Where did the baby name Apasra come from?

Apasra Hongsakula

In 1965, the baby name Apasra debuted on the SSA’s list:

  • 1966: unlisted
  • 1965: 5 baby girls named Apasra [debut]
  • 1964: unlisted

The next year it dropped back off the list, and it’s been gone ever since, making Apasra a one-hit wonder.

Where did it come from?

The 1965 Miss Universe pageant.

The winner of the pageant in July of that year was a young woman named Apasra Hongsakula from Bangkok, Thailand.

Apasra was the first Thai woman and the second Asian woman (after Akiko Kojima of Japan) to be named Miss Universe.

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