The Baby Name Mazola

Mazola (1918 newspaper ad)
Mazola, “the first cooking and salad oil made from corn,” was introduced to consumers in 1911. The brand name was based on the words “maize” and “oil.”

Mazola first appeared on the SSA’s baby name list in 1919:

  • 1922: 10 baby girls named Mazola
  • 1921: 11 baby girls named Mazola
  • 1920: 7 baby girls named Mazola
  • 1919: 8 baby girls named Mazola [debut]
  • 1918: unlisted

If kids were named after oleomargarine, you can bet at least a few of the above were named specifically after Mazola. :)

Source: Mazola history

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