Michael. If you’re male and were born in the District of Columbia between 1965 and 1995, there’s a good chance that’s your first name. That’s just one of the things you learn from looking at the most popular male and female names in the District from 1965 to 2015, according to the United States Social Security Administration.
Boys’ names have enjoyed far more stability than female names on the list. James, Michael, William, John, David, and Christopher all appear on this list more than three times.
Most popular male names in the District of Columbia
The most popular girls’ names list changes much more often. Not one name on the list appears more than three times. Kimberly, Jennifer, Ashley, Jessica, and Elizabeth are all on the list only twice. Ashley stayed in first place two decades in a row.
Most popular female names in the District of Columbia
If you want to check out other years or other jurisdictions, you can get the results on the Social Security Administration’s website.