Baby Name Timeline

Baby name timeline

Ready to take a look at history through the lens of names?

The Baby Name Timeline is a collection of thousands of historically popular/trendy U.S. baby names. Many of these names became trendy thanks to various types of pop culture: movies, music, television, sports, news stories, politics, comic strips, video games…

Here are links to each decade:

2020s:Here are 2020, 2021, and 2022.
2010s
2000s
1990s
1980sHere are 1984 & 1985 specifically.
1970sHere are 1978 & 1979 specifically.
1960s
1950sHere are 1955 & 1956 specifically.
1940sHere is 1943 specifically.
1930s
1920sHere are 1926 & 1927 specifically.
1910sHere are 1912 & 1913 specifically.
1900s
1890sHere are 1890 & 1891 specifically.
1880sHere is 1880 specifically.
Pre-1880

Please bear with me as slowly convert the decade-by-decade timeline into a more detailed year-by-year timeline!

[Latest update: Feb. 2024]