With 2020 closing out another decade and quarantine babies on the way, it’s the perfect time to start the search for the most popular baby names! This year revealed tons of throwbacks to classics like Amelia, Charlotte, Oliver and Liam, but what about the most popular names of the last century?

The Social Security Administration is the leading authority on the top names, and while 2020’s information hasn’t been compiled yet, the agency does the last 100 years through 2019. So who reigns as the most popular?

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Mary and James are the top names given from 1920 to 2019, followed by John, Patricia, Robert and Jennifer. The data reflects that classic names, while not consistently popular every year, continue to grace the hearts of parents.

To see the full list of the most popular baby names from the last century, visit the Social Security Administration’s website.

––Karly Wood



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