How popular is the baby name Nazr 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 Nazr.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Nazr


Posts that Mention the Name Nazr

Blogiversary: NBN’s sweet sixteen

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Nancy’s Baby Names was launched on March 6, 2006. So today is the blog’s birthday.

In fact, it’s the blog’s sweet sixteen!

Happy birthday, NBN. :)

Image by diapicard from Pixabay

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.

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  • (none yet)

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 Nazr come from in 1998?

Basketball player Nazr Mohammed on the cover of Sports Illustrated (March, 1998).
Nazr Mohammed

The rare name Nazr has appeared in the U.S. baby name data a single time (so far):

  • 2000: unlisted
  • 1999: unlisted
  • 1998: 5 baby boys named Nazr [debut]
  • 1997: unlisted
  • 1996: unlisted

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.

What are your thoughts on the baby Nazr?

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Image: © 1998 Sports Illustrated