If your name is Jennifer or Michael and you were born in the late 70’s, you probably noticed that there were a lot of kids in your class that shared your name.
You probably went through the entirety of elementary school getting Valentine’s cards that had “Jennifer S.” written on the back because there were so many of you!
Likewise, if you were a child born in 1988, Michael was still the most popular boys’ name, but Jennifer was replaced by Jessica on the girls’ list.
Do you think Michael could be tops 10 years later?
No such luck, Mike!
Michael actually dropped to 14 in 2008 and Aiden was the name to call your son when he was born. Emma was the most popular name among girls.
Every few years there becomes a complete overhaul, where the top five names completely fall off the top of the popularity lists and more unique names show up. After a few years, those names are no longer unique because they’ve become the go-to for new parents.
Amelia may have been the 10th most popular name in 2017 but it could make a huge leap forward as 10 years ago, it was ranked No. 68.