The name Tynisa debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1976, but it wasn’t just any old debut — it was the most impressive debut of the year with a whopping 79 baby girls:
- 1978: 19 baby girls named Tynisa
- 1977: 32 baby girls named Tynisa
- 1976: 79 baby girls named Tynisa [debut] [peak usage]
- 1975: unlisted
- 1974: unlisted
Two-thirds of those 79 Tynisas were born in just four states: New York (18), California (14), Pennsylvania (13), and Ohio (7).
Where did the come from all of a sudden?
The Major Harris song “Tynisa (Goddess Of Love),” which was one of the tracks on his 1976 album Jealousy.
“Tynisa” wasn’t a single, but the album was popular (reaching #33 on the R&B charts in early 1976), so a number of people would have heard the song regardless.
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Source: Major Harris – Billboard