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The main characters of the iconic ’70s TV show Hutch and Starsky Starsky & Hutch were a couple of Southern California plainclothes detectives — brash New Yorker David Michael Starsky (the dark-haired one) and reserved Minnesotan Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson (the blond).
The show started airing in 1975, and that’s the year we see both names debut on the U.S. baby name charts. Here’s
1980: 5 baby boys named Starsky
1979: 14 baby boys named Starsky
1978: 14 baby boys named Starsky
1977: 30 baby boys named Starsky
1976: 45 baby boys named Starsky
1975: 11 baby boys named Starsky [debut]
1979: 5 baby boys named Hutch
1977: 9 baby boys named Hutch
1976: 12 baby boys named Hutch
1975: 5 baby boys named Hutch [debut]
The show’s original run ended in 1979, but the 2004 movie
Starsky & Hutch starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson gave Hutch (but not Starsky) a boost several decades later.
If you were having a son, and you
had to name him either Starsky or Hutch, which would it be?
Starsky & Hutch – Wikipedia
Image: 1970s: Starsky and Hutch on a beach
Love 1970s pop culture? Love names? Then check out this list!
Out of the more than 12,000 baby names that debuted on the charts during the ’70s, here are 10 (well, 11) that are particularly symbolic of the decade. All are legit baby names!
Darth. The baby name Darth, inspired by movie villain Darth Vader, debuted on the baby name charts in 1977.
Travolta. The baby name Travolta, inspired by actor John Travolta, debuted on the baby name charts in 1978.
Shaft. The baby name Shaft, inspired by movie character Shaft, debuted on the baby name charts in 1971.
Willona. The baby name Willona, inspired by TV character Willona Woods, debuted on the baby name charts in 1974.
Jorel. The baby name Jorel, inspired by movie character Jor-El, debuted on the baby name charts in 1979.
Rhiannon. The baby name Rhiannon, popularized by Fleetwood Mac song “Rhiannon,” debuted on the baby name charts in 1974.
Starsky & Hutch. The baby names Starsky and Hutch, inspired by the TV show Starsky & Hutch, both debuted on the baby name charts in 1975.
Comaneci. The baby name Comaneci, inspired by gymnast Nadia Comaneci, debuted on the baby name charts in 1976.
Uhura. The baby name Uhura, inspired by TV character Lt. Uhura, debuted on the baby name charts in 1971.
Atari. The baby name Atari, inspired by the Atari game console, debuted on the boys’ side of the baby name charts in 1979. (This one’s actually a borderline case, as it debuted for girls in 1980.)
Not-very-honorable mention goes to my
least favorite uniquely ’70s name, Yarnell. She’s the mime lady who haunts my dreams…
Do YOU have any favorite ’70s baby names?
P.S. Here are my 10 favorite uniquely
’80s and ’90s baby names.
Note: Updated in March of 2015.