We go back over the past 50 years (in 10 year spans) and look at the most popular baby names at the time.  It seems that the boy's names stayed the most consistent through the years, with more variation when it came to names for baby girls.

Michael is the name that has remained in the top 5 for the past 50 years, and for most of those years it was the number one boy's name.  Other top names from the past like David and Robert are now rare.

For girls, the most popular names from the past like Lisa, Christine, Susan and Mary and now rare.   Here are the top 5 baby names for New York State over the past 50 years, based on the Social Security Administration's website ssa.gov.

BOYS                                                 GIRLS

1967                                                                                                                                           1.   Michael                                      1.  Lisa

2.   John                                            2.  Michelle

3.   David                                           3.  Christine

4.   Robert                                         4.  Mary

5.  James                                           5.  Susan

1977

  1.  Michael                                        1.  Jennifer

2.  Jason                                             2.  Jessica

3.   Christopher                                   3.  Melissa

4.  David                                              4.  Nicole

5.  John                                                5.  Michelle

1987

1.  Michael                                           1.  Jessica

2.  Christopher                                      2.  Jennifer

3.  Matthew                                           3.  Amanda

4.  Daniel                                               4.  Ashley

5.  Joseph                                              5.  Nicole

1997

1.  Michael                                            1.  Samantha

2.  Matthew                                            2.  Emily

3.  Christopher                                       3.  Ashley

4.  Nicholas                                            4.  Jessica

5.  Joseph                                              5.  Sarah

2007

1.  Michael                                             1.  Isabella

2.  Matthew                                            2.  Sophia

3.  Anthony                                            3.  Emily

4.  Daniel                                               4.  Olivia

5.  Joseph                                              5.  Ava

CURRENTLY

1.  Liam                                                  1.  Olivia

2.  Jacob                                                 2.  Emma

3.  Ethan                                                 3.  Sophia

4.  Noah                                                  4.  Isabella

5.  Michael                                              5.  Mia

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