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100 of the Most Common First Names - Is Your Name in the List?

100 Common First Names - Is Your Name in the List?
Names like 'Jennifer', 'John', or 'Linda' are so common that if you just randomly happen to holler out any one of these, you will be met with at least a dozen expectant stares. Know more such common first names in this AptParenting article and check if your name also features in the list.
AptParenting Staff
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018
"I love inventing names, but I also collect unusual names, so that I can look through my notebook and choose one that suits a new character." ― J. K. Rowling
Why do people continue to name their babies with common names? Isn't the world feeling stultified with over-familiar names? Surprisingly not. By this we are not trying to suggest that people have no predilection for unique or uncommon names but the majority makes of those who like common names.
While there could be many reasons for people choosing usual names for their babies, many stick with the common ones so that their kids don't get teased in school because of an uncommon name. Also, at the end of the day, it is about your liking; if you think 'Kenneth' is a befitting name for your bambino, you will go ahead with it, irrespective of whether it is typical or uncommon. Just like there are common first names, there are common last names that people have been sporting for many years. Different strokes for different folks, we must say.
Common Male First Names
James John Robert Michael William
David Richard Charles Joseph Thomas
Christopher Daniel Paul Mark Donald
George Kenneth Steven Edward Brian
Ronald Anthony Kevin Jason Matthew
Gary Timothy Jose Larry Jeffrey
Frank Scott Eric Stephen Andrew
Raymond Jack Gregory Joshua Jerry
Dennis Walter Patrick Peter Harold
Douglas Henry Carl Arthur Ryan
Common Female First Names
Mary Patricia Barbara Linda Elizabeth
Maria Jennifer Susan Margaret Dorothy
Lisa Nancy Karen Betty Helen
Sandra Donna Ruth Sharon Michelle
Laura Sarah Kimberly Deborah Jessica
Shirley Cynthia Angela Emily Brenda
Amy Anna Rebecca Virginia Kathleen
Pamela Martha Debra Amanda Stephanie
Caroline Christine Marie Janet Catherine
Frances Ann Joyce Diane Alice