Popularity today: #16
Style: New Classics, The -ens
Sisters: Megan, Samantha, Brooke, Jenna, Nicole
Brothers: Brandon, Lucas, Nathan, Zachary, Joshua
This Laura variant first hit the scene in the 1940s in the glamorous form of actress Lauren Bacall. It rode along quietly for many years, then suddenly burst into popularity in the '80s. In this tight-knit name family Lauren is the modern girl, Laura most traditional and Laurel most creative.