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These 90s Names Are Ready For a Comeback: Part One

Written by Emily Rokke

The 90s really are back, have you noticed? Between chokers, scrunchies, and even bandanas, thanks to Coronavirus. But what about these 90s names?

Tell me every time you turned around someone wasn’t named Rachel or Jessica? Here are other 90s names that are due for a reboot.


Biblical and popular, Joe was a popular name in the 90s, and there are plenty of famous 90s Joes out there. For instance, Joe Jonas, Joe Santagato, Joe Tasker, and Joe Hart were all born in the 90s.


Carrie was a name of the 90s, there’s no doubt about that. Between Sex and the City, Carrie, and Carrie from King of Queens, everyone knew a Carrie in the 90s.


Y’all are thinking of Friend’s Rachel, aren’t you? I mean they even named her hair this name, it was such a thing. Really, in the 90s they called it, “The Rachel,” and you could have your hair cut and styled exactly as Jennifer Aniston did for the show. (Side Note: Aniston hated that haircut and instead wanted to be known for her acting abilities.)


Just shorten it to Zack and boom, we’ve all been transported back to Saturday mornings with Saved by the Bell. There are episodes available on you cable box on demand, you know, for quarantining and all.


Gwen has an old-fashioned ring to it. The name was made rock-star famous with Gwen Stefani who was very popular throughout the decade.


Justin is a strong and assertive name. It means “just”, “fair”, or “righteous.” It’s also the name of a very curly-haired, tall, blonde guy you may know that goes by the name Justin Timberlake. He was kind of a big deal.


Drew is a great name for a girl. It’s short and sweet, and also has that mystery about it as a girl’s name. Drew Barrymore was a name of the 90s in movies such as Scream, The Wedding Singer, Never Been Kissed, and Ever After.

These beautiful names, (and watch for a Part Two,) are just in time for a possible baby boom at the end of the year. If you know, you know.

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Emily Rokke