baby name Brilliantine in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Brilliantine.

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Popularity of the baby name Brilliantine

Posts that mention the name Brilliantine

Babies named for Brilliantine


Brilliantine is a perfumed oil used by men to make hair (including facial hair) smooth and shiny.

It was invented by French perfumer Edouard Pinaud, who introduced brilliantine (originally called “brillantine”) at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.

So has anyone in the U.S. ever been named Brilliantine? Yes, I’ve found over a dozen Brilliantines in the U.S. so far, including:

  • Brilliantine Davis (née Tidwell), 1907-1989
  • Brilliantine V. Barlas (née Melvin), 1922-2007
  • Brilliantine “Britt” Satterwhite (née Wilson), 1942-2010

(Brilliantine also happens to be a surname, so the Brilliantines I found weren’t necessarily named with the product in mind…but I think it’s likely that they were.)