Wonder how popular your name or the names of family and friends was in a certain decade? The Social Security Administration has compiled lists of popular names for every decade from the 1880s through the 2000s.


All names are from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States. The data was extracted from our records at the end of February 2009. The most popular 1000 names of the 2000s were taken from a universe that includes 19,078,548 male births and 18,224,249 female births.