Several TV programs about the unsolved murder of 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey are set to air in the coming weeks and months, as December 25 of this year marks the 20th anniversary of JonBenét’s death.
The news of her murder brought attention to her unusual name (an invention inspired by the name of her father, John Bennett Ramsey) and in 1997 we see Jonbenet appear for the first time in the SSA’s baby name data:
- 2000: unlisted
- 1999: 6 baby girls named Jonbenet
- 1998: unlisted
- 1997: 14 baby girls named Jonbenet [debut]
- 1996: unlisted
The name was on the list again in 1999, but dropped off after that.
Do you think all the 20th anniversary attention will boost the name back onto the charts either this year or next?
Source: JonBenét Ramsey – Wikipedia