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My 10 Favorite Uniquely ’80s Baby Names

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Love baby names? Love the ’80s? Then you’ll love this list!

Out of the nearly 12,000 baby names that debuted on the charts from 1980 to 1989 (inclusive), here are 10 that are particularly symbolic of the ’80s.

All 10 are legit baby names straight from the SSA’s lists!

  1. MacGyver. The baby name MacGyver, inspired by TV character Angus MacGyver, debuted on the baby name charts in 1989.
  2. Rambo. The baby name Rambo, inspired by movie character John Rambo, debuted on the baby name charts in 1984.
  3. Cheetara. The baby name Cheetara, inspired by ThunderCats character Cheetara, debuted on the baby name charts in 1985.
  4. DeLorean. The baby name DeLorean, inspired by the car, debuted on the baby name charts in 1982.
  5. Cetera. The baby name Cetera, inspired by singer Peter Cetera, debuted on the baby name charts in 1987.
  6. Malcolmjamal. The baby name Malcolmjamal, inspired by Cosby Show actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, debuted on the baby name charts in 1986.
  7. Atreyu. The baby name Atreyu, inspired by the NeverEnding Story character Atreyu, debuted on the baby name charts in 1985.
  8. Martika. The baby name Martika, inspired by singer Martika, debuted on the baby name charts in 1986.
  9. Luka. The baby name Luka, inspired by the song “Luka” by Suzanne Vega, debuted as a girl name on the baby name charts in 1987.
  10. Jareth. The baby name Jareth, inspired by the Labyrinth character Jareth, debuted on the baby name charts in 1986.

Runners-up: Axl, Enya, Jeanluc, Jordache, Roxette, Wrangler.

Do YOU have any favorite ’80s baby names?

P.S. Here are my 10 favorite uniquely ’70s and ’90s baby names.

Note: Updated in March of 2015.


The Baby Name Cetera

peter cetera, glory of loveRemember the Karate Kid movies?

The second one, The Karate Kid, Part II (1986), featured the song “Glory of Love” by former Chicago vocalist Peter Cetera.

Thanks in large part to the movie, the song became a #1 hit that year. It ended up being nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy Award.

Cetera’s other #1 hit in 1986 was his duet with Amy Grant, “The Next Time I Fall.”

In 1987, the baby name Cetera appeared on the SSA’s list for the very first time:

  • 1990: not listed
  • 1989: 5 baby girls named Cetera
  • 1988: 6 baby girls named Cetera
  • 1987: 22 baby girls named Cetera [debut]
  • 1986: not listed

Coincidence?

I think not, Mr. Miyagi.