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See Baby Name Trends of the 1990's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Emily 1   Michael 1
    Jessica 2   Jacob 2
    Ashley 3   Matthew 3
    Sarah 4   Christopher 4
    Hannah 5   Joshua 5
    Samantha 6   Nicholas 6
    Taylor 7   Brandon 7
    Alexis 8   Andrew 8
    Elizabeth 9   Austin 9
    Madison 10   Tyler 10
    Megan 11   Daniel 11
    Kayla 12   Joseph 12
    Rachel 13   Zachary 13
    Lauren 14   David 14
    Alyssa 15   John 15
    Amanda 16   Ryan 16
    Brianna 17   James 17
    Jennifer 18   Anthony 18
    Victoria 19   William 19
    Brittany 20   Justin 20
    Nicole 21   Jonathan 21
    Morgan 22   Alexander 22
    Stephanie 23   Robert 23
    Jasmine 24   Kyle 24
    Abigail 25   Christian 25
    Rebecca 26   Jordan 26
    Olivia 27   Samuel 27
    Courtney 28   Kevin 28
    Amber 29   Benjamin 29
    Alexandra 30   Dylan 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1997

Baby Names in 1997

The year 1997 saw the rise of names like Sophia, Mia, and Isabel for girls and names like Noah, Ethan, and Cole for boys. The top overall girl name was Emily for the 2nd year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 37th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Yulissa, Julissa, and Giselle for girls and Jarod, Jakob, and Trace for boys. 1997 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Courtney, Kelsey, and Chelsea and the decline of boy names like Cody, Tristan, and Cristian.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Yulissa New   Jarod +242%
  Julissa +411%   Jakob +127%
  Giselle +159%   Trace +108%
  Tatum +112%   Romeo +104%
  Aaliyah +109%   Alexis +77%
  Mireya +101%   Gavin +69%
  Jailene +96%   Dante +62%
  Adrianna +91%   Aiden +52%
  Avery +90%   Juwan +49%
  Cameron +86%   Bailey +48%
  Esmeralda +81%   Mateo +47%
  Gillian +74%   Peyton +45%
  Leann +67%   Jarrod +45%
  Rylee +65%   River +45%
  Celine +63%   Nasir +42%
  Isabelle +60%   Desmond +41%
  Mariela +58%   Jarrett +40%
  Sofia +54%   Holden +40%
  Isabel +54%   Jeremiah +39%
  Ayanna +53%   Cole +38%
  Jazlyn +51%   Griffin +38%
  Annika +50%   Owen +36%
  Juliet +50%   Sage +34%
  Madyson +49%   Ethan +33%
  Luz +49%   Cyrus +32%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Shania -53%   Deion -46%
  Moesha -50%   Anfernee -43%
  Estefania -41%   Dangelo -41%
  Shantel -40%   Raekwon -37%
  Odalys -39%   Shelby -35%
  Tristan -35%   Devonta -31%
  Marisol -32%   Keanu -31%
  Tanisha -31%   Kahlil -31%
  Kristy -30%   Terence -30%
  Ellen -30%   Devante -29%
  Candice -29%   Royce -26%
  Keisha -28%   Jalen -26%
  Kelsey -27%   Korey -25%
  Carina -26%   Chance -24%
  Felicia -26%   Ross -24%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Autumn 91   Cole 72
  Sophia 94   Angel 86
  Diana 97   Mason 89
  Michaela 100   Seth 97
  Alejandro 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Julissa 219   Jarod 347
  Giselle 312   Jarrod 424
  Cameron 335   Malachi 444
  Gillian 396   Santiago 448
  Rylee 419   Blaine 454
  Yulissa 424   Jaden 456
  Makenna 429   Ezekiel 467
  Mireya 447   Holden 477
  Madalyn 453   Alonzo 479
  Skye 454   Julius 484
  Keely 455   Clinton 495
  Jayla 461   Coleman 496
  Janae 467   Trace 497
  Heaven 474   Issac 499
  Addison 475   Sage 500
  Alina 476
  Shyanne 482
  Paulina 483
  Ayanna 484
  Maribel 490
  Annika 491
  Maddison 496
  Lauryn 497
  Savanah 499
  Ella 500

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).