BabyNameTrends.net
New May 18, 2017: Now updated with 2016 name data!

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Search for or click on a name to see popularity trends for it:

  • Popularity since 1880
  • Map of changing geographic popularity since 1960
  • Well-known namesakes
  • Groups to which it belongs
  • Similar names: sound, popularity over time, regional popularity, and start with the same letter
name popularity map
ex. Names with similar geographic popularity as Molly

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Interesting name patterns

The rise and fall of the Je-; the death of -ford; the rise of -ton, -don, and -dan; and more.

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Name variants

Cumulative popularity of all variant spellings of top names: e.g. Aiden, Kaitlyn

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Name categories

Abstract, Androgynous, Biblical Apostles, British Monarchs, Gems, Occupations, Old Testament, Places, Surnames, U.S. Presidents
multiple name chart
ex. Popularity of group of names that end -ly

Browse lists of names

Top names

2016:  Noah  Liam  William
 Mason  James  Benjamin
 Jacob  Michael  Elijah
 Ethan
2016:  Emma  Olivia  Ava
 Sophia  Isabella  Mia
 Charlotte  Abigail  Emily
 Harper

Top 100 names for each year since 1880

Biggest movers this year

 Charlotteup 0.9 (15%)
 Mateoup 0.8 (32%)
 Alexadown -0.6 (-20%)
 Logandown -0.8 (-12%)

More big movers over more years...

Popular in one decade

2010s:  Liam  Harper (more)
2000s:  Aidan  Trinity (more)
1990s:  Taylor  Austin (more)
1980s:  Amanda  Dustin (more)
1970s:  Jason  Jennifer (more)
1960s:  Lisa  Jeff (more)

More names popular in additional decades...

Names by first letter

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