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Classic Baby Names that are Going Extinct

Classic baby names that are going extinct
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Classic baby names that are going extinct

Naming your baby can be a momentous decision. The internet is rife with articles on choosing a baby name and how a particular name can have a big impact on your child’s future. Research does prove that names are, in fact, important. Names can signal a person’s gender, ethnicity, and even political leanings. In some cases, baby naming can mean big business: Erfolgswelle, a Swiss company, charges clients $31,000 for an “internationally-unique” name. While spending $31,000 for a unique baby name may not be in everyone’s budget, this list of 100 baby names that are going extinct is 100% free. Using the Social Security Administration’s historical archives of baby names, we calculated the historical average annual rank for baby names from 1880 to 2015 and then compared it to where those names placed in 2016. Our list focuses on classically popular names that ranked in the top 1,500 names historically. From Wanda to Wilton, read on to find the top 50 vintage boys and girls names that are flying out of fashion.
#50 Boy: Burton
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#50 Boy: Burton

- Historical Average Rank: #1,006

- Today's Rank: #4,087 with 25 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,081

#50 Girl: Jeannie
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#50 Girl: Jeannie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,276

- Today's Rank: #4,647 with 30 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,371

#49 Boy: Randal
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#49 Boy: Randal

- Historical Average Rank: #1,161

- Today's Rank: #4,251 with 24 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,090

#49 Girl: Casandra
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#49 Girl: Casandra

- Historical Average Rank: #1,248

- Today's Rank: #4,627 with 30 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,379

#48 Boy: Tommie
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#48 Boy: Tommie

- Historical Average Rank: #645

- Today's Rank: #3,743 with 29 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,098

#48 Girl: Glenda
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#48 Girl: Glenda

- Historical Average Rank: #929

- Today's Rank: #4,355 with 33 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,426

#47 Boy: Bernie
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#47 Boy: Bernie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,484

- Today's Rank: #4,607 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,123

#47 Girl: Portia
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#47 Girl: Portia

- Historical Average Rank: #1,358

- Today's Rank: #4,792 with 29 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,434

#46 Boy: Stacy
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#46 Boy: Stacy

- Historical Average Rank: #1,142

- Today's Rank: #4,270 with 24 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,128

#46 Girl: Thelma
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#46 Girl: Thelma

- Historical Average Rank: #1,034

- Today's Rank: #4,496 with 32 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,462

#45 Boy: Mitchel
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#45 Boy: Mitchel

- Historical Average Rank: #960

- Today's Rank: #4,137 with 25 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,177

#45 Girl: Christie
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#45 Girl: Christie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,242

- Today's Rank: #4,734 with 29 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,492

#44 Boy: Carey
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#44 Boy: Carey

- Historical Average Rank: #974

- Today's Rank: #4,186 with 24 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,212

#44 Girl: Angelita
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#44 Girl: Angelita

- Historical Average Rank: #1,202

- Today's Rank: #4,718 with 29 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,516

#43 Boy: Trinidad
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#43 Boy: Trinidad

- Historical Average Rank: #1,490

- Today's Rank: #4,734 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,244

#43 Girl: Ursula
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#43 Girl: Ursula

- Historical Average Rank: #1,274

- Today's Rank: #4,814 with 29 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,540

#42 Boy: Homer
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#42 Boy: Homer

- Historical Average Rank: #953

- Today's Rank: #4,207 with 24 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,254

#42 Girl: Jill
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#42 Girl: Jill

- Historical Average Rank: #990

- Today's Rank: #4,543 with 31 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,553

#41 Boy: Sammie
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#41 Boy: Sammie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,002

- Today's Rank: #4,261 with 24 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,259

#41 Girl: Bertha
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#41 Girl: Bertha

- Historical Average Rank: #675

- Today's Rank: #4,230 with 34 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,555

#40 Boy: Pasquale
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#40 Boy: Pasquale

- Historical Average Rank: #1,383

- Today's Rank: #4,705 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,322

#40 Girl: Shakira
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#40 Girl: Shakira

- Historical Average Rank: #1,490

- Today's Rank: #5,075 with 27 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,585

#39 Boy: Wilbur
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#39 Boy: Wilbur

- Historical Average Rank: #916

- Today's Rank: #4,286 with 24 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,370

#39 Girl: Sallie
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#39 Girl: Sallie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,215

- Today's Rank: #4,800 with 29 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,585

#38 Boy: Garland
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#38 Boy: Garland

- Historical Average Rank: #1,004

- Today's Rank: #4,477 with 22 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,473

#38 Girl: Lee
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#38 Girl: Lee

- Historical Average Rank: #930

- Today's Rank: #4,557 with 31 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,627

#37 Boy: Cleveland
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#37 Boy: Cleveland

- Historical Average Rank: #784

- Today's Rank: #4,322 with 23 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,538

#37 Girl: Bobbie
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#37 Girl: Bobbie

- Historical Average Rank: #672

- Today's Rank: #4,337 with 33 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,665

#36 Boy: Cliff
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#36 Boy: Cliff

- Historical Average Rank: #1,393

- Today's Rank: #4,940 with 19 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,547

#36 Girl: Keisha
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#36 Girl: Keisha

- Historical Average Rank: #1,364

- Today's Rank: #5,031 with 27 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,667

#35 Boy: Horace
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#35 Boy: Horace

- Historical Average Rank: #735

- Today's Rank: #4,354 with 23 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,619

#35 Girl: Jeannette
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#35 Girl: Jeannette

- Historical Average Rank: #716

- Today's Rank: #4,450 with 32 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,734

#34 Boy: Earnest
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#34 Boy: Earnest

- Historical Average Rank: #579

- Today's Rank: #4,200 with 24 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,621

#34 Girl: Debbie
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#34 Girl: Debbie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,399

- Today's Rank: #5,142 with 26 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,743

#33 Boy: Elbert
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#33 Boy: Elbert

- Historical Average Rank: #971

- Today's Rank: #4,633 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,662

#33 Girl: Ethel
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#33 Girl: Ethel

- Historical Average Rank: #1,467

- Today's Rank: #5,300 with 25 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,833

#32 Boy: Delbert
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#32 Boy: Delbert

- Historical Average Rank: #849

- Today's Rank: #4,622 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,773

#32 Girl: Ilene
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#32 Girl: Ilene

- Historical Average Rank: #1,323

- Today's Rank: #5,160 with 26 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,837

#31 Boy: Darrel
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#31 Boy: Darrel

- Historical Average Rank: #841

- Today's Rank: #4,620 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,779

#31 Girl: Wanda
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#31 Girl: Wanda

- Historical Average Rank: #830

- Today's Rank: #4,699 with 30 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,869

#30 Boy: Thurman
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#30 Boy: Thurman

- Historical Average Rank: #1,429

- Today's Rank: #5,259 with 18 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,830

#30 Girl: Delores
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#30 Girl: Delores

- Historical Average Rank: #1,377

- Today's Rank: #5,291 with 25 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,914

#29 Boy: Michel
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#29 Boy: Michel

- Historical Average Rank: #1,192

- Today's Rank: #5,026 with 19 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,834

#29 Girl: Lorna
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#29 Girl: Lorna

- Historical Average Rank: #1,069

- Today's Rank: #5,045 with 27 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,976

#28 Boy: Russel
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#28 Boy: Russel

- Historical Average Rank: #983

- Today's Rank: #4,874 with 20 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,891

#28 Girl: Janis
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#28 Girl: Janis

- Historical Average Rank: #1,451

- Today's Rank: #5,667 with 23 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,216

#27 Boy: Rubin
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#27 Boy: Rubin

- Historical Average Rank: #1,321

- Today's Rank: #5,247 with 18 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,926

#27 Girl: Marsha
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#27 Girl: Marsha

- Historical Average Rank: #1,439

- Today's Rank: #5,702 with 23 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,263

#26 Boy: Grover
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#26 Boy: Grover

- Historical Average Rank: #1,430

- Today's Rank: #5,356 with 17 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 3,926

#26 Girl: Jacquelin
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#26 Girl: Jacquelin

- Historical Average Rank: #1,378

- Today's Rank: #5,664 with 23 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,286

#25 Boy: Wilton
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#25 Boy: Wilton

- Historical Average Rank: #1,421

- Today's Rank: #5,496 with 17 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,075

#25 Girl: Kathrine
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#25 Girl: Kathrine

- Historical Average Rank: #981

- Today's Rank: #5,336 with 25 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,355

#24 Boy: Al
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#24 Boy: Al

- Historical Average Rank: #980

- Today's Rank: #5,289 with 17 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,309

#24 Girl: Kristi
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#24 Girl: Kristi

- Historical Average Rank: #1,103

- Today's Rank: #5,499 with 24 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,396

#23 Boy: Edwardo
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#23 Boy: Edwardo

- Historical Average Rank: #1,449

- Today's Rank: #5,821 with 15 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,372

#23 Girl: Kristie
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#23 Girl: Kristie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,420

- Today's Rank: #5,853 with 22 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,433

#22 Boy: Norris
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#22 Boy: Norris

- Historical Average Rank: #1,046

- Today's Rank: #5,442 with 17 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,396

#22 Girl: Shauna
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#22 Girl: Shauna

- Historical Average Rank: #1,268

- Today's Rank: #5,726 with 23 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,458

#21 Boy: Irwin
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#21 Boy: Irwin

- Historical Average Rank: #1,211

- Today's Rank: #5,609 with 16 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,398

#21 Girl: Mamie
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#21 Girl: Mamie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,364

- Today's Rank: #5,869 with 22 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,505

#20 Boy: Hal
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#20 Boy: Hal

- Historical Average Rank: #1,356

- Today's Rank: #5,841 with 15 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,485

#20 Girl: Reba
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#20 Girl: Reba

- Historical Average Rank: #1,312

- Today's Rank: #5,899 with 22 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,587

#19 Boy: Dewey
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#19 Boy: Dewey

- Historical Average Rank: #936

- Today's Rank: #5,572 with 16 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,636

#19 Girl: Muriel
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#19 Girl: Muriel

- Historical Average Rank: #1,440

- Today's Rank: #6,087 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,647

#18 Boy: Phil
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#18 Boy: Phil

- Historical Average Rank: #1,309

- Today's Rank: #5,950 with 15 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,641

#18 Girl: Jenifer
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#18 Girl: Jenifer

- Historical Average Rank: #1,107

- Today's Rank: #5,836 with 22 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,729

#17 Boy: Antone
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#17 Boy: Antone

- Historical Average Rank: #1,358

- Today's Rank: #6,030 with 14 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,672

#17 Girl: Rene
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#17 Girl: Rene

- Historical Average Rank: #1,498

- Today's Rank: #6,327 with 20 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,829

#16 Boy: Bert
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#16 Boy: Bert

- Historical Average Rank: #1,235

- Today's Rank: #6,051 with 14 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,816

#16 Girl: Wilma
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#16 Girl: Wilma

- Historical Average Rank: #1,212

- Today's Rank: #6,142 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 4,930

#15 Boy: Merle
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#15 Boy: Merle

- Historical Average Rank: #1,172

- Today's Rank: #6,196 with 14 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,024

#15 Girl: Gail
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#15 Girl: Gail

- Historical Average Rank: #1,205

- Today's Rank: #6,218 with 20 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,013

#14 Boy: Lenard
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#14 Boy: Lenard

- Historical Average Rank: #1,394

- Today's Rank: #6,511 with 13 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,117

#14 Girl: Phyllis
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#14 Girl: Phyllis

- Historical Average Rank: #1,053

- Today's Rank: #6,104 with 21 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,051

#13 Boy: Rickie
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#13 Boy: Rickie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,463

- Today's Rank: #6,598 with 13 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,135

#13 Girl: William
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#13 Girl: William

- Historical Average Rank: #1,385

- Today's Rank: #6,603 with 19 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,218

#12 Boy: Bob
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#12 Boy: Bob

- Historical Average Rank: #1,143

- Today's Rank: #6,360 with 13 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,217

#12 Girl: Peggy
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#12 Girl: Peggy

- Historical Average Rank: #977

- Today's Rank: #6,569 with 19 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,592

#11 Boy: Napoleon
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#11 Boy: Napoleon

- Historical Average Rank: #1,205

- Today's Rank: #6,545 with 13 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,340

#11 Girl: Tonya
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#11 Girl: Tonya

- Historical Average Rank: #1,206

- Today's Rank: #6,837 with 18 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,631

#10 Boy: Thad
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#10 Boy: Thad

- Historical Average Rank: #1,340

- Today's Rank: #7,046 with 12 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,706

#10 Girl: Myrna
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#10 Girl: Myrna

- Historical Average Rank: #1,471

- Today's Rank: #7,449 with 16 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,978

#9 Boy: Carroll
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#9 Boy: Carroll

- Historical Average Rank: #1,429

- Today's Rank: #7,633 with 10 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 6,204

#9 Girl: Cathleen
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#9 Girl: Cathleen

- Historical Average Rank: #1,295

- Today's Rank: #7,280 with 16 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 5,985

#8 Boy: Doyle
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#8 Boy: Doyle

- Historical Average Rank: #1,170

- Today's Rank: #7,688 with 10 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 6,518

#8 Girl: Tabatha
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#8 Girl: Tabatha

- Historical Average Rank: #1,456

- Today's Rank: #7,504 with 16 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 6,048

#7 Boy: Ned
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#7 Boy: Ned

- Historical Average Rank: #1,313

- Today's Rank: #7,923 with 10 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 6,610

#7 Girl: Patsy
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#7 Girl: Patsy

- Historical Average Rank: #1,345

- Today's Rank: #7,466 with 16 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 6,121

#6 Boy: Kennith
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#6 Boy: Kennith

- Historical Average Rank: #1,402

- Today's Rank: #8,449 with 9 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 7,047

#6 Girl: Consuelo
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#6 Girl: Consuelo

- Historical Average Rank: #1,208

- Today's Rank: #7,626 with 15 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 6,418

#5 Boy: Lynn
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#5 Boy: Lynn

- Historical Average Rank: #925

- Today's Rank: #8,508 with 9 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 7,583

#5 Girl: Margie
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#5 Girl: Margie

- Historical Average Rank: #1,192

- Today's Rank: #8,200 with 14 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 7,008

#4 Boy: Ed
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#4 Boy: Ed

- Historical Average Rank: #1,430

- Today's Rank: #9,027 with 8 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 7,597

#4 Girl: Catharine
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#4 Girl: Catharine

- Historical Average Rank: #1,442

- Today's Rank: #8,943 with 12 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 7,501

#3 Boy: Barney
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#3 Boy: Barney

- Historical Average Rank: #1,440

- Today's Rank: #9,727 with 7 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 8,287

#3 Girl: John
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#3 Girl: John

- Historical Average Rank: #1,388

- Today's Rank: #9,066 with 12 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 7,678

#2 Boy: Sandy
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#2 Boy: Sandy

- Historical Average Rank: #1,423

- Today's Rank: #10,476 with 7 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 9,053

#2 Girl: Sue
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#2 Girl: Sue

- Historical Average Rank: #1,194

- Today's Rank: #9,309 with 12 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 8,115

#1 Boy: Clair
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#1 Boy: Clair

- Historical Average Rank: #1,462

- Today's Rank: #12,480 with 5 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 11,018

#1 Girl: Madge
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#1 Girl: Madge

- Historical Average Rank: #1,479

- Today's Rank: #17,720 with 5 babies born in 2016

- Change in Rank: down 16,241

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