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  • Baby Names That Rocked the 1950s
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    Baby Names That Rocked the 1950s

    Perhaps no decade in US history conjures up more imagery of All-American idealism than the 1950s. A politically conservative era, the ‘50s introduced the world to some of the most enduring cultural touchstones of the USA: milkshakes, Elvis Presley, I Love Lucy, and sock-hops. One might imagine classic American kids named Jimmy and Susie splitting a hot-fudge sundae at a local soda shop - and you’d actually be historically accurate. James and Susan were in fact two of the most popular names of the decade.

    In the age of the baby boom, popular names were traditional and conservative, mirroring the culture of the times. The top 10 most popular girls names throughout the 1950’s accounted for an incredible 25% of all baby girls born in that decade. In 2017, as parents opt for more unique names, the top ten girls names account for only about 7% of the population. Though massively popular at the time, many common names have now fallen drastically in rank. Susan, once a mainstay in the top 10 list, barely made the top 1,000 popular names in 2016.

    As a homage to the times of white picket fences and drive-in movies, Stacker used the Social Security's historical archives to calculate the average rank of baby names from the 1950s and compared those names to their popularity in 2016. Click through to find out which classic monikers stayed relevant, and which fell out of fashion.

  • #50 Boy: Dale
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    #50 Boy: Dale

    Rank in the 1950s: #50
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 7,552
    Rank in 2016: #1,125
    Births in 2016: 171

  • #50 Girl: Bonnie
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    #50 Girl: Bonnie

    Rank in the 1950s: #50
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,300
    Rank in 2016: #895
    Births in 2016: 309

  • #49 Boy: Christopher
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    #49 Boy: Christopher

    Rank in the 1950s: #49
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 7,821
    Rank in 2016: #36
    Births in 2016: 9,020

  • #49 Girl: Martha
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    #49 Girl: Martha

    Rank in the 1950s: #49
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,318
    Rank in 2016: #727
    Births in 2016: 389

  • #48 Boy: Carl
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    #48 Boy: Carl

    Rank in the 1950s: #48
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 7,872
    Rank in 2016: #604
    Births in 2016: 442

  • #48 Girl: Cindy
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    #48 Girl: Cindy

    Rank in the 1950s: #48
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,397
    Rank in 2016: #1,025
    Births in 2016: 256

  • #47 Boy: Ricky
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    #47 Boy: Ricky

    Rank in the 1950s: #47
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 7,912
    Rank in 2016: #603
    Births in 2016: 444

  • #47 Girl: Peggy
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    #47 Girl: Peggy

    Rank in the 1950s: #47
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,428
    Rank in 2016: #6,569
    Births in 2016: 19

  • #46 Boy: Gerald
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    #46 Boy: Gerald

    Rank in the 1950s: #46
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,259
    Rank in 2016: #812
    Births in 2016: 283

  • #46 Girl: Paula
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    #46 Girl: Paula

    Rank in the 1950s: #46
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,486
    Rank in 2016: #824
    Births in 2016: 346

  • #45 Boy: Alan
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    #45 Boy: Alan

    Rank in the 1950s: #45
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,394
    Rank in 2016: #154
    Births in 2016: 2,626

  • #45 Girl: Joan
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    #45 Girl: Joan

    Rank in the 1950s: #45
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,517
    Rank in 2016: #1,830
    Births in 2016: 112

  • #44 Boy: Danny
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    #44 Boy: Danny

    Rank in the 1950s: #44
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,660
    Rank in 2016: #479
    Births in 2016: 636

  • #44 Girl: Gail
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    #44 Girl: Gail

    Rank in the 1950s: #44
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,561
    Rank in 2016: #6,218
    Births in 2016: 20

  • #43 Boy: Wayne
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    #43 Boy: Wayne

    Rank in the 1950s: #43
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,808
    Rank in 2016: #743
    Births in 2016: 327

  • #43 Girl: Gloria
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    #43 Girl: Gloria

    Rank in the 1950s: #43
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,669
    Rank in 2016: #550
    Births in 2016: 563

  • #42 Boy: Lawrence
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    #42 Boy: Lawrence

    Rank in the 1950s: #42
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 9,108
    Rank in 2016: #493
    Births in 2016: 612

  • #42 Girl: Julie
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    #42 Girl: Julie

    Rank in the 1950s: #42
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,669
    Rank in 2016: #482
    Births in 2016: 644

  • #41 Boy: Keith
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    #41 Boy: Keith

    Rank in the 1950s: #41
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 9,120
    Rank in 2016: #484
    Births in 2016: 630

  • #41 Girl: Ann
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    #41 Girl: Ann

    Rank in the 1950s: #41
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,703
    Rank in 2016: #992
    Births in 2016: 264

  • #40 Boy: Patrick
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    #40 Boy: Patrick

    Rank in the 1950s: #40
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 9,683
    Rank in 2016: #170
    Births in 2016: 2,344

  • #40 Girl: Connie
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    #40 Girl: Connie

    Rank in the 1950s: #40
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,880
    Rank in 2016: #2,475
    Births in 2016: 73

  • #39 Boy: Peter
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    #39 Boy: Peter

    Rank in the 1950s: #39
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 10,271
    Rank in 2016: #207
    Births in 2016: 1,904

  • #39 Girl: Theresa
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    #39 Girl: Theresa

    Rank in the 1950s: #39
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 8,959
    Rank in 2016: #1,195
    Births in 2016: 207

  • #38 Boy: Raymond
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    #38 Boy: Raymond

    Rank in the 1950s: #38
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 10,890
    Rank in 2016: #284
    Births in 2016: 1,264

  • #38 Girl: Laura
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    #38 Girl: Laura

    Rank in the 1950s: #38
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 9,552
    Rank in 2016: #346
    Births in 2016: 958

  • #37 Boy: Roger
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    #37 Boy: Roger

    Rank in the 1950s: #37
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,010
    Rank in 2016: #644
    Births in 2016: 407

  • #37 Girl: Lisa
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    #37 Girl: Lisa

    Rank in the 1950s: #37
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 9,582
    Rank in 2016: #833
    Births in 2016: 342

  • #36 Boy: Scott
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    #36 Boy: Scott

    Rank in the 1950s: #36
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,179
    Rank in 2016: #465
    Births in 2016: 655

  • #36 Girl: Beverly
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    #36 Girl: Beverly

    Rank in the 1950s: #36
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 9,778
    Rank in 2016: #1,398
    Births in 2016: 165

  • #35 Boy: Frank
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    #35 Boy: Frank

    Rank in the 1950s: #35
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,228
    Rank in 2016: #353
    Births in 2016: 951

  • #35 Girl: Betty
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    #35 Girl: Betty

    Rank in the 1950s: #35
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 10,319
    Rank in 2016: #1,337
    Births in 2016: 176

  • #34 Boy: Brian
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    #34 Boy: Brian

    Rank in the 1950s: #34
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,231
    Rank in 2016: #204
    Births in 2016: 1,965

  • #34 Girl: Judith
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    #34 Girl: Judith

    Rank in the 1950s: #34
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 10,875
    Rank in 2016: #889
    Births in 2016: 313

  • #33 Boy: Randy
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    #33 Boy: Randy

    Rank in the 1950s: #33
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 12,050
    Rank in 2016: #635
    Births in 2016: 417

  • #33 Girl: Shirley
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    #33 Girl: Shirley

    Rank in the 1950s: #33
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 10,879
    Rank in 2016: #1,388
    Births in 2016: 168

  • #32 Boy: Bruce
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    #32 Boy: Bruce

    Rank in the 1950s: #32
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 13,639
    Rank in 2016: #437
    Births in 2016: 697

  • #32 Girl: Catherine
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    #32 Girl: Catherine

    Rank in the 1950s: #32
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 10,882
    Rank in 2016: #195
    Births in 2016: 1,660

  • #31 Boy: Jerry
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    #31 Boy: Jerry

    Rank in the 1950s: #31
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 13,653
    Rank in 2016: #506
    Births in 2016: 589

  • #31 Girl: Christine
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    #31 Girl: Christine

    Rank in the 1950s: #31
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,333
    Rank in 2016: #729
    Births in 2016: 388

  • #30 Boy: Anthony
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    #30 Boy: Anthony

    Rank in the 1950s: #30
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 13,663
    Rank in 2016: #30
    Births in 2016: 9,815

  • #30 Girl: Teresa
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    #30 Girl: Teresa

    Rank in the 1950s: #30
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,427
    Rank in 2016: #667
    Births in 2016: 435

  • #29 Boy: Terry
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    #29 Boy: Terry

    Rank in the 1950s: #29
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 14,065
    Rank in 2016: #665
    Births in 2016: 386

  • #29 Girl: Joyce
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    #29 Girl: Joyce

    Rank in the 1950s: #29
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,495
    Rank in 2016: #735
    Births in 2016: 385

  • #28 Boy: Douglas
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    #28 Boy: Douglas

    Rank in the 1950s: #28
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 14,815
    Rank in 2016: #601
    Births in 2016: 445

  • #28 Girl: Rebecca
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    #28 Girl: Rebecca

    Rank in the 1950s: #28
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,569
    Rank in 2016: #207
    Births in 2016: 1,563

  • #27 Boy: Kevin
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    #27 Boy: Kevin

    Rank in the 1950s: #27
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 15,896
    Rank in 2016: #89
    Births in 2016: 4,526

  • #27 Girl: Judy
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    #27 Girl: Judy

    Rank in the 1950s: #27
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 11,804
    Rank in 2016: #1,539
    Births in 2016: 145

  • #26 Boy: Gregory
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    #26 Boy: Gregory

    Rank in the 1950s: #26
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 17,838
    Rank in 2016: #361
    Births in 2016: 913

  • #26 Girl: Denise
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    #26 Girl: Denise

    Rank in the 1950s: #26
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 12,377
    Rank in 2016: #1,203
    Births in 2016: 205

  • #25 Boy: George
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    #25 Boy: George

    Rank in the 1950s: #25
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 18,096
    Rank in 2016: #125
    Births in 2016: 3,288

  • #25 Girl: Carolyn
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    #25 Girl: Carolyn

    Rank in the 1950s: #25
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 12,406
    Rank in 2016: #810
    Births in 2016: 349

  • #24 Boy: Jeffrey
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    #24 Boy: Jeffrey

    Rank in the 1950s: #24
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 18,456
    Rank in 2016: #301
    Births in 2016: 1,163

  • #24 Girl: Janice
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    #24 Girl: Janice

    Rank in the 1950s: #24
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 13,360
    Rank in 2016: #1,406
    Births in 2016: 164

  • #23 Boy: Edward
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    #23 Boy: Edward

    Rank in the 1950s: #23
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 18,829
    Rank in 2016: #163
    Births in 2016: 2,491

  • #23 Girl: Margaret
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    #23 Girl: Margaret

    Rank in the 1950s: #23
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 14,957
    Rank in 2016: #139
    Births in 2016: 2,202

  • #22 Boy: Timothy
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    #22 Boy: Timothy

    Rank in the 1950s: #22
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 19,823
    Rank in 2016: #153
    Births in 2016: 2,639

  • #22 Girl: Kathy
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    #22 Girl: Kathy

    Rank in the 1950s: #22
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 15,792
    Rank in 2016: #1,442
    Births in 2016: 159

  • #21 Boy: Dennis
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    #21 Boy: Dennis

    Rank in the 1950s: #21
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 20,416
    Rank in 2016: #511
    Births in 2016: 581

  • #21 Girl: Elizabeth
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    #21 Girl: Elizabeth

    Rank in the 1950s: #21
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 16,565
    Rank in 2016: #13
    Births in 2016: 9,493

  • #20 Boy: Stephen
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    #20 Boy: Stephen

    Rank in the 1950s: #20
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 20,718
    Rank in 2016: #265
    Births in 2016: 1,367

  • #20 Girl: Janet
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    #20 Girl: Janet

    Rank in the 1950s: #20
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 16,750
    Rank in 2016: #1,421
    Births in 2016: 162

  • #19 Boy: Daniel
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    #19 Boy: Daniel

    Rank in the 1950s: #19
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 24,361
    Rank in 2016: #13
    Births in 2016: 12,839

  • #19 Girl: Cheryl
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    #19 Girl: Cheryl

    Rank in the 1950s: #19
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 17,136
    Rank in 2016: #2,511
    Births in 2016: 71

  • #18 Boy: Larry
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    #18 Boy: Larry

    Rank in the 1950s: #18
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 24,558
    Rank in 2016: #606
    Births in 2016: 442

  • #18 Girl: Brenda
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    #18 Girl: Brenda

    Rank in the 1950s: #18
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 20,923
    Rank in 2016: #840
    Births in 2016: 338

  • #17 Boy: Paul
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    #17 Boy: Paul

    Rank in the 1950s: #17
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 25,310
    Rank in 2016: #206
    Births in 2016: 1,921

  • #17 Girl: Diane
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    #17 Girl: Diane

    Rank in the 1950s: #17
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 21,061
    Rank in 2016: #1,965
    Births in 2016: 101

  • #16 Boy: Kenneth
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    #16 Boy: Kenneth

    Rank in the 1950s: #16
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 26,269
    Rank in 2016: #208
    Births in 2016: 1,901

  • #16 Girl: Carol
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    #16 Girl: Carol

    Rank in the 1950s: #16
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 22,263
    Rank in 2016: #1,656
    Births in 2016: 129

  • #15 Boy: Ronald
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    #15 Boy: Ronald

    Rank in the 1950s: #15
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 27,103
    Rank in 2016: #426
    Births in 2016: 724

  • #15 Girl: Kathleen
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    #15 Girl: Kathleen

    Rank in the 1950s: #15
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 22,431
    Rank in 2016: #841
    Births in 2016: 338

  • #14 Boy: Donald
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    #14 Boy: Donald

    Rank in the 1950s: #14
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 27,343
    Rank in 2016: #488
    Births in 2016: 621

  • #14 Girl: Sharon
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    #14 Girl: Sharon

    Rank in the 1950s: #14
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 23,279
    Rank in 2016: #928
    Births in 2016: 295

  • #13 Boy: Joseph
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    #13 Boy: Joseph

    Rank in the 1950s: #13
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 29,989
    Rank in 2016: #20
    Births in 2016: 10,823

  • #13 Girl: Pamela
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    #13 Girl: Pamela

    Rank in the 1950s: #13
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 23,737
    Rank in 2016: #1,304
    Births in 2016: 182

  • #12 Boy: Gary
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    #12 Boy: Gary

    Rank in the 1950s: #12
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 32,979
    Rank in 2016: #605
    Births in 2016: 442

  • #12 Girl: Sandra
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    #12 Girl: Sandra

    Rank in the 1950s: #12
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 25,155
    Rank in 2016: #877
    Births in 2016: 318

  • #11 Boy: Steven
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    #11 Boy: Steven

    Rank in the 1950s: #11
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 33,353
    Rank in 2016: #167
    Births in 2016: 2,381

  • #11 Girl: Cynthia
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    #11 Girl: Cynthia

    Rank in the 1950s: #11
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 26,339
    Rank in 2016: #561
    Births in 2016: 550

  • #10 Boy: Charles
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    #10 Boy: Charles

    Rank in the 1950s: #10
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 36,100
    Rank in 2016: #51
    Births in 2016: 7,050

  • #10 Girl: Donna
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    #10 Girl: Donna

    Rank in the 1950s: #10
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 27,032
    Rank in 2016: #1,758
    Births in 2016: 117

  • #9 Boy: Mark
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    #9 Boy: Mark

    Rank in the 1950s: #9
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 38,243
    Rank in 2016: #195
    Births in 2016: 2,057

  • #9 Girl: Nancy
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    #9 Girl: Nancy

    Rank in the 1950s: #9
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 28,677
    Rank in 2016: #900
    Births in 2016: 306

  • #8 Boy: Thomas
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    #8 Boy: Thomas

    Rank in the 1950s: #8
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 45,419
    Rank in 2016: #48
    Births in 2016: 7,309

  • #8 Girl: Karen
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    #8 Girl: Karen

    Rank in the 1950s: #8
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 33,249
    Rank in 2016: #504
    Births in 2016: 614

  • #7 Boy: Richard
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    #7 Boy: Richard

    Rank in the 1950s: #7
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 53,519
    Rank in 2016: #160
    Births in 2016: 2,499

  • #7 Girl: Debra
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    #7 Girl: Debra

    Rank in the 1950s: #7
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 34,130
    Rank in 2016: #3,170
    Births in 2016: 51

  • #6 Boy: William
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    #6 Boy: William

    Rank in the 1950s: #6
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 59,102
    Rank in 2016: #3
    Births in 2016: 15,668

  • #6 Girl: Barbara
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    #6 Girl: Barbara

    Rank in the 1950s: #6
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 34,569
    Rank in 2016: #856
    Births in 2016: 326

  • #5 Boy: David
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    #5 Boy: David

    Rank in the 1950s: #5
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 76,961
    Rank in 2016: #19
    Births in 2016: 11,028

  • #5 Girl: Deborah
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    #5 Girl: Deborah

    Rank in the 1950s: #5
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 43,051
    Rank in 2016: #815
    Births in 2016: 348

  • #4 Boy: John
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    #4 Boy: John

    Rank in the 1950s: #4
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 79,760
    Rank in 2016: #28
    Births in 2016: 9,952

  • #4 Girl: Susan
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    #4 Girl: Susan

    Rank in the 1950s: #4
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 43,770
    Rank in 2016: #922
    Births in 2016: 296

  • #3 Boy: Robert
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    #3 Boy: Robert

    Rank in the 1950s: #3
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 83,011
    Rank in 2016: #62
    Births in 2016: 5,953

  • #3 Girl: Patricia
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    #3 Girl: Patricia

    Rank in the 1950s: #3
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 45,961
    Rank in 2016: #745
    Births in 2016: 380

  • #2 Boy: Michael
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    #2 Boy: Michael

    Rank in the 1950s: #2
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 83,712
    Rank in 2016: #8
    Births in 2016: 13,998

  • #2 Girl: Linda
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    #2 Girl: Linda

    Rank in the 1950s: #2
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 56,429
    Rank in 2016: #669
    Births in 2016: 434

  • #1 Boy: James
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    #1 Boy: James

    Rank in the 1950s: #1
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 84,345
    Rank in 2016: #5
    Births in 2016: 14,776

  • #1 Girl: Mary
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    #1 Girl: Mary

    Rank in the 1950s: #1
    Average annual births in the 1950s: 62,556
    Rank in 2016: #127
    Births in 2016: 2,487

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