Linda, Donna, Richard, Larry. You don’t see these names often on birth announcements these days, but at one time, they were among the most popular choices for newborns.
Notably, they were on the Social Security Administration’s official list of the top 10 baby names 75 years ago. Although everything has changed when it comes to girl names, it’s worth noting that some of the most popular names for boys in 1947 (like James and William) are still common today.
Those who have dropped down the rankings can also be reasons for withdrawal. Whether you’re looking for vintage name inspiration or just curious about the Baby Boomer generation, you can learn a lot by looking at trends from three-quarters of a century ago.
Without further ado, here are the 25 most popular names for boys and girls born in 1947.