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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names 50 Years Ago

Parents’ favourites in 1967.

19/09/2017 10:15 BST | Updated 19/09/2017 10:15 BST

The most popular baby names in the US generally remain the same from one year to the next, but interesting trends tend to emerge over longer periods of time.

Each year, the Social Security Administration releases the official list of the most popular baby names in the country, based on data from the previous year’s births. We decided to look back at the most popular names 50 years ago to see how parents’ choices of decades past compare to today’s trends.

While some names remain popular today (Michael, William and Elizabeth), others have fallen more into obscurity (shoutout to Tammy, Dawn and Keith).

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Without further ado, here are the 50 most popular baby names for boys and girls in 1967 in the US:

Girls’ names:

  1. Lisa

  2. Kimberly

  3. Michelle

  4. Mary

  5. Susan

  6. Karen

  7. Angela

  8. Tammy

  9. Melissa

  10. Jennifer

  11. Patricia

  12. Amy

  13. Elizabeth

  14. Christine

  15. Laura

  16. Julie

  17. Pamela

  18. Cynthia

  19. Donna

  20. Sandra

  21. Tina

  22. Deborah

  23. Kelly

  24. Lori

  25. Stephanie

  26. Linda

  27. Dawn

  28. Teresa

  29. Tracy

  30. Sharon

  31. Brenda

  32. Wendy

  33. Barbara

  34. Denise

  35. Cheryl

  36. Michele

  37. Nancy

  38. Debra

  39. Rebecca

  40. Kathleen

  41. Rhonda

  42. Maria

  43. Theresa

  44. Diane

  45. Paula

  46. Robin

  47. Carol

  48. Andrea

  49. Kim

  50. Jill.

Boys’ names:

  1. Michael

  2. David

  3. James

  4. John

  5. Robert

  6. William

  7. Mark

  8. Richard

  9. Christopher

  10. Brian

  11. Timothy

  12. Thomas

  13. Jeffrey

  14. Steven

  15. Joseph

  16. Scott

  17. Kevin

  18. Paul

  19. Daniel

  20. Charles

  21. Anthony

  22. Kenneth

  23. Eric

  24. Ronald

  25. Gregory

  26. Stephen

  27. Donald

  28. Matthew

  29. Todd

  30. Patrick

  31. Edward

  32. Gary

  33. Douglas

  34. Keith

  35. Andrew

  36. George

  37. Rodney

  38. Larry

  39. Peter

  40. Troy

  41. Jerry

  42. Terry

  43. Dennis

  44. Sean

  45. Frank

  46. Craig

  47. Jeffery

  48. Raymond

  49. Randy

  50. Tony.

This story was originally published on the US version of HuffPost.

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