What Were The Most Popular Baby Names When You Were Born?

When selecting a baby name, parents have many things to consider. Do they choose a name that’s unique so their child will stand out? Or do they choose a name that has withstood the test of time? In 2016, some classic names have re-emerged, such as Alexander and Amelia. But amongst these ranks were less common names like Wyatt and Scarlett. We dug deeper and discovered that some popular names from the past are sill alive and thriving, while others… not so much.

How popular was your name when you were born?

Two girls circa 1934 / Via The Library Of Congress
Two girls circa 1934 / Via The Library Of Congress

1945-1954

(Women)

  • Carol
  • Barbara
  • Deborah
  • Linda
  • Mary
  • Patricia
  • Sandra
  • Susan

(Men)

  • David
  • James
  • John
  • Michael
  • Richard
  • Robert
  • William
Three boys in Ohio circa 1936 / Via The Library Of Congress
Three boys in Ohio circa 1936 / Via The Library Of Congress

1955-1964

(Women)

  • Deborah
  • Debra
  • Donna
  • Karen
  • Linda
  • Lisa
  • Mary
  • Patricia
  • Susan

(Men)

  • David
  • James
  • John
  • Michael
  • Robert
A ballet school from around 1955 / Via The Library of Congress
A ballet school from around 1955 / Via The Library of Congress

1965-1975

(Women)

  • Amy
  • Angela
  • Heather
  • Jennifer
  • Karen
  • Kimberly
  • Lisa
  • Mary
  • Melissa
  • Michelle
  • Susan

(Men)

  • Christopher
  • David
  • James
  • Jason
  • John
  • Michael
  • Robert

Interested in your birth year?

Check out the “movie of the year” from when you were born!

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