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According to Sonoma County’s data site SoCo Data, the most popular baby names in 2015 were Ava and Olivia (tie) and Mateo and Daniel (tie).
Here are the county’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2015:
1. Ava and Olivia (tie), 28 baby girls
2. Camila, 25
3. Isabella, Mia and Emma (3-way tie), 23
4. Charlotte and Sophia (tie), 21
5. Alexa, 20
1. Mateo and Daniel (tie), 28 baby boys
2. Jackson, 27
3. Sebastian, 25
4. Benjamin, 24
5. Julian, Jayden and Noah (3-way tie), 22
2014, the top names in the county were Emma and Logan.
Of the 1,204 girl names bestowed last year, 811 (67%) were used just once. A smaller proportion of the 919 boy names — 549 (60%) — were bestowed once. Here are a few of those single-use names:
Unique Girl Names
Unique Boy Names
Amarilla, Antimony, Edelweiss, Ember, Fanny, Lluvia, Lovely Estrella, Mae Pearl, Magnolia, Nkirote, Reminisce, Rosalene, Rurapenthe*, Summit
Attimus, Banyan, Cypress, Cyprus, Destry, Ernestor, Fogatia, Iknav, Montgomery, Mercury, Orion, Quintil, Thornhill, Zinley
*Looks like Rurapenthe is based on “Rura Penthe,” the name of a planetoid used as a Klingon penal colony (!) in the
Star Trek universe. Its name is a nod to Rorapandi, a penal colony island in the Disney movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). Rorapandi was invented by Disney; it did not appear in the Jules Verne novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870).
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.
Nira 463rd in 1933
The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) was authorized by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933.
524th in 1989
Manilla 536th in 1898
The first military action of Spanish-American War was the 1898 battle for Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
Jemal 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
Kunta 572nd in 1977
The 1977 miniseries
Roots (based on the Alex Haley novel) featured a character named Kunta Kinte.
Shafter 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
Cinnamon 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.
The names below are “one-hit wonder” names that ranked among the 1,000 most popular U.S. baby names only once–sometime during the 1960s.
Caprice – ranked 942nd in 1966 (influence: Chevrolet Caprice)
Cinnamon – ranked 700th in 1969 (influence: TV show Mission: Impossible)
Daneen – ranked 906th in 1964 (influence: mystery!)
Denine – ranked 905th in 1964 (influence: mystery!)
Denita – ranked 956th in 1966
Djuana – ranked 754th in 1964 (influence: mystery!)
Djuna – ranked 738th in 1964 (influence: mystery!)
Inger – ranked 947th in 1966
Jeanmarie – ranked 969th in 1963
Melissia – ranked 944th in 1968
Sonji – ranked 638th in 1966 (influence: Sonji Roi, first wife of Muhammad Ali)
Sunday – ranked 985th in 1966
Tatia – ranked 670th in 1966
Wende – ranked 859th in 1967
Anthoney – ranked 938th in 1968
Destry – ranked 636th in 1964 (influence: TV show Destry)
Dwyane – ranked 996th in 1962
Jemal – ranked 549th in 1969 (influence: TV show The Outcasts)
Tal – ranked 820th in 1963
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.