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Test Drive the Popularity of That Baby Name with Baby Name Voyager

Monday, February 05, 2007
If you hop onboard the Baby Name Voyager, you can test-drive names you're considering for your baby before you saddle your newborn with a real cringe-worthy name, like Iggy Bartholemew or Barbie-Dawn Mist or something. I tried my own name and found that Ann reached its peak of popularity in the 1930s (the 34th most popular girls' name, but it's been downhill ever since). If your name is Marla, your name was cool in the 1950s (the 243rd most popular name). If your name is Jennifer, the 1970s were your decade (your name was the most popular girls' name, period). If your name is Lisa, you were the number one "it girl" (or "it girl name" of the 1960s). The name Andrea was at its most popular in the 1980s (33rd most popular girls name). The name Alexis has been very popular for boys and for girls in the past few years. In fact, it's currently more of a boy name than a girl name. (I had no idea. I need to read more baby name books.)

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