Category Archives: 1950′s Baby Names

May
30

Is Your Name Trending?

Wouldn’t it be nice to see the popularity of a baby name over time to see if you are choosing the correct fit? Searching online for the perfect name is just one way that you can go about naming your soon-to-be.

If you are using Google, type in “Baby Name Graph” and select the babynamewizard.com link. Here you will be able to view a variety of names and their popularity from the late 1800’s to today.

Ashley: Ranked 13th in 2007
David: Ranked 5th in 1980
John: Ranked 15th in 1990
Kayla: Ranked 12th in 1990

Feb
8

Fabulous Fifties Names for a February Baby

The 1950’s were iconic and classy, refined but edgy, and altogether unforgettable. Elvis Presley’s music had teenage women across the nation in a frenzy, and the introduction of plastic toys such as dolls and figurines after WWII gave children something to smile about. Thank the heavens for television and other advances in technology like the polio vaccine invented by Jonas Salk in 1955 given to over 7 million Americans.

If you are expecting a child within the month of February and looking for a classy and traditional name for your soon-to-be, consider these names that were popular in the 1950’s.

Boys:

David (Hebrew): The beloved one
James (Hebrew): Form of Jacob, meaning “he who supplants”
Richard (English): A powerful ruler
Robert (German): One who is bright with fame

Girls:

Karen (Greek): Form of Katherine, meaning “one who is pure; virginal”
Linda (Spanish): One who is soft and beautiful
Nancy (English): Form of Ann, meaning “a woman graced with God’s favor”
Susan (Hebrew): Form of Susannah, meaning “resembling a graceful white Lily”