As people grow up, they may some issues with the names given to them by their parents. Some may like how unique their names sound while others do not like having names that seem to be the opposite of their genders.

For aspiring parents, choosing a name for their babies can be a very fun activity. They get to choose how unique-sounding the names will be or they may opt to name their children after them or their parents. However, no matter how beautiful some names may sound to the parents’ ears, it is a fact that a number of them are now very common that a day won’t pass and people will not encounter someone possessing such names. To guide parents, there are certain names that they should look out for and think about more than twice before christening their children with them.

  1. Emily

Emily is one name that a lot of people have. It has become a very popular name that it has been ranked as the #1 name for females by Social Security Administration for 12 times already and has also been in the top five for at least 15 times.

  1. Christopher

Christopher has been a very common name for a very long time that it was included in the top 5 names for males 29 times as ranked by Social Security Administration.

  1. Olivia

The name is very popular because it sounds classy and because of this, it made the top 5 baby names nine times in the last decade.

  1. Jacob

Jacob was the top name for baby boys for 14 years. In addition, it held one of the top 5 spots 19 times since 1995.

  1. Madison

Madison is popular for those who want to have names that sound traditional and not too girly. Between 2000-2007, the name has been included in the list of the most popular names for babies.

  1. Michael

Michael has been a very popular name in the last century and has been in the top 5 names for baby boys for 63 times already.

  1. Jessica

The name Jessica is not that bad but since it’s made its way in the top 5 names for baby girls in 1977, it earned its place in being included in the most popular baby names over the last few decades.

  1. William

Over the last century, the name William has become so popular that it had been included in the top 5 for 41 years.

  1. Sophia

The name Sophia is just starting to become popular. However, it seems that it will continue to be that way since it has always been included in the top 5 names for babies from 2009 to 2013.

  1. Joshua

The name has been so popular that it was always in the top 5 for 26 years beginning in 1983. It also continued its streak for quite a while and still made it to top 5 in 2008.