Where did the baby name Meyosha come from in 1985?

Meyosha Sherri Smiley as the "Beauty of the Week" in Jet Magazine (September, 1985).
Meyosha Sherri Smiley in “Jet

The name Meyosha was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1985:

  • 1987: unlisted
  • 1986: unlisted
  • 1985: 8 baby girls named Meyosha [debut]
  • 1984: unlisted
  • 1983: unlisted

What gave the name a boost that year?

A mid-1985 issue of Jet magazine, which featured Meyosha Sherri Smiley as the “Beauty of the Week.” Meyosha — a Capricorn from Chicago — was “a sophomore biology major at the University of Minnesota” at the time. She “enjoy[ed] singing, dancing, writing and piano.”

What are your thoughts on the name Meyosha?

Source: “Beauty of the Week.” Jet 2 Sept. 1985: 43.
Image: © 1985 Jet

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