10 Most Popular Baby Names of All Time


Susan and Richard

Susan, meaning "lily," is another name that had its heyday in the mid-20th century, dotting the top five from 1948 to 1967. According to the Social Security Administration, there have been more than 1.1 million babies named Susan in the last century -- not bad for a name that never made it to No. 1.

Susan B. Anthony, the famous suffragette, was ahead of her time in women's rights and in her name's popularity. But others, like actresses Sarandon and Lucci came around at the start of the Susan wave. And Scottish singer Susan Boyle arrived near the end of the trend.

Susan's counterpart in the seventh spot is Richard. One of history's most famous kings is English King Richard the Lionheart, a crusader, and like many kings, at the center of plots to overthrow and be overthrown. Medieval royalty may have its challenges, but so does U.S. politics. Enter one of America's most famous Richards -- President Richard Nixon. Nixon was the 37th president and the first ever to resign. Thanks to the Watergate scandal, Nixon will forever have the nickname, "Tricky Dick." Other Richards include actors Gere and Burton, TV personality Dick Clark and racecar driver Richard Petty.