>Some research suggests that a person’s name can influence
many different factors in their lives, from their profession to their choice of spouse to whether or not they’re accepted to a particular school (though more recent findings have called into question a few of those conclusions).
To help understand which names dominate today, Stacker looked to data from the Social Security Administration, which ranks names by the number of babies born in 2019.
Some parents stick to family names, some look to classic and timeless names that will never go out of fashion, others favor unique names that may raise a few eyebrows, and some parents even let their children choose. Additionally, various cultures have different naming traditions—for example, parents in the days of early Christianity were encouraged to name their children after early church figures, while in some Jewish cultures, it’s taboo to name your child after a living relative.
Naming trends follow a fascinating path throughout American history. Today, America’s diverse population has led to a wide variety in baby names that reflect historical figures, religious and cultural preferences, and pop culture.
Read on to find out if your name, the names of your children, or other family and friends land on this list of the most popular names in the U.S.
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