1970s Baby Names

The Lost Decade. Sourced from the 1970s'Top 50, here is a list of popular baby names which are relatively rare today.
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  • Aaron

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    Aaron has been in and around the Top 50 for two decades, and is still an attractive, timeless, choice; the softness of Aaron's initial double vowel giving it an appealing gentleness. In the Old Te... Read More 

  • Amanda

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    After a long run as the prettiest senior in class, this romantic name has lost some of its glossy sheen, though it's still quite lovely and well used. Amanda was one of the romantic-sounding names... Read More 

  • Andrea

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    Andrea -- a feminine form of Andrew (and a male name in several European cultures)-- comes with a good selection of pronunciations-- ANN-dree-a, AHN-dree-a, or ahn-DRAY-a--each with a slightly diff... Read More 

  • April

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    Still the most popular month name, but we think old-fashioned May or even June is prettier, while August is hipper. Literary reference: the heroine of the book and movie Revolutionary Road . Read More 

  • Bryan

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    An alternate spelling of Brian, Bryan's one of the most enduring of Irish imports. Bryan is now slightly more popular than the original. Read More 

  • Carrie

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    Carrie lives on mainly on the screen, as the new/old antiheroine of Stephen King's classic Carrie , as turn-of-the-21st-century diva Carrie Bradshaw of Sex & The City , and as Claire Danes' Emmy-wi... Read More 

  • Chad

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    Despite all the "hanging," "dangling," and "pregnant" chad jokes of the 2000 election, this saint's name and remnant of the Brad-Tad era has dipped in the polls in recent years. But Chad still hol... Read More 

  • Crystal

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    Originally a male name, Crystal was hot in the 1980s along with shoulder pads and big hair, but retains none of the sparkle it once had.  Read More 

  • Douglas

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    Douglas, and more particularly its nickname, Doug, had a real romantic swagger in the 1950s and 1960s dating back to swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks, but today is more likely to conjure up your mom... Read More 

  • Eric

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    Eric -- the all-time most popular Scandinavian boys' name in the U. S. -- peaked in the Ricky Nelson/Rick Springfield period. It was adopted by English speakers in the mid-nineteenth century, who ... Read More 

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