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Most Popular Baby Names in History

An analysis of baby-name trends through time showed parents are donning their little ones with less common names now than in the late 1800s and even mid-1900s. The uptick could be a sign of a change in culture from one that applauded fitting in to today's emphasis on being unique and standing out. To learn more about the baby-name findings and what they mean, click here.

Jeanna Bryner
Jeanna Bryner

Jeanna is the editor-in-chief of Live Science. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine. Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a graduate science journalism degree from New York University. She has worked as a biologist in Florida, where she monitored wetlands and did field surveys for endangered species. She also received an ocean sciences journalism fellowship from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.