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 rare name Nazr has appeared in the U.S. baby name data a single time (so far):
1998: 5 baby boys named Nazr [debut]
What put it there?
Basketball player Nazr (pronounced NAH-zee) Mohammed, who was born in Chicago to Ghanaian parents.
The 6′ 10″ center attended the University of Kentucky for three years during late ’90s, helping the Kentucky Wildcats win the NCAA Championship in March of 1998. (Several weeks before the championship game, he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.)
Nazr decided to forgo his senior year in order to enter the 1998 NBA draft. He ended up playing for eight different teams over the course of his 18-season professional career.