What is the most popular name in America for baby girls in 2022?

The most popular name for girls this year is Olivia.  The next most popular girl’s names are:

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Sophia
  6. Charlotte
  7. Isabella
  8. Mia
  9. Luna
  10. Harper

These names look remarkably different from the ten most popular girl’s names in 1950.  They were Linda, Mary, Patricia, Barbara, Susan, Nancy, Deborah, Sandra, Carol, and Kathleen.  In 1990, the ten most popular names were Jessica, Ashley, Brittany, Amanda, Samantha, Sarah, Stephanie, Jennifer, Elizabeth, and Lauren.  You can practically tell which era a girl or woman came from simply by knowing her first name.  It is fascinating how the taste in names changes.

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