How popular is the baby name Tsitsiki in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Tsitsiki.

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Popularity of the baby name Tsitsiki

Posts that mention the name Tsitsiki

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.


  • 2020: Jexi













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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?

Image: Adapted from Solitary Poppy by Andy Beecroft under CC BY-SA 2.0.

[Latest update: Apr. 2024]

Where did the baby name Tsitsiki come from in 2004?

Newscaster Tsi-tsi-ki Félix

When I first spotted the one-hit wonder baby name Tsitsiki, I honestly thought it might have something to do with Greek yogurt.

Turns out the answer is not tzatziki, but more likely Chicago news anchor Tsi-tsi-ki Félix.

According to the U.S. baby name data, eight baby girls were named Tsitsiki in 2004. All eight of these baby girls were born in Illinois.

  • 2006: unlisted
  • 2005: unlisted
  • 2004: 8 baby girls named Tsitsiki [debut]
  • 2003: unlisted
  • 2002: unlisted

The name had never been in the data before, and it hasn’t made an appearance since.

Where did it come from?

A Chicago newswoman named Tsi-tsi-ki Félix.

Tsi-tsi-ki Félix is originally from Michoacán, México. Her name is based on the Purépecha word tsitsiki, which means “flower.”

She joined Telemundo Chicago in 2001 as a reporter, was promoted to co-anchor of the 5 p.m. news in 2005, then became solo anchor of both the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. news in 2009. I’m not sure what event boosted her profile in 2004, though…maybe a Telemundo advertising campaign?

Which leads me to a sub-theory: Mexican-American singer Lila Downs released her Latin Grammy-winning folk album Una Sangre/One Blood in April of 2004. The album included the Purépecha language song “Tirineni Tsitsiki,” which may have given Tsi-tsi-ki Félix a hand in popularizing the name Tsitsiki around that time.

What are your thoughts on the name Tsitsiki?

P.S. Lila Downs has a son named Benito Dxuladi — dxuladi (pronounced shoo-la-dee) being the Zapotec word for “chocolate.”

Sources: Félix leaves Telemundo Chicago, Tsi-tsi-ki | Bio, Welcome Benito! | The Official Lila Downs Site, SSA

Image: Screenshot of Windy City Live (Chicago talk show)