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100 Years of Baby Names

Do you know the most popular child’s name in America during the 1930s? If not, keep reading.

Choosing a baby’s name is both fun and stressful. On one hand, you want them to have a unique name. On the other hand, you don’t want them to be stuck with something they might hate the rest of their life. Here are all the top baby names for the last 100 years according to the SSA. And who knows, maybe some are coming back in style.

1910s

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Boys

1. John
2. William
3. James
4. Robert
5. Joseph

Girls

1. Mary
2. Helen
3. Dorothy
4. Margaret
5. Ruth

1920s

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Boys

1. Robert
2. John
3. James
4. William
5. Charles

Girls

1. Mary
2. Dorothy
3. Helen
4. Betty
5. Margaret

1930s

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Boys

1. Robert
2. James
3. John
4. William
5. Richard

Girls

1. Mary
2. Betty
3. Barbara
4. Shirley
5. Patricia

1940s

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Boys

1. James
2. Robert
3. John
4. William
5. Richard

Girls

1. Mary
2. Linda
3. Barbara
4. Patricia
5. Carol

1950s

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Boys

1. James
2. Michael
3. Robert
4. John
5. David

Girls

1. Mary
2. Linda
3. Patricia
4. Susan
5. Deborah

1960s

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Boys

1. Michael
2. David
3. John
4. James
5. Robert

Girls

1. Lisa
2. Mary
3. Susan
4. Karen
5. Kimberly

1970s

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Boys

1. Michael
2. Christopher
3. Jason
4. David
5. James

Girls

1. Jennifer
2. Amy
3. Melissa
4. Michelle
5. Kimberly

1980s

Boys

1. Michael
2. Christopher
3. Matthew
4. Joshua
5. David

Girls

1. Jessica
2. Jennifer
3. Amanda
4. Ashley
5. Sarah

1990s

Boys

1. Michael
2. Christopher
3. Matthew
4. Joshua
5. Jacob

Girls

1. Jessica
2. Ashley
3. Emily
4. Sarah
5. Samantha

2000s

Boys

1. Jacob
2. Michael
3. Joshua
4. Mathew
5. Daniel

Girls

1. Emily
2. Madison
3. Emma
4. Olivia
5. Hannah

2010s

Boys

1. Noah
2. Jacob
3. Mason
4. Liam
5. William

Girls

1. Emma
2. Sophia
3. Olivia
4. Isabella
5. Ava

 

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