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These Were Alabama’s Top 10 Baby Boy Names In The 1960s

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The popularity of names changes quite a bit through the decades, so today we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular baby boy names in 1960s Alabama. Of course, “older” sounding names are certainly making a comeback these days such as Eleanor, Diane, Robert, and Richard, but there are some that really held their own for their specific era.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane to Alabama in the 1960s… and this time, we’re counting backwards, 10 to 1. All of this information has been provided by AL.com.

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10. Mark

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– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 5,102

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– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 218 (#247 (tie) most common name, -95.7% compared to the 60s)

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9. Kenneth

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– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 5,489

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 415 (#131 most common name, -92.4% compared to the 60s)

8. Timothy

– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 5,772

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 645 (#90 most common name, -88.8% compared to the 60s)

7. Charles

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– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 6,567

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,465 (#23 most common name, -77.7% compared to the 60s)

6. Robert

– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 9,071

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,265 (#41 most common name, -86.1% compared to the 60s)

5. William

– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 9,358

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,239 (#1 most common name, -54.7% compared to the 60s)

4. David

– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 10,200

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,602 (#18 most common name, -84.3% compared to the 60s)

3. John

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– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 10,872

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,986 (#3 most common name, -72.5% compared to the 60s)

2. Michael

– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 11,930

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,969 (#9 most common name, -83.5% compared to the 60s)

1. James

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– Number of babies from 1960 to 1969: 16,152

– Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,195 (#2 most common name, -80.2% compared to the 60s)

Which baby boy names do you remember being popular back in the 1960s, whether just in Alabama or beyond? Leave a comment below!

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