(Closed) Spinoff: How popular was your name the year you were born?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My name was #21 for my birth year with 0.6954% of girls being given my name.  I had one or two other people with my name in my grade when I was in public schools.

I’m a Kimberly born in 1987 (when everyone else was Ashley, Sarah, Amanda, and Jennifer).

Post # 18
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Another Jennifer here, and it was #4 the year I was born. One class in high school I had 4 other Jennifers >.< Somehow managed to have a different name in almost every class one year, because someone would say “I go by Jenny” before me. THAT was annoying! lol


Post # 19
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

There were 2 of us in my class usually, at least 4 in my grade. When I got to college I was involved with a group and there were 8 girls with my name. And the best part is several of us had the same middle name. It is the number 4 name of the 90s and has been on a top 10 list since the mid 80s. 

Post # 20
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I tried to find it and it said it wasn’t in the top 1,000 but doesn’t give me an actual number!

Post # 21
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

#5 for my birth year … 

Post # 22
5836 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Lauren, #21 the year I was born. It got more popular in the late 80s. There was always at least one other one in my class.

My parents swear they didn’t know a single kid named Lauren when they picked it

Post # 23
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine was #15 and I knew more Kims than any other name… in fact for awhile me and my 2 best friends were all named kim… it was annoying as hell….

Post # 24
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve never met anyone with the same name as me. I know there are some out there because I’ve searched on facebook but it’s very uncommon.

Post # 25
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine is #16 out of 40 on baby center for the year I was born. Not sure how that stacks up, but I guess it was pretty popular. I dont think it is as popular now.

Post # 26
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The common spelling of my first name was #84 in 1986.

My spelling was #574.

Post # 27
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My name wasn’t even in the top 100 the year I was born, not sure where it ranks beyond that though. It has become more popular lately, although the spelling is different.

Post # 28
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It’s going to be funny when these Twilight kids reach elementary school and there are like 3 Isabella’s, Jacob’s, and Edward’s all in one class.  Although, I don’t think Edward is as popular a name as Jacob.

One name i knew i would never use is Jennifer because i just knew too many of them growing up!

Post # 29
5976 posts
Bee Keeper

@GroovyHippieChick: I have a friend who has a rule…if you can’t find the name on a personalized mug or pen, you shouldn’t give that name to your kid! 

Post # 30
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just googled my name in the year i was born & im #64 on the list. Im shocked because I only know 1 other Shannon.

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