Sunday, October 09, 2005

Baby Names

This is a neat site that shows the popularity of names by year in the US:

The Baby Name Wizard: NameVoyager (Java required)

As you type in the letters of the name, the graphical display of usage vs. year updates with all matching names. Put the pointer above a name to see its ranking. See "Abe" die out as a baby name in the '60s, while "Abraham" enjoys a resurgence. Look at the evolution of "Monica," "Ryne," "Karen," "Brent," "Tim," "PTG" and "Steve" through the decades.

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