Here are the most popular baby names from 1990 compared to 2021

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It’s not only fashion and music trends that have changed since the beloved 90s era, there has also been a shift in the most popular baby names according to Baby Center.

Although, it turns out there are some monikers that have managed to stand the test of time!

See how the top 50 names for boys and girls names compare below - the names in bold have remained popular in both the 1990 and 2021!

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

Now in 2021, the most popular baby names so far according to Baby Center are …

Top 25 Girls Names 2021:

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Sophia
  6. Charlotte
  7. Isabella
  8. Mia
  9. Luna
  10. Harper
  11. Gianna
  12. Evelyn
  13. Aria
  14. Ella
  15. Ellie
  16. Mila
  17. Layla
  18. Avery
  19. Camila
  20. Lily
  21. Scarlett
  22. Sofia
  23. Nova
  24. Aurora
  25. Chloe

Top 25 Boys Names 2021:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. Lucas
  6. Levi
  7. Mason
  8. Asher
  9. James
  10. Ethan
  11. Mateo
  12. Leo
  13. Jack
  14. Benjamin
  15. Aiden
  16. Logan
  17. Grayson
  18. Jackson
  19. Henry
  20. Wyatt
  21. Sebastian
  22. Carter
  23. Daniel
  24. William
  25. Alexander

So there you have it! Not one girl name has stood the test of time, while only three boys have managed to hold on for the last for more than 30 years.

Oh, how times have changed!