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The 20 Most Popular Baby Names for the Last 100 Years in the United States

Here are the Most Popular Baby Names for the Last 100 Years in the U.S.

Most Popular Baby NamesAccording to the Social Security Administration’s list of babies registered each year, the following are the most popular baby names for the last 100 years for both boys and girls. It needs to be noted that the popular names listed below are not necessarily consistently popular in every year. For example, the name James, ranked as the most popular male name over the last 100 years, has been ranked as low as number 19. Similarly, the most popular female name in the table, Mary, ranked as low as 127.

  1. James                             Mary
  2. John                            Patricia
  3. Robert                            Jennifer
  4. Michael                            Elizabeth
  5. William                            Linda
  6. David                            Barbara
  7. Richard                            Susan
  8. Joseph                            Jessica
  9. Thomas                            Margaret
  10. Charles                            Sarah
  11. Christopher                            Karen
  12. Daniel                            Nancy
  13. Matthew                            Betty
  14. Anthony                            Lisa
  15. Donald                            Dorothy
  16. Mark                            Sandra
  17. Paul                            Ashley
  18. Steven                            Kimberly
  19. Andrew                            Donna
  20. Kenneth                            Carol

So, if you want to name your little one something unique you’ll probably want to stay away from anything on this list.

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