Popularity Lists

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Sorry, folks-- the Social Security Administration won't send me the raw data for the names for any given year anymore. I've had to extrapolate based on what they post online. This isn't very good data, though, because they only post occurrences of names up to 230 for girls, 157 for boys. That means that there could be 25 different spellings of...say..."Emily" (which is not hard to imagine), each with 249 occurrences, making it way more popular, and we'd never know. However, this seems to be fairly accurate in terms of overall trends. Just don't quote me on exact numbers!

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Highlights from 2006: Boys' and Girls' names
Top 700 or so of 2006: Girls and Boys
Highlights from 2005: biggest dropping and gaining names. Check out Boys' and Girls' names.
The Top 700 or so Names of 2005: Girls and Boys
The Top 641 names of 2003: Girls
The Top 754 names of 2003: Boys

The Top 1884 Names of 2000 - Boys  

The Top 1875 Names of 2000-Girls 

The Top 1300 Names of 1999: Girls

The Top 1300 Names of 1999: Boys  

The Top 1100 Girls' Names of 1998

The Top 1100 Boys' Names of 1998

The Top 40 Names in Tompkins/Chemung Counties, NY for 1999