Name trends have momentum. Once a name’s popularity starts heading downhill, you can count on it continuing that way unless acted upon by an outside force. Right now, 14 favorite names of the past generation are tipping down that slope.
These names have just hit their lowest point since the 1990s:
(F) Bailey, Faith, Kaylee, Kylie, Mackenzie, Savannah (M) Bryce, Chase, Cole, Connor, Gavin, Hunter, Isaiah, Tristan
While all of the names are still popular, collectively they’ve turned the clock back to 1995.
The names vary in style and origin, but certain themes emerge, especially in sounds. For instance, all of the ending sounds are soft and smooth. And listen to the sounds of these pairs:
Together, they’re the sound of a generation. And in the future, they’ll be a time capsule of the early 21st Century.