Baby Naming Trends Quiz
by Staff
Baby naming trends change all the time. Learn about different baby names and history while testing your knowledge with the baby naming trend quiz.

The most popular name for baby girls born in 2009 is:

  • Emma
  • Ava
  • Isabella
  • Madison

After being the number one name for baby girls for 12 years, this name dropped to third on the most popular baby names list in 2008:

  • Emily
  • Ava
  • Chloe
  • Mia

This name has been the most popular name for baby boys since 1999:

  • Michael
  • Jacob
  • Christopher
  • Matthew

What was the fastest rising name for girls in 2009?

  • Lindsay
  • Maliyah
  • Isla
  • Mia

What were the most popular names for boys and girls in the 1880s?

  • James and Emma
  • John and Mary
  • William and Elizabeth
  • Paul and Sarah

Elvis is not dead, he's just low on the name list. Where does the name Elvis rank among popular baby names for 2009?

  • 257
  • 425
  • 713
  • 858

In 2009, the most popular baby names in California were Daniel and Isabella. What were the most popular in New York during that same year?

  • John and Lily
  • Aiden and Samantha
  • Michael and Isabella
  • Jayden and Emma

The most popular name for girls born between 1970 and 1984 is:

  • Amy
  • Lisa
  • Jennifer
  • Jessica

Although popular baby names can be influenced by pop culture, there are certain names that stand the test of time. What boy's name and girl's name have consistently ranked in the most popular names of the last 100 years?

  • James and Mary
  • John and Patricia
  • Michael and Elizabeth
  • Jeremy and Megan

In the last 100 years, what name for boys has held the number 1 ranking 44 times?

  • Jacob
  • Michael
  • Ethan
  • John

Almost 4 percent of the top 1,000 names for boys rhyme with what word?

  • cashew
  • parson
  • maiden
  • ball

One trend, when naming baby girls in the U.S., is a tendency toward spiritual names. The most popular spiritual name for girls born in 2009 is:

  • Nevaeh
  • Heaven
  • Serenity
  • Destiny

While the name Barack was given to only 69 babies in 2009, putting it at number 1,993 on the list of most popular baby boy names, the White House pup, Bo holds his own as a name influencer. Which of the following White House dog's name was ranked highest in 2009?

  • Rex
  • Millie
  • Heidi
  • Charlie

Since the 1970s, race has played a big part in baby naming. What percent of African-American baby girls born in California have names that are unmatched in their white peers?

  • 10 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 60 percent

While the name Jacob is number one for American baby boys, if you were to combine all the spellings of this name, it would oust Jacob from its number one spot. That name is:

  • Aiden
  • Jayden
  • Brian
  • Ian

Names beginning with what letter have been trendy for baby girls?

  • M
  • S
  • L
  • K

Recently, Americans are inspired by the names of which country?

  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Nigeria

What is the most popular vowel beginning the most trendy baby names?

  • A
  • E
  • I
  • O

In 1909, the name Walter ranked 12 in popularity for baby boys born that year. Where does it rank in 2009?

  • 110
  • 387
  • 672
  • 881

What are the most popular names for male/female twins born in 2009?

  • Jayden and Jayda
  • Mason and Madison
  • Tyler and Taylor
  • Aidan and Nadia