MooseRoots used data from the Social Security Administration to determine the top three male and female names each year since 1915.
There’s a good chance you probably know at least one John, James, Robert, Mary, Linda, and Jennifer, so it should come as no surprise that these classics were chart toppers for years. Others — Alexis, Olivia, Brittany — made it into the top three a couple times, but ultimately faded out.
For each year, starting with 1915, we provide the top names in order of first, second and third for each gender, and a notable event from that year. See which names were most common in the year you were born.
Click here to go to MSN to view them. Just advance the picture. Each picture has The Year, and the most popular boys and girls names, along with a snippet of a notable event from that year. For example, The Wizard was born in 1962. Top Female Names: Lisa, Mary, Susan
Top Male Names: Michael, David, John
Notable Event: Astronaut John Glenn successfully orbited the Earth.