Top Ten Most Overused Names for Boys and Girls

These are some names that I think are used too often. I'm not saying I don't like them, though.

The Top Ten

1 Michael

Michael reminds me of Michael Afton from fnaf... lol - XtheXlmao

I see what you did there!

That's my name ( - Tacocheese

My dad's name - WinchesterGirl26

2 Jackson

Wait wait wait. Michael was 1 and Jackson is 2? Those names pair out Michael Jackson dude
P.S Jackson is a last name not a first name

Andrew Jackson was one of our worst US presidents. Don't see why people are naming their children after him. - Turkeyasylum

I don't think people name their kid jackson after him, at least most people - RustyNail

Annoying little baby name.

Eh, Michael Jackson. - ArigatoKawaii

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3 Avery

I like this name. One of my best friends' names is Avery. It's used a lot, though. - Survivor101

I don't hear this name a lot, but it's my best friend's name

I am naming a twin Avery Tomlinson in my book! - Magenta_Flame

It is used a lot (I mean a lot)
But it's sorta unique and cool
For a boy. For a girl it's used a lot.
But cute. I'de say it is overused because
It's a good name.

4 Hannah
5 Sarah
6 Alyssa

That is my sisters name

7 Carter
8 Jack

Way Too Common

Same here. Love it. Jack Frost, Jumpin Jack Flash, Jack be Nimble, Jack and the Beanstalk, - Jukeboxhero

My name is Jack! - Diamondhunter123YT

9 Riley

That's my friend's name, but spelled Rylee.

10 Sophia

Yep it is very common - Righteous

I know 3 Sophias

Oh my gosh yes! I can name 5 Sophias/Sophies Off the top or my tongue. And trust me, if I took the time to rly think about it I could probably come up with at least 12.
But I get why it’s overused. I love the name Sophia. If it wasn't so overused I’d probably decide right now to name my future daughter Sophia

Hell, I know exactly 26 Sophia’s! 2 in my family. I’ve been to 3 states in the U.S.

The Contenders

11 Owen

Not overused. I'm not getting offended because I'm an Owen, but this is a rare name. I have met about 3 people named Owen.

12 Kacey
13 Cole
14 Caitlyn
15 Chloe

My name. - PatrickStar3

16 Ava

People like to name their children after celebrities (Taylor, Jackson, etc) or really quick, simple things. A character in my stories is called Ada and she's not at all simple. 🙃

17 Olivia

That's my name...

I know 4 people just in 6th grade.

Its not used a lot! I love that name cause one direction has a song Olivia

18 Daniel
19 Bella

You know I love this name, My mom many time call me by this name - Righteous

20 Taylor

Overused for both boys and girls.

Taylor swift han?... Haha :P - Righteous

21 Rebecca
22 Mark
23 John

I don't like this name at all

John is a very popular name. I know a lot of people named John.

My brother, my grandfather, my uncle.

24 Abby
25 Landon
26 Lucy
27 Johnny
28 Emily

34. Are you joking? How is this no higher? This is the most common girl's name (possibly NAME) at my school!

29 Thomas

Thomas the train, LOL.

Brow my name is on here sure it is over used heeps of people in my school have this name

30 Sara

This is my name. - Ihateschool

I’m trying to combine these names, you know? Emily + Sara = Elima. Sounds sorta off...?

31 Emma

My name! I was 1 of about 6 kids with this name when I was at school! I always bemoan my parents for calling me something so unoriginal! I think it's a little girl's name too!

We had 3 in a class 1 year.

32 Marcus

Girly name. Mark is better.


Makes me think of marcus eaton from divergent.

2 pigs, Sparky and Marcus.

33 Ben

I know 5 boys named Ben

34 Brayden


35 James

That is my dad's name.

36 Tyler

Wait… something’s itching in my brain
Someone’s back in the game!
My former flame!
And Tyler is your name!
The Tyler, just the same old Tyler, Tyler, Tyler, Tyler
Back you came!
You remember me?
Oh, she remembers me!

37 Jaxon
38 Gary

Not overused!

39 Ella

I know 2 Ellas plus the one in the story I'm writing!

That's used way to much its nice but I like unpopular names

40 Kristi
41 William
42 Jenny
43 Jacob
44 Jason

This is very common. I know lots of people named Jason. But it is a really nice name.

45 Vivian

Never knew anyone named Vivian. Am I missing something? - IcetailofWishClan

46 Kristie
47 Sandra Sandra Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra Maria Magdalena", "In the Heat of the Night", "Everlasting Love", "Secret Land", "Hiroshima" and "Don't Be Aggressive".
48 Cassandra
49 Jennifer

This name used to be popular but it's hardly used at all in my country now.

I'm surprised this is not #1 on the list!

Jennifer is my name! It should be first. I'm the only Jennifer at my school but my music teacher is called Jennifer. I love this name and there are a lot of celebrities called Jennifer. This name is the best!

50 Madison
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2. Riley
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