How popular is the baby name Sadane 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 Sadane.

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Popularity of the baby name Sadane

Posts that mention the name Sadane

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.


  • 2020: Jexi













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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 Sedale come from in 1985?

Basketball player Sedale Threatt
Sedale Threatt

We looked at the ’80s name Sadane recently, so today let’s look at a similar name that emerged in the U.S. baby name data during the same decade: Sedale.

  • 1989: 6 baby boys named Sedale
  • 1988: 6 baby boys named Sedale
  • 1987: 17 baby boys named Sedale
    • 5 born in Pennsylvania
  • 1986: 28 baby boys named Sedale [peak]
    • 10 born in Pennsylvania
  • 1985: 9 baby boys named Sedale [debut]
  • 1984: unlisted
  • 1983: unlisted

What put this name on the map?

Basketball player Sedale Threatt (pronounced seh-DAYL THREET). He played in the NBA from 1983–1997, and his first four seasons were with the Philadelphia 76ers — which accounts for the relatively high usage in Pennsylvania in the mid-’80s.

The name dropped out of the data in 1990, but rebounded a few years later when Sedale Threatt was playing particularly well for the Los Angeles Lakers. “In 1992-93, Threatt became the second Laker, after [Magic] Johnson, to lead the team in scoring, assists and steals.”

  • 1995: unlisted
  • 1994: 9 baby boys named Sedale
  • 1993: 14 baby boys named Sedale
  • 1992: 14 baby boys named Sedale
  • 1991: unlisted
  • 1990: unlisted

I don’t know how many children Sedale Threatt ended up having, but I do know that he passed his unique first name down to at least three of them: Sedale Threatt Jr., another Sedale Threatt Jr., and Tyler Sedale.

What are your thoughts on the name Sedale? (Do you like it more or less than Sadane?)


Where did the baby name Sadane come from in 1981?

Sadane's album "One-Way Love Affair" (1981)
Sadane album

The intriguing name Sadane was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data 1981:

  • 1983: unlisted
  • 1982: unlisted
  • 1981: 5 baby boys named Sadane [debut]
  • 1980: unlisted
  • 1979: unlisted

What’s the source?

R&B Singer Marc Sadane (pronounced suh-DAYN), who released four singles (and a pair of albums) in the early 1980s.

His first two singles were both released in 1981, and both ended up on the Billboard‘s Hot Soul Singles chart: “One-Way Love Affair” peaked at #34, and “Sit Up” peaked at #78.

What are your thoughts on the name Sadane?

Sources: SSA, Rare and Obscure Music: Marc Sadane