Well BabyCenter.com has a great list of the most popular baby names of each decade during the 20th century.
I've included links to their list below as well as the top 3 boys and girls names for each decade, but click on the year and you'll be taken through to a longer list of names.
For me the most fascinating thing is, despite how much society has changed, how little the most common names have varied.
I'd be keen to hear how many of you had names that made the list every decade, or had names that didn't feature in one.
TOP BABY NAMES OF THE 20TH CENTURY
1990 – Jessica, Brittany, and Samantha; Michael, Daniel, and Justin
1980 – Jennifer, Melissa, and Heather; Michael, Christopher, and Jason
1970 – Jennifer, Lisa, and Tammy; Michael, James, and Brian
1960 – Mary, Susan, and Lisa; David, Robert, and Mark
1950 – Linda, Barbara, and Nancy; James, John, and David
1940 – Mary, Judith, and Betty; James, William, and Charles
1930 – Mary, Dorothy, and Helen; Robert, Richard, and George
1920 – Mary, Ruth, and Virginia; John, Edward, and Frank
1910 – Mary, Anna, and Mildred; John, William, and Joseph
1900 – Mary, Elizabeth, and Ethel; John, George, and Henry
image sourced from: Bioethics Blog
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