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Revolutionary Baby Name: Che –

Revolutionary Baby Name: Che – | Name News | Scoop.it
Che Guevara October 9th of this year will mark the anniversary of the death of guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who was executed in 1967. He was born in Argentina and died in Bol…
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The Coming of Condredge –

The Coming of Condredge – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Condredge was a one-hit wonder in the baby name data in 1974: 1976: unlisted1975: unlisted1974: 5 baby boys named Condredge [debut]1973: unlisted1972: unlisted Where did it come from? Coll…
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Baby Names Celebrate Legends

Rock ‘n’ Roll Baby Names Celebrate Legends | Name News | Scoop.it

These groovy names pay tribute to classic rock legends, and their songs. From subtle Cecilia to unmistakable Elvis, they’ll get you moving to the beat.


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The Introduction of Tristaca –

The Introduction of Tristaca – | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo of “Tristaca” writing to “Debbera” Here’s a name with a unique story: Tristaca. It appeared in the SSA’s baby name data for just two years, 1977 and 1978. …
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What the Hec, Another Baby Name –

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The unusual baby name Hec was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. data during the 1970s: 1975: unlisted1974: unlisted1973: 5 baby boys named Hec [debut]1972: unlisted1971: unlisted What put it there? The …
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The Baby Name Lucan –

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The name Lucan first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1977: 1980: 7 baby boys named Lucan1979: 21 baby boys named Lucan1978: 41 baby boys named Lucan1977: 16 baby boys named Lucan [debut]1976…
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Baby Name Duo: Kipchoge & Keino –

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Kipchoge “Kip” Keino, 1972 Kenyan middle- and long-distance runner Kipchoge Keino (pronounced kip-CHOH-gay KAY-noh) won a total of four medals at two different Summer Olympics: the 1968…
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The Introduction of Tynisa –

The Introduction of Tynisa – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Tynisa debuted in the SSA baby name data in 1976, but it wasn’t just any old debut — it was the most impressive debut of the year with a whopping 79 baby girls: 1979: 14 baby g…
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The Debut of Dorsett –

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The name Dorsett first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1978: 1982: unlisted1981: 5 baby boys named Dorsett1980: unlisted1979: 7 baby boys named Dorsett1978: 7 baby boys named Dorsett1977: un…
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The Entrance of Abraxas –

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Abraxas (1970) by Santana In August of 1969, Latin rock band Santana played a career-launching set at Woodstock and (a few weeks later) released its debut album, Santana. In September of 1970, the …
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The Entrance of Narada –

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The Hindu name Narada first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in the late ’70s: 1983: 19 baby boys named Narada1982: 18 baby boys named Narada1981: 29 baby boys named Narada1980: 48 baby bo…
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The Doll-Inspired Baby Name Shindana –

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Portion of a Shindana ad (Ebony, Nov. 1971) The intriguing name Shindana appeared in the U.S. baby name data for a total of three years: 1975: unlisted1974: 6 baby girls named Shindana1973: unliste…
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Mystery Monday: Tyronda –

Mystery Monday: Tyronda – | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s mystery name is primarily Tyronda, which, from 1977 to 1978, was the second-fastest rising girl name in the nation (after Aja, the fastest-rising girl name). But I’ve also got t…
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Ever Wonder about Wondra? –

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The Wanda-like name Wondra first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1963: 1967: unlisted1966: 5 baby girls named Wondra1965: 5 baby girls named Wondra1964: 8 baby girls named Wondra1963: 8 baby…
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The First Appearance of Falana –

The First Appearance of Falana – | Name News | Scoop.it
Lola Falana dancing on The New Bill Cosby Show (1972) The name Falana debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1970: 1973: 8 baby girls named Falana1972: 5 baby girls named Falana1971: 6 baby girls na…
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The Baby Name Tiant –

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In the mid-1970s, the name Tiant started showing up in the U.S. baby name data: 1978: 7 baby boys named Tiant1977: 6 baby boys named Tiant1976: 18 baby boys named Tiant1975: 18 baby boys named Tian…
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The Tennille Trend –

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Captain and Tennille The baby name Tennille debuted impressively in the U.S. baby name data in 1975. In fact, it was one of the top debut names of the entire decade. It also inspired dozens of vari…
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The Start of Cerrone –

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Marc Cerrone in 1977 The interesting name Cerrone appeared in the U.S. baby name data during the late ’70s and the early ’80s — never before, and never since. 1980: 7 baby boys na…
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Baby Name Duo: Kipchoge & Keino –

Baby Name Duo: Kipchoge & Keino – | Name News | Scoop.it
Kipchoge “Kip” Keino, 1972 Kenyan middle- and long-distance runner Kipchoge Keino (pronounced kip-CHOH-gay KAY-noh) won a total of four medals at two different Summer Olympics: the 1968…
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The Debut of Delinah –

The Debut of Delinah – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Delinah popped up in the baby data twice in the late ’70s, and it was given to a relatively high number of baby girls both times. 1979: unlisted1978: 21 baby girls named Delinah1977:…
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The Baby Name Trevira –

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Trevira/Oleg Cassini ad, circa 1968 The name Trevira — not to be confused with the name Tareva — has appeared in the U.S. baby name data only once so far, in 1973: 1975: unlisted1974: u…
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The Introduction of Turiya –

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Illuminations (1974) by Turiya Alice Coltrane and Devadip Carlos Santana The rare name Turiya has appeared in the SSA’s baby name data just twice so far, in 1974 and 1975: 1977: unlisted1976:…
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The Arrival of Laryssa –

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Laryssa Lauret as Dr. Karen Werner The name Laryssa debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1968, when it was suddenly given to nearly 70 baby girls: 1971: 12 baby girls named Laryssa1970: 7 baby gir…
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The Vice-Presidential Name Field, 2020

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As Joe Biden has vetted prospective VP candidates, the leading names have been analyzed and dissected in the media in every imaginable way. Every way but one, that is: the names themselves. Because while the nominee is expected to be ground-breaking—likely the first woman of color on a major ticket—the […]
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The Emergence of Makeba –

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Miriam Makeba The baby name Makeba started appearing in the U.S. baby name data in the early 1960s: 1966: 8 baby girls named Makeba1965: unlisted1964: 5 baby girls named Makeba1963: 5 baby girls na…
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