One-Hit Wonder Baby Names from the 1990s

Many unusual baby names popped up during the 1990s — here are the one-hit wonders from that decade:

Girl Names

  • Adilene – ranked 984th in 1994
  • Alannah – ranked 936th in 1990 (influence: singer Alannah Myles)
  • Baylie – ranked 989th in 1997
  • Brianda – ranked 777th in 1992
  • Clarisa – ranked 665th in 1994 (influence: tv show Clarissa Explains it All)
  • Coraima – ranked 874th in 1993 (influence: actress Coraima Torres)
  • Crysta – ranked 965th in 1993
  • Daijah – ranked 976th in 1996
  • Deyanira – ranked 947th in 1993
  • Ieshia – ranked 718th in 1991
  • Iridian – ranked 889th in 1995
  • Jasmyne – ranked 991st in 1993
  • Jaycie – ranked 963rd in 1996 (influence: gymnast Jaycie Phelps)
  • Julisa – ranked 731st in 1997 (influence: variant of Julissa)
  • Kalene – ranked 927th in 1993
  • Kanesha – ranked 951st in 1990
  • Kaylene – ranked 967th in 1993
  • Keanna – ranked 910th in 1995
  • Kyara – ranked 928th in in 1999
  • Meranda – ranked 1000th in 1994
  • Micayla – ranked 950th in 1997
  • Miesha – ranked 998th in 1991
  • Miriah – ranked 948th in 1991
  • Nohely – ranked 896th in 1994
  • Shae – ranked 925th in 1998
  • Shaniece – ranked 937th in 1992
  • Shannen – ranked 893rd in 1993
  • Shaquana – ranked 919th in 1991
  • Shawnee – ranked 871st in 1992
  • Tatyanna – ranked 952nd in in 1999
  • Tiesha – ranked 925th in 1991
  • Yamilex – ranked 707th in 1996 (influence: telenovela Como tu, ninguna)
  • Yulisa – ranked 988th in 1997 (influence: variant of Julissa)
  • Yulissa – ranked 424th in 1997 (influence: variant of Julissa)

Boy Names

  • Arman – ranked 980th in 1999
  • Christion – ranked 988th in 1998
  • Coleton – ranked 907th in 1997
  • Colter – ranked 997th in 1992
  • Damarcus – ranked 995th in 1995
  • Davonta – ranked 918th in 1992
  • Devaughn – ranked 924th in 1993
  • Dijon – ranked 916th in 1991
  • Dustyn – ranked 1000th in 1995
  • Jacquez – ranked 864th in 1998
  • Jajuan – ranked 983rd in 1997
  • Jelani – ranked 932nd in 1998 (influence: basketball player Jelani McCoy)
  • Keandre – ranked 957th in 1997
  • Keifer – ranked 924th in 1991 (influence: actor Kiefer Sutherland)
  • Keion – ranked 870th in 1996
  • Kenan – ranked 968th in 1997
  • Khari – ranked 853rd in 1994
  • Miguelangel – ranked 965th in 1998
  • Mykel – ranked 869th in 1990
  • Raquan – ranked 879th in 1996
  • Rashaan – ranked 938th in 1995
  • Shyheim – ranked 817th in 1994 (influence: rapper Shyheim)
  • Tavian – ranked 862nd in 1998
  • Tyreese – ranked 892nd in 1999 (influence: singer Tyrese)
  • Tyreke – ranked 739th in 1999
  • Tyrik – ranked 895th in 1998
  • Tyrin – ranked 942nd in 1994

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4 thoughts on “One-Hit Wonder Baby Names from the 1990s

  1. The other day when I was out and about I met a woman with a 2.5 year old girl she’d named Micayla/Mikaila/etc. My elderly mother hadn’t heard the name before and I said we needed to see if you’d mentioned it in your blog and yup, you surely have!

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