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REPORT: Old-fashioned names making a big comeback

The United States Social Security Administration has been tracking the names of newborns since the early days of its existence. (Source: Social Security Administration) The United States Social Security Administration has been tracking the names of newborns since the early days of its existence. (Source: Social Security Administration)
The SSA releases an annual baby name popularity report typically around Mother’s Day. The report is based on names from applications for social security cards. (Source: ssa.gov) The SSA releases an annual baby name popularity report typically around Mother’s Day. The report is based on names from applications for social security cards. (Source: ssa.gov)

(WTVM/WXTX) - Parents have many things to worry about during a pregnancy, but one of the most important things they will decide is what they will name their child. 

A new report shows that some old-fashioned names are making a popular comeback. The United States Social Security Administration has been tracking the names of newborns since the early days of the agency's existence.

Of course you have typical names like John or Anna, but there other names that have risen in popularity only into a passing fad. We do live in a world where parents have named their children Blue Ivy and Summer Rain.

The SSA releases its annual baby name popularity report around Mother's Day. The report is based on names from applications for social security cards.

Here are 9 old-fashioned names that are making a big comeback:

  1. Sophie
  2. Violet
  3. Ella
  4. Lily
  5. Lucy
  6. Stella
  7. Sadie
  8. Oliver
  9. Max

In breaking the report down by state, the most popular names for newborns in Alabama are: William and Ava. Across the river in Georgia, William and Olivia are the most popular names.

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