Baby Name Popularity Comparison

This was an experiment I knocked up while simultaneously trying to learn the Google Visualizations API and also come up with a name for our baby. It helped more with the former than the latter. The data is drawn from the Social Security Administration; if you'd like to play with it yourself, you can find it here and here.

To view the trend for a boy's or girl's name, just pick it from the list and wait a moment for the graph to draw. You can remove a name by control-clicking (Linux and Windows) or command-clicking it.

You may need to use Firefox, Chrome or Safari to view this page -- I've tested it with MSIEv6 a bit but don't have access to more recent IE versions or much inclination to try.


Percent of all babies
Number of babies
Rank amongst baby names

Use fancy graph (requires Flash)

Show only names in use since

Creative Commons License
Baby Name Popularity Comparison by Devin Carraway is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License excepting the source data, which as a work of the United States government is in the public domain.