Most Popular Girls Names Since 1960

November 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

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

Social Security Administration data visualized in the most lovely way imaginable

1960: Donna, Julie, Karen, Lisa, Lori, Mary, and Susan
1961: Brenda, Lisa, Lori, Mary, and Susan
1962: Lisa, Lori, Mary, and Susan
1963-64: Lisa, Mary (way to branch out, people of the 1960s!)
1965: Lisa. (That’s it. Just “Lisa”. Most popular name in every state.)
1966: Lisa and Mary (ooh, Hawaii, you little rebel!)
1967: Lisa, Mary, and Michelle (Colorado throwing a curve ball)
1968: Angela, Lisa, and Michelle (this time it’s Louisiana trying to be unique)
1969: Angela, Jennifer, Kimberly, Lisa, and Michelle (now Utah and Alabama are breaking away from the pack!)

1970: Angela, Jennifer, Lisa, Kimberly, and Michelle
1971: Angela, Jennifer, and Michelle
1972: Angela, Jennifer, and Melissa (guess West Virginia wanted a different “M” name?)
1973-78: Jennifer. (And now we know why schools in the 1980s were so full of Jennifers.)
1979:  Amanda and Jennifer

1980-81: Amanda, Jennifer, and Jessica
1982: Jennifer and Jessica
1983: Amanda, Ashley, Jennifer, and Jessica.
1984: Ashley, Jennifer, Jessica
1985-88: Amanda, Ashley, and Jessica (and just like that, “Jennifer” was over.)
1989: Amanda, Ashley, Brittany, and Jessica

1990: Ashley, Brittany, and Jessica
1991-92: Amanda, Ashley, Jessica, and Sarah (New Hampshire, bringing in some fresh blood!)
1993: Ashley, Emily, Jessica, Samantha, and Sarah.
1994: Ashley, Emily, Jessica, Megan, Samantha, and Taylor
1995: Ashley, Brittany, Emily, Jessica, Samantha, Sarah, and Taylor
1996-98: Alexis, Ashley, Emily, Hannah, Jessica, Madison, Samantha, and Taylor
1999: Alexis, Emily, Hannah, Madison, Samantha, and Taylor

2000: Alexis, Emily, Hannah, Kayla, and Madison (Hawaii being the odd one out again!)
2001: Alexis, Ashley, Emily, Hannah, Madison, and Taylor
2002: Alexis, Emily, Emma, Hannah, Kayla, and Madison
2003: Alexis, Emily, Emma, Hannah, and Madison
2004: Alyssa, Ashley, Emily, Emma, and Madison (this time New Mexico’s the rebel)
2005: Alyssa, Emily, Emma, Madison, and Olivia
2006: Ava, Emily, Emma, Isabella, Madison, and Mia (guess Arizona was feeling left out of the “not like the others” loop)
2007: Addison, Ava, Emily, Emma, Isabella, Madison, Olivia, and Sophia (this time Rhode Island bucks the trend!)
2008: Ava, Chloe, Emily, Emma, Isabella, Madison, and Olivia (looks like Hawaii really dares to be different)
2009: Addison, Ava, Emma, Isabella, Madison, and Olivia
2010-11: Ava, Emma, Isabella, Madison, Olivia, and Sophia
2012: Ava, Emma, Isabella, Olivia, and Sophia

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