Most Popular Boys Names Since 1960

November 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

A Wondrous GIF Shows The Most Popular Baby Names For Boys (By U.S. State) Since 1960:

Social Security Administration data visualized in the most lovely way possible.

1960: David, James, John, Michael, and Robert
1961-65: David, James, John, and Michael
1966-67: David, James, and Michael (wow, the 1960s really knew how to mix things up!)
1968: James, John, and Michael
1969: James and Michael

1970: David, James, and Michael
1971:  James, Jason, John, and Michael (way to go, North Dakota, trying to shake things up a bit!)
1972-74: Chris, James, Jason, and Michael
1975-76: James, Jason, and Michael
1977-79: Chris, James, Jason, and Michael (alright, Alabama, bringin’ “Chris” back!)

1980: Chris, James, Jason, and Michael (these names are on a serious roll!)
1981: Chris, James, Joshua, Matthew, and Michael
1982: Chris, Joshua, Matthew, and Michael
1983-84: Chris, Matthew, and Michael
1985-86: Chris, Joshua, Matthew, and Michael
1987: Andrew, Chris, Joshua, Matthew, and Michael (Nebraska, you little rebel!)
1988:  Chris, Joshua, Justin, Matthew, and Michael
1989: Chris, Joshua, Matthew, Michael

1990: Chris, Jacob, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, and Tyler
1991: Chris, Jacob, Joshua, Michael, and Tyler
1992: Chris, Jacob, Joshua, Michael, Nicholas, and Tyler (I see what you did there, Maine!)
1993: Chris, Jacob, James, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, and Tyler
1994-95: Austin, Chris, Daniel, Jacob, James, Joshua, Michael, Tyler and William
1996: Austin, Chris, Daniel, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, Nicholas, Tyler, and William
1997: Austin, Chris, Daniel, Jacob, James, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, Nicholas, and William
1998: Austin, Daniel, Jacob, James, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, and William
1999: Daniel, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, Tyler, and William

2000: Daniel, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, and William
2001: Anthony, Daniel, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, and William (now Nevada’s trying to stand out from the crowd)
2002: Anthony, Daniel, Ethan, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, Nicholas, and William
2003: Anthony, Daniel, Ethan, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, and William
2004: Anthony, Daniel, Ethan, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Michael, Ryan, and William (and Delaware finds a way to buck the trends!)
2005: Angel, Anthony, Daniel, Ethan, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, Ryan, and William (this time Arizona introduces a fresh name)
2006: Angel, Anthony, Daniel, Ethan, Jacob, Jose, Joshua, Logan, Matthew, Michael, Noah, Ryan, and William (ooh, both Hawaii and North Dakota taking a stand!)
2007: Aiden, Angel, Anthony, Daniel, Ethan, Jacob, James, Jose, Joshua, Logan, Matthew, Michael, Noah, and William (ah, bit of fresh air from Alaska, there!)
2008: Alexander, Anthony, Carter, Daniel, Ethan, Isaiah, Jacob, James, Jayden, Jose, Michael, Ryan, and William
2009: Aiden, Alexander, Anthony, Daniel, Ethan, Jacob, Jayden, Jose, Logan, Michael, Noah, Ryan, William, and Wyatt
2010: Alexander, Elijah, Jacob, James, Jayden, Logan, Mason, Michael, Noah, Owen, Samuel, and William
2011: Alexander, Anthony, Carter, Jacob, Jayden, Liam, Mason, Michael, Noah, and William
2012: Alexander, Benjamin, Elijah, Ethan, Jacob, James, Jayden, Liam, Mason, Michael, Noah, and William

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