How popular is the baby name Colquitt in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Colquitt.

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Popularity of the baby name Colquitt

Posts that mention the name Colquitt

Interesting one-hit wonder names in the U.S. baby name data

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They came, they went, and they never came back!

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.


  • 2020: Jexi













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As I discover (and write about) more one-hit wonders in the data, I’ll add the names/links to this page. In the meanwhile, do you have any favorite one-hit wonder baby names?

Image: Adapted from Solitary Poppy by Andy Beecroft under CC BY-SA 2.0.

[Latest update: Apr. 2024]

Where did the baby name Colquitt come from in 1913?

Politician Oscar Branch Colquitt (1861-1940).
Oscar Colquitt

The unusual name Colquitt was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1913:

  • 1915: unlisted
  • 1914: unlisted
  • 1913: 5 baby boys named Colquitt [debut]
  • 1912: unlisted
  • 1911: unlisted


My guess is the influence of the 25th governor of Texas, Oscar Branch Colquitt. He was in office for two terms, from 1911 to 1915. (The governor’s term in Texas wasn’t extended to four years until the 1970s.)

Interestingly, the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data suggests that peak usage was a bit earlier in the 1910s:

  • 1916: 1 person named Colquitt
  • 1915: no one named Colquitt
  • 1914: 6 people named Colquitt
  • 1913: 5 people named Colquitt
  • 1912: 5 people named Colquitt
  • 1911: 8 people named Colquitt
  • 1910: 10 people named Colquitt
  • 1909: 2 people named Colquitt
  • 1908: 1 person named Colquitt

(His initial election win would have occurred in November of 1910.)

Anecdotally, most of the graves I found for men with the first and middle names “Oscar Colquitt” were born in 1912. Some examples:

The surname Colquitt originated on the Isle of Man, but the meaning is unknown.

What are your thoughts on Colquitt as a first name?