Here's how baby names like Michael become popular
Arizona Republic, AZ
by Clay Thompson - Jun. 14, 2009 12:00 AM From 1900 until 1948, the name "Michael" never showed up on the top-five list of popular names. Then in 1949, it showed up at No. 2 and thereafter almost always was No. 1 or No. 2. My question is: Why did it ...