Where did the baby name Tawatha come from in 1987?

The album "Welcome to My Dream" (1987) by Tawatha.
Tawatha album

The name Tawatha debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1987, stayed in the data for one more year, then disappeared:

  • 1989: unlisted
  • 1988: 13 baby girls named Tawatha
  • 1987: 11 baby girls named Tawatha [debut]
  • 1986: unlisted
  • 1985: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Singer Tawatha (born Tawatha Agee), who released her one solo album, Welcome to My Dream, in 1987.

The album produced three singles. The most successful single, “Thigh Ride,” peaked at #7 on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart (at that time, called the Hot Black Singles chart) in July of 1987.

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Source: Rare and Obscure Music: Tawatha, Tawatha – Billboard

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