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Fastest growing baby names of the last 50 years

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    Fastest growing baby names of the last 50 years

    All things considered, we are living in a rapidly changing nation. In 2008, Donald Trump was hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the first iPhone had just recently been released and Instagram had not yet been invented. Not only is the media we consume evolving at unprecedented rates, so is the population. As the nation’s ethnic makeup continues to shift, so too do the names most consistently found on birth certificates, classroom rosters and corporate name tags.

    Stacker used data from the Social Security Administration to list the fastest growing baby names of the past 50 years. The slideshow accounts for the 50 female and 50 male names which have risen the highest in popularity between the years of 1968 and 2017. At least 1,000 babies had to be given the name in 2017 for it to be included on the list.

    Read on to see if your name or the name of a loved one has grown in popularity in the last half century!

    ALSO: Most popular short and sweet baby names

  • #50 Boy: Bentley
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    #50 Boy: Bentley

    Today's rank: #3,796
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,737
    Change in rank: +1,645

  • #50 Girl: Gemma
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    #50 Girl: Gemma

    Today's rank: #1,241
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,498
    Change in rank: +2,280

  • #49 Boy: Jameson
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    #49 Boy: Jameson

    Today's rank: #3,907
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,752
    Change in rank: +1,662

  • #49 Girl: Gianna
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    #49 Girl: Gianna

    Today's rank: #3,183
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,379
    Change in rank: +2,299

  • #48 Boy: Hudson
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    #48 Boy: Hudson

    Today's rank: #5,755
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,751
    Change in rank: +1,690

  • #48 Girl: Mila
    7/ Ivanna-Ivashka // Shutterstock

    #48 Girl: Mila

    Today's rank: #5,941
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,406
    Change in rank: +2,378

  • #47 Boy: Cristian
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    #47 Boy: Cristian

    Today's rank: #1,175
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,976
    Change in rank: +1,720

  • #47 Girl: Leia
    9/ pixelheadphoto digitalskillet // Shutterstock

    #47 Girl: Leia

    Today's rank: #1,151
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,670
    Change in rank: +2,433

  • #46 Boy: Matias
    10/ Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

    #46 Boy: Matias

    Today's rank: #1,558
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,939
    Change in rank: +1,734

  • #46 Girl: Bella
    11/ CroMary // Shutterstock

    #46 Girl: Bella

    Today's rank: #4,611
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,545
    Change in rank: +2,499

  • #45 Boy: Amir
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    #45 Boy: Amir

    Today's rank: #2,600
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,897
    Change in rank: +1,763

  • #45 Girl: Raelyn
    13/ izzet ugutmen // Shutterstock

    #45 Girl: Raelyn

    Today's rank: #1,019
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,769
    Change in rank: +2,505

  • #44 Boy: Bryson
    14/ takayuki // Shutterstock

    #44 Boy: Bryson

    Today's rank: #4,633
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,846
    Change in rank: +1,767

  • #44 Girl: Nyla
    15/ Evgeny Atamanenko // Shutterstock

    #44 Girl: Nyla

    Today's rank: #1,076
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,843
    Change in rank: +2,590

  • #43 Boy: Ashton
    16/ Africa Studio // Shutterstock

    #43 Boy: Ashton

    Today's rank: #2,937
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,898
    Change in rank: +1,773

  • #43 Girl: Chloe
    17/ Tetiana Iatsenko // Shutterstock

    #43 Girl: Chloe

    Today's rank: #6,912
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,640
    Change in rank: +2,618

  • #42 Boy: Josiah
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    #42 Boy: Josiah

    Today's rank: #6,976
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,869
    Change in rank: +1,821

  • #42 Girl: Laila
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    #42 Girl: Laila

    Today's rank: #1,735
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,820
    Change in rank: +2,671

  • #41 Boy: Emiliano
    20/ Natalia Deriabina // Shutterstock

    #41 Boy: Emiliano

    Today's rank: #1,864
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,052
    Change in rank: +1,867

  • #41 Girl: Isabella
    21/ AlikeYou // Shutterstock

    #41 Girl: Isabella

    Today's rank: #15,100
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,734
    Change in rank: +2,730

  • #40 Boy: Colton
    22/ Evgeniya Yantseva // Shutterstock

    #40 Boy: Colton

    Today's rank: #5,253
    Rank 50 years ago: #1,972
    Change in rank: +1,906

  • #40 Girl: Adelaide
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    #40 Girl: Adelaide

    Today's rank: #1,155
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,169
    Change in rank: +2,935

  • #39 Boy: Asher
    24/ Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

    #39 Boy: Asher

    Today's rank: #5,991
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,036
    Change in rank: +1,980

  • #39 Girl: Sloane
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    #39 Girl: Sloane

    Today's rank: #1,397
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,144
    Change in rank: +2,955

  • #38 Boy: Orion
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    #38 Boy: Orion

    Today's rank: #1,015
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,276
    Change in rank: +1,993

  • #38 Girl: Alayna
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    #38 Girl: Alayna

    Today's rank: #1,373
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,170
    Change in rank: +2,974

  • #37 Boy: Griffin
    28/ Olena Zaskochenko // Shutterstock

    #37 Boy: Griffin

    Today's rank: #1,511
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,241
    Change in rank: +2,031

  • #37 Girl: Mya
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    #37 Girl: Mya

    Today's rank: #1,728
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,127
    Change in rank: +2,977

  • #36 Boy: Judah
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    #36 Boy: Judah

    Today's rank: #1,897
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,253
    Change in rank: +2,069

  • #36 Girl: Norah
    31/ Tetiana Iatsenko // Shutterstock

    #36 Girl: Norah

    Today's rank: #2,148
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,272
    Change in rank: +3,155

  • #35 Boy: Braxton
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    #35 Boy: Braxton

    Today's rank: #3,320
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,211
    Change in rank: +2,103

  • #35 Girl: Olive
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    #35 Girl: Olive

    Today's rank: #1,241
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,411
    Change in rank: +3,194

  • #34 Boy: Camden
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    #34 Boy: Camden

    Today's rank: #2,651
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,332
    Change in rank: +2,199

  • #34 Girl: Brianna
    35/ Elena Efimova // Shutterstock

    #34 Girl: Brianna

    Today's rank: #2,504
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,471
    Change in rank: +3,365

  • #33 Boy: Cooper
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    #33 Boy: Cooper

    Today's rank: #4,581
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,342
    Change in rank: +2,261

  • #33 Girl: Willow
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    #33 Girl: Willow

    Today's rank: #3,529
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,610
    Change in rank: +3,538

  • #32 Boy: Kameron
    38/ Pixabay

    #32 Boy: Kameron

    Today's rank: #1,320
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,508
    Change in rank: +2,274

  • #32 Girl: Savannah
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    #32 Girl: Savannah

    Today's rank: #5,222
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,576
    Change in rank: +3,541

  • #31 Boy: Aidan
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    #31 Boy: Aidan

    Today's rank: #1,718
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,577
    Change in rank: +2,382

  • #31 Girl: Brynn
    41/ Good Free Photos

    #31 Girl: Brynn

    Today's rank: #1,091
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,805
    Change in rank: +3,558

  • #30 Boy: Enzo
    42/ Voiceboks

    #30 Boy: Enzo

    Today's rank: #1,419
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,620
    Change in rank: +2,400

  • #30 Girl: Lyla
    43/ Pxhere

    #30 Girl: Lyla

    Today's rank: #2,251
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,710
    Change in rank: +3,596

  • #29 Boy: Luca
    44/ Pexels

    #29 Boy: Luca

    Today's rank: #3,070
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,524
    Change in rank: +2,404

  • #29 Girl: Camila
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    #29 Girl: Camila

    Today's rank: #6,752
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,808
    Change in rank: +3,785

  • #28 Boy: Connor
    46/ Pxhere

    #28 Boy: Connor

    Today's rank: #6,382
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,469
    Change in rank: +2,416

  • #28 Girl: Charlee
    47/ Pxhere

    #28 Girl: Charlee

    Today's rank: #1,154
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,026
    Change in rank: +3,791

  • #27 Boy: Finn
    48/ Max Pixel

    #27 Boy: Finn

    Today's rank: #2,365
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,629
    Change in rank: +2,478

  • #27 Girl: Ember
    49/ Pxhere

    #27 Girl: Ember

    Today's rank: #1,111
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,283
    Change in rank: +4,040

  • #26 Boy: Tanner
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    #26 Boy: Tanner

    Today's rank: #1,322
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,715
    Change in rank: +2,483

  • #26 Girl: Trinity
    51/ Pixabay

    #26 Girl: Trinity

    Today's rank: #1,846
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,206
    Change in rank: +4,067

  • #25 Boy: Mateo
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    #25 Boy: Mateo

    Today's rank: #7,726
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,534
    Change in rank: +2,494

  • #25 Girl: Kaylee
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    #25 Girl: Kaylee

    Today's rank: #3,390
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,331
    Change in rank: +4,257

  • #24 Boy: Malachi
    54/ Avsar Aras // Wikicommons

    #24 Boy: Malachi

    Today's rank: #2,507
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,677
    Change in rank: +2,539

  • #24 Girl: Freya
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    #24 Girl: Freya

    Today's rank: #1,069
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,586
    Change in rank: +4,330

  • #23 Boy: Finley
    56/ Pxhere

    #23 Boy: Finley

    Today's rank: #1,284
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,796
    Change in rank: +2,557

  • #23 Girl: Jayla
    57/ Pexels

    #23 Girl: Jayla

    Today's rank: #1,334
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,604
    Change in rank: +4,400

  • #22 Boy: Paxton
    58/ Kenny Louie // Wikicommons

    #22 Boy: Paxton

    Today's rank: #1,898
    Rank 50 years ago: #2,867
    Change in rank: +2,684

  • #22 Girl: Talia
    59/ Max Pixel

    #22 Girl: Talia

    Today's rank: #1,040
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,739
    Change in rank: +4,478

  • #21 Boy: Matteo
    60/ Pxhere

    #21 Boy: Matteo

    Today's rank: #2,071
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,022
    Change in rank: +2,853

  • #21 Girl: Amina
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    #21 Girl: Amina

    Today's rank: #1,170
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,785
    Change in rank: +4,556

  • #20 Boy: Holden
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    #20 Boy: Holden

    Today's rank: #1,518
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,211
    Change in rank: +3,002

  • #20 Girl: Kali
    63/ Pxhere

    #20 Girl: Kali

    Today's rank: #1,083
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,929
    Change in rank: +4,679

  • #19 Boy: Declan
    64/ Aqua Mechanical // Flickr

    #19 Boy: Declan

    Today's rank: #3,444
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,163
    Change in rank: +3,057

  • #19 Girl: Arianna
    65/ Max Pixel

    #19 Girl: Arianna

    Today's rank: #3,264
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,793
    Change in rank: +4,717

  • #18 Boy: Arlo
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    #18 Boy: Arlo

    Today's rank: #1,084
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,382
    Change in rank: +3,114

  • #18 Girl: Lilliana
    67/ Pexels

    #18 Girl: Lilliana

    Today's rank: #1,108
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,984
    Change in rank: +4,740

  • #17 Boy: Conor
    68/ Pixabay

    #17 Boy: Conor

    Today's rank: #1,127
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,430
    Change in rank: +3,167

  • #17 Girl: Eliana
    69/ Pexels

    #17 Girl: Eliana

    Today's rank: #3,254
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,874
    Change in rank: +4,797

  • #16 Boy: Cash
    70/ Max Pixel

    #16 Boy: Cash

    Today's rank: #1,260
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,414
    Change in rank: +3,170

  • #16 Girl: Raegan
    71/ Pexels

    #16 Girl: Raegan

    Today's rank: #1,213
    Rank 50 years ago: #5,044
    Change in rank: +4,822

  • #15 Boy: Maverick
    72/ Pexels

    #15 Boy: Maverick

    Today's rank: #4,702
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,271
    Change in rank: +3,193

  • #15 Girl: Kamila
    73/ Pexels

    #15 Girl: Kamila

    Today's rank: #1,100
    Rank 50 years ago: #5,345
    Change in rank: +5,099

  • #14 Boy: Colt
    74/ Pexels

    #14 Boy: Colt

    Today's rank: #1,329
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,428
    Change in rank: +3,197

  • #14 Girl: Lilah
    75/ Pexels

    #14 Girl: Lilah

    Today's rank: #1,168
    Rank 50 years ago: #5,416
    Change in rank: +5,185

  • #13 Boy: Maximiliano
    76/ Pexels

    #13 Boy: Maximiliano

    Today's rank: #1,191
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,564
    Change in rank: +3,312

  • #13 Girl: Kylie
    77/ Pexels

    #13 Girl: Kylie

    Today's rank: #2,688
    Rank 50 years ago: #5,382
    Change in rank: +5,283

  • #12 Boy: Lukas
    78/ Pexels

    #12 Boy: Lukas

    Today's rank: #1,723
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,547
    Change in rank: +3,353

  • #12 Girl: Vivienne
    79/ Pexels

    #12 Girl: Vivienne

    Today's rank: #1,255
    Rank 50 years ago: #5,627
    Change in rank: +5,412

  • #11 Boy: Conner
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    #11 Boy: Conner

    Today's rank: #1,005
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,757
    Change in rank: +3,473

  • #11 Girl: Amara
    81/ Pexels

    #11 Girl: Amara

    Today's rank: #1,478
    Rank 50 years ago: #5,651
    Change in rank: +5,472

  • #10 Boy: Rowan
    82/ Yulia Sribna // Shutterstock

    #10 Boy: Rowan

    Today's rank: #2,827
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,615
    Change in rank: +3,489

  • #10 Girl: Arabella
    83/ Pexels

    #10 Girl: Arabella

    Today's rank: #1,875
    Rank 50 years ago: #5,666
    Change in rank: +5,530

  • #9 Boy: Gage
    84/ Lopolo // Shutterstock

    #9 Boy: Gage

    Today's rank: #1,035
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,850
    Change in rank: +3,572

  • #9 Girl: Delaney
    85/ Pexels

    #9 Girl: Delaney

    Today's rank: #1,259
    Rank 50 years ago: #5,758
    Change in rank: +5,545

  • #8 Boy: Brody
    86/ Lipatova Maryna // Shutterstock

    #8 Boy: Brody

    Today's rank: #2,542
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,722
    Change in rank: +3,585

  • #8 Girl: Paisley
    87/ Africa Studio // Shutterstock

    #8 Girl: Paisley

    Today's rank: #4,927
    Rank 50 years ago: #6,068
    Change in rank: +6,027

  • #7 Boy: Kyler
    88/ Iren_Geo // Shutterstock

    #7 Boy: Kyler

    Today's rank: #1,064
    Rank 50 years ago: #3,934
    Change in rank: +3,663

  • #7 Girl: Harmony
    89/ Nina Buday // Shutterstock

    #7 Girl: Harmony

    Today's rank: #1,694
    Rank 50 years ago: #6,514
    Change in rank: +6,361

  • #6 Boy: Ronan
    90/ pratan ounpitipong // Shutterstock

    #6 Boy: Ronan

    Today's rank: #1,190
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,047
    Change in rank: +3,794

  • #6 Girl: Lyric
    91/ Kateryna Gurska // Shutterstock

    #6 Girl: Lyric

    Today's rank: #1,057
    Rank 50 years ago: #6,692
    Change in rank: +6,435

  • #5 Boy: Rylan
    92/ FamVeld // Shutterstock

    #5 Boy: Rylan

    Today's rank: #1,253
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,054
    Change in rank: +3,809

  • #5 Girl: Hailey
    93/ Rob Marmion // Shutterstock

    #5 Girl: Hailey

    Today's rank: #3,691
    Rank 50 years ago: #6,513
    Change in rank: +6,448

  • #4 Boy: Adriel
    94/ ucchie79 // Shutterstock

    #4 Boy: Adriel

    Today's rank: #1,458
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,140
    Change in rank: +3,923

  • #4 Girl: Adaline
    95/ Malakhova Ganna // Shutterstock

    #4 Girl: Adaline

    Today's rank: #1,673
    Rank 50 years ago: #7,014
    Change in rank: +6,859

  • #3 Boy: Nash
    96/ Nadia Cruzova // Shutterstock

    #3 Boy: Nash

    Today's rank: #1,273
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,552
    Change in rank: +4,309

  • #3 Girl: Aria
    97/ Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

    #3 Girl: Aria

    Today's rank: #7,132
    Rank 50 years ago: #7,064
    Change in rank: +7,044

  • #2 Boy: Phoenix
    98/ Vasilyev Alexandr // Shutterstock

    #2 Boy: Phoenix

    Today's rank: #1,332
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,587
    Change in rank: +4,358

  • #2 Girl: Marley
    99/ Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

    #2 Girl: Marley

    Today's rank: #1,463
    Rank 50 years ago: #7,732
    Change in rank: +7,552

  • #1 Boy: Ryder
    100/ DONOT6_STUDIO // Shutterstock

    #1 Boy: Ryder

    Today's rank: #3,238
    Rank 50 years ago: #4,627
    Change in rank: +4,515

  • #1 Girl: Sienna
    101/ Marlon Lopez MMG1 Design // Shutterstock

    #1 Girl: Sienna

    Today's rank: #1,392
    Rank 50 years ago: #8,018
    Change in rank: +7,827

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