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Popularity of the Baby Name Sisqo


Posts that Mention the Name Sisqo

Interesting One-Hit Wonder Baby Names

They came, they went, and they never came back!

These baby names are one-hit wonders in the U.S. baby name data. That is, they’ve only popped up once, ever, in the entire dataset of U.S. baby names (which accounts for all names given to at least 5 U.S. babies per year since 1880).

There are thousands of one-hit wonders in the dataset, but the names below have interesting stories behind their single appearance, so these are the one-hits I’m writing specific posts about. Just click on a name to read more. (Names that aren’t links yet have posts coming soon!)

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As I discover (and write about) more one-hit wonders in the data, I’ll add names/links to this page. In the meanwhile, do you have any favorite one-hit wonder baby names?

P.S. If this content looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen it before! I’ve just put it in a new spot. :)

Thong Song Baby Name: SisQo

SisQo Thong Song

Back in February of 2000, R&B singer SisQó released his best-known hit, “Thong Song.” It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May and helped SisQó earn four Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album).

SisQó wasn’t a one-hit wonder on the music charts — another single, “Incomplete,” reached #1 in August — but his name became a one-hit wonder on the baby name charts:

  • 2001: unlisted
  • 2000: 9 baby boys named Sisqo
  • 1999: unlisted

Sisqo’s real name is Mark Althavean Andrews. His stage name was his (unwanted) childhood nickname:

[I]n his old neighborhood “if you had [wavy] hair like mine as a kid, you looked Puerto Rican. They used to tease me and call me that name, which sucked.” Since “SisQó” sounded Puerto Rican to the local kids, Mark was stuck with the nickname.

Here’s an amusing clip of SisQó watching the video for “Thong Song” 15 years later.

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