Names that Peaked in 1960
Origin:Diminutive of Frances
Meaning:"from France or free man"
Description:This short form has been pretty much replaced by Franny, Fanny. and especially Frankie.
Origin:Diminutive of Charles
Description:So far out it's almost ready to be let back in.
Origin:Variation of Elliot
Meaning:"Jehovah is God"
Origin:English, diminutive of Michael
Description:Unlike Jake or Sam, few parents put Mike on the birth certificate.
Origin:Diminutive of Sandra or Alexandra
Description:Nickname name hep in the era of Grease.
Origin:Abbreviated form of Rudolf, German
Description:Like Papa name Rudolf, Rolf never quite emigrated from the Bavarian Alps. You might want to move on to Rollo or Wolf.
Origin:French variation of Jane
Description:Has lost all trace of its French accent.
Origin:French variation of Jean
Meaning:"God is gracious"
Description:Together with the more common (in France) Jeannine spelling, this feminine form of Jean was most popular in the 1930s in its home country, and in the 1960s in the US. It's fallen off the Top 1000 list since, but perhaps cute retro nickname Jeannie could tempt some vintage-loving parents back.
Description:An Irish county name almost exclusively used for girls now. Kerrigan would be a more modern and masculine choice.
Origin:Diminutive of Curtis
Description:Short and to the point, muscular and strong.
Origin:English, combination of Mary and Jo
Meaning:"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + god"
Description:Cute combination name which is now past its peak. It may be written as one word, two words (Mary Jo), or hyphenated (Mary-Jo).
Origin:Diminutive of Laura
Description:Failed attempt to turn Laura into an Irish Colleen.