105 Years of Baby Names by State

In 1965 and '66, the most popular name for baby girls was Lisa, in every state of the USA. In 1976, '77, and '78, Jennifer was the most popular name -in every state. As far as I can tell, those are the only years every state has lined up to name their baby girls. In 1935, you can see a definite Hollywood influence in girl's names. For boys, Biblical names dominate over the past hundred years, whether it's John and James in the early 20th century, David and Michael in the mid-century, or Jacob in the 21st century. However, William and Liam (which are practically the same name) dominate today -but Noah is still quite popular. You can see the most popular baby name for each state in every one of the past 105 years in an interactive map by Mike Barry. You can select boys or girls, play it like a video, or use the date slider to select a year to study.  -via Digg   


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