Fastest growing baby names of the last 50 years

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August 9, 2018
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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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1 / 100
Elvira Koneva // Shutterstock

#50 Boy: Bentley

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

2 / 100
Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

#50 Girl: Gemma

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

3 / 100
Zdenka Darula // Shutterstock

#49 Boy: Jameson

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

4 / 100
George Rudy // Shutterstock

#49 Girl: Gianna

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

5 / 100
2xSamara.com // Shutterstock

#48 Boy: Hudson

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

6 / 100
Ivanna-Ivashka // Shutterstock

#48 Girl: Mila

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

7 / 100
AlexAnnaButs // Shutterstock

#47 Boy: Cristian

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

8 / 100
pixelheadphoto digitalskillet // Shutterstock

#47 Girl: Leia

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

9 / 100
Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

#46 Boy: Matias

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

10 / 100
CroMary // Shutterstock

#46 Girl: Bella

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

11 / 100
Evgeny Atamanenko // Shutterstock

#45 Boy: Amir

Today's rank: #2,600
Rank 50 years ago: #1,897
Change in rank: +1,763

12 / 100
izzet ugutmen // Shutterstock

#45 Girl: Raelyn

Today's rank: #1,019
Rank 50 years ago: #2,769
Change in rank: +2,505

13 / 100
takayuki // Shutterstock

#44 Boy: Bryson

Today's rank: #4,633
Rank 50 years ago: #1,846
Change in rank: +1,767

14 / 100
Evgeny Atamanenko // Shutterstock

#44 Girl: Nyla

Today's rank: #1,076
Rank 50 years ago: #2,843
Change in rank: +2,590

15 / 100
Africa Studio // Shutterstock

#43 Boy: Ashton

Today's rank: #2,937
Rank 50 years ago: #1,898
Change in rank: +1,773

16 / 100
Tetiana Iatsenko // Shutterstock

#43 Girl: Chloe

Today's rank: #6,912
Rank 50 years ago: #2,640
Change in rank: +2,618

17 / 100
Syda Productions // Shutterstock

#42 Boy: Josiah

Today's rank: #6,976
Rank 50 years ago: #1,869
Change in rank: +1,821

18 / 100
EvgeniiAnd // Shutterstock

#42 Girl: Laila

Today's rank: #1,735
Rank 50 years ago: #2,820
Change in rank: +2,671

19 / 100
Natalia Deriabina // Shutterstock

#41 Boy: Emiliano

Today's rank: #1,864
Rank 50 years ago: #2,052
Change in rank: +1,867

20 / 100
AlikeYou // Shutterstock

#41 Girl: Isabella

Today's rank: #15,100
Rank 50 years ago: #2,734
Change in rank: +2,730

21 / 100
Evgeniya Yantseva // Shutterstock

#40 Boy: Colton

Today's rank: #5,253
Rank 50 years ago: #1,972
Change in rank: +1,906

22 / 100
javi_indy // Shutterstock

#40 Girl: Adelaide

Today's rank: #1,155
Rank 50 years ago: #3,169
Change in rank: +2,935

23 / 100
Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

#39 Boy: Asher

Today's rank: #5,991
Rank 50 years ago: #2,036
Change in rank: +1,980

24 / 100
Max Bukovski // Shutterstock

#39 Girl: Sloane

Today's rank: #1,397
Rank 50 years ago: #3,144
Change in rank: +2,955

25 / 100
FamVeld // Shutterstock

#38 Boy: Orion

Today's rank: #1,015
Rank 50 years ago: #2,276
Change in rank: +1,993

26 / 100
gualtiero boffi // Shutterstock

#38 Girl: Alayna

Today's rank: #1,373
Rank 50 years ago: #3,170
Change in rank: +2,974

27 / 100
Olena Zaskochenko // Shutterstock

#37 Boy: Griffin

Today's rank: #1,511
Rank 50 years ago: #2,241
Change in rank: +2,031

28 / 100
Samuel Borges Photography // Shutterstock

#37 Girl: Mya

Today's rank: #1,728
Rank 50 years ago: #3,127
Change in rank: +2,977

29 / 100
Pakhnyushchy // Shutterstock

#36 Boy: Judah

Today's rank: #1,897
Rank 50 years ago: #2,253
Change in rank: +2,069

30 / 100
Tetiana Iatsenko // Shutterstock

#36 Girl: Norah

Today's rank: #2,148
Rank 50 years ago: #3,272
Change in rank: +3,155

31 / 100
pyrozhenka // Shutterstock

#35 Boy: Braxton

Today's rank: #3,320
Rank 50 years ago: #2,211
Change in rank: +2,103

32 / 100
greenaperture // Shutterstock

#35 Girl: Olive

Today's rank: #1,241
Rank 50 years ago: #3,411
Change in rank: +3,194

33 / 100
showice // Shutterstock

#34 Boy: Camden

Today's rank: #2,651
Rank 50 years ago: #2,332
Change in rank: +2,199

34 / 100
Elena Efimova // Shutterstock

#34 Girl: Brianna

Today's rank: #2,504
Rank 50 years ago: #3,471
Change in rank: +3,365

35 / 100
komokvm // Shutterstock

#33 Boy: Cooper

Today's rank: #4,581
Rank 50 years ago: #2,342
Change in rank: +2,261

36 / 100
Pixabay

#33 Girl: Willow

Today's rank: #3,529
Rank 50 years ago: #3,610
Change in rank: +3,538

37 / 100
Pixabay

#32 Boy: Kameron

Today's rank: #1,320
Rank 50 years ago: #2,508
Change in rank: +2,274

38 / 100
Pixabay

#32 Girl: Savannah

Today's rank: #5,222
Rank 50 years ago: #3,576
Change in rank: +3,541

39 / 100
Public Domain Pictures

#31 Boy: Aidan

Today's rank: #1,718
Rank 50 years ago: #2,577
Change in rank: +2,382

40 / 100
Good Free Photos

#31 Girl: Brynn

Today's rank: #1,091
Rank 50 years ago: #3,805
Change in rank: +3,558

41 / 100
Voiceboks

#30 Boy: Enzo

Today's rank: #1,419
Rank 50 years ago: #2,620
Change in rank: +2,400

42 / 100
Pxhere

#30 Girl: Lyla

Today's rank: #2,251
Rank 50 years ago: #3,710
Change in rank: +3,596

43 / 100
Pexels

#29 Boy: Luca

Today's rank: #3,070
Rank 50 years ago: #2,524
Change in rank: +2,404

44 / 100
Public Domain Pictures

#29 Girl: Camila

Today's rank: #6,752
Rank 50 years ago: #3,808
Change in rank: +3,785

45 / 100
Pxhere

#28 Boy: Connor

Today's rank: #6,382
Rank 50 years ago: #2,469
Change in rank: +2,416

46 / 100
Pxhere

#28 Girl: Charlee

Today's rank: #1,154
Rank 50 years ago: #4,026
Change in rank: +3,791

47 / 100
Max Pixel

#27 Boy: Finn

Today's rank: #2,365
Rank 50 years ago: #2,629
Change in rank: +2,478

48 / 100
Pxhere

#27 Girl: Ember

Today's rank: #1,111
Rank 50 years ago: #4,283
Change in rank: +4,040

49 / 100
Betty Wills (Atsme)

#26 Boy: Tanner

Today's rank: #1,322
Rank 50 years ago: #2,715
Change in rank: +2,483

50 / 100
Pixabay

#26 Girl: Trinity

Today's rank: #1,846
Rank 50 years ago: #4,206
Change in rank: +4,067

51 / 100
Public Domain Pictures

#25 Boy: Mateo

Today's rank: #7,726
Rank 50 years ago: #2,534
Change in rank: +2,494

52 / 100
Pexels

#25 Girl: Kaylee

Today's rank: #3,390
Rank 50 years ago: #4,331
Change in rank: +4,257

53 / 100
Avsar Aras // Wikicommons

#24 Boy: Malachi

Today's rank: #2,507
Rank 50 years ago: #2,677
Change in rank: +2,539

54 / 100
Weird Beard // Wikicommons

#24 Girl: Freya

Today's rank: #1,069
Rank 50 years ago: #4,586
Change in rank: +4,330

55 / 100
Pxhere

#23 Boy: Finley

Today's rank: #1,284
Rank 50 years ago: #2,796
Change in rank: +2,557

56 / 100
Pexels

#23 Girl: Jayla

Today's rank: #1,334
Rank 50 years ago: #4,604
Change in rank: +4,400

57 / 100
Kenny Louie // Wikicommons

#22 Boy: Paxton

Today's rank: #1,898
Rank 50 years ago: #2,867
Change in rank: +2,684

58 / 100
Max Pixel

#22 Girl: Talia

Today's rank: #1,040
Rank 50 years ago: #4,739
Change in rank: +4,478

59 / 100
Pxhere

#21 Boy: Matteo

Today's rank: #2,071
Rank 50 years ago: #3,022
Change in rank: +2,853

60 / 100
peasap // Flickr

#21 Girl: Amina

Today's rank: #1,170
Rank 50 years ago: #4,785
Change in rank: +4,556

61 / 100
Public Domain Pictures

#20 Boy: Holden

Today's rank: #1,518
Rank 50 years ago: #3,211
Change in rank: +3,002

62 / 100
Pxhere

#20 Girl: Kali

Today's rank: #1,083
Rank 50 years ago: #4,929
Change in rank: +4,679

63 / 100
Aqua Mechanical // Flickr

#19 Boy: Declan

Today's rank: #3,444
Rank 50 years ago: #3,163
Change in rank: +3,057

64 / 100
Max Pixel

#19 Girl: Arianna

Today's rank: #3,264
Rank 50 years ago: #4,793
Change in rank: +4,717

65 / 100
Pexels

#18 Boy: Arlo

Today's rank: #1,084
Rank 50 years ago: #3,382
Change in rank: +3,114

66 / 100
Pexels

#18 Girl: Lilliana

Today's rank: #1,108
Rank 50 years ago: #4,984
Change in rank: +4,740

67 / 100
Pixabay

#17 Boy: Conor

Today's rank: #1,127
Rank 50 years ago: #3,430
Change in rank: +3,167

68 / 100
Pexels

#17 Girl: Eliana

Today's rank: #3,254
Rank 50 years ago: #4,874
Change in rank: +4,797

69 / 100
Max Pixel

#16 Boy: Cash

Today's rank: #1,260
Rank 50 years ago: #3,414
Change in rank: +3,170

70 / 100
Pexels

#16 Girl: Raegan

Today's rank: #1,213
Rank 50 years ago: #5,044
Change in rank: +4,822

71 / 100
Pexels

#15 Boy: Maverick

Today's rank: #4,702
Rank 50 years ago: #3,271
Change in rank: +3,193

72 / 100
Pexels

#15 Girl: Kamila

Today's rank: #1,100
Rank 50 years ago: #5,345
Change in rank: +5,099

73 / 100
Pexels

#14 Boy: Colt

Today's rank: #1,329
Rank 50 years ago: #3,428
Change in rank: +3,197

74 / 100
Pexels

#14 Girl: Lilah

Today's rank: #1,168
Rank 50 years ago: #5,416
Change in rank: +5,185

75 / 100
Pexels

#13 Boy: Maximiliano

Today's rank: #1,191
Rank 50 years ago: #3,564
Change in rank: +3,312

76 / 100
Pexels

#13 Girl: Kylie

Today's rank: #2,688
Rank 50 years ago: #5,382
Change in rank: +5,283

77 / 100
Pexels

#12 Boy: Lukas

Today's rank: #1,723
Rank 50 years ago: #3,547
Change in rank: +3,353

78 / 100
Pexels

#12 Girl: Vivienne

Today's rank: #1,255
Rank 50 years ago: #5,627
Change in rank: +5,412

79 / 100
FamVeld // Shutterstock

#11 Boy: Conner

Today's rank: #1,005
Rank 50 years ago: #3,757
Change in rank: +3,473

80 / 100
Pexels

#11 Girl: Amara

Today's rank: #1,478
Rank 50 years ago: #5,651
Change in rank: +5,472

81 / 100
Yulia Sribna // Shutterstock

#10 Boy: Rowan

Today's rank: #2,827
Rank 50 years ago: #3,615
Change in rank: +3,489

82 / 100
Pexels

#10 Girl: Arabella

Today's rank: #1,875
Rank 50 years ago: #5,666
Change in rank: +5,530

83 / 100
Lopolo // Shutterstock

#9 Boy: Gage

Today's rank: #1,035
Rank 50 years ago: #3,850
Change in rank: +3,572

84 / 100
Pexels

#9 Girl: Delaney

Today's rank: #1,259
Rank 50 years ago: #5,758
Change in rank: +5,545

85 / 100
Lipatova Maryna // Shutterstock

#8 Boy: Brody

Today's rank: #2,542
Rank 50 years ago: #3,722
Change in rank: +3,585

86 / 100
Africa Studio // Shutterstock

#8 Girl: Paisley

Today's rank: #4,927
Rank 50 years ago: #6,068
Change in rank: +6,027

87 / 100
Iren_Geo // Shutterstock

#7 Boy: Kyler

Today's rank: #1,064
Rank 50 years ago: #3,934
Change in rank: +3,663

88 / 100
Nina Buday // Shutterstock

#7 Girl: Harmony

Today's rank: #1,694
Rank 50 years ago: #6,514
Change in rank: +6,361

89 / 100
pratan ounpitipong // Shutterstock

#6 Boy: Ronan

Today's rank: #1,190
Rank 50 years ago: #4,047
Change in rank: +3,794

90 / 100
Kateryna Gurska // Shutterstock

#6 Girl: Lyric

Today's rank: #1,057
Rank 50 years ago: #6,692
Change in rank: +6,435

91 / 100
FamVeld // Shutterstock

#5 Boy: Rylan

Today's rank: #1,253
Rank 50 years ago: #4,054
Change in rank: +3,809

92 / 100
Rob Marmion // Shutterstock

#5 Girl: Hailey

Today's rank: #3,691
Rank 50 years ago: #6,513
Change in rank: +6,448

93 / 100
ucchie79 // Shutterstock

#4 Boy: Adriel

Today's rank: #1,458
Rank 50 years ago: #4,140
Change in rank: +3,923

94 / 100
Malakhova Ganna // Shutterstock

#4 Girl: Adaline

Today's rank: #1,673
Rank 50 years ago: #7,014
Change in rank: +6,859

95 / 100
Nadia Cruzova // Shutterstock

#3 Boy: Nash

Today's rank: #1,273
Rank 50 years ago: #4,552
Change in rank: +4,309

96 / 100
Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

#3 Girl: Aria

Today's rank: #7,132
Rank 50 years ago: #7,064
Change in rank: +7,044

97 / 100
Vasilyev Alexandr // Shutterstock

#2 Boy: Phoenix

Today's rank: #1,332
Rank 50 years ago: #4,587
Change in rank: +4,358

98 / 100
Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

#2 Girl: Marley

Today's rank: #1,463
Rank 50 years ago: #7,732
Change in rank: +7,552

99 / 100
DONOT6_STUDIO // Shutterstock

#1 Boy: Ryder

Today's rank: #3,238
Rank 50 years ago: #4,627
Change in rank: +4,515

100 / 100
Marlon Lopez MMG1 Design // Shutterstock

#1 Girl: Sienna

Today's rank: #1,392
Rank 50 years ago: #8,018
Change in rank: +7,827

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