parents to pick the perfect moniker for their little ones.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many parents end up choosing the same names over and over. Research suggests that we pick specific names implying desired characteristics about our children, selecting names for boys and girls intended to shape them. Male monikers are commonly inspired by political, cultural, and personal influences that suggest good, masculine, and well-rounded people.
Stacker has rounded up the most popular baby boy names from 1915 to 2019, using data from the Social Security Administration. Check out the list and find out where your name falls—and what characteristics your parents may have been hoping you’d develop. We’ll tell you everything from which name remained in the top three for 35 years to which moniker means “firm.”
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