Canadian 80's Names
I have year books from appox 20 years ago covering babies born from 1980-1986 approx - This is Canada. Way too many names to do them all. But some more populaunique ones.
But some fun facts. ***NOTE a \ means there were several other variations on the spelling. If the variation is really unusual I'll list it too, if it has a variation listed AND a star it means there were still more variations, some names had like 5 different spellings**\**
Most popular... (A LOT of kids with these names)
Most Popular Boys (#1 was a tie between Ryan & Tyler)
Tyler, Daniel, Michael, Jason, Devon*, Christopher, Brandon*, Aaron, Andrew/Drew, Cory*, Steven*, Scott, Shawn/Sean*, Nathan, Matthew, Robert, Eric*, Marc*, Shane*, Kyle, Gordon, Jordan, Jeffrey, Joshua, Dustin, Ryan*, David, Jesse, Brian*, Teren, Colin*, Greg, Chad/Chadd, Clayton, Ian/Iain, Lee, Craig, Byron, Kevin, Trevor, Dale
Most Popular Girls (#1 was Amanda, Melissa was close behind)
Sarah*, Michelle, Melissa, Amanda, Tara/Terra, Danielle/Danelle, Nancy, Nicole, Jacqueline/Jaclyn, Jaime*, Crystal*, Christine/Christeen*, Kristina/Krystyna*, Courtney*, Amy/Aimie*, Shantelle* Chelsea*, Catherine*, Carly*, Marleigh*, Amber, Brianne/Breeann*, Alicia*, Kimberly*, Heather, Andrea, Jennifer*, Kelsey*, Kyla/Kylah, Lindsay/Linzi*, Stacey*, Shannon, Sonya, Rochelle*, Nadine, Jodie*, Shelby, Kelly*, Janelle*, Jessica, Angela, Tracy*, Tamara, Tawnia*, Shelagh/Sheila, Julie, Brittney/Brittny, Lisa, Sheryl*, Lena/Lina, Samantha, Stefanie*, Candace, Brandy/Brandi, Tanya, Shauna*, Leah*, Jane*, Robyn*, Jolene, Willa, Tabitha, Natasha, Sabrina, Carissa*
*Note, besides Melissa, other popular names were Melinda, Melody, and Melanie so the nickname "Mel" was very common at the time
"Katie" was also a very popular nickname as besides the Catherine's/Katherines, there were quite a few Kathleen's and Katelyn's.
More unusual names (for these years) - Boys
Andon, Arthur, Braden, Dallas, Darcy, Dean, Jakub, Karl, Loren, Marco, Nils, Stanley, Sabah, Sergil, Ton, Tynan, Utah, Marlon, Besnik, Conrad, Caleb, Sebastien, Kirk, Brett, Perry, Amos, Hemish, Shyloe, Harold, Barrett, Dallon, Arlend, Nino, Leland, Timal, Damon, Johnathawn, Davin, Vafa, Carlyn, Bodin
More unusual names (for these years) - Girls
Aleah, Bianka, Jaylene, Corrie, Darci, Cyrena, Draelie, Edalaine, Shantini, Keely, Lynette, Sophie, Virginia, Arli, Denai/Denae, Haven, Kilani, Lana, Lulu, Cindy, Ria, Heidi, Magdalene, Kendra, Janice, Shona, Cylena, Kheyann, Regan, Lacey, Carmen, Marion, Gemma, Harmony, Daisy, Mirae, Dee, Sheena, Zoila, Capri, Tannis, Oana, Priscilla, Shera, Arienne, Shanelle, Chanel, Mila,Joyce, Purdy, Kirby, Lise, Corrina, Azmindia, Tasheena, Shannah, Melonasia, Charmayne, Ebony, Minda,Sabina, Rodinette, D'Laine
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