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These classic baby names fit surprisingly well in the modern world

Rockabilly baby names from the 1950s

These classic baby names fit surprisingly well in the modern world
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In the 1950s, everything started to change, including music. "Rockabilly" music was an early form of rock and roll, and its stars — such as Elvis Presley — led the pop music scene in a new direction. These were the hot names of the era according to the SSA.

Top baby boy names of the 1950s

  1. James
  2. Michael
  3. Robert
  4. John
  5. David
  6. William
  7. Richard
  8. Thomas
  9. Mark
  10. Charles
  11. Steven
  12. Gary
  13. Joseph
  14. Donald
  15. Ronald
  16. Kenneth
  17. Paul
  18. Larry
  19. Daniel
  20. Stephen

Top baby girl names of the 1950s

  1. Mary
  2. Linda
  3. Patricia
  4. Susan
  5. Deborah
  6. Barbara
  7. Debra
  8. Karen
  9. Nancy
  10. Donna
  11. Cynthia
  12. Sandra
  13. Pamela
  14. Sharon
  15. Kathleen
  16. Carol
  17. Diane
  18. Brenda
  19. Cheryl
  20. Janet
These classic baby names fit surprisingly well in the modern world

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