The following table shows the five most frequent given names for male and female babies born in each year 1914-2013. Over the last 100 years, the male name Michael has held the top spot most often (44 times), while the female name Mary has been ranked number one 42 times over those years.

Top Five Names for Births in 1914-2013
Females Males
Year Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
2013 Sophia Emma Olivia Isabella Ava Noah Liam Jacob Mason William
2012 Sophia Emma Isabella Olivia Ava Jacob Mason Ethan Noah William
2011 Sophia Isabella Emma Olivia Ava Jacob Mason William Jayden Noah
2010 Isabella Sophia Emma Olivia Ava Jacob Ethan Michael Jayden William
2009 Isabella Emma Olivia Sophia Ava Jacob Ethan Michael Alexander William
2008 Emma Isabella Emily Olivia Ava Jacob Michael Ethan Joshua Daniel
2007 Emily Isabella Emma Ava Madison Jacob Michael Ethan Joshua Daniel
2006 Emily Emma Madison Isabella Ava Jacob Michael Joshua Ethan Matthew
2005 Emily Emma Madison Abigail Olivia Jacob Michael Joshua Matthew Ethan
2004 Emily Emma Madison Olivia Hannah Jacob Michael Joshua Matthew Ethan
2003 Emily Emma Madison Hannah Olivia Jacob Michael Joshua Matthew Andrew
2002 Emily Madison Hannah Emma Alexis Jacob Michael Joshua Matthew Ethan
2001 Emily Madison Hannah Ashley Alexis Jacob Michael Matthew Joshua Christopher
2000 Emily Hannah Madison Ashley Sarah Jacob Michael Matthew Joshua Christopher
1999 Emily Hannah Alexis Sarah Samantha Jacob Michael Matthew Joshua Nicholas
1998 Emily Hannah Samantha Ashley Sarah Michael Jacob Matthew Joshua Christopher
1997 Emily Jessica Ashley Sarah Hannah Michael Jacob Matthew Christopher Joshua
1996 Emily Jessica Ashley Sarah Samantha Michael Matthew Jacob Christopher Joshua
1995 Jessica Ashley Emily Samantha Sarah Michael Matthew Christopher Jacob Joshua
1994 Jessica Ashley Emily Samantha Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Tyler
1993 Jessica Ashley Sarah Samantha Emily Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Tyler
1992 Ashley Jessica Amanda Brittany Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Andrew
1991 Ashley Jessica Brittany Amanda Samantha Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Andrew
1990 Jessica Ashley Brittany Amanda Samantha Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Daniel
1989 Jessica Ashley Brittany Amanda Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua David
1988 Jessica Ashley Amanda Sarah Jennifer Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Andrew
1987 Jessica Ashley Amanda Jennifer Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua David
1986 Jessica Ashley Amanda Jennifer Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua David
1985 Jessica Ashley Jennifer Amanda Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua Daniel
1984 Jennifer Jessica Ashley Amanda Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew Joshua David
1983 Jennifer Jessica Amanda Ashley Sarah Michael Christopher Matthew David Joshua
1982 Jennifer Jessica Amanda Sarah Melissa Michael Christopher Matthew Jason David
1981 Jennifer Jessica Amanda Sarah Melissa Michael Christopher Matthew Jason David
1980 Jennifer Amanda Jessica Melissa Sarah Michael Christopher Jason David James
1979 Jennifer Melissa Amanda Jessica Amy Michael Christopher Jason David James
1978 Jennifer Melissa Jessica Amy Heather Michael Jason Christopher David James
1977 Jennifer Melissa Amy Jessica Heather Michael Jason Christopher David James
1976 Jennifer Amy Melissa Heather Angela Michael Jason Christopher David James
1975 Jennifer Amy Heather Melissa Angela Michael Jason Christopher James David
1974 Jennifer Amy Michelle Heather Angela Michael Jason Christopher David James
1973 Jennifer Amy Michelle Kimberly Lisa Michael Christopher Jason James David
1972 Jennifer Michelle Lisa Kimberly Amy Michael Christopher James David John
1971 Jennifer Michelle Lisa Kimberly Amy Michael James David John Robert
1970 Jennifer Lisa Kimberly Michelle Amy Michael James David John Robert
1969 Lisa Michelle Jennifer Kimberly Melissa Michael David James John Robert
1968 Lisa Michelle Kimberly Jennifer Melissa Michael David John James Robert
1967 Lisa Kimberly Michelle Mary Susan Michael David James John Robert
1966 Lisa Kimberly Mary Michelle Karen Michael David James John Robert
1965 Lisa Mary Karen Kimberly Susan Michael John David James Robert
1964 Lisa Mary Susan Karen Patricia Michael John David James Robert
1963 Lisa Mary Susan Karen Linda Michael John David James Robert
1962 Lisa Mary Susan Karen Linda Michael David John James Robert
1961 Mary Lisa Susan Linda Karen Michael David John James Robert
1960 Mary Susan Linda Karen Donna David Michael James John Robert
1959 Mary Susan Linda Karen Donna Michael David James John Robert
1958 Mary Susan Linda Karen Patricia Michael David James Robert John
1957 Mary Susan Linda Debra Karen Michael James David Robert John
1956 Mary Debra Linda Deborah Susan Michael James Robert David John
1955 Mary Deborah Linda Debra Susan Michael David James Robert John
1954 Mary Linda Deborah Patricia Susan Michael James Robert John David
1953 Mary Linda Deborah Patricia Susan Robert James Michael John David
1952 Linda Mary Patricia Deborah Susan James Robert John Michael David
1951 Linda Mary Patricia Deborah Barbara James Robert John Michael David
1950 Linda Mary Patricia Barbara Susan James Robert John Michael David
1949 Linda Mary Patricia Barbara Susan James Robert John William Michael
1948 Linda Mary Barbara Patricia Susan James Robert John William David
1947 Linda Mary Patricia Barbara Sandra James Robert John William Richard
1946 Mary Linda Patricia Barbara Carol James Robert John William Richard
1945 Mary Linda Barbara Patricia Carol James Robert John William Richard
1944 Mary Barbara Linda Patricia Carol James Robert John William Richard
1943 Mary Barbara Patricia Linda Carol James Robert John William Richard
1942 Mary Barbara Patricia Linda Carol James Robert John William Richard
1941 Mary Barbara Patricia Carol Linda James Robert John William Richard
1940 Mary Barbara Patricia Judith Betty James Robert John William Richard
1939 Mary Barbara Patricia Betty Shirley Robert James John William Richard
1938 Mary Barbara Patricia Betty Shirley Robert James John William Richard
1937 Mary Barbara Patricia Shirley Betty Robert James John William Richard
1936 Mary Shirley Barbara Betty Patricia Robert James John William Richard
1935 Mary Shirley Barbara Betty Patricia Robert James John William Richard
1934 Mary Betty Barbara Shirley Dorothy Robert James John William Richard
1933 Mary Betty Barbara Dorothy Joan Robert James John William Richard
1932 Mary Betty Barbara Dorothy Joan Robert James John William Richard
1931 Mary Betty Dorothy Barbara Joan Robert James John William Richard
1930 Mary Betty Dorothy Helen Margaret Robert James John William Richard
1929 Mary Betty Dorothy Helen Margaret Robert James John William Charles
1928 Mary Betty Dorothy Helen Margaret Robert John James William Charles
1927 Mary Dorothy Betty Helen Margaret Robert John James William Charles
1926 Mary Dorothy Betty Helen Margaret Robert John James William Charles
1925 Mary Dorothy Betty Helen Margaret Robert John William James Charles
1924 Mary Dorothy Helen Betty Margaret Robert John William James Charles
1923 Mary Dorothy Helen Margaret Betty John Robert William James Charles
1922 Mary Dorothy Helen Margaret Ruth John Robert William James Charles
1921 Mary Dorothy Helen Margaret Ruth John Robert William James Charles
1920 Mary Dorothy Helen Margaret Ruth John William Robert James Charles
1919 Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Charles
1918 Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Charles
1917 Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph
1916 Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph
1915 Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph
1914 Mary Helen Dorothy Margaret Ruth John William James Robert Joseph