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Midcentury Baby Names

  • Richard

    A classic old Norman name popular for a thousand years and favored for kings (Richard Nixon was named for Richard the Lionhearted), as well as the hoi polloi (as in every Tom, Dick and Harry),... Read More 

  • Ricky

    Gone with Richard and Rick, Ricky has been falling since the turn of the 21st century. Probably still suffering from overuse in the 1990s and awkward Ricky Martin associations.Read More 

  • Roger

    In the World War II era, Roger had nothing but the most positive associations, actually used by military personnel to mean 'Received and understood'--or A-OK, and though it is now on extended... Read More 

  • Ronald

    To many people, Ronald is off playing shuffleboard with Donald, though others aren't swayed by its old man image. In the Top 10 in the late 1930s through the mid-1940s, the name later came to be... Read More 

  • Russell

    One of many R- boys’ names that started as a nickname for a redhead, Russell had a measure of popularity from the early twentieth century through the... Read More 

  • Sandra

    2012's Hurricane Sandy blew away whatever style currency Sandra retained from its 1960s Sandra Dee heyday. While in recent years it's been associated with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day... Read More 

  • Scott

    A cool, windswept, surfer babe-magnet in 1965, a nice dad -- or even granddad -- today. Read More 

  • Sharon

    This Old Testament place name was in the Top 10 fifty years ago, but now Sharon's off on a cruise with cousin Karen. Read More 

  • Sheila

    Sheila peaked in popularity from the 1930s to the 1960s (she reached Number 49 in 1965), along with Maureen and Colleen; parents today would probably go back to the original Cecilia or forward to... Read More 

  • Shelly

  • Sherry

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

  • Steve

    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

    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

    See TERRY. Read More 

  • Todd

    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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