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The most popular baby name for girls by state from 1960 to (almost) today [53 pics]

From a preponderance of Marys in the early 60′s, through a seemingly indomitable reign of Jennifers in the 1970′s, all the way to today’s numerous Emmas and Sophias… Scroll down to see how naming baby girls has changed over time, both per state and in the country as a whole…

(You can also view these images as a GIF slideshow, if you prefer.)

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(from Reuben Fischer-Baum, via Mental Floss)

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3 comments for “The most popular baby name for girls by state from 1960 to (almost) today [53 pics]

  1. Carol
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    My name hasn’t been popular since the 1940s and I am 30. When people hear my name, they assume I’m old.

  2. Jessica
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Is a 1989 Jessica here..

  3. Jenn
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Is a 1973 Jennifer…

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