In the summer of 1980, both Fame the movie and “Fame” the theme song were big hits.
The movie ended up winning two Academy Awards, both for music (Best Score & Best Song).
The next year, 7 baby girls were named Fame:
- 1982: not listed
- 1981: 7 baby girls named Fame [debut]
- 1980: not listed
But that was the only year Fame managed to make the SSA’s baby name list. Neither Fame the TV show (1982-1987) nor Fame the movie remake (2009) could revive it after 1981.
Here’s Irene Cara lip-synching to “Fame” in New York City in 1982:
What do you think of the name Fame?