1950s Baby Names

The Golden Age. Sourced from the 1950s' Top 50, here is a list of popular baby names which are relatively rare today.
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  • Barbara

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    If you can get the lively young Barbara Bush to replace her grandmother's white-haired image, you might discover a rhythmic classic with an interesting history. There is the popular third century ... Read More 

  • Bonnie

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    Bonnie is a word the Scots really do use for pretty, thus the root of this name, from the French bonne. Gone With the Wind gave Bonnie a big push when Scarlett and Rhett used it for their daught... Read More 

  • Brian

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    Brian, has long been among the most popular of the Irish imports for boys. It landed on the US popularity list in 1925, entered the Top 100 where it remained for 60+ years, reaching the Top 10 in ... Read More 

  • Bruce

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    Bruce is a Norman place-name made famous by the Scottish king Robert the Bruce, who won Scotland's independence from England in the fourteenth century; it's perennially popular in Scotland, but has... Read More 

  • Carl

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    This no-nonsense German variation of Charles is strong and still well used, but lacks much sensitivity or subtlety; the Latin forms have far more energy.  Read More 

  • Christine

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    Christine was the dominant feminine variation of Christopher forty or fifty years ago, when French e-endings were preferred over 'a's: it was a Top 20 name for several years, from 1967 to 1974. Bu... Read More 

  • Cindy

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    Cindy's gone from cute teenager to peppy soccer mom, but it's not for her daughter. Cindy as proper name has been falling fast in recent years. Read More 

  • Connie

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    Sounded cute in the era of Connie Francis and Connie Stevens, i.e., a long time ago. Read More 

  • Cynthia

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    Cynthia is an attractive name -- in classical mythology an epithet for Artemis or Diana -- that was so overexposed in the middle of the twentieth century, along with its nickname Cindy, that it fel... Read More 

  • Dale

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    Has lost virtually all its masculine punch.  Read More 

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