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.
The same year, a jazz-themed movie called New Orleans was released.
In terms of music history, New Orleans is notable because it featured both Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong as secondary characters named Endie and Satchmo. (In the earliest versions of the script, these were the main characters.)
In terms of baby names, though, New Orleans is notable because one of the protagonists — society woman Miralee (pronounced MEER-ah-lee) Smith, played by actress Dorothy Patrick — is behind the brief emergence of “Miralee” in the SSA data.