Wednesday, December 17, 2008

name graphs

I'm a junkie for any kind of graph/chart, and recently found that gives you all kinds of great data and graphs surrounding names. It gets its data from social security reconds and can tell you the popularity of any given name back to 1880. I charted my name--not very interesting. So I did my brother's, who has a more common name, Andrew. Curiously, his name peaked in frequency in 1987. If you were a boy in that year, you had about a 2% chance of being called Andrew. It was the 6th most popular name.

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