Switcheroo! We give the most popular 80s baby girl names a modern twist

Two little girls wearing crowns

The top ten names for girls of the 80s are often-used and well-loved, but for some they might seem a little dated. Enter the switcheroo!

Take a little bit of 80s name and sprinkle it with some modern magic. The results are some contemporary new suggestions that hat tip the old faves. So you can nearly name your daughter after your aunt Kelly. Everyone wins! You’re welcome.


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Rebecca was the most popular name for girls in 1980, and rightly so. If you’re keen to try something Rebecca-inspired, but a little more contemporary you could try the slightly related Rebel, the shortened form - Becky or something similarly Hebrew in origin - Ilana (hello Broad City!) or Eva, for instance.

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