Name popularity

June 15, 2012
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(This article was first published on ggplot2, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

This dynamic representation of the popularity of names over the years is a favorite. It’s not new, but I still find new things to appreciate, like names that used to apply to both sexes and now only one (Ellie), or vice versa (Harley). It seems like there are more very popular male names than very popular female names; I can hardly guess what underlies that.

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