How popular is the baby name Datra 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 Datra.

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Popularity of the baby name Datra

Posts that mention the name Datra

Where did the baby name Datra come from in 1989?

D'Atra Hicks' self-titled album (1989)
D’Atra Hicks album

The name Datra appeared in the U.S. baby name data for four successive years, peaking in 1990:

  • 1993: unlisted
  • 1992: 7 baby girls named Datra
  • 1991: 12 baby girls named Datra
  • 1990: 33 baby girls named Datra [peak]
  • 1989: 22 baby girls named Datra [debut]
  • 1998: unlisted

Where did it come from?

My guess is singer D’Atra (pronounced dee-ah-trah) Hicks, who released her self-titled debut album in 1989. That year, her most successful song, “Sweet Talk,” reached #8 on Billboard‘s Hot R&B Singles chart and #24 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Disco Club Play chart.

D’Atra — who, earlier in her career, spelled her first name “Deitra” — was also playing the lead role of Doris Winter in the successful off-Broadway gospel musical Mama, I Want To Sing! during this time period (1986-1990).

More recently, D’Atra was featured in the Bravo reality show Your Husband is Cheating On Us (2018).

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Sources: D’Atra Hicks – Wikipedia, D’Atra Hicks – AllMusic