Ah, yes. The age-old name game that every (or almost every) new parent plays when they're expecting a new baby. The name game is as old as humans and if you're expecting or know someone who is then you'll fully aware of this decision tug of war.

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I admit that I'm a bit bummed that I didn't get to pick my son's name as there was no option. John has been the name of the firstborn son in each generation on my husband's side of the family for the last five generations and I wasn't going to be the one to break tradition.

I've always had a thing for names that are a little different or could be considered unique (which is definitely not my kind way of saying awful, I swear!) because it's a name not often heard anymore.

Digging through data from the Social Security Administration, I took a peek at the top baby girl names in New York so far for 2021 and it looks like older names are starting to become popular again. The top five baby girl names in New York in 2021 are Emily, Ashley, Samantha, Sarah, and Kayla.

If you or someone you know is expecting a baby girl and you're looking for a name that is a little bit old-timey but not necessarily one that a lot of people are using, take a peek!

14 Vintage Baby Girl Names That Need To Make a Comeback

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LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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