10 Baby Boomer Baby Names That Have Gone Out Of Style


Approximately 39,000 baby boomer girls were named Jan. It peaked in 1954, but the only Jan that still rings a bell is Jan Brady from the Brady Bunch. And she wasn’t exactly the popular one. 


Bob was a solid name with a peak in 1930. Over 30,000 baby boomer boys shared this name, including Bob Dylan, who arguably made it cool. But, alas, Bob has since had its day. 


Patty was a hit in the 50s, with around 31,000 girls sharing this name. Patty Duke was a celebrity namesake, but the name has since hit the popularity skids. 


Kim for boys, peaked in 1956. About 20,000 baby boomer boys bore this name, including Kim Fowley, a popular music producer. 


Lynn was given to about 30,000 boys, peaking in 1942. There’s Lynn Swann, the football great, but these days, Lynn is more likely to be seen on girls. 


Deloris sounds like a chorus, but the song has long since ended. About 15,000 girls bore this name, peaking in 1933. 


Roughly 12,000 girls were named Pat, peaking in 1947. The only notable Pat we can think of is Pat Benatar, but the name’s popularity has been ‘hit with its best shot,’ and it's down for the count. 


Delbert sounds like it's from a 1950s sitcom, and rightly so. About 12,000 boys were named Delbert, peaking in 1920-no notable Delberts spring to mind, which might explain its popularity drop-off. 


Horace is a name of ancient origins, but it has since become as rare as a dinosaur. Peaking in 1904 with about 20,000 bearers.


Laverne was popular in 1928, with approximately 12,000 girls sharing this name. Laverne Cox, the fantastic actress, hasn’t been enough to resurrect this name from obscurity. 

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