Where did the baby name Tchanavian come from?

Tchanavian Cowles as the "Beauty of the Week" in Jet Magazine (August, 1986).
Tchanavian Cowles in “Jet

The unusual name Tchanavian was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1986:

  • 1988: unlisted
  • 1987: unlisted
  • 1986: 5 baby girls named Tchanavian [debut]
  • 1985: unlisted
  • 1984: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Same place as Meyosha: Jet magazine. A mid-1986 issue featured Tchanavian Cowles as the “Beauty of the Week.” Tchanavian — an Aries from Las Vegas — was “a student majoring in communications” at the time.

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Source: “Beauty of the Week.” Jet 4 Aug. 1986: 43.
Image: © 1986 Jet

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