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Interesting Baby Name Data

The Social Security Web site has a link for interesting baby name data over the last hundred years. You can see the top baby names of today, or by decade going back, or research a name by state, etc.

http://ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 12:10 PM on Jan. 30, 2013 in Baby Names

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  • Oh wow, one son's name hasn't appeared in the annual top 1,000 names since 1940 (it made it onto the list only 13 times in the last 120 years) and the "highest" it ever got was to #847 in the mid-1920's.

    My other son (his twin) has placed in the top 1,000 names every year since 1892 but the highest it has climbed was to 277 sometime in the 1930's. It's been holding near the middle of the pack (between 400 & 500 on the list) for the last 20 years, though.

    I searched my daughter's name again and it appeared annually (except for 5 years) in the top 1,000 during the years between 1880 & 1938, but at the end of that time it was dropping to the high 900's and it hasn't appeared again in the top 1,000 names since 1938!
    girlwithC

    Answer by girlwithC at 2:16 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • Yeah, I look at the new lists every year & I'm one of those weirdos that refuses to give a child a name in the top 100.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 12:13 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • My name being Ginger, and DH's being Sonny, we intentionally picked names that were in the top 100. We both hated our names growing up.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:17 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • My DDs name was 26 the year she was born
    My DS name was 156 the year he was born
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:21 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • ha mine was 5th the year I was born
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:22 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • I have one that was 96th for the year she was born....although in her defense she has been adopted and it has been changed and that is where the 96th comes in to play.

    The youngest is was 695 for the year she was born, but it has been gaining popularity.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 12:38 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • My name was #1 the year I was born :/ To this day I refuse to turn around when I hear my name called out in public.
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 12:54 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:08 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • I remember consulting that back when I was pregnant the first time, in 2003. Our daughter's name only appeared on the list for a couple of decades in the early 1900's and I believe it dropped off the list entirely by 1930, lol.

    I never got around to searching our sons' names, though.
    girlwithC

    Answer by girlwithC at 1:54 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • So what??
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

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