The Celebrity Baby Name Condola

Phylicia Rashad as Clair HuxtableHere’s another baby name with a Cosby Show association…

Phylicia Rashād, who played everyone’s favorite TV mom Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, married NFL sportscaster (and former player) Ahmad Rashād in December of 1985.

Ahmad had proposed to Phylicia on-air the month before.

About a year later, on December 11, 1986, they welcomed a daughter named Condola Phylea Rashād.

And in 1987, we see the baby name Condola appear for the first and only time on the baby name charts:

  • 1988: unlisted
  • 1987: 12 baby girls named Condola [debut]
  • 1986: unlisted

Condola was named after Ahmad’s mother, Condola Moore. (Ahmad Rashād was born Robert Moore; he changed his name when he converted to Islam in the early ’70s.)

Today, Condola Rashad is an actress — just like her mother.


3 thoughts on “The Celebrity Baby Name Condola

  1. Yes, her name is very similar. I don’t know where Condola Moore’s first name came from, but Condoleezza Rice’s was inspired by the Italian musical term con dolcezza (“with sweetness”).

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