How popular is the baby name Dameyune 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 Dameyune.
The unusual baby name
Dameyune was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1998:
2000: unlisted 1999: unlisted 1998: 10 baby boys named Dameyune 1997: unlisted 1996: unlisted
Where did it come from, and why was the usage primarily in Alabama?
The inspiration was college football player Dameyune (pronounced “Damian”) Craig, who played at Auburn University in Alabama from 1993 to 1997.
His senior year, as the starting quarterback, he led the team to its first-ever SEC Western Division title. (The team narrowly lost the 1997 SEC Championship Game to the Tennessee Volunteers, led by Peyton Manning.)
Dameyune went on to play in the NFL for several years. Since then, he has worked as a coach.
What do you think of the spelling “Dameyune”?
Dameyune Craig – Wikipedia Image: © Auburn Athletics Department
They came, they went, and they never came back!
These baby names are
one-hit wonders in the U.S. baby name data. That is, they’ve only popped up once, ever, in the entire dataset of U.S. baby names (which accounts for all names given to at least 5 U.S. babies per year since 1880).
There are thousands of one-hit wonders in the dataset, but the names below have interesting stories behind their single appearance, so these are the one-hits I’m writing specific posts about. Just click on a name to read more.
Essfa, Garnelle 1922:
Donaldine 1924: Chadyeane,
Derelys, Juneve, Laline, Myraline 1925: Valoyce
Narice 1927: Iyone, Jahala,
Mateel, Seroba, Tunny 1928:
Geraine, Yuvawn 1930s
Frosty, Learta, Rosezena 1951:
Desnee, Glenalee, Jilla 1952:
Eisenhower, Gevan 1953:
Jerilou, Judalon, Lastarza 1954:
Bimbo, Bobbyetta, Topper 1955:
Tammis, Twig 1956:
Decca, Deltina, Jimalee 1957: Bryndis,
Cindye, Gogi, Marsheela, Theonita, Zeline 1958:
Daintry, Monsita, Sayonara, Tootie 1959:
Kitza, Kookie 1960s
Andamo, Ansara, Bonanza, Claudinette, Devy, Flip, LaVelda, Marpessa, Nedenia, Perriann 1961:
Gwendalina, Jefre 1962:
Artra, Chubbie, Clu, Elcid, Gordean, Perette 1963:
Bouvier, Brycie, Stanja 1964:
Bavan, Dejuna, Djana, Duuana, Duuna, Deeneen, Dennen, Deaneen, Guendalina, Shevell, Thedy 1965:
Apasra, Fontilla, Marichal, Mellyora 1966:
Agena, Bedar, Daktari, Trumell 1967:
Devara, Malette, Milette, Melette, Mellette, Molette, Ronisue, Tandeka, Twiggy 1968:
Ondina, Stassa 1969:
Biafra, Francellia, Troas, Tron 1970s
Embra, Gandalf, Quetzy, Shalako 1971:
Corelle, Corrice, Kwabene, Lawanika, Shangaleza, Shelbra, Unseld 1972:
Bayete, Genghis, Kattina, Katyna, Kipchoge, Kontina 1973: Cedeno, Cymande,
Hec, Trevira 1974:
Condredge, Pashun, Sirica, Sundown 1975:
Chaffee, Durville, Foxy, Tchalla, Tyneal 1976:
Comaneci, Suehay, Tavores, Vulnavia 1977:
Akwete, Bnai, Civona, Debraca, Ibe, Idi, Jitu, Kairaba, Kefentse, Kizi, Kontar, Kuntakinte, Lavare, Loleatta, Makalani, Qiuana, Reannan, Shonski, Sommers, Stardust, Tristica, Wilona 1978:
Astreia, Boz, Enchantra, Kushana, Namath, Travolta 1979:
Ayatollah, Dilanjan, Kayatana, Santini, Spanky, Starbuck, Tekulve 1980s
Estrada, Kimario, Lencola, Nykeba, Zhivago 1981:
Crystalgayle, Fame, Nahema, Sadane, Shirret, Tijwana, Zimbabwe 1982:
Chachi, Shashi, Senchal, Tocarro 1983:
Cozell, Jeopardy, Tyecha 1984:
Ecaterina, Etoshia, Mergeron, Quisto, Thawann, Tranel 1985:
Camacho, Chada, Mattlock, Meyosha, Sadea, Teenamarie 1986:
Applonia, Calizza, Chardey, Cindal, Codero, Marlesa, Tchanavian, Tereva 1987:
Condola, Enchantee, Jnay, Matlock 1988:
Cassarah, Lung, Nattiel, Stedmen 1989:
Alejandr, Anastasi, Angeliqu, Annamari, Annemari, Antoinet, Bernadet, Cassandr, Cassondr, Christop, Constanc, Demetriu, Dominiqu, Francisc, Geneviev, Jacqueli, Jacquely, Johnatho, Kassandr, Kristofe, Priscill, Sebastia, Dokken, Ikea 1990s
Trinere, Tyski 1991:
Dhahran, Eritrea, Quashan, Quaysean, Vaitiare 1992:
Adeva, Agassi, Ilirida, Iniki, Macauly 1993:
Ilish, Silk, Thurgood, Tribeca 1994:
Blancaestela, Keemo, Zhanea, Ziyadah 1995: Brescia,
Corvina, Mufasa 1996:
Dameyune, Envyi, Nazr, Phajja, Picabo, Tiriq, Tsianina 1999:
Quartey, Ukari 2000s
Alancia, Iuma, Rikishi, Sisqo 2002: Jyhiem
Dekanye, Heder, Jakanye, Tsitsiki 2005: Anhuar,
Gemelli, Ginobili, Joemy, Neyzer 2006: Narnia,
Peregrina, Qorianka, Sensi 2007: Crissangel, Edgerin,
Euphoria, Jazalle, Tessalee 2008:
Tashard, Wanderlei 2010s
As I discover (and write about) more one-hit wonders in the data, I’ll add the names/links to this page. In the meanwhile, do you have any favorite one-hit wonder baby names?
P.S. You might also be interested in this list of the
top one-hit wonder baby names since 1880…
Here are some of the top one-hit wonder boy names of all time, from 1880 to 2012:
Christop, 1,082 baby boys in 1989. Christia, 82 baby boys in 1989. Jometh, 23 baby boys in 2008. Jefre, 21 baby boys in 1961. Eriksson, 15 baby boys in 2008. Alfy, 15 baby boys in 1966. Andamo, 15 baby boys in 1960. Coopar, 14 baby boys in 2010. Ardan, 13 baby boys in 2012. Maurkice, 13 baby boys in 2011. Koli, 13 baby boys in 2010. Fardy, 13 baby boys in 2005. Kya, 13 baby boys in 2001. Zaykeese, 13 baby boys in 2000. Jamiroquan, 13 baby boys in 1995. Pajtim, 13 baby boys in 1990. Kimario, 13 baby boys in 1980. Dilanjan, 13 baby boys in 1979. Terdell, 13 baby boys in 1979. Chandar, 13 baby boys in 1973. Willkie, 13 baby boys in 1940. Ramzee, 12 baby boys in 2006. Anhuar, 12 baby boys in 2005. Amareion, 12 baby boys in 2003. Albieri, 12 baby boys in 2002. Jervontae, 12 baby boys in 1996. Johnatho, 12 baby boys in 1989. Tio, 12 baby boys in 1983. Ebay, 12 baby boys in 1977. Demea, 12 baby boys in 1971. Tremelle, 12 baby boys in 1966. Gevan, 12 baby boys in 1952. Brettly, 11 baby boys in 2012. Maksimus, 11 baby boys in 2011. Vadir, 11 baby boys in 2011. Tyten, 11 baby boys in 2009. Joset, 11 baby boys in 2007. Elionaid, 11 baby boys in 2006. Neyzer, 11 baby boys in 2005. Mikayla, 11 baby boys in 2004. Quanye, 11 baby boys in 2004. Hasim, 11 baby boys in 2001. Dontonio, 11 baby boys in 1994. Kendrae, 11 baby boys in 1992. Quaysean, 11 baby boys in 1991. Mackenzi, 11 baby boys in 1989. Sebastia, 11 baby boys in 1989. Sarith, 11 baby boys in 1986. Starbuck, 11 baby boys in 1979. Quarterrio, 11 baby boys in 1978. Travolta, 11 baby boys in 1978. Saford, 11 baby boys in 1941. Aaro, 10 baby boys in 2012. Zikora, 10 baby boys in 2012. Jermir, 10 baby boys in 2011. Loxley, 10 baby boys in 2011. Jophy, 10 baby boys in 2008. Tyzjuan, 10 baby boys in 2006. Antrel, 10 baby boys in 2005. Tmarion, 10 baby boys in 2005. Kailey, 10 baby boys in 2004. Duce, 10 baby boys in 2003. Lixandro, 10 baby boys in 2002. Taheed, 10 baby boys in 2001. Hritik, 10 baby boys in 2000. Rikishi, 10 baby boys in 2000. Dameyune, 10 baby boys in 1998. Junathean, 10 baby boys in 1998.
If we ignore the
glitchy 1989 names, the real #1 one-hit wonder becomes Jometh.
Here’s what I can tell you about some of the above: Jometh and Elionaid were inspired by the TV show
; Andamo was inspired by Objetivo Fama the TV show ; Maurkice was inspired by football player Maurkice Pouncey; Kimario was inspired by a mention in Mr. Lucky Ebony magazine; Willkie was inspired by politician Wendell Willkie; Amareion was inspired by singer Omarion; Ebay was inspired by the TV show Good Times; Brettly was inspired by the TV show American Restoration; Vadir was inspired by actor Vadhir Derbez; Travolta was inspired by actor John Travolta; Macarther was inspired by Douglas MacArthur; Schley was inspired by Winfield Scott Schley.
Can you come up with explanations for any of the others?