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Fastest growing baby names of the last 50 years

  • Fastest growing baby names of the last 50 years

    All things considered, we are living in a rapidly changing nation. In 2008, Donald Trump was hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the first iPhone had just recently been released and Instagram had not yet been invented. Not only is the media we consume evolving at unprecedented rates, so is the population. As the nation’s ethnic makeup continues to shift, so too do the names most consistently found on birth certificates, classroom rosters and corporate name tags.

    Stacker used data from the Social Security Administration to list the fastest growing baby names of the past 50 years. The slideshow accounts for the 50 female and 50 male names which have risen the highest in popularity between the years of 1968 and 2017. At least 1,000 babies had to be given the name in 2017 for it to be included on the list.

    Read on to see if your name or the name of a loved one has grown in popularity in the last half century!

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  • #50 Boy: Bentley

    Today's rank: #3,796
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,737
    Change in rank: +1,645

  • #50 Girl: Gemma

    Today's rank: #1,241
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,498
    Change in rank: +2,280

  • #49 Boy: Jameson

    Today's rank: #3,907
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,752
    Change in rank: +1,662

  • #49 Girl: Gianna

    Today's rank: #3,183
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,379
    Change in rank: +2,299

  • #48 Boy: Hudson

    Today's rank: #5,755
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,751
    Change in rank: +1,690

  • #48 Girl: Mila

    Today's rank: #5,941
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,406
    Change in rank: +2,378

  • #47 Boy: Cristian

    Today's rank: #1,175
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,976
    Change in rank: +1,720

  • #47 Girl: Leia

    Today's rank: #1,151
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,670
    Change in rank: +2,433

  • #46 Boy: Matias

    Today's rank: #1,558
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,939
    Change in rank: +1,734

  • #46 Girl: Bella

    Today's rank: #4,611
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,545
    Change in rank: +2,499