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The 20 Most Popular Girls' Names From The 1950s

Today, it wouldn’t be a shock to hear names such as Khaleesi and Graysen being called out in the school playground. But back in the 1950s – a.k.a the Baby Boom – new parents were all about keeping it classic. These are the top 20 most popular girls’ names from the decade of daddy-os and wig chops. Get ready to feel all nostalgic...

Linda

Linda rose in popularity during the '40s and stayed near the top during the '50s, too. In fact, some of the most famous Lindas were born in this decade — including actress Linda Blair, model Linda Evangelista, and Terminator star Linda Hamilton.

Patricia

The name Patricia may have been popular during the 1950s, but that’s certainly not the case today. In 2018 it ranked 913th on the list of names being used for new babies in the U.S. So if you know a little girl called Patricia, remember she’s pretty special.

Susan

This name hit peak popularity during the 1940s and '50s. Maybe because it’s so nicknameable! There’s Sue, Suzie, and even Suz, for example.

Deborah

In 1955 Deborah became the second most popular name choice in the U.S. What's more, the alternate spelling, "Debra," also featured in the top ten names during that decade.