Names that Peaked in 1978
Origin:Greek variation of Christopher
Description:Not as familiar and easy as Christopher, not as unusual and interesting as Christoph or Krzysztof.
Description:Western mountain name revered by healers and spiritualists, so it has a kind of New Age cowgirl feel. But keep in mind: it's also the name of a soda pop.
Description:This is the Indian version of the Hindi word meaning peace.
Origin:Spelling variation of Aya or Hindi
Description:Sounds like and is often confused with Asia, though it has an air of retro cool via the seminal Steely Dan album. Or, pronounced eye-ah, it can be an alternate spelling of the international favorite Aya.
Origin:Diminutive of all variations of Kristina
Description:Kristy (and Kristi and Kristie) are the ultimate kool girl nicknames of the sixties and seventies, not kwite as kute any more.
Description:Hasan is a significant Muslim historical figure — he was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the son of Ali and Fatimah. Shia Muslims consider Hasan a martyr — he died after being poisoned by his wife.
Origin:Scandinavian variation of Christopher
Description:This Scandinavian spin on Christopher gives that enduring classic a lighter, more individual twist, though many may see it as simply a kree8iv spelling.
Origin:Variation of Corey or short form of any Cor-beginning name
Description:This Corey variation is getting a fresh shot of style juice thanks to young It Girl Cory Kennedy (not to be confused with RFK daughter, filmmaker Rory Kennedy).
Origin:Scandinavian variation of Christopher, Greek and Latin
Meaning:"bearer of Christ"
Description:Kristofer and all his cousins (and kousins) is an ancient name that was hugely popular from the 1970s through the 1990s, spawning a wide number of variations. Americans will be familiar with this phonetic spelling with an exotic spin.
Origin:Modern invented name
Description:Perhaps the best known of the La names that peaked in the 1980s, it stems from the biblical Keziah, plus the gallic La prefix that rose to prominence centuries ago among the Creole people and Free Blacks of New Orleans.