The Social Security Department collects data on baby names. To see how the popularity of a given name has changed over the last few years, enter the name and the number of years (up to 12 years back). Please note that the name you select must be in the top 1000 most popular names in order for the name to appear in the table produced by your request.
Also fun to review are how the popular names have changed over the years. Here are the top 10 names by year of birth for years 1880 through 1997, based on a 1% sample: