How popular is the baby name Learta 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 Learta.

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Popularity of the baby name Learta

Posts that mention the name Learta

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 Learta come from in 1950?

Virginia LeArta Jensen
Virginia LeArta Jensen

The rare baby name Learta was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1950:

  • 1952: unlisted
  • 1951: unlisted
  • 1950: 5 baby girls named Learta [debut]
  • 1949: unlisted
  • 1948: unlisted

What gave the name a nudge that year?

Virginia LeArta Jensen, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Jensen of Blair, Nebraska.

She won the title of “Ideal Farmer’s Daughter” at the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago, which was held from late November through early December, 1949.

Virginia’s photo — along with her full name — ran in newspapers across the country around that time. The image above appeared in Life magazine, which noted that:

Miss Jensen’s costume was made of feed bags (a contest requirement) and she received, among other prizes, a ticket to Death of a Salesman.

Do you like the name LeArta? Would you use it?


  • Yes, My Darling Daughter.” Life 12 Dec. 1949: 45.
  • “4 Nebraskans win at Chicago.” Sunday Journal and Star 27 Nov. 1949: 1.
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Image: © 1949 Life