Special Report

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

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1960
> All male births: 2,132,359
> Most popular boy names: David (4.0%), Michael (3.9%), James (3.6%)
> All female births: 2,022,018
> Most popular girl names: Mary (2.5%), Susan (1.9%), Linda (1.8%)

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1961
> All male births: 2,122,653
> Most popular boy names: Michael (4.1%), David (4.0%), John (3.8%)
> All female births: 2,017,591
> Most popular girl names: Mary (2.4%), Lisa (2.1%), Susan (1.9%)

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1962
> All male births: 2,068,669
> Most popular boy names: Michael (4.1%), David (3.9%), John (3.8%)
> All female births: 1,966,565
> Most popular girl names: Lisa (2.3%), Mary (2.2%), Susan (1.8%)

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1963
> All male births: 2,031,505
> Most popular boy names: Michael (4.1%), John (3.9%), David (3.9%)
> All female births: 1,927,286
> Most popular girl names: Lisa (2.9%), Mary (2.2%), Susan (1.8%)

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1964
> All male births: 1,993,060
> Most popular boy names: Micheal (4.1%), John (4.1%), David (3.8%)
> All female births: 1,894,740
> Most popular girl names: Lisa (2.9%), Mary (2.2%), Susan (1.7%)