These Were The Most Popular Baby Names 50 Years Ago

Caroline Bologna
HuffPost
While some 1967 favorites remain popular, others aren’t quite so widely used.
While some 1967 favorites remain popular, others aren’t quite so widely used.

The most popular baby names in the U.S. 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, Elizabeth and co.), others have fallen more into obscurity (shout-out to Tammy, Dawn and Keith).

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

Girls

  • Lisa

  • Kimberly

  • Michelle

  • Mary

  • Susan

  • Karen

  • Angela

  • Tammy

  • Melissa

  • Jennifer

  • Patricia

  • Amy

  • Elizabeth

  • Christine

  • Laura

  • Julie

  • Pamela

  • Cynthia

  • Donna

  • Sandra

  • Tina

  • Deborah

  • Kelly

  • Lori

  • Stephanie

  • Linda

  • Dawn

  • Teresa

  • Tracy

  • Sharon

  • Brenda

  • Wendy

  • Barbara

  • Denise

  • Cheryl

  • Michele

  • Nancy

  • Debra

  • Rebecca

  • Kathleen

  • Rhonda

  • Maria

  • Theresa

  • Diane

  • Paula

  • Robin

  • Carol

  • Andrea

  • Kim

  • Jill

Boys

  • Michael

  • David

  • James

  • John

  • Robert

  • William

  • Mark

  • Richard

  • Christopher

  • Brian

  • Timothy

  • Thomas

  • Jeffrey

  • Steven

  • Joseph

  • Scott

  • Kevin

  • Paul

  • Daniel

  • Charles

  • Anthony

  • Kenneth

  • Eric

  • Ronald

  • Gregory

  • Stephen

  • Donald

  • Matthew

  • Todd

  • Patrick

  • Edward

  • Gary

  • Douglas

  • Keith

  • Andrew

  • George

  • Rodney

  • Larry

  • Peter

  • Troy

  • Jerry

  • Terry

  • Dennis

  • Sean

  • Frank

  • Craig

  • Jeffery

  • Raymond

  • Randy

  • Tony

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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