Monday, April 14, 2014
The Popularity of Annette as a Baby Name, 1880-2010
From 1880 until the early 1930s, Annette consistently charted in the low 200s to mid 300s range.
Then, in a 5-year span, Annette jumped from 232 to 115, a boost for which this popular singer and radio star of the late 1920s and early 1930s might have been primarily responsible.
By 1955, Annette had fallen to #156 but experienced a resurgence after this popular children's show made its TV debut.
Annette peaked at #62 in 1960 and remained in the top 100 through 1967.
I'm not sure how to explain the blip in 2002, when Annette jumped in popularity to 598 from 702, only to fall to 754 the next year.
She dropped off the list of top 1000 popular baby names in 2008.
For older baby boomers, the name Annette will always, first and foremost, brings this woman to mind.
Other baby name posts:
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It all started with "One Day at a Time". (1/21/2014)
"Thou art lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry, Clementine". (1/15/2014)
Jason, The Straight Dope, and Here Come the Baby Name Suggestions. (1/1/2014)
Joni Mitchell, Jane Fonda, and the Popularity of Chelsea as a Baby Name. (12/30/2013)
The meteoric rise and fall of Tammy. (12/18/2013)
Anita and Wanda: When you're hot, you're hot, when you're not, you're not. (12/15/2013)
Autumn's child has it all over Spring Byington. (12/12/2013)
Are you a boy or are you a girl? (12/7/2013)
April, May, and June: The baby names of spring. (12/4/2013)
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Anna, a model of consistency through the years. (11/30/2013)
Rubies and Pearls. (11/29/2013)
The Lucy and Ethel synchronized dive. (11/28/2013)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen line graph. (11/27/2013)
Rick, Dick & Rich -- but above all, Richard. (11/26/2013)
When Jennifers rules the world. (11/24/2013)
Ralph and Alice part ways in 1988. (11/23/2013)
Now Appearing in a Colorful Line Graph -- The 6 Jans. (11/23/2013)
Which Do You Prefer: Catherine/Cathy or Katherine/Kathy? (11/22/2013)
Just when you thought he was going, going, gone, Eugene bounces back. (11/21/2013)
Sidney swings both ways. (11/21/2013)
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Cindy: Not Always a Nickname for Cynthia (Since 1938). (11/15/2013)
Lizabeth: There's only one reason why this name made the list. (11/14/2013)
Paul and Paula: 1954 was their very best year together. (11/14/2013)
Bonnie and Clyde take a dive together. (11/13/2013)
Joseph demonstrates more staying power than Mary. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of Elizabeth as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of William as a baby name. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of Thomas as a baby name. (11/11/2013)
Susan is losin' popularity. (11/11/2013)
The popularity of Robert as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/10/2013)
The popularity of Denise as a baby name: 1926-2012. (11/10/2013)
The popularity of John as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/9/2013)
The popularity of Sheila as a baby name: 1917-2002, 2003-2004. (11/9/2013)
The popularity of James as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/7/2013)
The popularity of Michael as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/7/2013)
The popularity of Sherry as a baby name: 1926-1995. (11/7/2013)
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Destiny Hope Cyrus's impact on popular baby names for girls. (10/15/2013)
There really was something about Mary. (9/22/2013)
"Gone With the Wind" and baby names. (11/27/2011)
The baby names list, 1900-1999. (5/11/2010)