The video above shows the shift of the most popular names for newborn baby girls in the US by state between 1950 and 2018. According to V1 Analytics:
Data is from the Social Security Administration (ssa.gov). State-level data from 1960 to 2018 was scraped from ssa.gov’s Popular Names by State tool. Pre-1960 data was scraped from here. Linear interpolation was used to populate the frames in between data points.
Top 20 Girls Names In 1950
|Rank||Female name||Percent of total females names|
Top 20 Girls Names In 2018
|Rank||Female name||Percent of total female names|
And in case you were wondering. Karen was never the most popular name in the United States as a whole but peaked as the 3rd most popular girl’s name in 1965. It was also the 4th most popular name in 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, and 1964.
By 2018 it had dropped to the 635th most popular girl’s name.
You can see the map for Most Popular Baby Boy Names here.
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