How popular is the baby name Marlesa in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Marlesa.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Marlesa

Posts that Mention the Name Marlesa

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


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.



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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?

P.S. You might also be interested in this list of the top one-hit wonder baby names since 1880

Where did the baby name Marlesa come from?

Marlesa Ball Miss Georgia 1986

In 1986, the baby name Marlesa made the SSA’s baby name list for the first and only time:

  • 1987: not listed
  • 1986: 11 baby girls named Marlesa [debut]
  • 1985: not listed


Because of beauty queen Marlesa Ball. In 1986, she was crowned Miss Georgia and went on to place in the top ten at the Miss America.

Nowadays, Marlesa is living in Alabama with her husband and two sons. Here’s Marlesa Ball’s website.

Image: After the Crown