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Most Popular Baby Names of 1950

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

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