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Baby Names : Find a Year

The Social Security Administration does provide at least one interesting service - the list of the most popular baby names - the top one thousand baby names for each year.

But the shortcoming of that service is that it counts each spelling variation of a name as a separate name. This web page exists to re-order the Social Security baby name list by combining names that sound alike but are spelled differently (homophones or heterographs).

Click on a decade link to view the top 25 names of that decade.

Click on a year link to view the top 1000 names (or as many as were reported) of that year.

Do you like your data in graphics rather than numbers? Try viewing animated bubble charts of baby names.

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