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

That's my name ( - Tacocheese

I see what you did there!

My dad's name - WinchesterGirl26

My dog is M I C H A E L

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2 Jackson

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

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

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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

The last name of one of the guys who made funny cartoons! :-) - giddyjoker

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4 Hannah
5 Sarah
6 Alyssa
7 Carter
8 Riley

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

9 Jack

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

My name is Jack! - Diamondhunter123YT

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Kacey
12 Cole
13 Caitlyn
14 Chloe

My name. - PatrickStar3

15 Sophia

Yep it is very common - Righteous

I know 3 Sophias

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

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

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 Daniel
18 Olivia

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

I know 4 people just in 6th grade.

That's my name...

19 Taylor

Overused for both boys and girls.

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

20 Bella

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

21 Rebecca
22 Mark
23 Abby
24 John

My brother, my grandfather, my uncle.

25 Lucy
26 Johnny
27 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

28 Landon
29 Emily

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

30 Marcus

Makes me think of marcus eaton from divergent.

2 pigs, Sparky and Marcus.


31 Sara

This is my name. - Ihateschool

32 Ben
33 Brayden


34 James

That is my dad's name.

35 Gary

Not overused!

36 Ella

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

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

37 Kristi
38 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.

39 William
40 Jenny
41 Jacob
42 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!

43 Jaxon
44 Vivian

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

45 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".
46 Cassandra
47 Jennifer

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!

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!

48 Madison
49 Elizabeth

Nah Stupid visitor not the most over used I hate whoever said it was most overused

I’m surprised this isn’t number one or at least in the top tens. This is the most common girl name according to research

50 Maddie

That is my best friend!

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