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She’s Named After Who?! Eight ‘80s Names We’re Loving For Baby Name Inspiration

Section: Girls baby names

Big hair? Check. Leg warmers? Check. Shoulder pads? Check. Sounds like you’ve got ‘80s fever – but, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. If you’re tempted to name your little one after your favourite star from the decade, here’s our pick of the best of them!

Pregnancy is the perfect excuse to curl up and stick on your favourite ‘80s films from The Breakfast Club and Dirty Dancing to When Harry Met Sally. Why not indulge your ‘80s nostalgia even further and use it as baby name inspiration…


While this is a traditional baby name, if your kid grows up to be anything like outlandish and extravagant ‘80s pop star Adam Ant he’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd.


Taking baby name inspiration from ‘80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper will surely see your little girl follow in her musical, and fashion, footsteps. After all, girls just wanna have fun…


With the recent celebrity trend for choosing old-fashioned baby names (think Bruce Willis and baby Mabel, and Lily Allen and baby Ethel Rose), we think taking inspiration from formidable ‘80s powerhouse Joan Collins would be bang on-trend. She was, and still is, the epitome of glamour and a great style icon for every little lady.


When it comes to iconic ‘80s characters, they don’t come much bigger than Indiana Jones. Your little one will be running around wearing a Fedora, cracking a whip and saving the day before you know it.


If you want to keep your child aiming high (in every sense of the word) then naming him after a 6’6” sporting icon like Michael Jordan is a good start. It’s a traditional name and, you never know, it might even guarantee him being picked first for the sports teams each week.


Goldie Hawn’s iconic performance in Private Benjamin cemented her as one of the golden girls of the ‘80s. So, why not give your baby an extra boost of girl power by naming her after one of the most popular actresses of the decade?


Hoping your little one will bring more laughter into your life? Then, there’s no one more apt to name him after than multi-talented actor, writer, comedian and ‘80s megastar Billy Crystal. 


The ‘80s was all about big hair, and even bigger shoulder pads – and no one embodied this more than Janet Jackson. It’s a gorgeous name that might even inspire your daughter to pick up a microphone.


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