Semi-mystery baby name: Rosezena

Graph of the usage of the baby name Rosezena in the U.S. since 1880
Usage of the baby name Rosezena

The curious baby name Rosezena was one-hit wonder smack-dab in the middle of the 20th century:

  • 1952: unlisted
  • 1951: unlisted
  • 1950: 6 baby girls named Rosezena [debut]
  • 1949: unlisted
  • 1948: unlisted

This might be random…or it might have a specific cause.

And if there’s a cause, I’m wondering if it wasn’t a woman named RoseZena Latta. She was a singer whose performances (often in Oregon) were mentioned in the local newspapers from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. According to one family tree (which isn’t online anymore, unfortunately) her mother’s name was Zena Rose, which explains the origin of her name.

I’m not sure about this theory, though, so I’m putting out there in the hope that some mid-century RoseZenas stop by and tell me where their names came from…

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