Baby, Remember My Name – Fame!

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?


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