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Can you name the top 20 girls names of each decade listed?
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Top 20 Names of 10 Decades: Girls Quiz
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Feb 10th, 2011 at 02:57 GMT
Nice quiz. You have a typo in the 6th name for 1980.
Feb 13th, 2011 at 23:11 GMT
..but 2.2% are still getting it. haha.
Feb 15th, 2011 at 19:40 GMT
nice idea for a game, I would like to know your sources though
Mar 3rd, 2011 at 21:53 GMT
I fixed those things... sorry I didn't see this sooner!
May 3rd, 2011 at 16:55 GMT
@lucia: The source is here: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames/index.html. You can find lists for any year or decade back to the 1880s.
May 3rd, 2011 at 16:56 GMT
@readysetgo88: From the title, I thought you were looking for top names for each decade, like 2000s, etc. I couldn't understand why some (like Isabella) weren't listed. Maybe you could clarify in the instructions that you're looking for names from the year 2000, 1990, etc. rather than the decade. I really enjoyed the quiz. I was furiously typing and didn't make many wrong guesses and still couldn't get them all in 10 min.
Game published: Mar 11th, 2012 at 04:03 GMT
Mar 11th, 2012 at 04:19 GMT
All of those 1910s names sound like old ladies. Oh, wait...
Mar 11th, 2012 at 10:08 GMT
Wow, there was a huge turnover between 1960 and 1970. Looks like the Baby Boomers retired all of their popular names en masse when they started having kids of their own.
Mar 11th, 2012 at 11:11 GMT
How did I not come across this quiz before? Congrats on getting it published.
Mar 11th, 2012 at 13:04 GMT
I find the newest names the hardest to remember. You really need to grow up with people with those names. I always scroll through my friends and relations but that'll only get you half the answers. Especially when you don't live in America.
Mar 11th, 2012 at 13:04 GMT
How come I never remember all the variations? :p
Mar 11th, 2012 at 13:44 GMT
Catherine/Katherine/Kathryn/Kathy? That was a waste of time trying those!
Mar 11th, 2012 at 14:38 GMT
so many names i'm surprised are not there: abbie, harriet, nicola, gemma, the list goes on!
Mar 11th, 2012 at 15:14 GMT
Nicola and Gemma have only ever really been common in the UK, not in the US.
Mar 11th, 2012 at 16:03 GMT
Slightly surprised that Victoria was only common in the year 200-though maybe that's because I live in the UK and it's more common there.
Mar 11th, 2012 at 16:39 GMT
Missed my own freaking name. It's never shown up on any of these before!
Mar 11th, 2012 at 17:00 GMT
It's amazing how many names of people I know that I didn't put while answering... These quizzes are fun but so frustrating!
Mar 11th, 2012 at 18:11 GMT
What happened to Mary in the 1970's?
Mar 11th, 2012 at 19:15 GMT
I needed more time.
Mar 11th, 2012 at 20:34 GMT
I knew a Filipina named Gemma in junior high. I had no idea it was a British name until years later.
Mar 11th, 2012 at 20:50 GMT
No Kristin? No Catherine? Both of those floored me. Half of the girls in my eighth grade class were named Kristin, and another four were Catherines.
Mar 12th, 2012 at 00:01 GMT
Loved this quiz. Names are my thing, and even then, it was a challenge.
Mar 12th, 2012 at 02:06 GMT
Yeah, finally, my real name, Mary, was the top-rated name in the 60s. I was one of 4 Mary's in my class. But I, too, was surprised that Catherine/Katherine was not there. I always had tons of Cathys in my class. I went through all the older women's names, and some of them were correct. Hard quiz.
Mar 12th, 2012 at 04:06 GMT
I think Catherine doesn't show up because each spelling is counted separately. I'm positive that if you added up Catherine, Katherine, Kathryn etc. it would make the top 20 for many of these years.
Mar 12th, 2012 at 04:29 GMT
The girls quizzes always seem to be way harder than the boys.
Mar 12th, 2012 at 12:03 GMT
No Jane? Even during the time of the Dick and Jane books?
Mar 12th, 2012 at 16:12 GMT
I missed three names of girls I dated for over a year...sigh...
Mar 13th, 2012 at 00:23 GMT
That's strange, tndawg didn't come up for me when I tried it...
Mar 13th, 2012 at 15:42 GMT
I can't believe Mildred, Gladys and Doris aren't popular names anymore.
Mar 23rd, 2012 at 17:58 GMT
What does it say about me that I did better on the bottom half of the chart? (I know, I'm old).
May 11th, 2012 at 04:45 GMT
It was fun to watch the trends as I guessed names. The answers came up in diagonals, mostly. Some names gained popularity recently, but mostly the more popular names became less popular as time went on.
Jul 13th, 2012 at 09:23 GMT
Doris is due for a comeback.
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