State-Specific Baby Name Data from the SSA

Did you know that the SSA’s Beyond the Top 1000 Names page now includes a second downloadable zip file?

Now you can download state-specific data [zip] as well as the national data [zip].

Very cool.


3 thoughts on “State-Specific Baby Name Data from the SSA

  1. What immediately jumped out at me, before even looking into the actual names, is that the percentage of names that are covered by the top 1000 names for both boys (generally thought of as more conservative) as well as girls has been in steady decline over the last ten years reflecting a greater diversity in names and a willingness to explore names that are different.

  2. Thanks for letting us know; that’s the first time I’ve heard about this. Can’t wait to have time to give it a close look!

  3. I agree with Chelsea. It also seems as though parents are opting to go with different spellings of common names to change it up a bit. I think that it is cool to kind of go with unique names. It gives the child a sense of individuality.

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