The curious name Apasra first popped up in the U.S. baby name data in 1965:
- 1967: unlisted
- 1966: unlisted
- 1965: 5 baby girls named Apasra [debut]
- 1964: unlisted
- 1963: unlisted
The next year it dropped back out of the data, though, and it’s absent ever since, making Apasra a one-hit wonder.
Where did it come from?
The 1965 Miss Universe pageant.
The winner of the pageant in July of that year was a young woman named Apasra Hongsakula from Bangkok, Thailand.
Apasra was the first Thai woman and the second Asian woman (after Akiko Kojima of Japan) to be named Miss Universe.