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Rockin', boppin' baby girl names from the 1950s

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Midcentury baby girl names that are perfect for modern times

Midcentury modern is all the rage right now, with modern-day furniture and household decor trends reflecting the styles of the middle part of the 20th century. While midcentury baby names haven't quite caught on in the same manner, there is no reason these quality baby names shouldn't get a look as you pursue that one perfect name for your baby girl.

Life was changing for the average family in the 1950s. World War II was still a recent memory, and families were settling into the postwar life. The first remote control (wired, of course) was developed, and the first credit card company was created (Diners Club). Major League Baseball was integrated by 1950, and there were tons of babies born during this incredible baby boom.

Chances are you know someone who has one of these amazing midcentury baby names. It may be a relative (your mother, grandmother or an aunt), or maybe you had teachers with these names when you grew up. While some vintage baby names have come back on trend in full force, these tend to be those names that were popular well before the '50s.

This means that names like Linda and Nancy haven't (yet) caught on with modern moms and dads, but there's no reason you can't start the trend now by diving right into 1950. These are the top 50 baby names that are on record for that year, and they are all so perfectly midcentury they can't get any better. If you're not up for naming your new baby Barbara or Donna, some of the other names here are ripe for the picking. Names like Bonnie and Susan have that vintage feel you may be looking for.

Browse these awesome midcentury baby names for girls, and get ready to add some to your baby name list.

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