How popular is the baby name Tequila in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Tequila and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Tequila.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Tequila

Number of Babies Named Tequila

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Tequila

The Baby Name Tequila

Go Champs GoThe baby name Tequila is a lot like the baby name Adidas. How? The baby name Tequila wasn’t popularized by the drink, just like the baby name Adidas wasn’t popularized by the shoe. Instead, they were both popularized by a song.

In Tequila’s case, the song was “Tequila” by The Champs.

“Tequila” was recorded rather offhandedly in December of 1957. It’s an instrumental except for the word tequila, spoken three times as “a silly attempt to cover up the holes in the song.”

It was released as the B-side to “Train to Nowhere” by Dave Burgess in January of 1958, and it might have gone unnoticed had a Cleveland disk jockey not flipped the record over one day. Listeners loved it — so much so that “Tequila” became the #1 pop song in the nation by March.

The baby name Tequila, which had been very rare in the U.S., was suddenly given to at least 20 baby girls that year:

  • 1960: unlisted
  • 1959: 9 baby girls named Tequila
  • 1958: 20 baby girls named Tequila [debut]
  • 1957: unlisted

Nine more baby girls were named Tequilla, which also debuted on the list in 1958.

Usage of the names Tequila and Tequilla remained low for about a decade, picked up in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and is now low once again.

How do you feel about the baby name Tequila?

Sources: Tequila by The Champs – Songfacts, The Champs’ “Tequila” is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts –

More Unusual American Names from 2009

A few weeks ago I posted lists of unusual boy names and girl names bestowed in the U.S. in 2009. Here are a few more I’ve noticed since then:

Boy Names

Girl Names

Unusual Baby Names in Georgia – Dextrose, Iceland, Manatee, Teflon

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently compiled several lists of unusual baby names using birth records from the Georgia Department of Human Resources (covering January 1990 through July 2007).

Here are some highlights:

  • Animal names: Badger, Coyote, Jerboa, Manatee, Peacock, Stallion
  • Car names: Civic, Dodge, Elantra, Scion, Tiburon, Toyota
  • City names: Cambridge, Kyoto, Madrid, Montreal, Sacramento, Zurich
  • Country names: Belgium, Ethiopia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Seychelles, Vatican
  • Food names: Cola, Dextrose, Dijon, Kiwi, Nacho, Teriyaki
  • Occupation names: Attorney, Butcher, Guitarist, Messenger, Spy, Writer
  • Trademark names: Dasani, Exxon, L’Oreal, McAfee, Nokia, Toshiba

The one I liked best of all was Teflon…for the non-stick baby, of course.

There were also many alcohol-related names, such as Bacardi, Chianti, Courvoisier, Michelob, Sangria, Tequila and Tanqueray.

Popular and Unique Names in Alberta, Canada in 2006

These will likely be updated soon, so I wanted to post about them before they became old news…

These were Alberta‘s top baby names in 2006:

For Girls For Boys
1. Ava
2. Emma
3. Emily
4. Hannah
5. Madison
6. Sarah
7. Abigail
8. Olivia
9. Grace
10. Ella
1. Ethan
2. Joshua
3. Jacob
4. Logan
5. Matthew
6. Noah
7. Nathan
8. Liam
9. Carter
10. William

And these were some of the unusual names bestowed in Alberta that same year:

Girl Names Boy Names
Appeline, Aristotle, Autumn-Jewels, Ayodele, Ayverée, Beimnet, Bhoomi, Callahan, Charlatan, Chyme, Corinthian, Czarina, Dhiksha, Drishti, Dusty-Storm, Eleftheria, Elgin, Eshroop, Feyisope, FleurdeMay, Freshelle, Ginaovaline, Gjoa, Gladness, Hiwot, Huntter, Imonitie, Iqraa, Irish, Ishnoort, Jazznoor, Jeytsun, Kashf, Kimjot, Kindred, Kohl, KoJo, Krymson, Lana-Salam-Amil, Lexington, Loveday, Mephew, Mirical, Misty-Jade, Moeaqic, Morningstar, Muzn, Myatta, Nghi, NuEmi, Ocean-Joy, Phancie, Phull, Pneet, Pope, Prissy, Qalkidan, Raya-Sun, Rehap-Allislame, Riverine, Rooaa, Salestial, Sheridtton, Sneha, Spirt, Starlight, Sumr, SunShine, Taylor-Judith-Lynn, Tequila, Trail-Dancer, Trillion, Tymber, Uririnoghene, Vritika, Wichan, Yram, Zailey, Zealand, Zyryll A.K.I.L., Ainnelhyethum, Atreyu, Banderas, Brigz, Catcher, Chancellor, Cimmaron, Cobain, Coo-nah, Corny, Creedence, Detroit, Dezzmen, Diezel-Blaze, DoTayne-Tebekew-Belachew, Drizz, Dutch, Elolo, Erilinyth, Eryx, Essay, Excell, Ferozudin, Fopefoluwa, Frost, Gleb, Guardian, Gurmoney, Harrattanbir, Isaiah-Mikael-Tafari, Jacob-Danny-Micheal, Jihad, Jupinder, J’zyn, Kalixto, Keltic, Krrish, Kuothnyuer, Kwynton, Lavindu, Leviathan, Lovedeep, Lyth, Mavricky, Morningsky, Morphious, Naufil, Nozzey, Nvuselelo, Okello, Olt, Pipehgwance, Princeraj, Promesse, Qazi, Raddix, Ryic, Rylee-Kris, Sachalsultan, Sawyrr, Shashwat, Shlok, Siwoo, Shooter, Skipper, Sweetgrassman, Tgn, Trennis, Truth, Vraj, WhiteElk, Willex, Winandus, Wol, Xzyler, Yug, Zarry, Zhakirullah, Zinedine

Source: Service Alberta