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Here are the one-hit wonder baby names that ranked the highest overall — 700th or above — the single year they made the U.S. top 1,000:
||241st in 1989
||424th in 1997
||The 1996 telenovela Te Sigo Amando featured a character named Yulissa played by Claudia Ramírez.
||463rd in 1933
||The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) was authorized by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933.
||524th in 1989
||536th in 1898
||The first military action of Spanish-American War was the 1898 battle for Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
||549th in 1969
||The Outcasts (1968-1969), the first TV Western with an African-American co-star, featured a character named Jemal.
||554th in 1989
||572nd in 1977
||The 1977 miniseries Roots (based on the Alex Haley novel) featured a character named Kunta Kinte.
||604th in 1898
||Maj. Gen. William Rufus Shafter’s forces took Santiago (and hence helped end the Spanish-American War) in 1898.
||636th in 1964
||The short-lived 1964 show Destry was a spin-off of the 1939 film “Destry Rides Again.”
||638th in 1966
||In 1966, Muhammad Ali and his first wife, Sonji Roi, divorced.
||665th in 1955
||Sheilah Graham Westbrook (1904-1988) was a gossip columnist during Hollywood’s “Golden Age.”
||665th in 1994
||The popular Nickelodeon sitcom Clarissa Explains it All (1991-1994) won an Emmy in 1994.
||670th in 1966
||A notable 1965 episode of the TV show I Spy (1965-1968) featured a character named Tatia Loring.
||676th in 1989
||700th in 1969
The first 3 seasons of the Mission: Impossible TV series (1966-1973) featured a character named Cinnamon Carter. (That’s what put Cinnamon on the map.) Early in 1969, “Cinnamon” by Derek (a.k.a. Johnny Cymbal) was an actual one-hit wonder that peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later the same year, “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young was released.
||700th in 2001
||Destiny’s Child (featuring Beyoncé Knowles) won two Grammy Awards in 2001.
I didn’t include one-hits from 1880-1889 (Manerva, Zilpah, Worley, Ambers, Orilla, Simona) or the names that debuted on the 2006 list (Rihanna, Addisyn, Krish, Yandel).
*Here’s more about those typos from 1989.
Many unusual baby names popped up during the 1990s — here are the one-hit wonders from that decade:
- Adilene – ranked 984th in 1994
- Alannah – ranked 936th in 1990 (influence: singer Alannah Myles)
- Baylie – ranked 989th in 1997
- Brianda – ranked 777th in 1992
- Clarisa – ranked 665th in 1994 (influence: TV show Clarissa Explains it All)
- Coraima – ranked 874th in 1993 (influence: actress Coraima Torres)
- Crysta – ranked 965th in 1993
- Daijah – ranked 976th in 1996
- Deyanira – ranked 947th in 1993
- Ieshia – ranked 718th in 1991 (influence: ABC song “Iesha”)
- Iridian – ranked 889th in 1995 (influence: Mexican singer Iridian)
- Jasmyne – ranked 991st in 1993
- Jaycie – ranked 963rd in 1996 (influence: gymnast Jaycie Phelps)
- Julisa – ranked 731st in 1997 (influence: variant of Yulissa)
- Kalene – ranked 927th in 1993 (influence: child on TV commercial)
- Kanesha – ranked 951st in 1990
- Kaylene – ranked 967th in 1993 (influence: child on TV commercial)
- Keanna – ranked 910th in 1995
- Kyara – ranked 928th in in 1999
- Meranda – ranked 1000th in 1994
- Micayla – ranked 950th in 1997
- Miesha – ranked 998th in 1991
- Miriah – ranked 948th in 1991
- Nohely – ranked 896th in 1994
- Shae – ranked 925th in 1998
- Shaniece – ranked 937th in 1992 (influence: singer Shanice)
- Shannen – ranked 893rd in 1993
- Shaquana – ranked 919th in 1991
- Shawnee – ranked 871st in 1992
- Tatyanna – ranked 952nd in in 1999
- Tiesha – ranked 925th in 1991
- Yamilex – ranked 707th in 1996 (influence: telenovela Como tu, ninguna)
- Yulisa – ranked 988th in 1997 (influence: variant of Yulissa)
- Yulissa – ranked 424th in 1997 (influence: telenovela Te sigo amando)
- Arman – ranked 980th in 1999
- Christion – ranked 988th in 1998
- Coleton – ranked 907th in 1997
- Colter – ranked 997th in 1992
- Damarcus – ranked 995th in 1995
- Davonta – ranked 918th in 1992
- Devaughn – ranked 924th in 1993
- Dijon – ranked 916th in 1991
- Dustyn – ranked 1000th in 1995
- Jacquez – ranked 864th in 1998
- Jajuan – ranked 983rd in 1997
- Jelani – ranked 932nd in 1998 (influence: basketball player Jelani McCoy)
- Keandre – ranked 957th in 1997
- Keifer – ranked 924th in 1991 (influence: actor Kiefer Sutherland)
- Keion – ranked 870th in 1996
- Kenan – ranked 968th in 1997
- Khari – ranked 853rd in 1994
- Miguelangel – ranked 965th in 1998
- Mykel – ranked 869th in 1990
- Raquan – ranked 879th in 1996
- Rashaan – ranked 938th in 1995
- Shyheim – ranked 817th in 1994 (influence: rapper Shyheim)
- Tavian – ranked 862nd in 1998
- Tyreese – ranked 892nd in 1999 (influence: singer Tyrese)
- Tyreke – ranked 739th in 1999
- Tyrik – ranked 895th in 1998
- Tyrin – ranked 942nd in 1994
Want more one-hit wonders? Here are…
- All the top-1,000 one-hit wonder baby names, decade by decade: 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2005.
- Some interesting full-list one-hit wonder baby names, from all decades (this list is always growing): One Hit Wonder Baby Names.