The best celebrity-inspired baby names from the '80s.

The 1980s were definitely one of the most colourful decades of all time.

During this era of bright clothes and big hair, some of our favourite celebrities first caught the public eye.

As people who grew-up in the 1980s begin to have children of their own, it is only natural that the names of their childhood idols are sneaking into their baby name shortlist.

Here’s our favourite 1980s celebrity baby names that would perfectly suit your bundle of joy.

’80s inspired Boys’ name

1. Clint

Courtesy of Mr Eastwood himself, who graced the silver screen in his famous Western films during the ’80s.

2. Sylvester

Who can think of the ’80s and not think of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky and Rambo movies? Stallone played both roles during the ’80s and it makes us exhausted just thinking about it.

3. Harrison

Harrison Ford was another busy movie star in the 1980s. He starred in both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.

4. Michael

In the ’80s, Michael J. Fox won everybody’s hearts with his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton in the sitcom Family Ties, but it was the iconic Back to the Future film franchise that made him a superstar.

Michael became a very, very popular name. Image via Universal Pictures.

Meanwhile, Michael Douglas spent the '80s impressing audiences in Fatal Attraction, Wall Street and The War of the Roses. 

5. Arnold

Famous strongman Arnold Schwarzenegger ruled the screen in the '80s as he started in Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator and Twins, to name a few

'80s inspired Girls' names

1. Jane

Jane Fonda launched fitness empire in the 1980s while starring in some of her best films, inspiring entrepreneurs for years to come.


2. Michelle

Michelle Pfeiffer laid the foundations for an incredible film career in the 1980s. To name a few she starred in Scarface, The Witches of Eastwick and, ahem, Grease 2. #neverforget

3. Meryl

Meryl Streep was a busy leading lady in the 80s, starring in over 15 films. Considering Streep is still a star today and  an advocate for women's rights, I think it's about time the name Meryl makes a comeback.

Out of Africa was released in 1985. Image via Universal Pictures.

4. Cindy

Very few scream "1980s" as loudly as Cindy and Cindy Lauper's music was a signature part of the '80s. Who can forget her hits such as Girls just want to have fun and True Colours? 

5. Madonna

OK, you would have to be pretty daring to name your kid Madonna but hear us out. Madonna released some amazing music in the '80s and beyond and is also a feminist icon. Plus, her name is always a conversation starter.

Who's your favourite 1980's celebrity and did their name make the list? 

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