History in the Names

history in the names, timeline, baby names

Welcome to History in the Names — a timeline of historically significant baby names. All the names below saw sudden changes in usage that can be correlated to specific events in history (particularly pop culture history).

The timeline is a work in progress: I’ll be adding new names as I discover them, turning those names into links as I publish the corresponding posts.

Below you’ll find the years 2000 to 2019. (The SSA just released the 2020 rankings, so I’ll get the 2020 names up as soon as I can!) Here are links to the 1900s and 1800s.

2020

  • 2020 News: Hachalu, Nipsey, Breonna, Ahmaud, Kobe, Gianna, Natalia, Vanessa, Bianka, Capri, Bryant, Naya, Josey, Chadwick
  • 2020 Politics: Kamala
  • 2020 Movie characters: Jahkor, Esty, Jexi
  • 2020 Movies: Baaz, Luce
  • 2020 TV characters: Cennet, Azula, Katara, Zuko, Iroh, Morwenna, Stiorra, Yennefer, Geralt, Cirilla, Tormund, Remiel, Levius, Tanjiro, Kamiyah, Marsali, Atiye, Nairobi
  • 2020 TV show: Anavrin
  • 2020 TV personalities: Siaani, Lemeir, Giannina, Kiyomi, Denisse
  • 2020 Social media influencers: Yoatzi, Kouvr, Aidette, Yris, Adexe, Avani, Myka, Miren, Jesaaelys, Omere, Knaomi
  • 2020 Actor: Itzan
  • 2020 Writer: Kendi
  • 2020 Singers: Danileigh, Carin, Lyanno, Natanael, Ruelle, Suho
  • 2020 Rappers: Naujour, Tremani
  • 2020 Musical album: Evermore
  • 2020 Sports: Gleyber, Minkah
  • 2020 Celebrity babies: Raddix, Aalam, Anayka, Catori, Rue, Zaia, Onyx, Lyra, Sovereign, River, Lovella, Daisy, Dove, Dalett, Souline, Ehlani, Anayra, Alessi, Steel, Rell, Creed, Shai, Eryss, Psalm, Avayah
  • 2020 Celebrity related: Frabian

2019

eliantte, music, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2019 News: Ermias, Cynniah
  • 2019 Movie characters: Alita, Sekani, Starr, Seven, Qira, Jardani, Zia, Elsa
  • 2019 Movie: Akicita
  • 2019 TV characters: Amenadiel, Floki, Finan, Escanor, Rhaella, Margaery, Axara, Maisel, Tokyo, Berlin, Yeimy, Broly
  • 2019 TV show: Dracarys
  • 2019 TV personalities: Chevel, Kayslin, Zaxai, Maelyn, Myracle, Chandlar, Dayleen, Dennhi, Andoni, Karely, Yoel, Phor, Emani, Rhylee
  • 2019 Social media influencers: Akyli, Mazelee, Norvina, Posie
  • 2019 Video game characters: Alexios, Peach
  • 2019 Actors: Malek, Rami, Yalitza, Marsai, Asante, Phoebe, Dacre
  • 2019 Music: Eliantte
  • 2019 Singers: Billie, Rosalia, Naija
  • 2019 Rappers: Malaynah, Kodak
  • 2019 Musical album: Erys
  • 2019 Sports: Taysom, Harden, Kyler, Kelce
  • 2019 Celebrity babies: Atley, Archie, Adeya, Birdie, Ciro, Crew, Hart, Hayes, Izhaan, Kaavia, Kulture, Kiari, Myles, Navy, Story, Embrii, Eryss, Chi

2018

wentz, football, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2018 News: Doria, Meghan, Jahseh, Harvey, Imran, Bennington
  • 2018 Movie characters: Braven, Araminta, Astrid, Dayveon, Ainhoa, Shuri, Nakia, Mera, Amilyn, Kyloren, Laureline, Cleo, Violet, Via, Lumiere, Asees
  • 2018 Movies: Roma, Valerian, Sicario
  • 2018 TV characters: Aegon, Rhaegar, Khal, Yara, Anifer, Pyrrha, Ezran, Rio, Oslo, Denver, Jiren
  • 2018 TV personalities: Zhavia, Elanese, Sharaya, Kaoir, Karamo, Rhiyan, Kiyanne, Jaquae, Cyn, Lonzo, Melo, Lamelo, Stassia, Yarishna, Daer
  • 2018 Social media influencers: Jentree, Maleni, Thaily
  • 2018 Video game characters: Atreus, Aloy, Ikora, Bayek
  • 2018 Actors: Chadwick, Letitia, Elsie, Rami, Greeicy
  • 2018 Song: Havana
  • 2018 Singers: Cardi, Dua, Koe, Keala, Solana
  • 2018 Rappers: Swae, Nahmir
  • 2018 Producer: Zaytoven
  • 2018 DJ: Garrix
  • 2018 Musical album: Syre
  • 2018 Sports: Baker, Westbrook, Thielen, Carson, Wentz, Khabib, Luka
  • 2018 Celebrity babies: Banks, Hayes, Billion, Kenzo, Miles, Rumi, Sircarter, Chicago, True, Stormi, Watson, Alaiya, Braeson
  • 2018 Beauty queen: Keysi

2017

moana, movie, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2017 News: Omran, Eclipse, Moon
  • 2017 Politics: Ivanka, Barron, Melania, Kellyanne, Merrick, Sally
  • 2017 Movie characters: Moana, Maui, Callum, Jyn, Cassian, Luminara, Logan, Thor, Hela, Valkyrie, Bek, Arjunreddy, Kubo, Quinzel, Vision
  • 2017 TV characters: Cersei, Aerys, Benjen, Olenna, Amenadiel, Maze, Lucifer, Amaya, Zari, Uhtred, Torvi, Grover, Eleven, Shadow, Colt, Ikeni, Elena, Belky, Tahani, Xenovia, Emberly, Renata, Celeste
  • 2017 TV show: Rwby
  • 2017 TV personalities: Giah, Lyrica, Sayyora, Kassius, Petehn, Brennley, Taishmara, Danelly, Zhamira, Liangelo, Wells
  • 2017 Social media influencers: Thylane, Dearra
  • 2017 Video game characters: Alisanne, Dvorah, Lunafreya, Noctis, Xayah, Kayn
  • 2017 Actors: Zazie
  • 2017 Writer: Colson
  • 2017 Singers: Normani, Sturgill, Maren, Kelsea, Sevyn
  • 2017 Rappers: Noriel, Kamaiyah
  • 2017 Sports: Dak, Wrigley, Ezekiel, Draxler
  • 2017 Celebrity babies: Asahd, Bear, Boomer, Chosen, Dream, Hayes, Jones, Kenzo, Eissa, Sire, Sir, Kensli, Lyric, Matias, Ensley, Maverick
  • 2017 Celebrity related: Eniko

2016

hamilton, musical, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2016 News: Muhammad, Muhammadali, Caitlyn, Prince, Bowie, Anuel
  • 2016 Politics: Bernie, Hillary
  • 2016 Movie characters: Adaline, Joy, Riley, Rey, Kylo, Hux, Branch, Arlo, Kaulder, Riggan, Adonis, Creed, Wade, Ajax, Furiosa, Grey, Dory, Doris, Shivaay, Deckard, Horus, Zaya
  • 2016 Theater: Hamilton, Theodosia
  • 2016 TV characters: Mateo, Yurani, Negan, Mazikeen, Bryshere, Lucious, Lagertha, Lyanna, Ellaria, Bronn, Annalise, Cyrus, Eretria, Amberle, Fox, Nova, Shivanya, Iseult, Oseias, Rias, Azrael
  • 2016 TV shows: Versailles, Queen, Shannara
  • 2016 TV personalities: Seanix, Nyle, Hadassah, Iselis, Kye, Mariahlynn, Safaree, Mendeecees, Johnoliver, Zabdiel, Yoandri, Galilea
  • 2016 Video game characters: Alduin, Lynly, Cirilla, Sylvanas
  • 2016 Actor: Saoirse
  • 2016 Song: Ophelia
  • 2016 Singers: Bryson, Alessia, Camila, Halsey, Mars, Jojo, Granger
  • 2016 Musical album: Islah
  • 2016 Sports: Rio, Klay, Dansby, Rizzo, Isco, Hirving, Miesha, Yannick, Giannis
  • 2016 Product: Ozlo
  • 2016 Celebrity babies: Saint, Dream, Amei, Onyx, Greyson, Valor, Luna, Royalty, Theodore, Max, Megaa, Junie
  • 2016 Celebrity related: Canaan
  • 2016 Model: Gigi

2015

gotham, tv show, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2015 News: Isis, Snowden, Jubilee, Antares, Denali, Tamir, Aylan
  • 2015 Movie characters: Maleficent, Aurora, Drax, Jupiter, Zarina, Hazelgrace, Taya, Poe, Eilis, Annabelle, Mukunda, Beorn, Tris
  • 2015 TV characters: Hakeem, Lyon, Lucious, Lola, Oberyn, Baelfire, Bjorn, Ragnar, Rollo, Charleston, Marigold
  • 2015 TV show: Gotham
  • 2015 TV personalities: Lenox, Ezgi, Gloricely, Jersen, Jonael, Nadyalee, Bindi, Jhonni
  • 2015 Video game character: Tamriel
  • 2015 Actors: Taraji, Trai, Aislinn, Omari, Flex
  • 2015 Literary character: Atticus
  • 2015 Song: Khaza
  • 2015 Singers: Sia, Kehlani, Darkiel, Adley, Amitis, Jidenna, Jacquees, Jaziel, Daya
  • 2015 Sports: Rousey, Draymond, Jabari, Tobin, Meghan, Carli, Yoenis
  • 2015 Products: Alexa, Cortana
  • 2015 Celebrity babies: Charlotte, Penelope, Aitana, Meilani, Alaia, Hoorain, Riaan, Briar
  • 2015 Celebrity related: Amal, Zelda

2014

llewyn, movie, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2014 News: Mandela, Madiba, Alisher, Iselle, Elon, Lwren
  • 2014 Movie characters: Llewyn, Everdeen, Cressida, Zarina, Philomena, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Hazel, Augustus, Ansel, Tauriel, Ender, Kalel, Murphy, Noni
  • 2014 Movies: Arkham, Elysium
  • 2014 TV characters: Jorah, Tywin, Gannicus, Mellie, Michonne, Judith, Fitzwilliam, Lisanna, Mirajane, Deucalion, Aranza, Montserrat, Reddington
  • 2014 TV personalities: Hannaley, Kaoir, Aleyda, Amzie, Atley, Kalenna, Cohutta, Milyn, Tessanne, Sunjai, Xairexis, Jeyshangelise, Aketzaly, Brittish, Yazaira, Geissie
  • 2014 Video game characters: Haigen, Serana
  • 2014 Actors: Shailene, Teller, Margot
  • 2014 Singers: Lorde, Ariana, Zacardi
  • 2014 Musical group: Rixton
  • 2014 Sports: Sochi, Keylor, Cavani, Enner, Jadaveon, Bode, Mallex, Griezmann, Jameis, Kershaw, Arjen
  • 2014 Advertisement: Yazleemar
  • 2014 Celebrity babies: Dalary, Ace, Axl, Cricket, Eisele, Nori, Naiovy, Milan, Kaiser, Vale

2013

jenni, tv show, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2013 News: Malala, Jonylah, Paul, Walker, Francis, Francisco
  • 2013 Politics: Wendy
  • 2013 Movie characters: Vanellope, Kitai, Cypher, Mavis, Merida, Lincoln, Aibileen, Gale, Gatsby, Theodora
  • 2013 Movie: Prometheus
  • 2013 TV characters: Oswin, Marnie, Sansa, Beric, Adalind, Luzma, Mayalen, Toby, Pihu, Liv, Johnse, Ragnar, Issei, Sybil
  • 2013 TV show: Pemberley
  • 2013 TV personalities: Jenni, Jaylah, Jenicka, Janney, Jayceon, Harlem, Cassadee, Falen, Gannon, Benzino, Sadie, Jase, Jep, Kiara, Stassi, Tahiry, Essined, Alesiram, Jaswiry, Kemily, Averey
  • 2013 Social media influencer: Zoella
  • 2013 Actors: Troian, Dove, Spruha, Paridhi
  • 2013 Literary character: Anastasia
  • 2013 Song: Diamond
  • 2013 Singer: Robin
  • 2013 Rappers: Kendrick, Azealia
  • 2013 Sports: Kawhi, Jabraylin, Chael, Arianny, Yasiel
  • 2013 Products: Siri, Rebelle
  • 2013 Celebrity babies: Penelope, Lorenzo, George, Rainbow
  • 2013 Celebrity related: Behati

2012

grimm, tv show, baby name, 2010s,

2011

taio, singer, 2010s, baby name,
  • 2011 News: Pippa, Philippa, William, Kate, Libya, Cairo, Caylee, Burhanuddin, Steve, Jorley
  • 2011 Movie characters: Cataleya, Quorra, Peregrin, Eames, Arthur, Django, Vidia, Liliuokalani, Kaiulani, Tamina, Ariadne
  • 2011 TV characters: Arya, Khaleesi, Tyrion, Temperance, Charlie, Teddy, Alaric, Spencer, Aria, Edith, Naevia, Crixus, Ilithyia, Lumen, Evaluna, Ilitia
  • 2011 TV show: Jersey
  • 2011 TV personalities: Gredmarie, Jocell, Adrialys, Yanilen, Denisha, Somaya, Ayelene, Shanik, Alaina, Magaby, Anslee, Aubrey, Aubree, Jenelle, Aliannah, Aleeah, Markai, Jace, Saryniti, Jionni, Track, Trig, Gia, Larsa
  • 2011 Actors: Zendaya, Rooney
  • 2011 Singer: Taio
  • 2011 Sports: Xavi, Lebron, Kyrie, Amare, Carmelo, Jimmer, Roczen, Maurkice, Javale
  • 2011 Product: Kindle
  • 2011 Celebrity babies: Locklyn, Aleph, Arabella, Hattie, Haven, Monroe, Flynn, Harper, Kase

2010

caprica, tv show, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2010 News: Kyron, Goodluck, Tiger, Neda
  • 2010 Movie characters: Tiana, Dastan, Neytiri, Loxley, Raizo
  • 2010 TV characters: Seeley, Sookie, Baze, Lux, Payson, Benhur, Kahlan, Winry, Dubraska, Raylan, Castle, Charlie
  • 2010 TV show: Caprica
  • 2010 TV personalities: Tenley, Bentley, Maci, Farrah, Catelynn, Bethenny, Rossibell, Alasia, Breaker, Koli, Khloe, Arianny, Josenid, Simitrio, Tinsley
  • 2010 Video game characters: Ezreal, Ezio
  • 2010 Actors: Kellan, Malillany, Vadhir
  • 2010 Literary character: Rue
  • 2010 Singer: Chrisette
  • 2010 Sports: Iker, Brees, Neymar, Jeffren, Tamina, Robben, Maelle, Ozil
  • 2010 Celebrity babies: Kenzo, Naleigh, Mason, Sparrow, Hartley
  • 2010 Beauty queen: Yendi

2009

coraline, movie, baby names, 2000s,
  • 2009 Politics: Bristol, Tripp
  • 2009 Movie characters: Coraline, Pippin, Renesmee, Cullen, Pepper
  • 2009 TV characters: Marichuy, Castiel, Godric, Analia
  • 2009 TV personalities: Baya, Greidys, Chastelyn, Kiptyn, Neveen, Ailea, Trason, Aysia, Atalya, Teyona, Nijah, Tahlia, Sundai, Analeigh, Dhani, Makynli, Zonnique
  • 2009 Video game characters: Illidan, Arthas, Anivia
  • 2009 Actors: Jencarlos
  • 2009 Singers: Demi, Jeremih, Yandel
  • 2009 Musical group: Avett
  • 2009 Rapper: Kiotti
  • 2009 Sports: Wanderlei, Urijah, Kexin, Chase, Jrue, Kinsler, Pennington, Bojan, Xabi
  • 2009 Product: Tesla
  • 2009 Celebrity babies: Bronx, Honor, Knox, Vivienne
  • 2009 Celebrity related: Yanixan
  • 2009 Model: Gisele

2008

obama, politician, 2000s, baby name,
  • 2008 News: Caylee
  • 2008 Politics: Obama, Rahm, Palin, Daschle, Trig, Hillary
  • 2008 Movie characters: Yvaine, Marley, Evolet, Spartan, Iridessa
  • 2008 TV characters: Mili, Milagros, Albeiro, Aymar, Azazel
  • 2008 TV personalities: Kimoralee, Kimora, Yaindhi, Jometh, Yerly, Jennavecia, Jenah, Syesha, Aideliz, Emeraude, Dayami, Kherington, Kesan, Byata, Dhani, Kellyanne, Deangelo, Que, Teyana
  • 2008 Video game characters: Cortana, Roxas, Zaon, Jenova, Kratos, Rydia
  • 2008 Actors: Allisson, Demi, Altair
  • 2008 Singers: Tinashe, Colbie, Chrisette, Eiza, Kany, Wisin
  • 2008 Sports: Crosby, Jacoby, Sneijder, Yosgart
  • 2008 Celebrity babies: Harlow, Nahla
  • 2008: Beauty queens: Dayana, Taliana

2007

danity, musical group, 2000s, baby name,
  • 2007 Politics: Barack
  • 2007 Movie characters: Saphira, Leonidas, Slevin
  • 2007 TV characters: Gaviota, Dexter, Azul
  • 2007 TV documentary: Mariamne
  • 2007 TV personalities: Caridee, Jaslene, Jael, Saleisha, Ambreal, Leilene, Sanjaya, Saaphyri, Yurem, Aidsa, Ripsi, Qwanell, Dyshon, Madelis, Raengel, Rocsi, Crissangel, Brissia, Tyrie, Jazalle, Svetlana, Colie, Audrina
  • 2007 Actors: Topher, Isla, Channing
  • 2007 Video game characters: Rikku, Yunalesca, Selphie
  • 2007 Literary character: Tessalee
  • 2007 Song: Delilah
  • 2007 Singers: Fergie, Dulcemaria, Dulce, Akon, Kymani
  • 2007 Musical groups: Danity, Daughtry
  • 2007 Sports: Peyton, Riquelme, Jamarcus
  • 2007 Products: Euphoria, Florecita
  • 2007 Celebrity babies: Pax, Dannielynn
  • 2007 Model: Jamillette

2006

narnia, movie, baby names, 2000s,
  • 2006 Movie characters: Aslan, Akeelah, Sayuri, Balian, Eragon, Krrish, Tripp
  • 2006 Movie: Narnia
  • 2006 TV characters: Maeby, Sylar, Peregrina, Lizania, Daira, Nuria
  • 2006 TV personalities: Carmindy, Melrose, Coryn, Niamora, Elionaid, Jenilca, Bethzy, Imanol, Dilana, Marbella, Yoshigei, Heloisa, Nohelia, Talan, Julissa, Janelle, Aundrea, Kaui
  • 2006 Video game character: Namine
  • 2006 Actors: Qorianka, Dannapaola, Caua
  • 2006 Comics: Ambellina
  • 2006 Singers: Rihanna, Neyo, Lyfe, Anahi, Maite
  • 2006 Musical group: Anberlin
  • 2006 Sports: Manu, Essien, Joakim, Ronaldinho
  • 2006 Product: Sensi
  • 2006 Celebrity babies: Moxie, Suri, Moses, Kingston, Shiloh, Kalel
  • 2006 Celebrity related: Bar
  • 2006 Beauty queen: Zuleyka

2005

daddy, rapper, singer, 2000s, baby name,
  • 2005 News: Johnpaul, Gemelli, Johnbenedict, Benedict, Katrina
  • 2005 Politics: Condoleezza
  • 2005 Movie characters: Achilles, Briseis, Davanee, Dash, Patience
  • 2005 Movie: Syriana
  • 2005 TV personalities: Naima, Toccara, Norelle, Kahlen, Lluvy, Keenyah, Abyade, Yuridia, Jolette, Jayro, Krisily, Mikalah, Jordis, Anhuar, Neyzer, Marijose, Dayris, Niliyne, Johanna, Nehemiah, Aubrey, Mylah, Yahaira, Ibis, Carlysia
  • 2005 Video game character: Kaileena
  • 2005 Actors: Arleth, Joemy, Samaire
  • 2005 Book: Davinci
  • 2005 Comic: Thessaly
  • 2005 Rappers: Jayceon, Daddy
  • 2005 Sports: Zinedine, Yadier, Ginobili, Antrell, Colt, Danica
  • 2005 Celebrity babies: Zahara, Kailand
  • 2005 Celebrity related: Dereon
  • 2005 Model: Azzareya

2004

tsitsiki, TV personality, 2000s, baby name,
  • 2004 News: Tsunami, Espn, Chalino
  • 2004 Politics: Kerry
  • 2004 Movie characters: Theoden, Riddick, Jovie, Paikea, Naturelle, Jazira, Kaena, Veer, Zaara, Celeste, Kenai, Koda
  • 2004 Movie: Garv
  • 2004 TV personalities: Tsitsiki, Bam, Jenascia, Janayra, Kany, Reyli, Hiromi, Dexiree, Adan, Xitlali, Shiomara, Brissia, Trishelle, Mallory, Cameran, Jacquese, Tarralyn, Kina
  • 2004 Video game character: Sora
  • 2004 Actors: Gwyneth, Scarlett, Keira, Heder, Mischa, Remini, Ninel, Grettel, Kayky, Mariska, Khotan
  • 2004 Song: Zoejane
  • 2004 Singers: Betzaida, Milian, Amylee
  • 2004 Rappers: Kanye, Jkwon
  • 2004 Products: Amanti, Scion
  • 2004 Celebrity babies: Apple, Coco, Ryder
  • 2004 Beauty queen: Shandi

2003

myzel, TV commercial, 2000s, baby name,

2002

ashanti, singer, 2000s, baby name,
  • 2002 News: Aaliyah, Nyla
  • 2002 War: Osama, Jenin
  • 2002 Movie characters: Samwise, Satine, Cadence, Anubis, Kida, Tenoch
  • 2002 TV characters: Dijonay, Karicia, Emma
  • 2002 TV personalities: Neleh, Wendolee, Yahir, Ninel, Aneesa, Jisela
  • 2002 Video game characters: Tidus, Auron, Kimahri
  • 2002 Actor: Taraji, Gael
  • 2002 Singers: Omarion, Shakira, Amerie, Eyra, Jhene, Nelly
  • 2002 Rappers: Juelz, Sacario, Nore
  • 2002 Producer: Kanye
  • 2002 Sports: Apolo
  • 2002 Celebrity baby: Maddox
  • 2002 Model: Shallan

2001

caillou, tv show, cartoon, baby name, 2000s,
  • 2001 News: Mychal, Yuleidi
  • 2001 Politics: Cheney
  • 2001 Movie characters: Maximus, Nyah, Novalee, Americus, Lara, Sway, Torrance
  • 2001 TV personalities: Nevaeh
  • 2001 TV characters: Caillou, Taina, Nayeli, Greenlee, Sirr, Azucena
  • 2001 TV talk show guest: Shadimon
  • 2001 Video game character: Rune
  • 2001 Actors: Angelina, Ludwika
  • 2001 Singers: Natina, Yaire, Naturi
  • 2001 Rappers: Jarule, Shyne
  • 2001 Musical group: Linkin
  • 2001 Sports: Kobe, Ladainian, Kwame, Brady, Iverson
  • 2001 Celebrity babies: Eja, Xen, Denim, Caziah

2000

jadore, perfume, baby name, 2000s,
  • 2000 News: Elian, Marisleysis, Iuma, Dragon, Long, Ryu
  • 2000 Politics: Mccain
  • 2000 Movie characters: Nyah, Morpheus, Laney, Zack, Ishika
  • 2000 TV personalities: Ikaika, Laterrian
  • 2000 TV characters: Fatima, Yamile, Montse, Montserrat, Sebastian, Meadow
  • 2000 TV contestant: Alancia
  • 2000 Video game character: Rinoa, Raziel
  • 2000 Actors: Jude, Jolie, Hrithik, Niurka, Karyme, Arleth
  • 2000 Singers: Kelis, Sisqo, Sonique, Shamari, Avant
  • 2000 Rappers: Jayz, Jaheim, Sole
  • 2000 Sports: Edgerrin, Erubiel, Lleyton, Rikishi, Midajah
  • 2000 Product: Jadore
  • 2000 Celebrity babies: Rocco, Massai
  • 2000 Beauty queen: Yukta

Here are links to the 1900s and 1800s.


Notes…

  • The data comes from the U.S. Social Security Administration. Here’s the downloadable SSA data.
  • The “changes in usage” I’m focusing on are:
    • re-emergences in the data after an absence (Charlayne, Rio).
  • Names that saw a “change in usage” that spanned several years are listed on the timeline once; I did my best to place them under the most appropriate year.
  • Names that saw multiple “changes in usage” due to different influences (e.g., Billiejean) are listed on the timeline multiple times.
  • I’m sticking to the original spelling of each name, except in cases where parents simply singularized plurals (Shirelle from Shirelles).
  • If you know of a name that I’ve forgotten to include in any of the years listed so far (but partcularly in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s) please get in touch!
  • Wanna help me solve a mystery?

Image: Adapted from “Babies” (1921) at the LOC