Baby Names Change Over Time

The top 10 baby names today are totally different from what we saw decades ago. Here are the most popular boy/girl names from 1950:

1. James / Linda
2. Robert / Mary
3. John / Patricia
4. Michael / Barbara
5. David / Susan
6. William / Nancy
7. Richard / Deborah
8. Thomas / Sandra
9. Charles / Carol
10. Gary / Kathleen

Here’s the list from 2007:

1. Jacob / Emily
2. Michael / Isabella
3. Ethan / Emma
4. Joshua / Ava
5. Daniel / Madison
6. Christopher / Sophia
7. Anthony / Olivia
8. William / Abigail
9. Matthew / Hannah
10. Andrew / Elizabeth

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  1. I’m glad we are going back to old names from the 1800s and early 1900s rather than the 1950s. I’m sure those from the 50s will reappear on the list some day.

  2. baby boy says:

    I was surprised to see Michael stay at the top of the list.