Where did the baby name Marlesa come from?

Marlesa Ball Miss Georgia 1986

In 1986, the baby name Marlesa made the SSA’s baby name list for the first and only time:

  • 1987: not listed
  • 1986: 11 baby girls named Marlesa [debut]
  • 1985: not listed


Because of beauty queen Marlesa Ball. In 1986, she was crowned Miss Georgia and went on to place in the top ten at the Miss America.

Nowadays, Marlesa is living in Alabama with her husband and two sons. Here’s Marlesa Ball’s website.

Image: After the Crown

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