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The most popular baby names every year for the last 100 years

They say old names are coming back, but what ones remained popular every year for decades?

According to MooseRoots, a genealogy data site by Graphic, there are monikers that have reigned for decades.

Find out what the most popular name the year you was were born – or the year your mum, dad and nan was born too!

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Top Baby Names For The Last 100 Years

1917-1919

1917

Top Girls Names

Mary, Helen, Dorothy

Top Boys Names

John, William, James

1918

Top Girls Names

Mary, Helen, Dorothy

Top Boys Names

John, William, James

1919

Top Girls Names

Mary, Helen, Dorothy

Top Male Names

John, William, James

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1920s

1920

Top Girls Names

Mary, Dorothy, Helen

Top Boys Names

John, William, Robert

1921

Top Girls Names

Mary, Dorothy, Helen

Top Boys Names

John, Robert, William

1922

Top Girls Names

Mary, Dorothy, Helen

Top Male Names

John, Robert, William

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1923

Top Girls Names

Mary, Dorothy, Helen

Top Male Names

John, Robert, William

1924

Top Girls Names

Mary, Dorothy, Helen

Top Boys Names

Robert, John, William

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1925

Top Girls Names

Mary, Dorothy, Betty

Top Boy Names

Robert, John, William

1926

Top Girls Names

Mary, Dorothy, Betty

Top Boys Names

Robert, John, James

1927

Top Girls Names

Mary, Dorothy, Betty

Top Boys Names

Robert, John, James

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1928

Top Girls Names

Mary, Betty, Dorothy

Top Male Names

Robert, John, James

1929

Top Girl Names

Mary Betty Dorothy

Top Boy Names

Robert, James, John

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1930s

1930

Top Girl Names

Mary, Betty, Dorothy

Top Male Names

Robert, James, John

1931

Top Girls Names

Mary, Betty, Dorothy

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

1932

Top Girls Names

Mary, Betty, Barbara

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

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1933

Top Girls Names

Mary, Betty, Barbara

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

1934

Top Girls Names

Mary, Betty, Barbara

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

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1935

Top Girls Names

Mary, Shirley, Barbara

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

1936

Top Girls Names

Mary, Shirley, Barbara

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

1937

Top Girls Names

Mary, Barbara, Patricia

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

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1938

Top Girls Names

Mary, Barbara, Patricia

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

1939

Top Girls Names

Mary, Barbara, Patricia

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, John

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1940s

1940

Top Girls Names

Mary, Barbara, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

1941

Top Girls Names

Mary, Barbara, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

1942

Top Girls Names

Mary, Barbara, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

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1943

Top Girls Names

Mary, Barbara, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

1944

Top Girl Names

Mary, Barbara, Linda

Top Boy Names

James, Robert, John

1945

Top Girls Names

Mary, Linda, Barbara

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

1946

Top Girls Names

Mary, Linda, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

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1947

Top Girls Names

Linda, Mary, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

1948

Top Girls Names

Linda, Mary, Barbara

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

1949

Top Girls Names

Linda, Mary, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

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1950s

1950

Top Girls Names

Linda, Mary, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

1951

Top Girls Names

Linda, Mary, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

1952

Top Girls Names

Linda, Mary, Patricia

Top Boys Names

James, Robert, John

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1953

Top Girls Names

Mary, Linda, Deborah

Top Boys Names

Robert, James, Michael

1954

Top Girls Names

Mary, Linda,Deborah

Top Boys Names

Michael, James, Robert

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1955

Top Girls Names

Mary, Deborah, Linda

Top Boys Names

Michael, David, James

1956

Top Girls Names

Mary, Debra, Linda

Top Boys Names

Michael, James, Robert

1957

Top Girls Names

Mary, Susan, Linda

Top Boys Names

Michael, James, David

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1958

Top Girls Names

Mary, Susan, Linda

Top Boys Names

Michael, David, James

1959

Top Girls Names

Mary, Susan, Linda

Top Boys Names

Michael, David James

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1960s

1960

Top Girls Names

Mary, Susan, Linda

Top Boys Names

David, Michael, James

1961

Top Girls Names

Mary, Lisa, Susan

Top Boys Names

Michael, David, John

1962

Top Girls Names

Lisa, Mary, Susan

Top Boys Names

Michael, David, John

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1963

Top Girls Names

Lisa, Mary, Susan

Top Boys Names

Michael, John, David

1964

Top Girls Names

Lisa, Mary, Susan

Top Boys Names

Michael, John, David

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1965

Top Girls Names

Lisa, Mary, Karen

Top Boys Names

Michael, John, David

1966

Top Girls Names

Lisa, Kimberely, Mary

Top Boys Names

Michael, David, James

1967

Top Girls Names

Lisa, Kimberley, Michelle

Top Boys Names

Michael, David, James

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1968

Top Girls Names

Lisa, Michelle, Kimberely

Top Boys Names

Michael, David, John

1969

Top Girls Names

Lisa, Michelle, Jennifer

Top Boys Names

Michael, David, James

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1970s

1970

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Lisa, Kimberley

Top Boys Names

Michael, James, David

1971

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Michelle, Lisa

Top Boys Names

Michael, James, David

1972

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Michelle, Lisa

Top Boys Names

Michel, Christopher, James

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1973

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Amy, Michelle

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Jason

1974

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Amy, Michelle

Top Boys Names

Michael, Jason, Christopher

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1975

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Amy, Heather

Top Boys Names

Michael, Jason, Christopher

1976

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Amy, Melissa

Top Boys Names

Michael, Jason, Christopher

1977

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Melissa, Amy

Top Boys Names

Michael, Jason. Christopher

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1978

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Melissa, Jessica

Top Boys Names

Michael, Jason, Christopher

1979

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Melissa, Amanda

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Jason

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1980s

1980

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Amanda, Jessica

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Jason

1981

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Jessica, Amanda

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

1982

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Jessica, Amanda

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

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1983

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Jessica, Amanda

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

1984

Top Girls Names

Jennifer, Jessica, Ashley

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

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1985

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Jennifer

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

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1986

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Amanda

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

1987

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Amanda

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

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1988

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Amanda

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

1989

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Brittany

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

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1990s

1990

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Brittany

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

1991

Top Girls Names

Ashley, Jessica, Brittany

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

1992

Top Girls Names

Ashley, Jessica, Amanda

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

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1993

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Sarah

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

1994

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Emily

Top Boys Names

Michael, Christopher, Matthew

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1995

Top Girls Names

Jessica, Ashley, Emily

Top Boys Names

Michael, Matthew, Christopher

1996

Top Girls Names

Emily, Jessica, Ashley

Top Boys Names

Michael, Matthew, Jacob

1997

Top Girls Names

Emily, Jessica, Ashley

Top Boys Names

Michael, Jacob, Matthew

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1998

Top Girls Names

Emily, Hannah, Samantha

Top Boys Names

Michael, Jacob, Matthew

1999

Top Girls Names

Emily, Hannah, Alexis

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Matthew

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2000s

2000

Top Girls Names

Emily, Hannah, Madison

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Matthew

2001

Top Girls Names

Emily, Madison, Hannah

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Matthew

2002

Top Girls Names

Emily, Madison, Hannah

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Joshua

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2003

Top Girls Names

Emily, Emma, Madison

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Joshua

2004

Top Girls Names

Emily, Emma, Madison

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Joshua

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2005

Top Girls Names

Emily, Emma, Madison

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Joshua

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2006

Top Girls Names

Emily, Emma, Madison

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Joshua

2007

Top Girls Names

Emily, Isabella, Emma

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Ethan

2008

Top Girls Names

Emma, Isabella, Emily

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Michael, Ethan

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2009

Top Girls Names

Isabella, Emma, Olivia

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Ethan, Michael

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2010s

2010

Top Girls Names

Isabella, Sophia, Emma

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Ethan, Michael

2011

Top Girls Names

Sophia, Isabella, Emma

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Mason, William

2012

Top Girls Names

Sophia, Emma, Isabella

Top Boys Names

Jacob, Mason, Ethan

2013

Top Girls Names

Sophia, Emma, Olivia

Top Boys Names

Noah, Liam, Jacob

2014

Top Girls Names

Emma, Olivia, Sophia

Top Boys Names

Noah, Liam, Mason

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2015

Top Girls Names

Emma, Olivia, Sophia

Top Boys Names

Noah, Liam, Mason

2016

Top Girls Names

Sophia, Emma, Olivia

Top Boys Names

Jackson, Aiden, Lucas

 

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