A Place for Mom is naming names: the “Most Popular Names in Assisted Living” to be exact.
Their recent analysis of assisted living residents gives us a glimpse into the popularity of names from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and although some are common, many will surprise you. Learn more.
Top Names in Assisted Living
Our partner, A Place for Mom (APFM), works with over 100,000 new families searching for senior living each month.
Over the last few years, they began to “notice some distinct trends in the names of seniors” they’ve served, which inspired research into the most popular male and female names in assisted living.
From their 2000-2014 data, here are the most popular names in assisted living:
Behind the Names
APFM explains more about naming practices in the early 20th century and how traditions and values may have played a role in the popularity of names.
“During the first half of the 20th century, nearly 80% of babies were given a Top 200 name. Religious and family names were frequent choices…”
The article continues:
“But, the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s brought with it a change in naming practices, as parents began to favor novelty and individuality.”
This analysis may help explain the contrast between the popularity of Mary and Robert in senior living and the frequency of Mia and Sophia and Noah and Ethan as popular names today.
Do you have one of the most popular names in assisted living? What is the story behind your name? Share it with us and contact us to get started in your search for assisted living.