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Popular names from the ’80s that could be making a comeback!

Don’t know any newborns that are called Karen, Darren or Amanda right now? Well, that could all change VERY soon!

It seems popular names from the ’80s may no longer sound dated and children will soon be rocking these monikers in the classrooms in the near future.

90 popular names from the ’80s that could be making a comeback!

The ’80s gave us some pretty iconic names!

According to a Mumsnet thread, there was a discussion about popular monikers from 30/40 years ago and many believe ’80s names could be making a reappearance.

One mum asked: “We’re seeing the revival of a lot of names from way back (40’s, 50’s, 60’s…) like Arthur, Stanley, Edith, Lillian etc etc. but just wondered if / when names that were popular when I was born in the 80’s will make a come back?”

90 popular names from the ’80s that could be making a comeback!

It seems mums in the discussion were divided on a resurgence of baby names from the ’80s, but many say they’ve begun noticing some newborns with the iconic monikers from that decade.

“I think Rachel, Amanda and Clare may make their way back around soon,” says one mum.

“I met a 2-year-old Hilary (girl) the other day and somehow it didn’t seem quite ‘right’. Can’t put my finger on it as of course many names from decades ago are popular now!”

While another said she thinks there will be a boom in the next 15-20 years.

She said: “It’ll be when those born in the 80’s are great-grandparents having great-grandchildren named after them.”

What do you think? Are you a fan of names from the ’80s?

90 popular names from the ’80s that could be making a comeback!

Popular ’80s names for boys

  1. Aaron
  2. Adam
  3. Andrew
  4. Benjamin
  5. Brett
  6. Carl
  7. Christopher
  8. Craig
  9. Daniel
  10. Darren
  11. David
  12. Dean
  13. Dennis
  14. Drew
  15. Eric
  16. Gareth
  17. Gary
  18. Ian
  19. James
  20. Jason
  21. John
  22. Jonathan
  23. Joshua
  24. Kevin
  25. Kyle
  26. Lee
  27. Luke
  28. Mark
  29. Michael
  30. Nathan
  31. Paul
  32. Phillip
  33. Richard
  34. Robert
  35. Russell
  36. Ryan
  37. Scott
  38. Sean
  39. Shane
  40. Simon
  41. Stephen
  42. Thomas
  43. Todd
  44. Vincent
  45. Wayne

90 popular names from the ’80s that could be making a comeback!

Popular ’80s names for girls

  1. Alicia
  2. Allison
  3. Amanda
  4. Amy
  5. Andrea
  6. Anna
  7. Brittany
  8. Caroline
  9. Claire
  10. Cindy
  11. Deborah
  12. Emma
  13. Erin
  14. Hannah
  15. Hayley
  16. Heather
  17. Helen
  18. Holly
  19. Jennifer
  20. Jessica
  21. Joanna
  22. Julie
  23. Karen
  24. Katherine
  25. Kelly
  26. Kirsty
  27. Laura
  28. Lauren
  29. Leanne
  30. Lucy
  31. Megan
  32. Michelle
  33. Monica
  34. Natalie
  35. Natasha
  36. Rachel
  37. Samantha
  38. Sarah
  39. Sophie
  40. Stacey
  41. Stephanie
  42. Tara
  43. Vanessa
  44. Victoria
  45. Zoe

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