Some of the most common men's names in 2015 were Liam, Noah, Ethan, Mason, Logan and Lucas. The most common men's names generally do not change significantly from year to year; the name Liam, for example, was still one of the most common men's names in both 2014 and 2013.
In naming their children, parents often give their kids names to describe some sort of unique qualities. The most common names also tend to be of European or Western origin. The name Logan, for example, is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and it means "little hollow." However, some of the most common men's names happen to be of Middle Eastern origin. Noah, for example, is a Hebrew name that means "rest" and "comfort." Parents often use these meanings as personal identifiers for their children, or to pay tribute to virtues they admire.
Some of the most common women's names in 2015, by contrast, were Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Ava, Isabella and Mia. These names, like those of men's, show little year-to-year change, and some names seem to have a timeless quality. For example, Emma was one of the most common women's names as far back as 1890, according to the United States Social Security Administration.