Bring it back: 21 popular baby names from the 80s

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Eighties baby names tended to be distinctive, yet frill-free… and yet they’re not often used by Gen Y or Millennial parents. But why NOT name your child after your bestie or your favourite cousin?! Who says these names don’t deserve another enthusiastic go-around?

Here’s 21 ways to name your kiddo 80s-style – with thanks to Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria for the intel (which is Victorian-based but closely mirrors trends for the whole nation!)


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Top ten on the 80s girls name list is Michelle - down from the top spot in the decade before. Michelle means "who is like God".


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