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Old-fashioned baby names perfect for your very modern baby

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Traditional baby names for girls and boys that will never go out of style

Rockabilly baby names from the 1950s

Traditional baby names for girls and boys that will never go out of style
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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.:

More: These musical names for baby girls have got serious rhythm

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

Before you go, check out our slideshow below: 

Traditional baby names for girls and boys that will never go out of style
Image: Inti St. Clair/Getty Images

Originally published Feb. 2016. Updated June 2016.

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