BABY NAMES


This post uses Social Security Administration data to plot the popularity of the ten most popular names (in a given year) for all years between 1880 and 2012. I used Python to scrape the data and R to construct the plots. The y-axis is popularity, with 1 being the most popular. Click on a plot to enlarge.


Girls, 1880  


Boys, 1880


Girls, 1904


Girls, 1930


Boys, 1940


Girls, 1960


Girls, 1970


Girls, 1980


Girls, 1990


Girls, 2000


Girls, 2012


Boys, 1960


Boys, 1970


Boys, 1980


Boys, 1990


Boys, 2000


Boys, 2012


Author: Todd Jones