How popular is the baby name Tashia in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Tashia.

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Popularity of the baby name Tashia

Posts that mention the name Tashia

Where did the baby name Tashia come from in 1962?

The character Tashia from the comic strip "Rip Kirby" (1946-1999).

The name Tashia made its first appearance in the U.S. baby name data in 1962:

  • 1964: 5 baby girls named Tashia
  • 1963: unlisted
  • 1962: 12 baby girls named Tashia
  • 1961: unlisted
  • 1960: unlisted

Where did it come from?

A comic strip called Rib Kirby (1946-1999), in which the titular character, a private detective, had various adventures. A storyline that ran in newspapers from April to August of 1962 featured a character named Tashia Rambeau.

Tashia was on the lookout for a man who had swindled her best friend out of $50,000. She knew the man had the initials “R.K.,” so she thought Rip Kirby might be the crook.

The name Tashia got another boost a few years later thanks to the I Spy episode “Tatia” (pronounced tasha), which aired in late 1965.

P.S. The name Rip has always been rare, but it was used most often in the ’50s and ’60s.

Sources: Rip Kirby #7 – 1962-1964 – GCD, Rip Kirby – Wikipedia