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Names that Peaked in 1986

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Top Names that Peaked in 1986

  • Ryan

    Ryan’s use as a given name was inspired by the surname Ryan, a variation of the Irish O’Riain meaning “son of Rían.” Rían is composed of the Irish-Gaelic elements , meaning “king” and... Read More 

  • Ryan

    This ultrapopular boys' name is rapidly becoming a hot name for girls; admired for its buoyant Irish spirit.

    Ryan returned to the Top 500... Read More 

  • Alison

    Alison has been long popular in Scotland and widely used here since the fifties; this more feminine medieval derivative of Alice had long surpassed the original in popularity. But now sounds a tad... Read More 

  • Amber

    Though perhaps not as currently stylish as Ruby, Jade, or Pearl, Amber has a colorful history (remember the notorious Forever Amber heroine?). Unfortunately, it does come with the "Amber... Read More 

  • Mallory

    Early 1980s sitcom (Family Ties) name that has been well used ever since, with an upbeat three-syllable sound and a slightly tomboyish edge. Read More 

  • Princess

    Part of the trend for formerly canine royal names; this is one a little girl might love—up till the age of eight. Read More 

  • Dane

    Dane is a more masculine Dana alternative, with added style edge. Dane has been on the US Top 1000 for more than seventy years, having entered the list in 1945.

    Dane makes a great... Read More 

  • Brett

    Football great Brett Favre single-handedly kept this name in the limelight, though it continues to sink in popularity.

    Brett originated in the Middle Ages as an ethnic name for one of... Read More 

  • Natasha

    Natasha, an appealing, still exotic name, entered the American mainstream post-Cold War, but seems to have peaked in the eighties, replaced by the more straightforward Natalie. As is common for... Read More 

  • Casey

    One of the original unisex Irish surname names, energetic Casey bounced onto the scene in the 1960s, then peaked in the 1980s for both boys and girls.

    "Casey at the Bat" is an 1888 poem... Read More 

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