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Where did the baby name Miosotis come from in 1969?

Title of the telenovela "La Mujer de Aquella Noche" (1968), from the Universidad de Puerto Rico audiovisual archive.
“La Mujer de Aquella Noche”

The unusual name Miosotis first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1969, thanks to heavy usage in New York state:

  • 1971: unlisted
  • 1970: 8 baby girls name Miosotis
    • 8 born in New York
  • 1969: 10 baby girls name Miosotis [debut]
    • 8 born in New York
  • 1968: unlisted
  • 1967: unlisted

The inspiration?

A Puerto Rican telenovela called La Mujer de Aquella Noche (translation: “The Woman of That Night”), which aired during 1968.

Advertisement for the telenovela "La Mujer de Aquella Noche" (1968).
“La Mujer” ad

It was a 3-episode historical drama that told the love story of aristocrat Countess Adriana de Astolfi (played by Gladys Rodríguez) and itinerant gypsy Renzo (played by Braulio Castillo). Renzo’s pet name for Adriana was “Miosotis.”

The story was also turned into radio soap opera at some point, though I’m not sure when.

The Spanish word miosotis is a form of myosotis, another name for the forget-me-not flower (Myosotis palustris). The Greek word myosotis means “mouse ear” and describes the shape of the leaf.

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P.S. The name Quetcy, which we talked about a couple of days ago, was also popular among New York City’s Puerto Ricans (a.k.a., Nuyoricans) in the late 1960s…

Where did the baby name Quetcy come from in 1968?

Quetcy Alma's album "Ahora Te Toca A Ti" (1967).
Quetcy Alma album

The curious name Quetcy suddenly appeared in the U.S. baby name data in the late 1960s. It was particularly popular in the state of New York.

  • 1970: 5 baby girls named Quetcy (and 5 more named Quetzy)
  • 1969: 8 baby girls named Quetcy
    • 5 born in New York
  • 1968: 21 baby girls named Quetcy [debut]
    • 17 born in New York
  • 1967: unlisted
  • 1966: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Young Puerto Rican singer Quetcy Alma Martínez De Jesús, who was based in New York City and was known as La Lloroncita (translation: “crybaby”) because she was able to cry on cue while singing emotional songs.

Her first recordings were released in 1967. She became popular in Puerto Rico, New York City, and several other U.S. cities with Latin American communities.

Quetcy Alma — whose first name may have been based on the Nahuatl word quetzalli, meaning “feather (from the quetzal bird)” — put out music until the mid-1970s. Accordingly, her name’s final appearance in the data was in 1974.

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