These baby names are one-hit wonders in the U.S. baby name data. That is, they’ve only popped up once, ever, in the entire dataset of U.S. baby names (which accounts for all names given to at least 5 U.S. babies per year since 1880).
There are thousands of one-hit wonders in the dataset, but the names below have interesting stories behind their single appearance, so these are the one-hits I’m writing specific posts about. Just click on a name to read more.
William Royce “Boz” Scaggs, a singer/guitarist who was most popular during the late ’70s.
His biggest hits were “Lowdown” [vid], which peaked at #3 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart in October of 1976 (and went on to win the Grammy for Best R&B Song in early 1977), and “Lido Shuffle” [vid], which peaked at #11 on the Hot 100 chart in May of 1977.
So where did Boz get that nickname? From a childhood friend, who inexplicably started called him Bosley, which was later shortened to “Boz.”