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70s Baby Names

Dig That Retro Vibe With the Most Popular Baby Names From the '70s

The '70s have been having a moment in fashion for quite some time, and now that funky decade is exerting its influence on baby names too. Retro names from the 1970s are one of the most popular trends of 2017. If we cast our eyes back to 1974, the top choices for girls and boys give a snapshot of what was important at the time — Paul as the number-one boys name perhaps pointing to the popularity of Mr McCartney. But if your vision of the '70s is more along the flower-power lines, then we've rounded up the best hippy names for you too, inspired by nature and icons of the time.

Top 10 Girls Names in 1974

  1. Sarah
  2. Claire
  3. Nicola
  4. Emma
  5. Lisa
  6. Joanne
  7. Michelle
  8. Helen
  9. Samantha
  10. Karen

Top 10 Boys Names in 1974

  1. Paul
  2. Mark
  3. David
  4. Andrew
  5. Richard
  6. Christopher
  7. James
  8. Simon
  9. Michael
  10. Matthew

'70s-Inspired Hippy Names

  1. Aura
  2. Autumn
  3. Bowie
  4. Coriander
  5. Dawn
  6. Destiny
  7. Dharma
  8. Dylan
  9. Genesis
  10. Harmony
  11. Iggy
  12. Jagger
  13. Jethro
  14. Joni
  15. Joy
  16. Krishna
  17. Lennon
  18. Liberty
  19. Love
  20. Meadow
  21. Misty
  22. Paisley
  23. Patti
  24. Peace
  25. Petal
  26. Rainbow
  27. River
  28. Saffron
  29. Sky
  30. Summer
  31. Willow
  32. Ziggy
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