The ‘90s baby names making a comeback

Of course they are.

First it was scrunchies, then it was bum bags, then – for one terrifying moment – the return of the skinny brow: and now ‘90s-era baby names are suddenly back in fashion.

Parenting website BabyCentre has listed their ‘90s baby name predictions for boys and girls, and they sound pretty much the same as your Year 1 classroom roll call, circa 1994.

Think Jennifer, Stephanie, Natalie and Kimberley for girls; Bradley, Daniel, Nathan, Nicholas and Paul for boys. In other words, the same names that your current group of friends has (‘90s babies unite).

“While these names may sound over-familiar and even old-fashioned to us ‘80s and ‘90s kids, they’ll be a breath of fresh air among all the Ivys and Noahs at nursery and playgroup,” BabyCentre says.

Below, their top picks:


  1. Maria
  2. Courtney
  3. Helen
  4. Heather
  5. Bethan
  6. Lydia
  7. Kimberley
  8. Naomi
  9. Abbie
  10. Harriet
  11. Amber
  12. Molly
  13. Jennifer
  14. Stephanie
  15. Abigail
  16. Sophie
  17. Jessica
  18. Danielle
  19. Georgia
  20. Natalie


  1. Bradley
  2. Daniel
  3. Ryan
  4. Christopher
  5. Lewis
  6. Nathan
  7. Connor
  8. Scott
  9. Nicholas
  10. Cameron
  11. Mitchell
  12. Timothy
  13. Toby
  14. Danny
  15. Christian
  16. Stuart
  17. Simon
  18. Ross
  19. Paul

This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.

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