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Top Baby Boy Names in the U.S.

Guess the most popular names for boys born in the U.S. for each of the last five years.
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Mithol
(28)
So many random biblical names. So this generation is going to have more Elijahs and Isaiahs than Alans and Jasons...
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Jun 4, 2012
(66)
Sheeple think it makes them sound classy, distinguished and sophisticated right now to give their kid some old-sounding name. In 20 years when all these kids grow up sick of there always being 2 Noahs and 3 or 4 Jacobs in every class they were in, they'll move on to something else.
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May 19, 2014
(66)
Happens in every generation, but it's more diverse now. Used to be there were 4 Michaels and 5 Pauls in every class. Nothing wrong with Biblical names, the ones I get tired of are the crazy spellings that everyone is supposed to figure out how to pronounce like a normal name.
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May 20, 2014
(58)
Nothing to do with sheeple or trying to sound classy. Names have always come in and out of fashion, although the cycles seem to be pretty short these days. Not everyone minds having a name lots of other people have, either. Like Joey says, it's the stupid spellings that are really tiresome. Those and the made up names.
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May 12, 2015
Rogue3791
(25)
Biblical names also last because children are often named after an ancestor or friend. My brothers all have biblical names for that reason.
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May 6, 2016
(66)
@DanJS: so what you're saying is that people aren't sheep, they're just blindly following whatever's in fashion that year?

and if the allure of sounding classy or creative or original isn't what accounts for these fashion trends, what does? Simply trying to stay in fashion? Wouldn't that make them more sheep than even what I was saying?

Certain names show up in movies, TV shows, news headlines, or just in baby registries... other new parents see one or two new babies born with that name.. think "oh, that's a nice name. And SO original. And... wow... sounds so much more sophisticated than [boring "common" name from my generation]! Everyone at the PTA meetings will respect me for being a creative free-thinker." and.. predictably.. 10 million other parents think precisely the same thing at the same time... and thus naming fashion trends are born.
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May 10, 2016
(67)
danjs...what you just said is pretty much what he was saying by sheeple...they go with what is in fashion...pretty much the definition of sheeple
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Jun 9, 2016
(65)
Biblical names are fine, it's weird made-up "names" that aren't.
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Dec 1, 2015
(66)
I'm going to name my kid Methuselah.
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May 10, 2016
chareth
(47)
you'll go broke buying him birthday presents
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May 10, 2016
Sangfroid
(26)
Kal. Have you ever thought that perhaps people give their children names they actually like, not just "fashionable" names other people give their children. Perhaps some do but you are just making generalisations. If you ever find a partner and have a child, it would be quite interesting to know what you call it.
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May 10, 2016
(66)
I think I commented on this before. I would pick something that was not currently in fashion. Not that this is necessarily better or worse... but obviously most people do follow the trends. Or else there wouldn't be trends.
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May 10, 2016
(67)
so you are saying biblical names represent people that were real? always thought the bible was the best selling fiction book of all time
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Jun 9, 2016
(45)
Can you accept "Aidan" for "Aiden". I definitely know one or two.
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Dec 6, 2012
Quizmaster
Okay.
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Dec 9, 2012
(14)
I also know someone called Aidyn for that variant.
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May 10, 2016
(12)
Where did you get your info from? I think I found a website that has all the answers you have, and in the same order!
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May 23, 2013
Quizmaster
http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/
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May 23, 2013
(69)
I wonder if this list counts all of the jacked up spelling variations that evil parents like to impart on their children.
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May 23, 2013
quizzicalgiraffe
(46)
haha.....Izik instead of Isaac...people are crazy
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May 24, 2013
yodasocko
(32)
People try to hard to be original.
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Jun 6, 2013
Quizmaster
No, the SSA lists each spelling separately.
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May 9, 2015
(57)
If spelling variations are listed separately, do you combine them for the quiz? And if not, why do you accept variations for answers?
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May 16, 2016
(65)
Totally, names should never have an apostrophe or two y's
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May 11, 2016
(52)
My Arabic friend has an apostrophe in his name.
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May 11, 2016
(32)
Less odd names than by girls, but also less fantasy (no that doesn't have to be the same ;))
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May 23, 2013
(34)
Angel is a boys' name? o.O
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May 23, 2013
(66)
It is a popular Spanish name for boys.
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May 12, 2015
(60)
Hi, I'm Angel, and yes, I'm a boy (or more accurately, a grown man).
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May 13, 2015
ScotsStevie
(27)
Can you accept Ben for Benjamin please?
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May 21, 2014
Quizmaster
That will work now. Thanks!
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May 21, 2014
awolf
(55)
I just started by picking names of the boys I've had in daycare the last two years and then names of boys from my daughters classes and their friends. All these kids were born between 08 and 14. Just from that I got 40 my first time out. not to bad. :)
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Apr 2, 2015
(57)
can;t lie, i have a michael, daniel and joshua...
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May 12, 2015
(43)
There is probably a connection between me being terrible at remembering people's names and my doing so poorly on this quiz. ha.
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May 10, 2016
(48)
Ugh, I hate all these new names. Mason? Is that a name?
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May 10, 2016
(66)
It might have evolved from the surname.
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May 10, 2016
(66)
No doubt part of the New World Order's conspiracy to control the world and gloat about it while doing so.
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May 10, 2016
(49)
Funny story: My Economics teacher once had a student whose name was spelled "La-a", and he was like "uh, is there someone named Laa in this class or is it a mistake?" so everyone in the class was like "there's no one named Laa in here", but finally this one girl said that she wasn't called on, and my teacher said "okay, what's your name?" and she said "LaDasha". You were supposed to pronounce the dash. I don't know if he was telling the truth, but I still found it funny.
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May 10, 2016
(64)
What? No Jacks? This is blasphemy! This is madness! This.... is.... JETPUNK!!!
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May 10, 2016
(52)
xD
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May 11, 2016
(55)
Will Donald make the 2016 list? Will it be HUUUUGE?! For God's sake, NO!!
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May 11, 2016
TriviaBuff1980
(48)
Boy names suck these days.
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May 18, 2016
beccimoo
(60)
Like with many US based quizzes, I did badly here (I'm British). Here I think biblical names are popular as well, but also royal names. So we have lots of Edwards, Charles and Harrys.
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Jun 3, 2016
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