Baby Name Timeline: 1980s

Baby Name Timeline 1980s

The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 1980s 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.

1989

raiana, singer, baby name, 1980s,

1988

levert, singers, baby name, 1980s,
  • 1988 News: Chaya, Mushka, Dragon, Long, Ryu
  • 1988 Movie characters: Elora, Azaria, Brantley, Roxanne
  • 1988 Movie: Milagro
  • 1988 TV characters: Kadeem, Whitley, Charnele, Kimber, Simone, Maricruz, Anakaren, Alanmichael, Bianca, Egypt, Nico, Seaver, Harley
  • 1988 TV contestant: Countess
  • 1988 TV personality: Geraldo
  • 1988 Actors: Kiefer, Ronreaco, Eriq, Anthonymichael, Dawnn, Jasmine, Geraldine, Khrystyne
  • 1988 Songs: Casanova, Roni
  • 1988 Singers: Axl, Tiffany, Taja, Cyre, Sherrick, Rakim, Suave, Pebbles
  • 1988 Musicians: Tommylee
  • 1988 Musical group: Sache, Crue, Levert
  • 1988 Sports: Nattiel, Ranzino, Ronaldo
  • 1988 Product: Ysatis
  • 1988 Celebrity baby: Satchel
  • 1988 Model: Tawny

1987

matlock, television, baby name, 1980s,

1986

generra, clothing, brand, baby name, 1980s,

1985

sade, singer, baby name, 1980s,

1984

thawann, television, baby name, 1980s,

1983

billie jean, song, baby name, 1980s,

1982

vanity, singers, baby name, 1980s,

1981

andron, cologne, baby name, 1980s,
  • 1981 News: Diana, Tshwanda, Lennon, Yoko
  • 1981 Politics: Mubarak, Giscard
  • 1981 Movie characters: Tashina
  • 1981 TV characters: Krystle, Mikkos, Shirret, Afton, Masada, Kaleena, Fallon, Martine, Magnum, Scorpio, Evita
  • 1981 TV show: Dynasty
  • 1981 Actors: Taurean, Nastassia, Shavar, Argenis, Brandis, Morgan
  • 1981 African-American magazine: Tijwana
  • 1981 Songs: Fame, Zimbabwe
  • 1981 Singers: Crystalgayle, Tiemeyer, Sadane, Kapono
  • 1981 Musical groups: Journey, Tierra, Ambrosia
  • 1981 Sports: Yannick
  • 1981 Products: Chardon, Toccara, Andron, Antaeus, Nahema

1980

jordache, clothing, brand, baby name, 1980s,
  • 1980 News: Shanndolyn, Kateri
  • 1980 Politics: Rajai
  • 1980 Movie characters: Ilia, Ferris
  • 1980 TV characters: Maxx, Starshemah, Nyah, Almanzo, Martine, Mariko, Estefania, Yara
  • 1980 TV movie: Jericho
  • 1980 Actors: Erik, Estrada, Bo, Derek, Sorrell, Jenilee
  • 1980 African-American magazines: Nykeba, Kimario
  • 1980 Songs: Leyna, Sara
  • 1980 Singers: Tiffany, Ullanda
  • 1980 Musical group: Shalamar
  • 1980 Sports: Magic, Cheyne, Hanni, Bjorn, Kiki
  • 1980 Products: Jordache, Murjani, Brittania, Zena, Tasha
  • 1980 Brands: Lerin, Jheri
  • 1980 Beauty queen: Lencola