Where did the baby name Ullanda come from in 1980?

Ullanda's album "Love Zone" (1979).
Ullanda album

The unique name Ullanda appeared in the U.S. baby name data for 3 years straight at the start of the 1980s:

  • 1983: unlisted
  • 1982: 6 baby girls named Ullanda
  • 1981: 10 baby girls named Ullanda [peak]
  • 1980: 8 baby girls named Ullanda [debut]
  • 1979: unlisted

What put it there?

The influence of singer Ullanda McCullough (whose first name was sometimes spelled Yolanda).

Though she was primarily a supporting vocalist (having worked with Diana Ross, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, and many others), she did release several solo albums. The first was Love Zone (1979), followed by the self-titled Ullanda McCullough (1981).

Do you like the name Ullanda?

Source: Ullanda McCullough – Wikipedia

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