All through primary and high school there were three Sarah's in my class. The trio were known as "Sarah the Swimmer", "Sarah the Skater" and me, "Sarah the Skier".
Interestingly, we were all elite athletes in our respective sports.
I also went to school with 4 Jennifer's, 3 Amanda's and 2 Brenda/Laurie/Karen/Susie's. There weren't any out of the ordinary names. I would have remembered.
Nowadays, there are still a ton of common names in the class, however, there are definitely a ton of names that stand out on their own.
I thought it would be interesting to see what were the most common names in the USA in 1971 (http://www.weddingvendors.com/baby-names/popular/1971/) and compare them to those 40 years later (http://www.babycenter.com/popularBabyNames.htm?year=2011). Note that rankings are in "babies per million".
|Jennifer, Michelle, Lisa, Kimberly, Amy, Angela, Melissa, Tammy, Mary, Julie.||Michael, James, David, John, Robert, Christopher, William, Jason, Brian and Scott.||Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Mia, Chloe.||Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden, Noah, Michael, Ethan, Alexander, Aiden and Daniel.|
In 1971, Sarah was #58 on the popularity list, in 2011, #39.
In 2011, Alexander was #8, Maximilian was #433 and Artemis ranked #3,866.
It's interesting to see that 40 years later, 2 of the 10 male names are still in the top ten versus zero of the female names.
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