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It’s another name interview! This one is with Miranda, a 22-year-old from Missouri.
What’s the story behind her name?
There isn’t really a story behind it, my parents just liked it.
What does she like most about her name?
Because I’m a writer, I like to warn people of their “Miranda writes” — anything you say or do could end up in a story!
What does she like least about her name?
I’ve never loved my name but I don’t dislike it either. One thing that was annoying about it when I was a child is that my first grade teacher would tell us to write our names on our papers and then move on to explaining what to do before I had finished writing all seven letters of my name. I also get a lot of misspellings (Maranda and Meranda most commonly) and even some mispronunciations. More recently, I dislike the association with Miranda Sings.
Finally, would Miranda recommend that her name be given to babies today?
Not yet. It feels too 80s/90s to me to be given to a child. Maybe in time. If anyone is considering using the name Miranda, I would suggest having a nickname ready since the name is kind of long. I like Randi, it just never really caught on.
Thank you, Miranda!
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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.