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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1950s

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Mary
 
Hebrew: Bitter; English: Bitter. Variant of Miriam. …
2 Linda
 
Spanish: Pretty; English: Lime tree, linden tree.; G…
3 Patricia
 
Spanish: Noble
4 Susan
 
Hebrew: Lily. Diminutive of Susannah also used as an…
5 Deborah
 
Hebrew: Bee
6 Barbara
 
English: Traveler from a foreign land. In Catholic c…
7 Debra
 
Hebrew: Bee
8 Karen
 
English: Abbreviation of Katherine. Pure.
9 Nancy
 
French: Variant of Anne. Favor, grace.; English: Var…
10 Donna
 
Italian: Lady
11 Cynthia
 
English: Variant of Cynthia and Lucinda
12 Sandra
 
English: Defender of mankind. Feminine of Alexander.
13 Pamela
 
Greek: Honeyed.
14 Sharon
 
Hebrew: From the land of Sharon
15 Kathleen
 
English: Variant of Katherine. Pure.; Irish: Innocent
16 Carol
 
English: Joy, manly; French: Song of happiness
17 Diane
 
French: Divine
18 Brenda
 
Irish: Little raven, beacon on the hill
19 Cheryl
 
German: Manly; English: Dear one, darling
20 Janet
 
Scottish: Variant of Jane from the French Jeanette; …
21 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
22 Kathy
 
English: Form of the Greek Catherine meaning pure. V…
23 Margaret
 
Irish: Name of a saint; Arabic: Child of light, pear…
24 Janice
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
25 Carolyn
 
English: Joy Also feminine variant of Charles meaning manly

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