Classic Baby Names

Check out the list of classic baby names that have stood the test of time and never gone out of style. Popularity is determeined by the number of births in the U.S. for names with a Classic origin. Check out the list of classic baby names that have stood the test of time and never gone out of style. To select the list of classic names, we looked at the worst 10 years since 1940 to ensure that the name has continuously been popular. Most of these names have been used for thousands of babies each year since 1940.

Top 10 Classic Boy and Girl Names

Boy

#1 William

#2 Michael

#3 James

#4 David

#5 Joseph

#6 John

#7 Daniel

#8 Thomas

#9 Charles

#10 Anthony

Girl

#1 Elizabeth

#2 Sarah

#3 Anna

#4 Katherine

#5 Maria

#6 Mary

#7 Julia

#8 Victoria

#9 Sara

#10 Margaret

More Classic Boy and Girl Names

Boy

RankName
#11Robert
#12Samuel
#13Andrew
#14Richard
#15George
#16Edward
#17Patrick
#18Steven
#19Timothy
#20Vincent
#21Alan
#22Jesse
#23Victor
#24Henry
#25Kenneth
#26Paul
#27Mark
#28Peter
#29Joel
#30Benjamin
#31Jose
#32Brian
#33Christopher
#34Jack
#35Nicholas
#36Eric
#37Stephen
#38Raymond
#39Martin
#40Calvin
#41Manuel
#42Wesley
#43Jeffrey
#44Edwin
#45Johnny
#46Kevin
#47Juan
#48Louis
#49Oscar
#50Frank
#51Theodore
#52Alexander
#53Gregory
#54Nathaniel
#55Allen
#56Matthew
#57Jonathan
#58Arthur
#59Carlos
#60Walter
#61Phillip
#62Jay
#63Ronald
#64Dean
#65Philip
#66Danny
#67Keith
#68Russell
#69Clayton
#70Albert
#71Donald
#72Alex
#73Marshall
#74Jesus
#75Edgar
#76Troy
#77Antonio
#78Tony
#79Dennis
#80Aaron
#81Jerry
#82Ruben
#83Lawrence
#84Nathan
#85Bradley
#86Scott
#87Marvin
#88Bruce
#89Jimmy
#90Curtis
#91Larry
#92Frederick
#93Franklin
#94Roy
#95Charlie
#96Warren
#97Leon
#98Maurice
#99Ivan
#100Jacob

Girl

RankName
#11Rebecca
#12Catherine
#13Andrea
#14Rachel
#15Diana
#16Jacqueline
#17Valerie
#18Emily
#19Angela
#20Laura
#21Audrey
#22Kathryn
#23Evelyn
#24Caroline
#25Ruth
#26Veronica
#27Stephanie
#28Charlotte
#29Carmen
#30Rose
#31Helen
#32Eva
#33Karen
#34Leslie
#35Lydia
#36Nina
#37Esther
#38Julie
#39Jane
#40Jennifer
#41Miriam
#42Alice
#43Christina
#44Priscilla
#45Ruby
#46Grace
#47Cynthia
#48Joy
#49Naomi
#50Gloria
#51Michelle
#52Cecilia
#53Amy
#54Virginia
#55Anne
#56Sylvia
#57Nora
#58Marie
#59Annie
#60Alicia
#61Marilyn
#62Melanie
#63Katie
#64Emma
#65Rosa
#66Lillian
#67Amelia
#68Regina
#69Josephine
#70Irene
#71Joanna
#72Faith
#73Linda
#74Lena
#75Iris
#76Molly
#77Camille
#78Brenda
#79Teresa
#80Claudia
#81Ellen
#82Nancy
#83Vivian
#84Elaine
#85Natalie
#86Rosemary
#87Kathleen
#88Monica
#89Holly
#90Patricia
#91Christine
#92Martha
#93Alma
#94Frances
#95Sandra
#96Lucy
#97Olivia
#98Claire
#99Eileen
#100Jessie

Births for first names are taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set. Any totals for last names are the number of people with the last name as of the last US census.

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