What were popular baby names in the 1990s?

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Question: What were popular baby names in the 1990s?

Answer: Kurt Cobain, Friends, Jennifer Anniston's hair, grunge rock... it must be the 1990s. This was a time when people really started to branch out in their baby names. Parents didn't stick to what was considered traditional at the time. This was a chance for people try names out for themselves. That led to a lot of baby names that were more gender neutral.

It also was more a revolution for the baby girl names.

What were the popular baby names in the 1990s? Here are the top twenty names for the girls and boys born in the 1990s:


Boy Baby Names

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Jacob
  6. Nicholas
  7. Andrew
  8. Daniel
  9. Tyler
  10. Joseph
  11. Brandon
  12. David
  13. James
  14. Ryan
  15. John
  16. Zachary
  17. Justin
  18. William
  19. Anthony
  20. Robert


Girl Baby Names

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Emily
  4. Sarah
  5. Samantha
  6. Amanda
  7. Brittany
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Taylor
  10. Megan
  11. Hannah
  12. Kayla
  13. Lauren
  14. Stephanie
  15. Rachel
  16. Jennifer
  17. Nicole
  18. Alexis
  19. Victoria
  20. Amber

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