Special Report

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

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1955
> All male births: 2,059,007
> Most popular boy names: Michael (4.3%), David (4.2%), James (4.1%)
> All female births: 1,955,034
> Most popular girl names: Mary (3.2%), Deborah (2.7%), Linda (2.6%)

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1956
> All male births: 2,113,638
> Most popular boy names: Michael (4.3%), James (4.0%), Robert (4.0%)
> All female births: 2,007,432
> Most popular girl names: Mary (3.1%), Debra (2.4%), Linda (2.4%)

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1957
> All male births: 2,155,758
> Most popular boy names: Michael (4.3%), James (3.9%), David (3.8%)
> All female births: 2,044,249
> Most popular girl names: Mary (3.0%), Susan (2.2%), Linda (2.2%)

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1958
> All male births: 2,120,705
> Most popular boy names: Michael (4.3%), David (3.9%), James (3.7%)
> All female births: 2,010,952
> Most popular girl names: Mary (2.8%), Susan (2.2%), Linda (2.1%)

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1959
> All male births: 2,133,342
> Most popular boy names: Michael (4.0%), David (3.9%), James (3.7%)
> All female births: 2,023,092
> Most popular girl names: Mary (2.7%), Susan (2.1%), Linda (2.0%)