In 1979, 6 baby boys got the name Spanky. This has been Spanky’s only appearance on the SSA’s baby name list so far.
What inspired it? I have no idea.
The only famous Spanky I know of, George “Spanky” McFarland of Our Gang, was popular long before 1979.
Do you have any theories about why the number of babies named Spanky went up (slightly) in 1979?