John, Mary, Aiden, Addison, Rachel and Brad. Baby names are influenced by everything: From religion and celebrity, to a show about friends in a New York coffee shop or young doctors in Seattle. We’ve compiled this fascinating look at the Top 100 names from the 1880’s through the 2000’s.

Go to the next page to see popular names from the 1880’s and beyond…

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Thanks to MomsWhoThink.com for the name charts!

Top Names from the 1880’s

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
 1  John   Mary
 2  William  Anna
 3   James  Emma
 4  George  Elizabeth
 5  Charles  Margaret
 6  Frank  Minnie
 7  Joseph  Ida
 8  Henry  Bertha
 9  Robert  Clara
 10  Thomas  Alice
 11  Edward  Annie 
 12  Harry  Florence
 13  Walter  Bessie
 14  Arthur  Grace
 15  Fred  Ethel
 16  Albert  Sarah
 17  Samuel  Ella
 18  Clarence  Martha
 19  Louis  Nellie
 20  David  Mabel
 21  Joe  Laura
 22  Charlie  Carrie
 23  Richard  Cora
 24  Ernest  Helen
 25  Roy  Maude
 26  Will  Lillian
 27  Andrew  Gertrude
 28  Jesse  Rose
 29  Oscar  Edna
 30  Willie  Pearl
 31  Daniel  Edith
 32  Benjamin  Jennie
 33  Carl  Hattie
 34  Sam  Mattie
 35  Alfred  Eva
 36  Earl  Julia
 37  Peter  Myrtle
 38  Elmer  Louise
 39  Frederick  Lillie
 40  Howard  Jessie
 41  Lewis  Frances
 42  Ralph  Catherine
 43  Herbert  Lula
 44  Paul  Lena
 45  Lee  Marie
 46  Tom  Ada
 47  Herman  Josephine
 48  Martin  Fanny
 49  Jacob  Lucy
 50  Michael  Dora
 51  Jim  Agnes
 52  Claude  Maggie
 53  Ben  Blanche
 54  Eugene  Katherine
 55  Francis  Elsie
 56  Grover  Nora
 57  Raymond  Mamie
 58  Harvey  Rosa
 59  Clyde  Stella
 60  Edwin  Daisy
 61  Edgar  May
 62  Ed  Effie
 63  Lawrence  Mae
 64  Bert  Ellen
 65  Chester  Nettie
 66  Jack  Ruth
 67  Otto  Alma
 68  Luther  Della
 69  Charlie  Lizzie
 70  Guy  Sadie
 71  Floyd  Sally
 72  Ira  Nancy
 73  Ray  Suzie
 74  Hugh  Maud
 75  Isaac  Flora
 76  Oliver  Irene
 77  Patrick  Etta
 78  Homer  Katie
 79  Theodore  Lydia
 80  Leonard  Lottie
 81  Leo  Viola
 82  Alexander  Caroline
 83  August  Addie
 84  Harold  Hazel
 85  Allen  Georgia
 86  Jessie  Esther
 87  Archie  Mollie
 88  Philip  Olive
 89  Stephen  Willie
 90  Horace  Harriet
 91  Marion  Emily
 92  Bernard  Charlotte
 93  Anthony  Amanda
 94  Julius  Kathryn
 95  Warren  Lulu
 96  Leroy  Susan
 97  Clifford  Kate
 98  Eddie  Nanny
 99  Sidney  Jane
 100  Milton  Amelia

Go to the next page for the Top Names from the 1920’s

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Top Names from the 1920’s

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
 1  Robert  Mary
 2  John  Dorothy
 3  James  Helen
 4  William  Betty
 5  Charles  Margaret
 6  George  Ruth
 7  Joseph  Virginia
 8  Richard  Doris
 9  Edward  Mildred
 10  Donald  Frances
 11  Thomas  Elizabeth
 12  Frank  Evelyn
 13  Harold  Anna
 14  Paul  Marie
 15  Raymond  Alice
 16  Walter  Jean
 17  Jack  Shirley
 18  Henry  Barbara
 19  Kenneth  Irene
 20  Arthur  Marjorie
 21  Albert  Florence
 22  David  Lois
 23  Harry  Martha
 24  Eugene  Rose
 25  Ralph  Lillian
 26  Howard  Louise
 27  Carl  Catherine
 28  Willie  Ruby
 29  Louis  Eleanor
 30  Clarence  Patricia
 31  Earl  Gladys
 32  Roy  Annie
 33  Fred  Josephine
 34  Joe  Thelma
 35  Francis  Edna
 36  Lawrence  Norma
 37  Herbert  Pauline
 38  Leonard  Lucille
 39  Ernest  Edith
 40  Alfred  Gloria
 41  Anthony  Ethel
 42  Stanley  Phyllis
 43  Norman  Grace
 44  Gerald  Hazel
 45  Daniel  June
 46  Samuel  Bernice
 47  Bernard  Marion
 48  Billy  Dolores
 49  Melvin  Rita
 50  Marvin  Lorraine
 51  Warren  Anne
 52  Michael  Esther
 53  Leroy  Beatrice
 54  Russell  Juanita
 55  Leo  Clara
 56  Andrew  Jane
 57  Edwin  Geraldine
 58  Elmer  Sarah
 59  Peter  Emma
 60  Floyd  Joan
 61  Lloyd  Joyce
 62  Ray  Nancy
 63  Frederick  Katherine
 64  Theodore  Gertrude
 65  Clifford  Elsie
 66  Vernon  Julia
 67  Herman  Agnes
 68  Clyde  Wilma
 69  Chester  Marion
 70  Philip  Bertha
 71  Alvin  Eva
 72  Lester  Willie
 73  Wayne  Audrey
 74  Vincent  Theresa
 75  Gordon  Vivian
 76  Leon  Wanda
 77  Lewis  Laura
 78  Charlie  Charlotte
 79  Glenn  Ida
 80  Calvin  Elaine
 81  Martin  Anne
 82  Milton  Marilyn
 83  Lee  Kathryn
 84  Jesse  Maxine
 85  Dale  Kathleen
 86  Cecil  Viola
 87  Bill  Pearl
 88  Harvey  Vera
 89  Roger  Bessie
 90  Victor  Myrtle
 91  Benjamin  Alma
 92  Ronald  Beverly
 93  Wallace  Violet
 94  Sam  Nellie
 95  Allen  Ella
 96  Arnold  Lillie
 97  Willard  Jessie
 98  Gilbert  Jeanne
 99  Edgar  Eileen
 100  Oscar  Ellen

Go the next page for the Top Names from the 1940’s

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Top Names from the 1940’s

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James
Robert
John
William
Richard
David
Charles
Thomas
Michael
Ronald
Larry
Donald
Joseph
Gary
George
Kenneth
Paul
Edward
Jerry
Dennis
Frank
Daniel
Raymond
Roger
Stephen
Gerald
Walter
Harold
Steven
Douglas
Lawrence
Terry
Wayne
Arthur
Jack
Carl
Henry
Willie
Bruce
Joe
Peter
Billy
Roy
Ralph
Anthony
Jimmy
Albert
Bobby
Eugene
Johnny
Fred
Harry
Howard
Mark
Alan
Louis
Philip
Patrick
Dale
Danny
Stanley
Leonard
Timothy
Gregory
Samuel
Ronnie
Norman
Ernest
Russell
Francis
Melvin
Earl
Frederick
Allen
Bill
Tommy
Phillip
Marvin
Steve
Don
Clarence
Barry
Glenn
Jim
Eddie
Mike
Andrew
Jeffrey
Leroy
Alfred
Martin
Lee
Tom
Ray
Herbert
Gene
Bernard
Theodore
Curtis
Keith
Mary
Linda
Barbara
Patricia
Carol
Sandra
Nancy
Sharon
Judith
Susan
Betty
Carolyn
Margaret
Shirley
Judy
Karen
Donna
Kathleen
Joyce
Dorothy
Janet
Diane
Janice
Joan
Elizabeth
Brenda
Gloria
Virginia
Marilyn
Martha
Beverly
Helen
Bonnie
Ruth
Frances
Jean
Ann
Phyllis
Pamela
Jane
Alice
Peggy
Cheryl
Doris
Catherine
Elaine
Cynthia
Marie
Lois
Connie
Christine
Diana
Gail
Joanne
Rose
Wanda
Carole
Rita
Charlotte
Jo
Evelyn
Geraldine
Jacqueline
Ellen
Sally
Rebecca
Kathryn
Deborah
Norma
Suzanne
Anna
Sue
Darlene
Patsy
Joann
Sarah
Katherine
Paula
Annie
Louise
Roberta
Sylvia
Anne
Theresa
Sheila
Maria
Laura
Kathy
Eileen
Marcia
Rosemary
Glenda
Dolores
Mildred
Lorraine
Marjorie
Sherry
Kay
Anita
Dianne

Rank Boy Names Girl Names

Go to the next page for the Top Names from the 1960s

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Top Names from the 1960s

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Michael
David
John
James
Robert
Mark
William
Richard
Thomas
Jeffrey
Steven
Joseph
Timothy
Kevin
Scott
Brian
Charles
Paul
Daniel
Christopher
Kenneth
Anthony
Gregory
Ronald
Donald
Gary
Stephen
Eric
Edward
Douglas
Todd
Patrick
George
Keith
Larry
Matthew
Terry
Andrew
Dennis
Randy
Jerry
Peter
Frank
Craig
Raymond
Jeffery
Bruce
Rodney
Mike
Roger
Tony
Ricky
Steve
Jeff
Troy
Alan
Carl
Danny
Russell
Chris
Bryan
Gerald
Wayne
Joe
Randall
Lawrence
Dale
Phillip
Johnny
Vincent
Martin
Bradley
Billy
Glenn
Shawn
Jonathan
Jimmy
Sean
Curtis
Barry
Bobby
Walter
Jon
Philip
Samuel
Jay
Jason
Dean
Jose
Tim
Roy
Willie
Arthur
Darryl
Henry
Darrell
Allen
Victor
Harold
Greg
Lisa
Mary
Susan
Karen
Kimberly
Patricia
Linda
Donna
Michelle
Cynthia
Sandra
Deborah
Tammy
Pamela
Lori
Laura
Elizabeth
Julie
Brenda
Jennifer
Barbara
Angela
Sharon
Debra
Teresa
Nancy
Christine
Cheryl
Denise
Kelly
Tina
Kathleen
Melissa
Robin
Amy
Diane
Dawn
Carol
Tracy
Kathy
Rebecca
Theresa
Kim
Rhonda
Stephanie
Cindy
Janet
Wendy
Maria
Michele
Jacqueline
Debbie
Margaret
Paula
Sherry
Catherine
Carolyn
Laurie
Sheila
Ann
Jill
Connie
Diana
Terri
Suzanne
Beth
Andrea
Janice
Valerie
Renee
Leslie
Christina
Gina
Lynn
Annette
Cathy
Katherine
Judy
Carla
Wanda
Anne
Dana
Joyce
Regina
Beverly
Monica
Bonnie
Kathryn
Anita
Sarah
Darlene
Jane
Sherri
Martha
Anna
Colleen
Vicki
Tracey
Judith
Tamara

Go the next page for the Top Names from the 1980’s

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Top Names from the 1980’s

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
 Rank

Boy Names

Girl Names

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Michael

Jessica

 

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Christopher

Jennifer

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Matthew

Amanda

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Joshua

Ashley

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David

 

Sarah

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James

Stephanie

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Daniel

Melissa

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Robert

Nicole

 

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John

We’ve compiled the Top 100 names throughout the decades.
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