1960s Baby Names

The Swinging Sixties. Sourced from the 1960s' Top 50, here is a list of popular baby names which are relatively rare today.
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  • Brenda

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    First a glamorous 1940s debutante, then the troubled twin on Beverly Hills 90210, now fading in favor of more modern Brenna, Briana, and Bryn.  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 

  • Cheryl

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    As frozen in the pre-Beatles era as short white gloves.  Read More 

  • Craig

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    Craig is a single-syllable baby-boomer name, still common in its native Scotland, but most modern Americans would prefer something like Kyle.  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 

  • Dawn

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    There are more substantial names with the same golden meaning: Aurora (Latin), Zora (Arabic), and Roxana (Persian).  Read More 

  • Deborah

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    Deborah has suffered from the fact that in the mid-twentieth century there were so many Debbies on the block that the beauty and meaning of the original name got lost. Now this lovely name of an Ol... Read More 

  • Denise

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    Denise was a French favorite of the fifties and sixties, but is not exactly chic now. Denise fell more than 80 places in the past year alone.  Read More 

  • Dennis

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    Although it has come to sound so Irish, Dennis is actually of French derivation (St Denis is the patron saint of France) and harks back even further to Dionysius, the Greek god of wine and debauche... Read More 

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