Special Report

These Baby Names Totally Rocked the 1950s and '60s

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1950
> All male births: 1,790,549
> Most popular boy names: James (4.8%), Robert (4.7%), John (4.4%)
> All female births: 1,713,151
> Most popular girl names: Linda (4.7%), Mary (3.8%), Patricia (2.8%)

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1951
> All male births: 1,882,982
> Most popular boy names: James (4.6%), Robert (4.6%), John (4.3%)
> All female births: 1,800,880
> Most popular girl names: Linda (4.1%), Mary (3.6%), Patricia (3.1%)

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1952
> All male births: 1,944,564
> Most popular boy names: James (4.5%), Robert (4.5%), John (4.3%)
> All female births: 1,854,608
> Most popular girl names: Linda (3.6%), Mary (3.5%), Patricia (3.1%)

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1953
> All male births: 1,971,304
> Most popular boy names: James (4.4%), Robert (4.4%), Michael (4.3%)
> All female births: 1,880,304
> Most popular girl names: Mary (3.4%), Linda (3.3%), Deborah (2.8%)

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1954
> All male births: 2,038,027
> Most popular boy names: James (4.2%), Robert (4.2%), John (4.0%)
> All female births: 1,941,857
> Most popular girl names: Mary (3.5), Linda (2.9%), Deborah (2.8%)