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Where did the baby name Brycie come from?

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Brycie

The baby name Brycie was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data, appearing a single time in the 1960s:

  • 1965: unlisted
  • 1964: unlisted
  • 1963: 6 baby girls named Brycie [debut]
  • 1962: unlisted
  • 1961: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Like the names Toika and Perette, Brycie was inspired by a character created for a single episode of the TV series Route 66. That episode, called “Only by Cunning Glimpses,” aired on December 7, 1962.

In the episode, main characters Tod and Buz encountered a nightclub mentalist named Brycie Koseloff (played by actress Lois Smith). Brycie made a series of dire predictions about Tod’s future — including the prediction that Tod would eventually kill Buz — and, shockingly, her predictions started coming true…

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Where did the baby name Toika come from?

The baby name Toika debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1962.

The intriguing name Toika first appeared in the baby name data in 1962:

  • 1964: unlisted
  • 1963: 6 baby girls named Toika
  • 1962: 6 baby girls named Toika [debut]
  • 1961: unlisted

Where did it come from?

A single-episode character on the TV show Route 66. The episode was called “One Tiger to a Hill” and aired on September 21, 1962.

In the episode, main characters Tod and Buz traveled to Astoria, Oregon, to work on a fishing boat owned by widow Anna Gustafson. While there, Tod became interested in Anna’s daughter Toika, who was already in a relationship with a moody local fisherman named Karno. Toika was played by actress Laura Devon (born Mary L. Briley).

I’m not sure where the writers got the name Toika, but they may have been inspired by the Finnish surname Toikka, or the Finnish word taika, which means “magic.”

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Source: Route 66 “One Tiger to a Hill” (TV Episode 1962) – IMDb, Laura Devon – Wikipedia