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U.S. Baby Girl Names by Year Quiz

For each year, guess the top 20 most popular names for baby girls in the United States.
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(28)
got em all.....i hate myself for doing this as many times as i did to get them all
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Aug 13, 2012
(44)
I keep doing it over and over as well - my best is 83
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Aug 14, 2012
(31)
It amazes me how few names I can remember when put under time constraints.
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Aug 30, 2012
(22)
Too true
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Apr 11, 2015
(41)
+1 totally.
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Jun 2, 2017
(70)
Isabella #1? ugh... I guess as long as "Renesme" doesn't catch on.
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Feb 4, 2013
(17)
It's a beautiful name which has been around for centuries, just because it's also a character from a popular book/film which will disappear in a few years is no reason to abandon it now.
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May 16, 2013
(55)
Actually it's two names.
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May 7, 2014
(70)
It's a great reason to abandon it for a few decades.
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Apr 6, 2015
(42)
Isabella is a lovely name. Better than Madison, Hayley or a few others.
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Sep 19, 2015
(70)
It's not that it's a bad name, it's that the fact that Isabella, Edward, and Jacob all recently became popular names again is probably not a coincidence.
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Apr 5, 2016
(31)
Bit rude to put down names like Hayley (MY name btw) and Madison just because you might not Iike them.
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May 21, 2017
(70)
funny how when you read all the popular names from 1910 it sounds like old lady names. I guess now they are.
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Feb 4, 2013
(77)
Old? Maybe. Dead, more likely.
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Jun 18, 2014
(28)
Meh, I know a Mary, an Anna and a Rose, all of them are kids.
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Jun 26, 2014
(18)
I have two friends named Mary and Anna, and a teacher named Mrs. Rose
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Jan 3, 2015
(28)
Huh my brothers both had a teacher named Mrs. Rose too. Are you Australian by any chance?
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Jul 5, 2016
(41)
Haha yes.
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Jun 11, 2017
(66)
How is Catherine not on here? I know more Catherine/Katie/Kates than any other name, I think.
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Aug 1, 2013
(33)
I was surprised by that too, even retyped it a few times to be sure I hadn't spelled it wrong.
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Apr 18, 2014
(18)
Same
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Jan 3, 2015
(1)
That a good answer well don
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Feb 24, 2016
(60)
I know. I just keep trying it. And it's not even a recent thing either. Catherine is a very common name, and I can't even say how many Katie's, Kaitlyn's, and Kate's I know.
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Mar 18, 2015
(70)
Maybe they did not group together all the many different variants.
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Apr 6, 2015
(71)
Apparently it was difficult to know where to draw the line. Lily got me Lillian, but Laura didn't gave me Lori or Lauren. Margaret did not give me Megan, nor did Elizabeth give me Lisa, and I tried Ellen, Helen, Eleanor, and Isabella, but none gave me Ella. It reminds me of the old riddle, "Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess all went together to seek a bird's nest. They found a nest with five eggs in, each took one and left four in." How could that be? All were names or nicknames for the same girl.
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Aug 2, 2017
(13)
Same!
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Dec 25, 2015
(49)
Yeah, I was surprised at no Kate/Katelyn/etc. And I, too, thought Catherine would appear as well. Interesting list
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Dec 23, 2016
(46)
No Catherine/Kate etc. in the top twenty in any of the last ten decades? Unbelievable!
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Jul 13, 2017
(32)
@Quizmaster: Consider counting "Marie" under "Mary.
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Oct 4, 2013
(19)
used all my girlfriends names like a boss
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Oct 30, 2013
(55)
Wow, your girlfriends had 56 names each?
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May 13, 2014
(22)
BURN!!! :)
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Apr 11, 2015
(36)
+1
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Jul 21, 2015
(25)
xD :thumbsup:
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Jul 3, 2016
(17)
absolutely loved this! very fun, i got a 31 :)
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Feb 17, 2014
(47)
How could anyone ever go through 9 months of agony, and call their child Dolores?
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May 1, 2014
(55)
Do you know what Dolores means?
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May 7, 2014
(77)
Sorrow. Which is kind of right on point with cedric's question.
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Jun 18, 2014
(70)
It can mean agony or pain so makes perfect sense.
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Apr 6, 2015
(71)
In decades past there was no internet to check the meaning of names - most people named their children something which was either a family name, a biblical name, something from pop culture of the day, or a name they heard and thought it was pretty or interesting. My husband had an uncle named Drexel (born in the 1920s) because his mother read an ad in the newspaper for a company by that name and liked the sound of it. Her cousin liked the name when she heard it and also named her son the same thing.
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Aug 2, 2017
(36)
just having a chuckle because CEDRIC and DOLORES are both names from HARRY POTTER!!!!!
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Jul 21, 2015
(24)
so true
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Jan 30, 2016
(71)
My husband and I both have cousins named Dolores and both are called Dee.
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Aug 2, 2017
(55)
My name is on there 4 times, my daughter's 10, and my sister's 2.
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May 7, 2014
(16)
you should really allow short names for the long names alex for alexis, sam for samantha, etc.
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May 19, 2014
(42)
I also was really surprised with no Catherine/Katherine...
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May 22, 2014
(29)
Me too. I know more Katherines/Katies/Kates/Kats/Kittys than any other name. But it might not be as popular in the South as it is here in New England.
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Apr 5, 2015
(41)
+1
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Jun 11, 2017
(50)
Agh... 34 seconds left, my fingers HURT!
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Aug 6, 2014
(44)
This was a really hard quiz for me. I thought I was doing pretty well, I got 33. To find out the average is 44. I guess I don't have a bank of names in my gag memory. At least I got Florence, Joyce and Irene. But that's only cause I was cycling through names of hurricanes. I am curious to know how others did this quiz. Did you know the info already? Did you just rattle off the names of every girl you ever met? And how is Catherine/Katherine/Katie/Kate not on here at all? I guess multiple spellings split the vote.
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Sep 1, 2014
(15)
How is Ellie not on here?
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Oct 5, 2014
(18)
Ella is, which is a form of Ellie.
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May 14, 2015
(3)
this is a cool game!!
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Nov 16, 2014
(45)
Seriously, Gladys.
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Jan 8, 2015
(43)
LMAO I added all my GFs names and even names of their mothers but I forgot my Ex wife's name but tried her mom's name hahahahahahaha
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Feb 1, 2015
(42)
Missed quite a lot of these. Disappointed not to see one of the worst names ever - Maud or Maude - on here. Perhaps I'm biased because that was the name of my piano teacher, who was a horror.
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Apr 5, 2015
(70)
You are biased. I know two nice Maud. They are french, and don't teach piano. Maybe the problem is with piano teachers ? I had one, don't remember her name (not Maud anyway), but probably something horrible !!!
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Jun 16, 2015
(42)
Maybe I am biased! Although I had a second teacher for a while, who was fine.
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Sep 19, 2015
(3)
1m35 restantes
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Apr 5, 2015
(47)
If you have Lori, you should give credit for Laurie.
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Apr 5, 2015
(70)
Hayley for Hailey... that's how my niece born in the post-Eminem decade spells it.
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Apr 6, 2015
(7)
i got 10.......
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Apr 7, 2015
(31)
I finally got them all! Tracy was the last one. I hate it when I forget to turn off the timer and have to start over.
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May 26, 2015
(66)
Try my quiz for 5-letter names by decade: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/43073/most-popular-five-letter-baby-girl-names-by-decade
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Aug 31, 2015
(66)
How do you do a link?
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Aug 31, 2015
(70)
If you're going to accept things like "Barb" for "Barbara", please could you accept "Sam" and "Jenny" for Samantha and Jennifer?
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Oct 22, 2015
(60)
Why are girls' names so hard?? I've heard of all these names, but can never remember much more than half of them.
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Nov 17, 2015
(70)
This is so difficult! Firstly because I'm from the UK, and a couple of the more modern ones haven't caught on over here. Naming old schoolfriends got me a few of the 90s and 00s, naming Enid Blyton characters served me well for the 40s and 50s, and random guessing got a few more, but otherwise I did terribly.
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Dec 7, 2015
(1)
Wow I only got 52 that is good close to being next to 111
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Feb 24, 2016
(1)
I got 52
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Feb 24, 2016
(24)
The time-pressure mind-blank is a real phenomenon. I missed my own middle name and sirname (which happens to be a first name).
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Nov 7, 2016
(63)
I agree, very difficult and for once the photograph given was no help at all.
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Dec 23, 2016
(28)
surprised there wasn't Leslie I know a ton
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Dec 23, 2016
(41)
of boy Leslies.
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Jul 11, 2017
(58)
Should be max time.
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Jan 15, 2017
(41)
Max time is 60 minutes. Are you sure?
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Jun 12, 2017
(24)
Dont you mean Girl Baby names by DECADE??
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Jan 20, 2017
(44)
Heh, funny enough all my female relatives were in the "popular" brackets in their generation, except my grandmothers because they have really weird obscure names. But all my aunts, great aunts and older female cousins? Yyyyyep, there they are. Got most of the 1990 ones (my own name's in there) thanks to having remembered being in school with basically all those names at the time.
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Mar 11, 2017
(29)
39% get my name. What has come to this world?!?!
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Apr 24, 2017
(41)
I know a girl named "Blakely" which is just awful. Gretchen is also horrible. And I hate the name Gladys. It sickens me to think that someone would name their baby GLADYS?! If you're lucky enough to have a baby girl, you shouldn't give her a terrible name!
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May 11, 2017
(57)
Different times. I'm sure in the future we'll look back and Gladys will still be outdated but it'll be one of the rather normal names. I mean names nowadays tend to get a little crazy. I'd rather be named Gladys than North, Apple or Peaches Honeyblossom.
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May 24, 2017
(35)
great quiz, but nowhere near enough time on the clock.
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Jun 28, 2017
(31)
Amy should count for Amelia as well. That's my name, and I've always got Amy.
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Jul 8, 2017
(41)
Kathleen, but no Katherine? Audrey? Mckayla?
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Jul 11, 2017
(71)
My answer boxes only showed through 1970, and I didn't realize I should have scrolled down to get the decades back to the 1920s. I would have been trying names from my mother's and grandmother's generation had I known. Maybe add the decades covered in the instructions, or am I the only one who is this slow?
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Aug 2, 2017
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