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Popularity of the Baby Name Tribeca


Posts that Mention the Name Tribeca

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

[Latest update: 9/2022]

What turned Tribeca into a baby name in 1993?

Title of the TV series "Tribeca" (1993)
“Tribeca”

If you’re familiar with NYC, you know that TriBeCa (short for “triangle below Canal”) refers to a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan. But did you know that, in 1993, Tribeca surfaced in the U.S. baby name data?

  • 1995: unlisted
  • 1994: unlisted
  • 1993: 6 baby girls named Tribeca [debut]
  • 1992: unlisted
  • 1991: unlisted

It was the name’s single appearance in the data.

What put it there?

A short-lived TV series called TriBeCa (1993), which was produced in part by native New Yorker Robert De Niro. Each episode was an hour-long drama with a new set of characters; the one thing that connected all the stories was that they were set in TriBeCa.

Despite critical acclaim — and the fact that Laurence Fishburne’s performance as a police officer in the first episode earned him an Emmy Award — the show was cancelled after just seven episodes.

What are your thoughts on “Tribeca” as a personal name?

Sources: Tribeca (TV Series 1993) – IMDb, TriBeCa (TV Series) – Wikipedia

P.S. The spelling variant Tribecca — probably influenced by the name Rebecca — was a one-hit wonder in 1993 as well.