Most popular and least popular baby names over the last century

While finding a unique modern name for your baby is on trend right now, there’s also something that can be said about a name that sticks around for 100 years or more.

Cereos Data Editor Andrew Thompson has, through name search tool Hello My Name Is, put together every name recovered by the Social Security Administration dating back to 1910.

Thompson has put together a list of the most popular names and the least popular over the last century.

“We weren’t hoping to learn anything in particular as much as allow others to learn,” he told parenting website Parents

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Most popular boy and girl names


  1. James
  2. John
  3. Robert
  4. Michael
  5. William


  • David
  • Richard
  • Joseph
  • Charles
  • Thomas
  • Christopher
  • Matthew
  • Anthony
  • Donald
  • Paul
  • Mark
  • George
  • Steven
  • Kenneth
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  1. Mary
  2. Patricia
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Jennifer
  5. Linda


  • Barbara
  • Margaret
  • Susan
  • Dorothy
  • Jessica
  • Sarah
  • Nancy
  • Betty
  • Karen
  • Lisa
  • Helen
  • Sandra
  • Ashley
  • Kimberly
  • Donna
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Least popular boy and girl names


  1. Davi
  2. Jourdan
  3. Ahron
  4. Bladimir
  5. Kimani


  • Willam
  • Ryden
  • Brenda
  • Keonte
  • Huston
  • Damen
  • Carver
  • Bradon
  • Shmiel
  • Sarkis
  • Desi
  • Woodie
  • Nam
  • Mckenzie
  • Jakobi
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  1. Zipporah
  2. Mikaylah
  3. Kassi
  4. Saphira
  5. Rashonda


  • Zissy
  • Arla
  • Deserie
  • Graci
  • Elexus
  • Haileigh
  • Solange
  • Marylouise
  • Ermelinda
  • Nicholle
  • Ever
  • Tynisha
  • Pricila
  • Jack
  • Hildegard

Baby names from 1919 set to make a comeback in 2019

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

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