These are the most popular baby names in Colorado right now versus the most popular baby names from 20 years ago. Let's see how baby names have changed in the past 20 years in Colorado.

We've looked at the difference between 2016 and 2017 when it comes to Colorado's most popular names, but let's look further. Here are the ten most popular baby names in Colorado in 2017:

  1. Liam/Emma
  2. Oliver/Olivia
  3. William/Charlotte
  4. Noah/Evelyn
  5. Benjamin/Isabella
  6. Wyatt/Sophia
  7. James/Mia
  8. Alexander/Ava
  9. Logan/Emilia
  10. Henry/Harper

Now here are the ten most popular baby names in Colorado in 1997, according to the Social Security Administration:

  1. Jacob/Hannah
  2. Michael/Emily
  3. Matthew/Jessica
  4. Austin/Sarah
  5. Joshua/Madison
  6. Tyler/Samantha
  7. Andrew/Taylor
  8. Christopher/Ashley
  9. Nicholas/Megan
  10. Brandon/Elizabeth

The comparison between baby names in 1997 versus 2017 is very drastic. There's not one single name that was popular in 1997 that's on the current list. The closest thing would be 1997's #2 female name Emily versus 2017's #1 Emma and #9 Emilia.

It would be a bit weird if the most popular names remained the same throughout the years. Change is good and I wonder what kind of change the next twenty years will bring.