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Popularity of the Baby Name Meyosha


Posts that Mention the Name Meyosha

Interesting one-hit wonder names in the U.S. baby name data

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They came, they went, and they never came back!

These baby names are one-hit wonders in the U.S. baby name data. That is, they’ve only popped up once, ever, in the entire dataset of U.S. baby names (which accounts for all names given to at least 5 U.S. babies per year since 1880).

There are thousands of one-hit wonders in the dataset, but the names below have interesting stories behind their single appearance, so these are the one-hits I’m writing specific posts about. Just click on a name to read more.

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As I discover (and write about) more one-hit wonders in the data, I’ll add the names/links to this page. In the meanwhile, do you have any favorite one-hit wonder baby names?

P.S. You might also be interested in this list of the top one-hit wonder baby names since 1880

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