Retro 70’s Names Making a Comeback

You know the saying about how everything that’s old must be made new again? Well that applies to names for your baby, too. We’re not just talking about vintage monikers from the Victorian era, but totally cool, that’s so 70’s names from the age of the Hippies and the rise of Disco.

Take a little retro inspiration for your baby-to-be from our list of popular 70’s names plus monikers made famous by 1970s icons and moments in history.

Old Names from the 1970s Made New Again


The second most popular name for girls in the year 1970 with 269,000 little girls sharing the name that year, the three-letter French moniker means “beloved” or “well-loved”.


An infinity and beyond kind of name inspired by Apollo 13, the historic space craft mission which launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 1970, the name Apollo means “destroyer” and is of Greek origin.


Cher as a girl’s name is of French origin and means “dear”. The moniker landed itself on our list of popular 70’s names thanks to the “Goddess of Pop” herself, Cher whose full name is Cherilyn.


Cicely Tyson won 11 Primetime Emmy nominees and rose to fame in the 70’s, she has a beautiful name we couldn’t help but include on this list. Cicely means “blind of self beauty”.

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