How popular is the baby name Glenne 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 Glenne.

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Popularity of the baby name Glenne

Posts that mention the name Glenne

Interesting one-hit wonder names in the U.S. baby name data

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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.


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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?

Image: Adapted from Solitary Poppy by Andy Beecroft under CC BY-SA 2.0.

[Latest update: Apr. 2024]

Where did the baby name Glenne come from in 1990?

Actress Glenne Headly as character Tess Trueheart in the movie "Dick Tracy" (1990).
Glenne Headly in “Dick Tracy

The girl name Glenne has appeared just once in the U.S. baby name data:

  • 1992: unlisted
  • 1991: unlisted
  • 1990: 5 baby girls named Glenne [debut]
  • 1989: unlisted
  • 1988: unlisted

What made it a one-hit wonder in 1990?

Connecticut-born actress Glenne Headly.

Her breakout role was in the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), and she received her first Emmy nomination for her work on the 1989 TV miniseries Lonesome Dove.

But she’s best remembered for playing Dick Tracy’s love interest, Tess Trueheart, in the movie Dick Tracy (1990) — Warren Beatty’s “vibrant big screen adaptation” of the Dick Tracy comic strip.

What are your thoughts on the baby name Glenne?

Sources: Glenne Headly – Wikipedia, Glenne Headly, ‘Dick Tracy’ Actress, Dead at 62