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Top Mid-Century Baby Boy Names

By michellehorton |

If you’ve been searching around for nursery furniture and decor ideas — especially if you’ve been searching on blogs — then you’ve probably heard the term “mid-century modern” a few dozen times.

It’s a coveted design style, taking influence (roughly) from the 30s to the 60s. And when I saw The Bump’s list of the top baby names from each decade of the 1900s, I was curious as to what kind of baby names were popular during this time period.

Before names like Christopher, Jason, Brian and Matthew dominated the charts, these baby boy names popped up in the Top 10 lists from the 1930s to the 1960s:

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Top Mid-Century Baby Names for Boys


Robert landed in the Top 5 throughout the entire mid-century era (#1 in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, and slightly dropping to #3 in the 50s). And there are so many examples of famous Roberts from this time period, like Robert Redford (shown), Robert F. Kennedy, and Robert Wagner.

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See all of the Top Baby Names of the Century at The Bump.

Also check out the most popular mid-century baby names for girls.


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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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