We might be away to experience the next baby boom post lockdown so we thought we’d do some research on some of our favourite unusual and unique baby names from the late 70s.
Our cool vintage baby names have been put together using the official statistics from Scotland. We’ve searched through the records for you to put together the most unusual baby boys’ names and unique baby girls names from the 70s. Only one baby was named with each name in their given year making them wonderfully unusual. But, we think they should make a comeback in the 2020’s so if your ready for some baby name inspiration then look no further. We hope we help these baby names make a comeback.
A little note: we don’t believe names are exclusively for any gender but this is the way the data was divided in the national statistics collection so we thought it best to present it this way too.
In the year that Stephen King published his first novel “Carrie” and Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France these were some of the most unusual names with only one baby boy each:
Baby names for a boy 1974
Baby names for a girl 1974
Some of these names are more popular today than they were but still all very unusual. Notable people with these names include Venus Williams the tennis player and Quentin Tarantino the director.
Baby names for a boy 1975
In this year the hit film “Jaws” was released. The most popular baby names for this year included Christopher, Melissa and Jason.
Baby names for a girl 1975
Notable people with these unusual names include Aston Merrygold from the band JLS and Goldie Hawn the American actress.
Moving into the late 70s with these next vintage baby names.
Vintage boy names from 1976
Vintage girl names from 1976
Some well known people with rare names include Norah Jones American singer-songwriter and Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist.
Would you consider naming your next child after a celebrity?
Up next, the year Star Wars opened in cinemas and the first commercial flight of Concord 1977.
Unusual baby names from 1977 for boys
Unusual baby names from 1977 for girls
Notable people with these names include Conan O’Brien American television host, Rishi Sunak
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Perri Shakes-Drayton British track and field athlete and Iman Somali-American fashion model to name a few.
The next few years are jam packed with unusual and some more familiar names.
Vintage unique boys names from 1978
Saba Iassa Douglas-Hamilton is a Kenyan wildlife conservationist and television presenter. And Björn Borg was a Swedish tennis player. These baby names from 1978 were all from the name from the year that Bluetooth 1.0 was invented and Smallpox was Eradicated.
Vintage unique girls names from 1978
Moving forward to the end of the 70s concludes our list of unusual baby names comes the babies of 1979. In this year Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released too.
Unusual 70s baby Boys 1979
Unusual 70s baby girls 1979
Some notable people with these names include Orla Kiely the Irish Fashion designer and Italian race car driver Enzo Ferrari. Can you think of any other names from the 1970s that you’ve heard of that we should have included? Let us know in the comments below. We hope we’ve come up with some baby name inspiration for your new arrival.
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