Midcentury Baby Names

Midcentury furniture may be in, but midcentury baby names, not so much. These are the names of the Baby Boomers, new or about-to-be grandmas and grandpas of today, and their names feel middle-aged to young parents. Wait a generation or two, and given the hundred year rule, you might look for these midcentury names to make a comeback as baby names in the 2040s and 2050s.
  • Sherry

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Peppy cheerleader name of the 1960s and 70s that's sure to evoke the Four Seasons song of that name. Read More 

  • Steve

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Some parents just use Steve on the birth certificate, but it doesn't have the breezy charm of trendy short forms like Max, Sam, and Jake. Regardless of how much you love Steve as a given name, it... Read More 

  • Susan

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Although Susan had her heyday from the thirties to the sixties, and is now common among moms and new grandmas, and though most modern parents would prefer Susanna/Susannah, we have spotted some... Read More 

  • Terri

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    See TERRY. Read More 

  • Todd

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A 1970s beach boy surfing buddy of Scott, Brad, and Chad, Todd is given to relatively few babies these days. Read More 

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