8 Popular Baby Names From the 1960s That Need to Make a Comeback


How cute does the nickname Tommy sound for a modern-day babe? Classic boy name Thomas topped the baby name charts, hanging on to a top 20 status, all the way from 1900 to the mid-70s 


Sandra has plummeted in popularity since its heyday in the early 1960s, when it was a top ten choice for baby girls—thanks then in part to actress Sandra Dee. 


Okay, so you probably have an Uncle Jeff, but this classic boy name, which was hugely popular from the 50s through the 70s, would be so cute on a baby—and we already know it remains perfectly professional on an adult. 


We can absolutely see Julie fitting in with all the Avas and Emmas in preschool. The French name literally means “youthful” (how perfect!) and has such a nice ring to it. 


It was hugely popular throughout the first half of the 20th century, as well as the 60s, and now sits at number 142 on the Social Security Baby Name popularity list for 2022. 


The unique moniker, now barely in the top 1000 for girls, gives us all the fiery, strong Greek goddess vibes and it also has a natural feel, making it right on trend for a 2024 child. 


It used to be a 20th-century classic given to a whopping 242,515 boys in the 1960s, and it's still short, simple and decidedly cool, if you ask us. 


Names ending in -ly and -ley are having a major moment so why not consider the once-fashionable Kimberly, the number five most-popular girl name of the 60s? 

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