Do you feel like you have a common name?
It may not because your parents weren’t creative; according to a report by MooseRoots, some names had more than a 700 per cent increase in any year, compared to the average frequency which babies were given that name. Yes!
Apparently, while certain names went in and out of style, names like Lauren, Madison and Crystal are some of the ‘trendiest’ names.
Girls were much more likely to be given a ‘fad’ name, with only five of the top 30 trendy names traditionally given to boys.
Was your name ever popular? Take a look at this list…
1932 – Joan
1940 – Judith
1945 – Carol
1946 – Sharon and Judy
1948 – Linda
1954 – Deborah
1955 – Debra
1957 – Cynthia
1958 – Kathy
1965 – Lisa
1974 – Jason
1975 – Amy
1976 – Jeremy
1987 – Ashley, Jessica and Amanda
1989 – Lauren and Brittany
1994 – Taylor
2002 – Ethan
Can you guess which name was the most popular name for little girls in 1935?
It was Shirley, with a 1,298 per cent increase attributed to the popularity of American child star Shirley Temple, who became famous in the early 1930s.
The name Judy was made popular by singer and actress, Judy Garland. Similarly, the name Judy was also most popular in the 1940s, right after the premiere of “Wizard of Oz.”
For boys names, Jason was at its most popular in 1974, just a few years before Jason Segal was born.
Those are American names; what about here in Australia?
Turns out, the popularity of baby names in Australia echoes the findings of MooseRoots, according to Data from the NSW Government.
The data shows that the name Lauren and Amanda were the most popular in Australia in the late 80s and Jeremy peaked in the 70s and 80s for the most popular boy’s name.