12 Groovy 70s Names

June 9, 2016 Linda Rosenkrantz

No, I’m not suggesting that the world needs another massive influx of Jennifers—the #1 girls’ name all through the 70s. Or the then- popular Mandy, Mindy, Cindy sorority names either. But there are a number of names in this sometimes demeaned decade that have been in limbo long enough, and are definitely worthy of a fresh look. By Linda Rosenkrantz


Heather was the third most popular name in the country in 1975, given to more than 24,000 girls, and now it’s down at 964. But it still retains a gentle Scottish feathery feel and we think its ready to rejoin all those other popular blooms currently out there. Two prominent bearers: Heather Graham, who was born in 1970, and Heather Locklear, who would hit it big on Melrose Place.


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