First names: how popular were they by birth year?

Using a database of 4.5 millions names and birthdates of registered voters in Washington State, I calculated, for each first name in the database and for each year (between about 1920 and 2000) the count of people with that first name.

Enter your name below and hit Enter or click "Submit". If your name is one of the most common 3500 first names, you'll see a line chart showing the percent of people with that name by year for your gender, according to the Washington State voter registration database.

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Popular names in 1920
Popular names in 1998


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