There's a big benefit to choosing a classic name for your baby boy or girl — old-fashioned baby names never go out of style. With choices spanning from the Victorian era to the Roaring '20s to the Rockin' 1950s, you're sure to find a baby name that's the bee's knees.
Back in the 1940s, the so-called baby boom started, causing births to skyrocket. With a war happening abroad for half the decade, times were tough and families were torn apart. The men who returned from war got coupled up with women back home and started families. These were the popular baby names, according to the S.S.A., in the 1940s.
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