The Trendiest Baby Name in History
Can you guess history's trendiest baby name?
If you guessed Mary, you were so close. Mary is the second trendiest name in history.
It turns out Linda is the trendiest name for babies, throughout the last 400 years.
According to Brit+Co, "Using the US Social Security Administration database, chemometrics [were used] to measure name trendiness based on both the peak popularity (as a percentage of US births) as well as how long that name remained popular. In 1947, Linda had its heyday, accounting for 5.48 percent of all baby girls born that year and dethroning Mary, which held the top spot for the previous 400 years."
The article states that Linda reached its peak popularity from 1947 - 1952.