How popular is the baby name Tyecha 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 Tyecha.

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Popularity of the baby name Tyecha

Posts that mention the name Tyecha

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.


  • 2020: Jexi













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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?

Image: Adapted from Solitary Poppy by Andy Beecroft under CC BY-SA 2.0.

[Latest update: Dec. 2023]

Where did the baby name Tyechia come from in 1982?

Gussie Alexis holding toddler Tyechia
Gussie and Tyechia

In mid-1982, a little girl named Tyechia Reid was making headlines.

Tyechia was two-and-a-half years old and her foster mother, 63-year-old New York widow Gussie Alexis, was fighting to adopt her.

Gussie, who had raised Tyechia since infancy and had weaned her from a heroin addiction, was ordered in June to surrender Tyechia. The adoption agency told her she was too old to adopt.

Gussie refused. Instead, she fought the adoption agency all summer. Finally, in September, she won custody of the little girl.

Thanks to this ongoing (and heart-warming) news story, the baby name Tyechia became the top debut name of 1982 with 71 baby girls:

  • 1984: 10 baby girls named Tyechia
  • 1983: 53 baby girls named Tyechia (and 6 more named Tyecha)
  • 1982: 71 baby girls named Tyechia [debut]
  • 1981: unlisted
  • 1980: unlisted

It stayed in the U.S. baby name data until the late 1980s, but hasn’t been back since. (Spelling variant Tyecha was a one-hit wonder.)

What are your thoughts on the name Tyechia?