This Interactive Map Shows How Baby Names Have Spread Nationwide

Mar 04, 2014

This interactive map shows how the popularity of baby names has spread across the U.S. from the early 1900s to the present. Type in a name, and see how common it is in different geographic regions based on Census data, which reportedly boasts more than 29,000 available names, including some that have been used by both genders, according to a blog post by creator Brian Lee Yung Rowe, a professor at the City University of New York and founder of boutique R&D firm called Zato Novo.

(h/t The Guardian)

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