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Top Five Baby Names For The Past 100 Years

Ever wonder what people were naming their kids 100 years ago? Well with the data supplied from the Social Security Administration, we have put together that list. Mary and Michael have ruled most of the century with each being in the number one position for 44 years! Jacob has been on a roll ruling the past 13 years. Emily ruled the girls for 12 years until 2007 but Isabella and Sophia are vying with each other to rule the next decade!

Top Five Names for Births in 1912-2011

 

Females

Males

Year

Rank 1

Rank 2

Rank 3

Rank 4

Rank 5

Rank 1

Rank 2

Rank 3

Rank 4

Rank 5

2011

Sophia Isabella Emma Olivia Ava Jacob Mason William Jayden Noah

2010

Isabella Sophia Emma Olivia Ava Jacob Ethan Michael Jayden William

2009

Isabella Emma Olivia Sophia Ava Jacob Ethan Michael Alexander William

2008

Emma Isabella Emily Olivia Ava Jacob Michael Ethan Joshua Daniel

2007

Emily Isabella Emma Ava Madison Jacob Michael Ethan Joshua Daniel

2006

Emily Emma Madison Isabella Ava Jacob Michael Joshua Ethan Matthew

2005

Emily Emma Madison Abigail Olivia Jacob Michael Joshua Matthew Ethan

2004

Emily Emma Madison Olivia Hannah Jacob Michael Joshua Matthew Ethan

2003

Emily Emma Madison Hannah Olivia Jacob Michael Joshua Matthew Andrew

2002

Emily Madison Hannah Emma Alexis Jacob Michael Joshua Matthew Ethan

2001

Emily Madison Hannah Ashley Alexis Jacob Michael Matthew Joshua Christopher

2000

Emily Hannah Madison Ashley Sarah Jacob Michael Matthew Joshua Christopher

1999

Emily Hannah Alexis Sarah Samantha Jacob Michael Matthew Joshua Nicholas

1998

Emily Hannah Samantha Ashley Sarah Michael Jacob Matthew Joshua Christopher

1997

Emily Jessica Ashley Sarah Hannah Michael Jacob Matthew Christopher Joshua

1996

Emily Jessica Ashley Sarah Samantha Michael Matthew Jacob Christopher Joshua

1995

Jessica Ashley Emily Samantha Sarah Michael Matthew Christopher Jacob Joshua

1994

Jessica Ashley Emily Samantha Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Tyler

1993

Jessica Ashley Sarah Samantha Emily Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Tyler

1992

Ashley Jessica Amanda Brittany Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Andrew

1991

Ashley Jessica Brittany Amanda Samantha Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Andrew

1990

Jessica Ashley Brittany Amanda Samantha Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Daniel

1989

Jessica Ashley Brittany Amanda Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua David

1988

Jessica Ashley Amanda Sarah Jennifer Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Andrew

1987

Jessica Ashley Amanda Jennifer Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua David

1986

Jessica Ashley Amanda Jennifer Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua David

1985

Jessica Ashley Jennifer Amanda Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Daniel

1984

Jennifer Jessica Ashley Amanda Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua David

1983

Jennifer Jessica Amanda Ashley Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew David Joshua

1982

Jennifer Jessica Amanda Sarah Melissa Michael Christopher Matthew Jason David

1981

Jennifer Jessica Amanda Sarah Melissa Michael Christopher Matthew Jason David

1980

Jennifer Amanda Jessica Melissa Sarah Michael Christopher Jason David James

1979

Jennifer Melissa Amanda Jessica Amy Michael Christopher Jason David James

1978

Jennifer Melissa Jessica Amy Heather Michael Jason Christopher David James

1977

Jennifer Melissa Amy Jessica Heather Michael Jason Christopher David James

1976

Jennifer Amy Melissa Heather Angela Michael Jason Christopher David James

1975

Jennifer Amy Heather Melissa Angela Michael Jason Christopher James David

1974

Jennifer Amy Michelle Heather Angela Michael Jason Christopher David James

1973

Jennifer Amy Michelle Kimberly Lisa Michael Christopher Jason James David

1972

Jennifer Michelle Lisa Kimberly Amy Michael Christopher James David John

1971

Jennifer Michelle Lisa Kimberly Amy Michael James David John Robert

1970

Jennifer Lisa Kimberly Michelle Amy Michael James David John Robert

1969

Lisa Michelle Jennifer Kimberly Melissa Michael David James John Robert

1968

Lisa Michelle Kimberly Jennifer Melissa Michael David John James Robert

1967

Lisa Kimberly Michelle Mary Susan Michael David James John Robert

1966

Lisa Kimberly Mary Michelle Karen Michael David James John Robert

1965

Lisa Mary Karen Kimberly Susan Michael John David James Robert

1964

Lisa Mary Susan Karen Patricia Michael John David James Robert

1963

Lisa Mary Susan Karen Linda Michael John David James Robert

1962

Lisa Mary Susan Karen Linda Michael David John James Robert

1961

Mary Lisa Susan Linda Karen Michael David John James Robert

1960

Mary Susan Linda Karen Donna David Michael James John Robert

1959

Mary Susan Linda Karen Donna Michael David James John Robert

1958

Mary Susan Linda Karen Patricia Michael David James Robert John

1957

Mary Susan Linda Debra Karen Michael James David Robert John

1956

Mary Debra Linda Deborah Susan Michael James Robert David John

1955

Mary Deborah Linda Debra Susan Michael David James Robert John

1954

Mary Linda Deborah Patricia Susan Michael James Robert John David

1953

Mary Linda Deborah Patricia Susan Robert James Michael John David

1952

Linda Mary Patricia Deborah Susan James Robert John Michael David

1951

Linda Mary Patricia Deborah Barbara James Robert John Michael David

1950

Linda Mary Patricia Barbara Susan James Robert John Michael David

1949

Linda Mary Patricia Barbara Susan James Robert John William Michael

1948

Linda Mary Barbara Patricia Susan James Robert John William David

1947

Linda Mary Patricia Barbara Sandra James Robert John William Richard

1946

Mary Linda Patricia Barbara Carol James Robert John William Richard

1945

Mary Linda Barbara Patricia Carol James Robert John William Richard

1944

Mary Barbara Linda Patricia Carol James Robert John William Richard

1943

Mary Barbara Patricia Linda Carol James Robert John William Richard

1942

Mary Barbara Patricia Linda Carol James Robert John William Richard

1941

Mary Barbara Patricia Carol Linda James Robert John William Richard

1940

Mary Barbara Patricia Judith Betty James Robert John William Richard

1939

Mary Barbara Patricia Betty Shirley Robert James John William Richard

1938

Mary Barbara Patricia Betty Shirley Robert James John William Richard

1937

Mary Barbara Patricia Shirley Betty Robert James John William Richard

1936

Mary Shirley Barbara Betty Patricia Robert James John William Richard

1935

Mary Shirley Barbara Betty Patricia Robert James John William Richard

1934

Mary Betty Barbara Shirley Dorothy Robert James John William Richard

1933

Mary Betty Barbara Dorothy Joan Robert James John William Richard

1932

Mary Betty Barbara Dorothy Joan Robert James John William Richard

1931

Mary Betty Dorothy Barbara Joan Robert James John William Richard

1930

Mary Betty Dorothy Helen Margaret Robert James John William Richard

1929

Mary Betty Dorothy Helen Margaret Robert James John William Charles

1928

Mary Betty Dorothy Helen Margaret Robert John James William Charles

1927

Mary Dorothy Betty Helen Margaret Robert John James William Charles

1926

Mary Dorothy Betty Helen Margaret Robert John James William Charles

1925

Mary Dorothy Betty Helen Margaret Robert John William James Charles

1924

Mary Dorothy Helen Betty Margaret Robert John William James Charles

1923

Mary Dorothy Helen Margaret Betty John Robert William James Charles

1922

Mary Dorothy Helen Margaret Ruth John Robert William James Charles

1921

Mary Dorothy Helen Margaret Ruth John Robert William James Charles

1920

Mary Dorothy Helen Margaret Ruth John William Robert James Charles

1919

Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Charles

1918

Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Charles

1917

Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph

1916

Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph

1915

Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph

1914

Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph

1913

Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph

1912

Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph

Most Popular Baby Names For 2011

Here is a list of  the most common baby names in 2011 per the Social Security Administration.  Is your baby’s name in the list?!?

Top 10 Baby Names for 2011

Rank

Male name

Female name

1

Jacob

Sophia

2

Mason

Isabella

3

William

Emma

4

Jayden

Olivia

5

Noah

Ava

6

Michael

Emily

7

Ethan

Abigail

8

Alexander

Madison

9

Aiden

Mia

10

Daniel

Chloe

Sophia and Aiden lead Top 100 Baby Names of 2010

.. Please step down, Isabella. Sophia is taking your place as the most popular girl’s name of 2010.

Congratulations, Aiden. You’ve held onto the number-one boy’s spot for the sixth year in a row.

Welcome to the pack, Liam and Abigail. You’re now officially a part of the coveted top 10.

BabyCenter released its list of the Top 100 Baby Names of 2010 today. The online parenting and pregnancy destination compiled some 350,000 baby names and combined those that sound the same but have different spellings (such as Sophia and Sofia) to create a true measure of popularity.

Top 10 Girls’ Names of 2010

1.Sophia
2.Isabella
3.Olivia
4.Emma
5.Chloe
6.Ava
7.Lily
8.Madison
9.Addison
10.Abigail

Top 10 Boys’ Names of 2010

1.Aiden
2.Jacob
3.Jackson
4.Ethan
5.Jayden
6.Noah
7.Logan
8.Caden
9.Lucas
10.Liam

What’s influencing baby-naming parents? Parents turned to pop culture, politics, a bygone era, and the ever-popular Old Testament for inspiration. Here’s a look at the Hottest Baby Name Trends of 2010:

•Glee’s cheerleader queen Quinn may be mean, but her name is certainly popular, jumping up in the ratings a whopping 60 percent. Finn, Jenna, and Lea are also singing a happy tune.

•The critically acclaimed drama Mad Men has struck a nerve with the American public. Dishy Don (as in Draper) inched up the charts, and his ex-wife is bringing the cool back to Betty. The silver-haired fox Roger rose 21 percent, while his wife, Jane, also gained popularity.

•The names of the moms on MTV’s reality show 16 and Pregnant are also popular: Maci, Farrah, and Katelynn are up by 60, 51, and 7 percent, respectively.

•Sarah Palin’s daughters’ names – Bristol, Willow, and Piper – are climbing the ladder, but the name Sarah is actually in decline.

•The golden age of film (think 1930 to 1959) played a starring role in this year’s list. Audrey, Ava, Scarlett, Evelyn, Vivien, and Greta all got rave reviews.

•Parents are reaching back for names…way, way back to the Old Testament. Jacob has made the BabyCenter top ten for the past ten years, while Levi, Caleb, Elijah, and Jeremiah are rising in the charts. For more about the hottest trends see BabyCenter’s Baby Names Special Report of 2010.

What about names below the top ten? Some are flying up the list, while others are spiraling downward.

•Newcomers who broke into the top 100 include Annabelle (69), Stella (72), Nora (83), Jeremiah (90), Hudson (96), and Ryder (97).

•Ellie, who leapfrogged 26 spots to come in at number 61, is a rising star.

•So is Charlotte, who was bumped up 20 to number 38.

•And then there’s Grayson, who enjoyed a 25-spot jump to land at number 66.

•Some names lost a lot of ground. Brooke shot down 23 spots to number 82, while Hayden tumbled 20 spots to number 91.

•Ashley and Brendan exited the top 100 entirely.

What’s up for next year? BabyCenter uses a top-secret algorithm to unearth the names that are likely to become even more popular in 2011.

•Of the top 100 girls’ names from 2010, it looks like Layla, Lila, Evelyn, Charlotte, Lucy, Ellie, Aaliyah, Bella, Claire, and Aubrey will continue to rise in 2011.

•Of the top 100 boys’ names from 2010, BabyCenter predicts that Eli, Colton, Grayson, Wyatt, Henry, Mason, Landon, Charlie, Max, and Chase will gain momentum in 2011.

And what about names that haven’t even broken into the top 100? Who will be next year’s newcomers?

•Among the less popular names now moving up the girls’ list are Isla, Adalyn, Giuliana, Olive, Kinsley, Evangeline, Paisley, Vivienne, Maci, and Kinley.

•And although Bentley, Kellan, Kingston, Aarav, Ryker, Beckett, Colt, Paxton, Jax, and Lincoln are well below the top 100 on the boys’ list, they’re all fast climbers.