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This page last updated 03-05-2002.


Unusual Names Popular in the 50's

If old fashioned names are popular, it seems that the next trend very well might be names that were popular in the 40s and 50s. We are already seeing Kathleen and Karen, # 10 and 13 in the 50's. These names, although they seem old and stale to many, could very well be cutting edge in the coming years. At any rate, they are fairly unusual today, and some have had such a nice rest that they sound rather charming for a baby born today.



Girls Names:

Annette
Arlene
Barbara
Betty
Beverley
Brenda
Carol
Carolyn
Cheryl
Darlene
Deborah
Debra
Diane *
Donna
Doris
Doreen
Eileen
Gail
Gloria
Irene
Janet
Janice
Jean
Joan
Joanne *
Joyce
June
Kathleen *
Karen *
Linda
Lorraine *
Loretta
Lucille
Marilyn
Marlene
Mary Lou (And Mary Beth, Mary Sue, Mary Jane, and so on)
Maureen
Nancy
Nanette
Noreen
Norma
Pamela
Patty
Paula
Peggy
Phyllis
Rhonda
Sharon
Shirley
Susan

Boys Names:

Barry
Bruce
Carl
Darren
Darryl
Dean
Dennis
Donald
Douglas
Dwayne
Eugene
Frank
Gary
Gerald
Glenn
Howard
Jerry
Raymond *
Roger
Ronald
Terry
Wayne


* Warning! Although this name is still unusual, it is beginning to be used more often.

If you would like to suggest a name that you think should be added to this list, please email me the name, with 50's Style Name as the subject line. Thank you.

Note~ I can't promise that I will add the name you suggest to this list. If I feel the name is not unusual enough, I will not post it.



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