Hey, all you Mommy-and-Daddy-o’s! Unless you’re a total square, you know that retro baby names are hip and happenin’ right now! So we’ve rounded up some of the most far out, fab and funky baby names inspired by the 1950s! Right on!
Elvis, Connie, Jerry, Etta
Rock ‘n’ roll–and teen idols–broke on to the scene in the mid-’50s, along with outta-sight names like Elvis, Jerry (Lee Lewis), Etta (James) and Connie (Francis). Let’s just hope the resurgence of hip names like this will curtail the onslaught of a bunch of babies named Bieber.
Ward, June & Wally
TV’s favorite ’50s family (That’s the Leave It to Beaver crew, for the youngsters in the house) was full of fab baby names. Of course, you’ve got to be careful here–”Beaver” doesn’t have quite the same name appeal today that it had back then.
Charlie, Sally, Linus, Patty, Marcie, Lucy, Violet
Names from the classic Peanuts comics are still topping the U.S. baby name charts! Heck, even Snoop D-O-Double-G is rockin’ a name from the Peanuts gang. (We’d recommend shying away from calling your kid “Pigpen” or “the Little Red-Headed Girl,” though.)
Want more primo 1950s baby names? Dig these nifty names that topped the charts in the 1950s: Brenda, Margaret, Diane, Pamela, Janet, Shirley, Carolyn, Ronald, Joseph, Donald, Kenneth, Steven, Dennis, Paul.
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