How popular is the baby name Valdine 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 Valdine.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Valdine


Posts that Mention the Name Valdine

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?

P.S. You might also be interested in this list of the top one-hit wonder baby names since 1880

[Latest update: 9/2022]

Where did the baby name Valdine come from in 1938?

Young Canadian pianist Valdine Condé (in the 1930s).
Valdine Condé

The rare name Valdine was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in the late 1930s:

  • 1940: unlisted
  • 1939: unlisted
  • 1938: 5 baby girls named Valdine [debut]
  • 1937: unlisted
  • 1936: unlisted

What put it there?

My best guess is a piano prodigy from Winnipeg.

In the summer of 1938, Valdine Condé, “9-year-old Canadian pianist, made a highly successful debut as [a] soloist with the New York Civic Orchestra.” She played Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor. Glowing reviews of the concert ran in the New York newspapers.

Canadian pianist Valdine Condé

Valdine — whose first name was sometimes spelled “Valdina,” and whose surname was sometimes spelled “Condie” — had been playing for audiences in Canada since the age of five. She went on to play for audiences in various parts of the world until the mid-1940s. I’m not sure what became of her after that.

What are your thoughts on the baby name Valdine?

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