Why is Linda such a popular name? Read these facts to find out why.
In 1947, using the US Social Security Administration database, Linda had its heyday, accounting for 5.48 percent of all baby girls born that year and dethroning Mary, which held the top spot for the previous 400 years. The rise was attributed to the success of a 1946 Jack Lawrence song, “Linda,” named after the singer’s attorney’s then five-year-old daughter, who later went on to marry Beatle Paul McCartney (got all that?). Linda remained the number one girls’ name from 1947-1952 but has since declined in popularity; in 2015, just 0.022 percent of baby girls were named Linda.
Jack Lawrence wrote the song Linda. Buddy Clark recorded the song. Click here for a link to You Tube’s video.