How popular is the baby name Rosezena 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 Rosezena.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Rosezena


Posts that Mention the Name Rosezena

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. :)

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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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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

A Reason for Rosezena?

The curious baby name Rosezena was one-hit wonder smack-dab in the middle of the 20th century:

  • 1952: unlisted
  • 1951: unlisted
  • 1950: 6 baby girls named Rosezena [debut]
  • 1949: unlisted
  • 1948: unlisted

This might be random…or it might have a specific cause.

And if there’s a cause, I’m wondering if it wasn’t a woman named RoseZena Latta. She was a singer whose performances (often in Oregon) were mentioned in the local newspapers from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. (According to this family tree, her mother’s name was Zena Rose, so that’s where her name came from.)

I’m not sure about this theory, though, so I’m putting out there in the hope that some mid-century RoseZenas stop by and tell me where their names came from…