Top Baby Names in Every Decade
The popularity of baby names are constantly evolving. So we decided to look back from 1950 to see what were
the top baby names in each decade. Interestingly, with the technology advancement, the trending of the names
change much more rapidly in recent years compared to like 50 years ago.Emma : all-containing, universal, whole.
Sophia : wisdom, holy widsom.
Olivia : kind one, Olive tree, peace.
Noah : rest, comfort.
Isabella : devoted to God, my God is bountiful
Liam : short form of the Irish name Uilliam, composed of the elements will (desire) and helm (protection)
Jacob : supplanter, held by the heel.
Mason : one who works with stone
William : combine of wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection).
Ava : Its recent popularity may be linked to a number of celebrity babies of the 1990s, who were ultimately named after American actress Ava Gardner.
Ethan : strong, permanent, perennial, ever-flowing
Michael : Who is like God?
Alexander : defender of men
James : supplanter, holder of the heel.
Elijah : the Lord is God
Daniel : God is my judge
Benjamin : son of the right
Aiden : little fire
Jayden : It became dramatically more popular among ethnic minorities in the United States thereafter with the naming of Will Smith's child Jaden Smith in 1998.
Mia : sweet, creative, kind and lovely
From 2010 to 2018:
From 2000 to 2009:
Joshua : God is salvation
Emily : rival, trying to equal or excel, emulating
Matthew : gift of God
Christopher : follower of Christ
Andrew : manly, masculine, brave
Ethan : strong, firm, impetuous.
Joseph : he will enlarge, he will add
Madison : Matthew's son, gift of God
Anthony : highly praiseworthy
David : beloved
Nicholas : victory of the people
Ryan : little king
From 1990 to 1999:
Jessica : form of Jesse
Ashley : dweller near the ash tree forest
From 1980 to 1989
From 1970 to 1979
From 1960 to 1969
From 1950 to 1959