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The Most Popular Baby Names From the 1960s

James, Lori, and 28 More of the Most Popular Baby Names From the Flower-Power-Packed 1960s

If you're a parent-to-be, seeking a timeless baby name that's rooted in one of the most impactful decades yet can be an exciting option. From the Vietnam War to the civil rights protests, the 1960s were a decade of massive cultural change. There were moments of celebration, like when the first man landed on the moon or when the Beatles were formed and changed music forever. There were also moments of mourning, like when John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated. It will forever go down as the decade of sexual revolution, the birth of Woodstock, and the rise of the antiwar flower-power slogan.

If you want to honor the 1960s with your child's name — or middle name — keep reading for a list of 30 of the most popular baby names from the '60s for both boys and girls.

Girls' Names From the 1960s

  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan
  4. Karen
  5. Kimberly
  6. Patricia
  7. Linda
  8. Donna
  9. Michelle
  10. Cynthia
  11. Sandra
  12. Deborah
  13. Tammy
  14. Pamela
  15. Lori

Boys' Names From the 1960s

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Robert
  6. Mark
  7. William
  8. Richard
  9. Thomas
  10. Jeffrey
  11. Stephen
  12. Joseph
  13. Timothy
  14. Kevin
  15. Scott
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