Baby names from our childhood that should make a comeback

What’s the latest trend in baby names? If fashion trends are any guide, the 70s are set to be big this season. Check out some of these baby names from our childhoods that are ready to make their way back to the top of the baby naming tree. No Charlotte or Oliver in sight.

If you’re tired of the traditional baby names of the 00s, then why not blast back to the past – your own childhood. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular baby names for those born in Australia in the 70s, with some 80s and 90s names thrown in too.

Names from the 70s

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Are you a product of the era of disco, dancing queen and drive-ins? Then you probably will remember a few of these names from the school ground. Bo-ho chic is back in style this spring and here are some names to go with the latest trend for 2016.

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason
  4. Brian
  5. Andrew
  6. Mark
  7. Simon
  8. Steven
  9. Jeremy
  10. Scott
  11. Adam
  12. Shane
  13. Peter
  14. Justin
  15. Corey
  16. Brett
  17. Christian
  18. Robert
  19. Paul
  20. David

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Kylie
  3. Melissa
  4. Rebecca
  5. Kim
  6. Fiona
  7. Jodie
  8. Amber
  9. Heather
  10. Natalie
  11. Sarah
  12. Belinda
  13. Sharon
  14. Nicole
  15. Melanie
  16. Kelly
  17. Tania
  18. Rachel
  19. Leanne
  20. Simone

Names from the 80s

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Born in the 80s? In addition to Madonna, Michael Jackson and  George Michael, you will most likely be familiar with some of these 80s baby name gems. My name makes the list. What about yours?

Boys

  1. Adam
  2. Aaron
  3. Daniel
  4. Bradley
  5. Brendan
  6. Adrian
  7. Dean
  8. Shaun
  9. Cameron
  10. Lachlan
  11. Jacob
  12. Liam
  13. Nathan
  14. Kane
  15. Dylan
  16. Mitchell
  17. Damian
  18. Tristan
  19. Rhys
  20. Jay

Girls

  1. Sarah
  2. Jessica
  3. Emma
  4. Lisa
  5. Claire
  6. Hayley
  7. Stephanie
  8. Jade
  9. Ebony
  10. Alana
  11. Lucy
  12. Jenna
  13. Vanessa
  14. Carly
  15. Rhiannon
  16. Olivia
  17. Simone
  18. Alexandra
  19. Chloe
  20. Natasha

Names from the 90s

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If you’re a product of the 90s, then you probably grew up with a few of these names making their way around the local skate park. Many have remained in the top 100 position for the past 25 years and some have faded and then returned to the charts.

Boys

  1. Matthew
  2. Lachlan
  3. Samuel
  4. Jordan
  5. Patrick
  6. Angus
  7. Ethan
  8. Harley
  9. Hayden
  10. Jackson
  11. Ryan
  12. Aiden
  13. Lucas
  14. Tyler
  15. Blake
  16. Connor
  17. Bryce
  18. Riley
  19. Jake
  20. Braydon

Girls

  1. Georgia
  2. Sophie
  3. Zoe
  4. Madeline
  5. Elizabeth
  6. Maddison
  7. Kayla
  8. Amy
  9. Holly
  10. Gemma
  11. Caitlin
  12. Eliza
  13. Hannah
  14. Bianca
  15. Ellie
  16. Alice
  17. Ella
  18. Elise
  19. Naomi
  20. Hayley

Did your name or your partner’s make the list? What about your children’s? Where did you get your children’s namespiration from?

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