Names that Ruled the Century: #1 Baby Names of the Last 100 Years

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2000s baby girl name, Emily

Emily


In the mid-1990s, many parents decided on the classic baby name Emily, which first became popular a century earlier in the U.S. Emily stayed in the #1 spot for girl names from 1996-2007.

Since then, trends have shifted more quickly and various girls' names have nabbed the top spot: Emma (2008), Isabella (2009-2010), and Sophia (2011-2013). Many parents these days like to choose "unique" names for baby girls, with infinite possibilities found in pop culture and on the Internet.

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