Most Popular Baby Names: 1990 Versus Today

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 1:02PM
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Along with the ever-changing fashion trends from the 90s to now, there's also been a change in popular baby names according to Baby Center.

[those in bold feature in both years]

Back in 1990, the most popular names were...

Top 25 Girls Names 1990:

1. Jessica

2. Ashley

3. Brittany

4. Amanda

5. Samantha

6. Sarah

7. Stephanie

8. Jennifer

9. Elizabeth

10. Lauren

11. Megan

12. Emily

13. Nicole

14. Kayla

15. Amber

16. Rachel

17. Courtney

18. Danielle

19. Heather

20. Melissa

21. Rebecca

22. Michelle

23. Tiffany

24. Chelsea

25. Christina

Top 25 Boys Names 1990:

1. Michael

2. Christopher

3. Matthew

4. Joshua

5. Daniel

6. David

7. Andrew

8. James

9. Justin

10. Joseph

11. Ryan

12. John

13. Robert

14. Nicholas

15. Anthony

16. William

17. Jonathan

18. Kyle

19. Brandon

20. Jacob

21. Tyler

22. Zachary

23. Kevin

24. Eric

25. Steven

Since 2016 has only just begun, we've gathered the statistics from last year's most popular baby names for comparison. The most popular baby names in 2015 according to Baby Center were...

Top 25 Girls Names 2015:

1. Sophia

2. Emma

3. Olivia

4. Ava

5. Mia

6. Isabella

7. Zoe

8. Lily

9. Emily

10. Madison

11.Amelia

12. Riley

13. Madelyn

14. Charlotte

15. Chloe

16. Aubrey

17. Aria

18. Layla

19. Avery

20. Abigail

21. Harper

22. Kaylee

23. Aaliyah

24. Evelyn

25. Adalyn

Top 25 Boys Names 2015:

1. Jackson

2. Aiden

3. Liam

4. Lucas

5. Noah

6. Mason

7. Ethan

8. Caden

9. Logan

10. Jacob

11. Jayden

12. Oliver

13. Elijah

14. Alexander

15. Michael

16. Carter

17. James

18. Caleb

19. Benjamin

20. Jack

21. Luke

22. Grayson

23. William

24. Ryan

25. Connor

So there you have it! Only one female name has stood strong throughout the last 26 years, while five male names have held on!