Baby Name Timeline: 1970s

Baby Name Timeline 1970s

The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 1970s thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about some of them — please click the links to learn more!

To check out history-influenced baby names from other decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.

1979

gelsey, ballet, baby name, 1970s,
  • 1979 News: Gelsey, Shaylyn, Johnpaul
  • 1979 Politics: Ayatollah
  • 1979 Movie characters: Jorel, Santini
  • 1979 Movie: Ashanti
  • 1979 TV characters: Starbuck, Tigh, Cassiopeia, Apollo, Athena, Serina, Random, Zebulon, Sulay, Mindy, Sindy, Pasquinel, Jana, Viviana
  • 1979 TV contestants: Dilanjan, Risha
  • 1979 TV personality: Kebrina
  • 1979 Actors: Aarika, Shatonga, Brianne, Maren
  • 1979 Literary character: Tamarisk
  • 1979 Songs: Sharona, Roxanne, Amanda
  • 1979 Singers: Geddy, Amii, Anacani, Taana
  • 1979 Musician: Narada
  • 1979 Musical group: Chanson
  • 1979 Sports: Tekulve, Terdell
  • 1979 Products: Chimere, Atari, Darci, Wondra
  • 1979 Celebrity babies: Leiya, Shaherah, Anansa
  • 1979 Celebrity related: Karac, Shanga, Kayatana
  • 1979 Beauty queen: Kylene

1978

qiana, fabric, baby name, 1970s,

1977

rhiannon, song, baby name, 1970s,

1976

nadia, comaneci, olympics, baby names, 1970s,

1975

benji, movie, baby name, 1970s,

1974

kojak, television, baby name, 1970s,

1973

aubrey, song, baby name, 1970s,

1972

brandy, song, baby name, 1970s,
  • 1972 News: Mieke, Tonnica
  • 1972 Movie characters: Chato, Sancho, Billyjack, Cable, Jacy
  • 1972 TV characters: Katina, Vashon, Delta, Demond, Cade
  • 1972 TV show: Trek
  • 1972 TV personality: Chastity
  • 1972 Actors: Cybill, Akili, Amitabh
  • 1972 Literary character: Erendira
  • 1972 Songs: Sossity, Brandy, Nikki
  • 1972 Singers: Carly, Melanie, Adaryll, Marlon, Lasalle
  • 1972 Musicians: Manu, Bayete
  • 1972 Sports: Kipchoge, Keino, Kareem, Abdul, Jabbar, Erubey, Keena
  • 1972 Products: Ciara, Cachet, Mitchum
  • 1972 Celebrity baby: Krisinda

1971

shaft, movie, baby name, 1970s,

1970

shilo, song, baby name, 1970s,