Names that Peaked in 1962

  1. Renae
    • Origin:

      Variation of Renee
    • Meaning:

      "reborn"
    • Description:

      This spelling makes a dated name slighly more modern.
  2. Marty
    • Description:

      Short form of Martin.
  3. Doug
    • Suzy
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Susan and Suzanne, English, French
      • Meaning:

        "lily"
      • Description:

        An energetic, charmingly retro nickname.
    • Gwyn
      • Origin:

        Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "white, blessed"
      • Description:

        A male name in Wales, Gwyn has been mostly feminine in the US thanks to its resemblance to the more familiar Gwen. It derives from the same Celtic root as the popular Finn family of names.
    • Marybeth
      • Origin:

        English, combination of Mary and Beth
      • Meaning:

        "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + oath"
      • Description:

        Marybeth, something written like this as one word and sometimes as Mary Beth, is one of those compound versions of Mary popular in the midcentury US. Parents were trying to move away from plain old Mary, long the #1 girls' name, but not too far away. Marybeth is one of the most classic combinations, pairing Mary with the also-long-popular Elizabeth. About 400 baby girls were named Marybeth every year at its peak in the mid-1960s; today, it's fewer than 20.
    • Greg
      • Rich
        • Suzie
          • Lorrie
            • Geoff
              • Kirt
                • Leeann
                  • Sherrie
                    • Gregg
                      • Raynard
                        • Tod
                          • Lesa
                            • Dwyane
                              • Deann