Where did the baby name Mystikal come from in 1998?

Mystikal's album "Ghetto Fabuous" (1998)
Mystikal album

The rare name Mystikal has popped up in the U.S. baby name data just a handful of times:

  • 2002: unlisted
  • 2001: 5 baby boys named Mystikal
  • 2000: unlisted
  • 1999: 6 baby boys named Mystikal
  • 1998: 6 baby boys and 5 baby girls named Mystikal [dual-gender debut]
  • 1997: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Raspy-voiced New Orleans-based rapper Mystikal (born Michael Lawrence Tyler in 1970).

His two biggest hits, “Shake Ya Ass” and “Danger (Been So Long),” both came out in the year 2000. But earlier singles — such as “Ain’t No Limit” feat. Silkk the Shocker, released in 1997 — are what drew attention to his stage name initially.

What are your thoughts on Mystikal as a baby name?

(Other dual-gender debuts I’ve posted about include Draven, Illya, Rikishi, and Sundown.)

Sources: Mystikal – Wikipedia, Mystikal discography – Wikipedia, SSA

[Latest update: Jun. 2024]

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