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The Most Popular Baby Names Are ...
CNN ^ | 5-9-14 | Emanuella Grinberg

Posted on 05/09/2014 11:45:29 AM PDT by windcliff

(CNN) -- Michael and Jacob, your reign has ended.

In 2013, for the first time since 1960, a new name unseated Michael or Jacob as the most popular for newborn boys. That's according to the Social Security Administration, which releases the list of most popular baby names each year.

American parents want unique baby names The new king's name? Noah.

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KEYWORDS: babies; babynames; names
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1 posted on 05/09/2014 11:45:29 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

Boys’ Names 1900

1. John
2. William
3. James
4. George
5. Charles
6. Robert
7. Joseph
8. Frank
9. Edward
10. Henry

Girls’ Names 1900

1. Mary
2. Helen
3. Anna
4. Margaret
5. Ruth
6. Elizabeth
7. Florence
8. Ethel
9. Marie
10. Lillian


2 posted on 05/09/2014 11:48:12 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

I kinda like “Ham, Shem and Japheth” myself.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 11:53:08 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Genoa

It’s really Jose.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 11:53:11 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: windcliff

What, no La’Queshia or Damianique? Custom made to be unpopular!


5 posted on 05/09/2014 11:55:34 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
It’s really Jose.

"On a Steek."

6 posted on 05/09/2014 11:55:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Genoa

It would be interesting to know if these names were standard across races.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 11:58:22 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: windcliff
American parents want unique baby names ...

That's nonsense. Most parents want their baby to have the same name as someone else's. Otherwise, there would never have been more than one "Nevaeh."

8 posted on 05/09/2014 11:58:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (All my teenagers are annoying, but some are more annoying than others.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

If it’s Jose (sorry, no accents here!) that’s a good thing. St. Joseph is the patron saint of many things, ranging from the universal Church to widows and orphans to a good death.

On the other hand, the latest rapper or movie star is not a good thing.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 12:00:52 PM PDT by livius
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To: Tax-chick

I thought the new “me” thing was to not capitalize names. Yes, I’ve seen this.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 12:01:16 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I have missed this trend so far.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 12:02:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You have a bruise on your thumb, James. You'll be okay.)
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To: fwdude

That’s ridiculous.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 12:04:19 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: fwdude

13 posted on 05/09/2014 12:05:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: trisham

No more ridiculous than some of the ghetto names that the welfare piglets come up with.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 12:06:10 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Genoa

My name isn’t on the list from either 1900 or today. And I find that interesting, because it seems there are a lot of guys around my age with the same first name as me (my name is Scot, by the way).


15 posted on 05/09/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
I knew a guy whose name was Scottt.

Seriously. Three of 'em.

16 posted on 05/09/2014 12:14:39 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’ve gotten to the point where I rarely bother to correct anyone anymore if they spell my name with two t’s. But it blows my mind that a few members of my family make that error!


17 posted on 05/09/2014 12:18:12 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I’ve always found that anyone named Scot will answer to Scott.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 12:23:09 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan; ClearCase_guy

“I’ve always found that anyone named Scot will answer to Scott.”

But what about guys named Scottt?


19 posted on 05/09/2014 12:24:19 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Depends on how that 3rd t rolls out.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 12:26:22 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: fwdude

I was joking. See my name? :)


21 posted on 05/09/2014 12:33:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
(my name is Scot, by the way)

Well that's fortunate, cuz 'Zircon' has such a tetragonal ring to it !

d:^)

22 posted on 05/09/2014 12:36:24 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: windcliff

I’m surprised Hodor didn’t make the list.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 12:41:05 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: SampleMan

Only the Scotttish know exactly how to roll out that t. It’s easier after having a wee bit o’ Scotttch.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 12:44:19 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Gosh every kid born in the late seventies was named Scott.


25 posted on 05/09/2014 12:46:28 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: fwdude

Of course they’re not—but you knew that.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 12:47:30 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: fwdude
Then there's the ever-popular Le-a
27 posted on 05/09/2014 12:50:35 PM PDT by mikrofon (Urban Legend? Maybe, but totally believable ;)
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To: Chickensoup

Except I was born in the mid-60s.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 12:54:36 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Your parents were forward thinking. Yes I remember some Scotts in the sixties too. It was considered a daring and trendy name at the time.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 12:56:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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The 2013 List:

Rank Male name Female name
1 Noah Sophia
2 Liam Emma
3 Jacob Olivia
4 Mason Isabella
5 William Ava
6 Ethan Mia
7 Michael Emily
8 Alexander Abigail
9 Jayden Madison
10 Daniel Elizabeth

30 posted on 05/09/2014 12:59:00 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: US Navy Vet

Ham’s OK, but I think I’ll name my son “Bacon”.

Who doesn’t like bacon?


31 posted on 05/09/2014 1:03:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: windcliff

Popular names of the 1950’s

1 James 843,189 Mary 625,464
2 Michael 836,913 Linda 564,204
3 Robert 829,819 Patricia 459,530
4 John 797,331 Susan 437,662
5 David 769,391 Deborah 430,459
6 William 590,833 Barbara 345,635
7 Richard 535,007 Debra 341,256
8 Thomas 454,057 Karen 332,453
9 Mark 382,369 Nancy 286,725
10 Charles 360,871 Donna 270,297


32 posted on 05/09/2014 1:14:30 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: ClearCase_guy
I knew a guy whose name was Scottt. Seriously. Three of 'em.

He probably got 50% more teasing.

33 posted on 05/09/2014 1:27:34 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: HangnJudge
Popular names of the 1950’s

1 James 843,189 Mary 625,464
9 Mark 382,369 Nancy 286,725

I am among the #1, but I got it honestly, with both grandfathers having that name, and one gr-gr-grandfather. My sister was named after the song Sinatra sung for his daughter, "Nancy With the Laughing Face." To what extent that was the reason for Nancy being #9, I don't know.

34 posted on 05/09/2014 1:33:52 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Genoa

Interesting - my sons’ names are #1 & #2 in 1900. I must be old-fashioned.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 1:37:49 PM PDT by eldoradude (How many democrats does it take to change a light bulb?)
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To: 9YearLurker

In 1900, they most likely WERE standard across races.

Frederick Douglas
Harriet Tubman
etc.


36 posted on 05/09/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: US Navy Vet

How about Shadrach, Mischach, and Abednego?

Or Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar?


37 posted on 05/09/2014 1:43:12 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: fwdude

Ah, sorry—didn’t get the 1900 angle.


38 posted on 05/09/2014 1:50:05 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: informavoracious
What, no La’Queshia or Damianique?

Uh, well...

In 2013, Jayceon and Daleyza made the biggest jumps in
popularity in the top 1,000. Jayceon rose from 1,051 to 206
from 2012 to 2013, while Daleyza leaped from 3,715 to 585.

There's a rapper named Jayceon and a Spanish-language reality show host has a daughter named Daleyza. Give it another ten years, things could get really interesting.

39 posted on 05/09/2014 1:57:33 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I actually do like Japheth. You can keep Ham and Shem. (those always bring the Three Stooges to mind....)


40 posted on 05/09/2014 1:59:06 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: windcliff

I always thought the most popular name (especially when I was a kid) was Damn-it ... at least that was what I was called.

I didn’t know my real name till I was 10.


41 posted on 05/09/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: Chickensoup
Gosh every kid born in the late seventies was named Scott.

I coached a little league team in the mid 80s. 12 players including the bench and 7 players were named Jason.

42 posted on 05/09/2014 2:42:07 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: Graybeard58

I coached a little league team in the mid 80s. 12 players including the bench and 7 players were named Jason.
____________

there was a mid eighties new Yorker cartoon of a teacher and class and the caption was :

Jason, Jennifer, Jennifer, Jason, Jason, Jason, Jennifer, Jennifer, Jason, Jason, Jason, Jennifer, Jennifer, Jason, Jason, Jason, Jennifer, Jennifer, Jason, Jason, Mrs Bennet.


43 posted on 05/09/2014 6:09:47 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: windcliff
Went to sss.gov, queried popular names for my birth year, and I'm number 53. My wife beat me out, she's number 40 for her birth year.
44 posted on 05/09/2014 6:22:44 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Oops. That should be ssa.gov. The link’s right though.


45 posted on 05/09/2014 6:24:00 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Chickensoup

I resemble that post.

Scott here, I had a best friend named Scott and another good friend named Scott that also shared my birthday. There were plenty more, but the three of us lived within 20 houses of each other.

Now, my daughters naming happened just before an extremely popular TV show and many thought she was named for a main character. The truth is, My daughter was born 4 weeks early and my wife and I had only got to the “R’s” in the book of baby names.


46 posted on 05/09/2014 6:35:25 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Thanks for the link.


47 posted on 05/09/2014 6:53:21 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: chajin

Wife and I are Mary - James
Hence the most common names of our decade


48 posted on 05/09/2014 8:07:10 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: livius

José is easy to type.

ALT+130


49 posted on 05/10/2014 12:21:42 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Chickensoup

There was a cartoon in the New Yorker around 1980. It was a Kindergarten photo, and the caption was:

Scott, Scott, Jennifer, Jennifer, Scott, Jennifer, Scott, Jennifer, Scott, Scott, Jennifer, Mrs. Sadie Greenbaum, Jennifer, Jennifer, Scott, Jennifer, Scott, Scott, Jennifer, Jennifer, Scott, Scott, Jennifer.


50 posted on 05/10/2014 12:25:42 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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