I have three Nikon lenses, two of which I bought new and have used for years, one I just acquired used.
With most, when I click "Enable Profile Corrections" in the Develop module it auto-populates Make, Model, Profile"
When I import photos taken with the "new" lens and click "Enable Profile Corrections" it auto-populates Make with "none".
If I subsequently correct the Make pulldown to show Nikon, it auto-populates the other fields correctly for this lens.
Curious why the behavior would be different for this lens.
"new" lens happens to be 80-200 ED AF-S 2.8D, manufactered 1999-2004.
image EXIF correctly shows this lens.
If I remember correctly, you can manually choose the camera and lens, click on the Setup dropdown, and choose "Save new lens profile defaults". That should cause LR to automatically find that profile in the future.