Every decade has its own flair — and its own popular baby names.
William has remained the most popular Georgia name from 1960 until 2014, but every decade has its favorites. In Georgia, kids mainly named James and Lisa rocked out to the Rolling Stones in the ‘60s, while Christopher and Ashley played with Furbies and slap bracelets in the ‘90s, according to data from the Social Security Administration.
Here’s a breakdown of the most popular baby names in each decade, according to the SSA.
How popular was your name in the decade you were born?
Boys: James (No. 1), Michael, John
Girls: Lisa (No. 1), Angela, Mary
Boys: Michael (No.1), James, Christopher
Girls: Jennifer (No. 1), Kimberly, Angela
Boys: Christopher (No. 1), Michael, James
Girls: Jessica (No. 1), Ashley, Amanda
Boys: Christopher (No. 1), Michael, Joshua
Girls: Ashley (No. 1), Jessica, Taylor
Boys: William (No. 1), Joshua, Jacob
Girls: Madison (No. 1), Emily, Emma
Boys: William (No. 1), Mason, Noah
Girls: Emma (No. 1), Ava, Isabella
Click on the chart below for a complete look at popular baby names in Georgia by year, and to discover more trends in the data over time.
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Lauren Colley contributed to this story