The Most Popular Names From The 1950s

Dwight Eisenhower became president, the average income was $3000, bread jumped up from a nickel to 14 cents, and the US population was a mere 151 million.
Don't be a square! Here's what those people were naming their ankle-biters in the fifties.

  1. Michael
  2. James
  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

  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. Elizabeth

This data comes from a 5% sampling of Social Security card applications with dates of birth from January 1960 through August 1969. See ya later, alligator!PregnancyAndBaby.com

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