The Top 80s Girl Names

Updated: October 28, 2021
We've curated a list of the most popular girl names from the 1980s along with their meanings that are trending again in the 2020s.
80s Girl Names

In recent years, many parents have sought to choose a more unique name for their children, resulting in some of the most timeless, classic names getting overlooked. For anyone who grew up in the 80s or just loves 80s pop culture and fashion, we gathered some of the most popular baby names of the 1980s. Embrace your 80s nostalgia with our list of the top girls' names from the 1980s! 

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Below is a list of baby girl names that were popular in the 80s, as you can find on this list from the Social Security Administration. So, get out your leg warmers, boom box, and collection of John Hughes flicks. Let's dive into these totally tubular baby names!

  1. Alicia - German and Spanish for "noble" and Greek for "truth." Alicia was the 46th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  2. Amanda - Latin for "love." Amanda was the 3rd most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  3. Amber - Arabic for "jewel" and English for "great joy." Amber was the 13th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  4. Andrea - Greek for "strong and brave." Andrea was the 33rd most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  5. Ashley - Old English for "ash tree." Ashley was the 4th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  6. Brittany - This is the anglicized English name for Bretagne which is located in France. Brittany was the 21st most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  7. Christina - Greek for "anointed." Christina was the 18th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  8. Courtney - English for "courteous" or "dignified." Courtney was the 37th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  9. Crystal - Greek for "anointed" and American for "brilliant glass." Crystal was the 20th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  10. Danielle - Hebrew for "judged by God." Danielle was the 24th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  11. Diana - Latin for "divine." Diana was the 75th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  12. Elizabeth - Hebrew for "God's oath." Elizabeth was the 9th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  13. Emily - Latin for "eager." Emily was the 25th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  14. Erica - Scandinavian for "powerful ruler." Erica was the 36th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  15. Heather - English for "shrub" or "heath." Heather was the 10th most popular baby girl in the 80s.
  16. Jacqueline - French for "supplanter." Jacqueline was the 58th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  17. Jennifer - Irish and Old Welsh for "white wave." Jennifer was the 2nd most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  18. Jessica - Hebrew for "wealthy one." Jessica was the most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  19. Katherine - Greek for "pure." Katie is also a great alternative or nickname. Katherine was the 32nd most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  20. Kimberly - English for "leader." Kimberly was the 17th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  21. Kristen - Greek for "bright-eyed." Kristen was the 38th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  22. Laura - Latin for "laurel leaves" or "honor." Laura was the 23rd most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  23. Lindsay - Old English and Scottish for "Linden Tree Island." Lindsay was the 44th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  24. Megan - Greek for "strong" or "gentle." Megan was the 14th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  25. Michelle - Hebrew and Italian for "like the Lord." Michelle was the 12th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  26. Nicole - Greek and English for "victorious people." Nicole was the 8th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  27. Rachel - Hebrew for "little lamb." Rachel was the 16th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  28. Rebecca - Hebrew for "bound" or "tied." Rebecca was the 22nd most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  29. Samantha - Aramaic for "listens well." Samantha was the 26th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  30. Sarah - Hebrew for "princess." Sarah was the 5th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  31. Shannon - Irish for "wise one." Shannon was the 39th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  32. Stephanie - Greek for "crown." Stephanie was the 6th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  33. Tiffany - French for "appearance of God." Tiffany was the 11th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  34. Vanessa - Greek for "a butterfly." Vanessa was the 48th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.
  35. Victoria - Latin for "victory." Victoria was the 56th most popular baby girl name in the 80s.

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