1. Uh oh JLo
Jennifer. It was hugely popular in the 70s and 80s and has dropped precipitously since then.
Mason. Yell that out at the park and 5 kids come running.
I’m in my 40s. When I was a kid, the names that most popular were Kathy, Debbie, Mike, Michelle, Brian, Matt, David, James, Lisa, Jenny, Kim, Melissa. Those will likely be the most popular names for 70-year-olds in 30 years. I don’t know how many of those names have continued to be popular in years since.
I am 60. Some of the names of my classmates were: Sidney, Crystal, Darlene, Connie, Jeffrey, Tim, John, Bobby, Tommy, Randy, Timothy, Christopher.
Hayden, Aiden, Brayden, Raiden, Emma
I really hope Nevaeh.
Apple, Brittany, Yolo & Swaglet
Josh. Amber. Zach. Megan.
Something like Debbie, Jerry, Sally, or Richard.
Daenerys = Gladys 60 years from now.
Anything that is not overly personalized. Long live Jermajesty!
15. Comeback names
Names go in interesting cycles. Popular names generally come from the child’s great great grandparent’s generation. It’s the “100 year” rule for names. Names become more popular when the parent’s generation has disassociated with a naming generation. My grandmother was a Mildred, which sounds old-timey to me because my association is that with a grandmother. But her parent’s generation of names is making a comeback. I see her father’s name showing up in my child’s generation more frequently than in my own, for example.