Most Popular Names in the U.S.

I came across the Social Security Administration’s list of most popular names of 2014, and I wasn’t very curious if Prettyness made the top anything. I’d guess there are less than 5 people with the name. And if you’re curious, the most popular name for boys and girls that year was Noah and Emma, respectively. Side note: Liam is reigning as #1 for boys in 2015 so far. But certain names instantly make it onto my “Names I’d Name My Kid” list. The most recent being Prettyness. Is it weird? Yes, but I can’t seem to shake it from recurring in my mind, and the more I think about it the more I like it.

I was also curious about the most popular names the year I was born. It was Michael for boys and Jennifer for girls. My mom told me if I were a girl, my name would’ve been Megan, which isn’t one of the top 10 from 1978. Neither is my actual name (it’s #12).

What are some of your favorite names? Feel free to share in the comments below!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

One thought on “Most Popular Names in the U.S.

  1. I graduated with 7 Amandas. I’d have to imagine that’s near the top of the list for 1979, but there were definitely a lot of Jennifers as well and that was my parents’ second choice of what they wanted to name me. Scott was the most popular boy name in my graduating class… there were 8 of them.
    I always liked the names Spencer and Mary Ann.

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