Where did the baby name Monteco come from in 1995?

Monteco's debut album "Soulschool" (1995)
Monteco album

The name Monteco first popped up in the U.S. baby name data in 1995. It stuck around for one more year, then disappeared again:

  • 1997: unlisted
  • 1996: 6 baby boys named Monteco
  • 1995: 18 baby boys named Monteco [debut]
  • 1994: unlisted
  • 1993: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Mononymous R&B singer Monteco (born Monteco Turner in Mississippi in 1978).

His most successful single, “Is It Me?” (feat. Immature), was released in March of 1995. It didn’t make Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, but it did reach #32 on the Hot R&B Singles chart in April.

“Is It Me?” was featured on Monteco’s debut album Soulschool, released in September, but the album failed to chart in the U.S.

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Sources: Monteco – Wikipedia, SSA

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