Animated GIFs Of The United States Of The Most Popular Baby Names Of The Past 52 Years By Year And State

October 28, 2013


Oh yeah? Well my baby's name is going to have numbers AND special characters in it, so there.

These are two animated GIFs (one boy's and one girl's) created by Jezebel showing the most popular names to give a little bundle of mistake joy born in the United States in the past 52 years. They were interesting to watch. My name didn't make a single state for a single year though. My dad had a dream that he was supposed to name my older brother Visa or Moonbeam if he was a girl. He was a boy though, so they went with Frank. They tried to name me the act of shaking your head and sighing but the nurse at the hospital wouldn't accept it so they went with Copernicus. Apparently he was King Arthur's favorite wizard. "Copernicus was a scientist, you're thinking of Merlin." YES -- Merlin. My parents named me Merlin.

Keep going for the boy's version (ladies first -- those are the rules).


Thanks to Joanne and Yager, neither of which made the list.

  • Thanks for sharing such a nice information regarding names. I have read your blog and let me tell you, your blog gives the best and most interesting information. I have picked name Chris from your list.

  • Big Hug Mug

    Guess "Charles" is more of a 19th century name anyway. *cries*

  • Mister Cerberus

    The weirdest part to me is apparently the most popular boy's name in Arizona was Angel for three years. That's not even a boy's name. Or a name.

  • Crazy_Joe_Davola

    It's spelled "Angel" but pronounced "Ann-hell." it's most definitely a boy's name and super popular with the hispanic community.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.
  • Langdon Herrick

    I need to inform my friend Jacob that he better get used to meeting a ton of people with the same name as him but ten years younger.

  • Wow, Langdon? Is that really your name?

    You must be the czar of all hipsters (kings are too mainstream)

  • Langdon Herrick

    Nah, it's a family name. I'm sure I could say something about how I had this name before hipster names were a thing, but that probably wouldn't help my case too much.

  • So what you're saying is... you were hipster before hipsters were hip?

    He IS the one.

  • Langdon Herrick

    Awesome. I expect a tri-monthly tribute of artisanal vegetables and portraits of 80's musicians carved out of smelted vinyl records.

  • Bruce Mandingo

    Love how Texas comes out with "Jose" in the '90s and runs with it for the next 15 years.

  • Awe man... dude names are getting awful. How many years until everyone is named ashton, or blandon, or tanner?

    Logan sighting in North Dakota in 2007 though. Respect.

  • Tygur

    Got mine in the early 80s. Name hipster? My son is named Adron, haven't seen that one yet. Came from the Steven Brust books.

  • Yea that IS pretty hip.
    Now HADRON. That would be some next level shit. At least he'd be able to say he was hip AND nerdy (while getting beaten up).

  • Jacob Floyd

    Ha, I was named before it became popular.

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