As 1980 rolled around, the United States population was over 226 million people. What else was going on? Blondie’s “Call Me” was Billboard’s top song of the year, Kramer vs Kramer swept the Academy Awards, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was released, Mount St Helens erupted in Washington State, Ronald Reagan won the presidental election, and we lost musical legend John Lennon.
And there were more than just few notable people born in 1980. For starters, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Nick Cannon and Jason Segel were all newborn baby boys in 1980. And future stars Zooey Deschanel, Christina Aguilera, Christina Ricci, Venus Williams, Minka Kelly, Alicia Keys and Kristen Bell were all little girls in diapers that year.
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And here are the top 50 for baby boys and girls in the year 1980! (Click on any of the names below to find out more about it — including its meaning, origin and similar names, plus let us know what you think by leaving a review.)
Top baby names of 1980
Source: US Social Security Administration