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Old-fashioned baby names: Classic and cultured

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Traditional baby names for girls and boys

Looking for an old-fashioned baby name for your girl or boy? These traditional names are classics that will carry your child from infancy to adulthood. We've pulled names from Victorian times, the Roaring '20s and more to give you a great selection when naming your baby girl or baby boy.

Rockabilly baby names from the 1950s

Rockabilly 1950s baby names

In the 1950s, everything started to change. World War II was just a memory, having ended in 1945. Kids were different than their parents' generation and music was totally changing. A new form of music grew in popularity called rockabilly. An early form of rock and roll, stars like Elvis Presley led the music scene to new directions. These were the hot names, according to the S.S.A.:

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
  21. Dennis
  22. Timothy
  23. Edward
  24. Jeffrey
  25. George

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
  21. Elizabeth
  22. Kathy
  23. Margaret
  24. Janice
  25. Carolyn

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