Not sure what to name your character? Maybe you should go with a classic. The following names have been popular in the U.S. since at least 1880 (when data on baby names was first collected). None of the male names have ever been out of the top 400, and none of the female names have ever been out of the top 500. So, if you’re stumped, simply close your eyes and point.
With expert insight on baby name trends and what the names we choose reveal about our culture, name expert and bestselling author Laura Wattenburg has devised a "magic formula" sweet spot where timelessness meets freshness using extensive databanks of research at her site. This list has names of all backgrounds and popularity levels to suit your style.