And now for this week’s biggest mystery name: Latrenda.
Latrenda debuted on the SSA’s baby name list in 1965 with 90 baby girls:
- 1967: 27 baby girls named Latrenda
- 1966: 42 baby girls named Latrenda
- 1965: 90 baby girls named Latrenda [debut]
- 1964: not on the list
Yet, despite the impressive numbers, I still have no clue where it comes from.
My online searches are leading my to a ton of people named Latrenda (and La’Trenda, etc.) but I can’t get past this wall of Latrendas to discover what inspired the name in the first place.
I can tell you that the states with the most Latrendas in 1965 were Alabama (11), Georgia (11) and Texas (9), and that most of the other states with 5+ Latrenda were also in the south.
Also, the similar name Trenda saw a corresponding spike in usage in 1965.
Beyond that, I’m stumped. Any ideas?