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Popularity of the Baby Name Toccara


Posts that Mention the Name Toccara

Where did the baby name Kaleena come from in 1981?

Actress Kaleena Kiff as Patti in the TV series "Love, Sidney" (1981-1983).
Kaleena Kiff in “Love, Sidney

In October of 1981, NBC began airing a sitcom called Love, Sidney. It was the first show on American TV with a gay lead character (although Sidney’s homosexuality was largely downplayed).

Actors Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz, and 8-year-old Kaleena Kiff played the three main characters Sidney, Laurie and Patti (Patricia). Despite the ground-breaking nature of Randall’s character, it was Kiff who made the biggest impression on TV viewers (if you go by the baby name charts, at least).

The baby name Kaleena went from being given to fewer than 5 baby girls in 1980 to being given to dozens, then hundreds, of baby girls over the next few years:

  • 1984: 101 baby girls named Kaleena
  • 1983: 341 baby girls named Kaleena
  • 1982: 270 baby girls named Kaleena
  • 1981: 41 baby girls named Kaleena [debut]
  • 1980: unlisted
  • 1979: unlisted

The name Kalina also got a boost in the early ’80s.

Kaleena was fifth-highest debut of 1981, after Fallon, Toccara, Nastassia and Falon. Sixth through tenth were Yalitza, Natassia, Yuliana, Shiona, and a 5-way tie between Dynasty, Jadyn, Laiza, Shambrica and Tijwana.

What are your thoughts on the name Kaleena?

Top girl-name debuts of all time in the U.S. baby name data (11-20)

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Here’s the second-to-last installment of the top baby name debuts for girls. No more ties from here on out.

From 20 to 11:

Shardae, #20

  • Shardae debuted with 129 baby girls in 1985.
    Inspired by singer Sade [shah-DAY].

Yamilex, #19

  • Yamilex debuted with 130 baby girls in 1995.
    Inspired by Jamilex, a character on the telenovela Como Tu, Ninguna.

Chastelyn, #18

  • Chastelyn debuted with 150 baby girls in 2009.
    Inspired by Chastelyn Rodriguez, a contestant on the TV beauty pageant Nuestra Belleza Latina 2009.

Cassandr, #17

Jacqueli, #16

  • Jacqueli debuted with 157 baby girls in 1989.
    Same reason as #17.

Toccara, #15

  • Toccara debuted with 182 baby girls in 1981.
    Inspired by the Avon perfume Toccara.

Yaire, #14

  • Yaire debuted with 184 baby girls in 2001.
    Inspired by singer Yaire.

Ajee, #13

  • Ajee debuted with 185 baby girls in 1994.
    Inspired by the Revlon perfume Ajee.

Greidys, #12

  • Greidys debuted with 186 baby girls in 2009.
    Inspired by Greidys Gil, winner of the TV beauty pageant Nuestra Belleza Latina 2009.

Ayanna, #11

  • Ayanna debuted with 194 baby girls in 1971.
    Inspired by two things: an article on African names in Jet magazine, and Ayanna (b. 1971), baby of comedian/activist Dick Gregory.

Care to make any guesses about the names in the top 10?

More of the top 50 baby name debuts for girls: 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-1

[Latest update: 7/2021]

Baby names with CAR: Carter, Scarlett, Oscar

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Are you a car-lover looking for baby names that contain the word CAR?

If so, here’s a long list of options to choose from!

Top baby names with CAR

First, a quick rundown of the most popular names with the letter sequence “c-a-r,” according to the current U.S. baby name data.

Top girl names with “c-a-r”Top boy names with “c-a-r”
Scarlett
Caroline
Carmen
Scarlet
Carter
Carolina
Carly
Scarlette
Cara
Carsyn
Carter
Carson
Carlos
Oscar
Ricardo
Carmelo
Carl
Cartier
Giancarlo
Carlo

Now here are the same names again, but this time around I’ve added definitions, variant forms/spellings, and links to popularity graphs.

Cara

The name Cara comes either from the Italian word cara, meaning “beloved” (which is how it’s used in the name Caramia), or the Irish word cara, meaning “friend” (as in the case of Cara Delevingne).

The name is also sometimes spelled Carra, Carah, Carrah, and Caragh.

Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carly, Carolina, Caroline + Giancarlo

The “carl” element of all seven names above — Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carly, Carolina, Caroline, and Giancarlo — can be traced back to the Germanic name Karl, which meant “freeman” (i.e., not a serf or slave).

Feminine forms of these names include Carla, Carlota, and Carlotta. Diminutive forms include Carlito and Carlitos.

Variant forms of Caroline include Carolyn, Carolynn, and Carolyne.

The name Carly is also sometimes spelled Carlee, Carley, Carleigh, Carlie, Carli, or Carlei.

Carmelo + Carmen

The name Carmelo was derived from the Marian title “Our Lady of Carmel.” The Biblical place-name Carmel means “garden” in Hebrew.

The name Carmen is a variant form of Carmel that was influenced by the Latin word carmen, meaning “song.”

Other forms of Carmelo include Carmela, Carmello, and Carmella. Carmel itself is also used as a name.

Carter

The name Carter comes from the English surname that originally referred to someone who’s occupation was transporting goods by cart or wagon.

Cartier

The name Cartier — which is closely associated with the French jewelry brand — comes from a French surname that has several possible derivations. In some cases, Cartier is synonymous with Carter (see above). In other cases, it refers to a location.

Carson + Carsyn

The name Carson comes from a Scottish surname of unknown derivation.

Variant spellings of the name include Carsyn, Carsen, Carsin and Carsynn.

Oscar

The origin of the name Oscar isn’t known for certain. If it comes from Old Irish, it’s made up of elements meaning “deer” and “friend.” (The second element, cara, is the same one the gave rise to the name Cara.) If it comes from Old English, on the other hand, it’s comprised of elements meaning “god” and “spear.”

Ricardo

The name Ricardo is made up of Germanic elements meaning “ruler” and “hardy.”

A variant form of the name is Riccardo. Feminine forms include Ricarda and Riccarda.

Scarlett, Scarlet + Scarlette

The name Scarlett comes from the English surname that originally referred to someone who was employed as the maker or seller of a bright (often red-colored) woolen cloth called scarlet.

It was put on the map by fictional character Scarlett O’Hara in the late 1930s.

The name is also sometimes spelled Scarlet (like the color itself), Scarlette, Scarlotte, or Scarlytt. Modern Hispanic variants include Scarleth, Escarlet, Escarlett, and Escarleth.

(Before we leave this section, I just wanted to note — for all my fellow lefties out there — that both Cara and Carter are typed entirely with the left hand on a standard QWERTY keyboard.)

More names with CAR

So, what other names have CAR in them? Here are some less-common choices. (Most of these come directly from the SSA’s baby name data.)

  • Aboubacar
  • Alcario
  • Alucard
  • Amilcar
  • Boubacar
  • Hamilcar
  • Carabella
  • Caradoc
  • Caraline, Caralina
  • Caralyn, Caralynn
  • Carbon
  • Cardale
  • Cardarius
  • Cardea
  • Cardel, Cardell
  • Cardelia
  • Cardella
  • Carden, Cardin, Cardon, Cardyn
  • Carder
  • Cardero
  • Cardi
  • Cardinal
  • Careem
  • Careen, Carreen
  • Carel, Carell, Carrel, Carrell
  • Careli
  • Caren, Carin, Caron, Caryn
  • Carena
  • Caressa, Caresa, Carressa
  • Caresse, Caress
  • Caretha
  • Caretta
  • Carice
  • Caricia
  • Caridad
  • Carilee
  • Carina, Careena
  • Carine, Carinne, Carrine
  • Cario
  • Carisma
  • Carissa, Carisa, Caryssa, Carrisa, Carrissa
  • Carita
  • Carlasia
  • Carlene, Carleen, Carlean
  • Carletha, Carlethia
  • Carlia, Carlea, Carleah, Carliya, Carliyah
  • Carlier
  • Carlin, Carlon
  • Carlina, Carlena, Carleena
  • Carline
  • Carlis, Carliss
  • Carlisa
  • Carlissa
  • Carlisle, Carlyle
  • Carlson
  • Carlton, Carleton
  • Carlynn, Carlyn
  • Carma
  • Carmani
  • Carmelia
  • Carmesha, Carmeshia
  • Carmi, Carmie
  • Carmilla
  • Carmin
  • Carmina
  • Carmine
  • Carmisha
  • Carmo
  • Carnation
  • Carnel, Carnell
  • Carnelia
  • Carnella
  • Carnetta
  • Carney, Carnie
  • Carnesha, Carneshia
  • Carnisha
  • Carnita
  • Carol, Carole, Carrol, Carroll, Caryl
  • Carola
  • Carolann, Carolanne
  • Carold
  • Caroldean, Caroldine
  • Carolee, Caralee
  • Caroleen, Carolene
  • Caroleena
  • Carolen, Carolena
  • Caroletta, Carolette
  • Carolin
  • Carolus
  • Carpenter
  • Carper
  • Carr
  • Carranza
  • Carrera
  • Carrick
  • Carriana, Carrianna, Carianna, Cariana
  • Carrie, Carri, Carey, Cary, Carie, Cari
  • Carrieann, Carrieanne, Carriann, Carrianne, Cariann, Carianne
  • Carrigan
  • Carrington
  • Carshena
  • Carsten, Carston
  • Cartavious
  • Cartez
  • Cartha
  • Carthel
  • Carti
  • Cartina
  • Cartisha
  • Cartrell
  • Caruso
  • Carvel, Carvell
  • Carver
  • Carvin
  • Carwyn, Carwin
  • Carys, Caris, Carris
  • Carzell
  • Encarna
  • Encarnación
  • Dacari
  • Decari
  • Giscard
  • Icarus
  • Jacari, Jhacari
  • Jocari
  • Licarayén
  • Lucario
  • Macarena
  • Macari
  • Macaria
  • Macario
  • Macarius
  • McArthur, MacArthur
  • McCartney
  • Policarpia
  • Policarpio
  • Tocara, Tocarra, Toccara, Toccarra
  • Zacarias
  • Zacariah, Zacaria
  • Zacari, Zacary
  • Zaccaria

Some of these names could be considered variants of the more popular CAR names, though it’s hard to tell. For instance, Caralynn — is it a form of Caroline? Is it Cara + Lynn? (Maybe a bit of both?) Others are non-traditional spellings of more common names, such as Karim, Karen, and Cornelia.

Which CAR name do you like most? Let me know in the comments!

Sources:

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

[Latest update: Aug. 2022]

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: October 2020]