Six decades of baby names

Here are a couple of gifs from Jezebel on American baby names for the past six decades, according to data from the Social Security Administration.

Boys (click below)


Girls (click below)


Michael and Jennifer dominated the latter part of the 20th century. And now we’re in the age of Jacob, Sophia and Isabella. But really, aren’t Emma and Emily the same thing?

I get a laugh, though, out of the most popular name in Montana in 1997. And no, it wasn’t because of the show. That first appeared in 2006.