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Classic '80s Baby Names

You Haven't Heard These '80s Baby Names in Ages, but You're Going to Want to Use Them

If you look at the most popular baby names of 2015, it's easy to see that a lot has changed since the decade of big hair and neon outfits. The fashion of the 1980s may seem a bit crazy now, but surprisingly, the most tubular popular baby names that came out of those 10 years are what many of us would consider "classic." If you grew up in the 1980s, you most certainly knew a Misty or a Chad, but it's likely that your own children won't unless these gnarly names start to recirculate.

Here are the 50 top names from the 1980s — 25 girls' names and 25 boys' names — that need to make a righteous comeback, like, big time.

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. David
  6. James
  7. Daniel
  8. Robert
  9. John
  10. Joseph
  11. Jason
  12. Justin
  13. Andrew
  14. Ryan
  15. William
  16. Brian
  17. Brandon
  18. Jonathan
  19. Nicholas
  20. Anthony
  21. Eric
  22. Adam
  23. Kevin
  24. Thomas
  25. Steven

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Jennifer
  3. Amanda
  4. Ashley
  5. Sarah
  6. Stephanie
  7. Melissa
  8. Nicole
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Heather
  11. Tiffany
  12. Michella
  13. Amber
  14. Megan
  15. Amy
  16. Rachel
  17. Kimberly
  18. Christina
  19. Lauren
  20. Crystal
  21. Brittany
  22. Rebecca
  23. Laura
  24. Danielle
  25. Emily

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