Thursday, July 10, 2008

Baby Names

No I'm not soliciting suggestions. Check out the Baby Name Wizard. You can see the popularity of the top 1000 names for the last hundred years. When it's all on the screen it's a little confusing.

So at the top of the chart you can sort by boy or girl. Then you can click in the top left hand side to start entering in the first few letters of a name to see just those.

Note the scale on the right hand side changes with each view. So that big mountain for a name might be 100000 kids per million or it could be 100 kids per million. But the trends are cool to check out.

Homework: Take a look at the traditional names and observe what happens to them by the beginning of the ninties. Then check out some of the recently popular ones.

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