Category: baby name data

By Mark Edmond

What do August, Hannah, and Jules have in common?  It turns out that people with those names are more likely than others to be playwrights.

How about Casey, Vincent, and Roy?  They’re more apt to be plumbers.

At least that’s what our research at Verdant Labs shows.  While developing the Nametrix app, we analyzed public records to find the most inordinately common names in each profession.

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Name-alytics

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By Kelli Brady, thenamefreak.com

I am so very excited to finally announce the release of my eBook! Name-alytics: An In-Depth Analysis of the Top 100 Names in the United States Since 1880, a project I have been working on for over a year now. I had the idea and started the research last summer. It took a while to figure out how I wanted to organize it, and then when I realized I wanted to be a control freak about it all, I was tremendously blessed to have a husband who helped with creating the database after I collected the raw information from the Social Security Administration.

Once the data was put together, I retrieved the information for all the names that have been in the Top 100 since 1880 and formulated several Excel spreadsheets from which to work.

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By Kelli Brady, NameFreak!

Most of us know that the top names on the Social Security list aren’t given to as many babies as they once were.  Here, data whiz Kelli shows how the Number 1 names have become less and less popular through the years, tracing the percentages of babies given the top name from 1880 to now.

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