These Were The Most Common Baby Names Each Year From 1950 To 1990

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Choosing a baby name can be hard, and it’s something a child has to live with until it’s at least old enough to change it. While North, Saint and Chicago may suit Kimye’s kids, they’re not likely to make it onto lists of popular baby names any time soon. More traditional names, however, will never go out of style.

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1950: James and Linda on top

For boys, the name Harold had a spike in popularity, perhaps due to Harry Truman’s tenure as president. Top of the list, however, was perennial favorite James, with the solid Robert, John, Michael and David close behind. For the girls, it was Linda, Mary, Patricia, Barbara, Susan.

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1951: Deborah rises

The only change in the top five baby names in 1951 came for the girls, with Deborah making an entry in fourth place. In an era that apparently was not one to embrace change, James, Robert, John, Michael and David held steady for the boys, with Linda, Mary, Patricia and Barbara completing the girls’ top five.

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