Baby Names from U.S. Social Security Card Applications: 1880-2015

Baby name popularity from 1880 - 2015 based on US Social Security card applications. This visualization tells the story of the popularity of baby names across generations, along with examples of how television, music and pop culture have impacted baby names. Finally, you can search on your own name to see how applications have ebbed and flowed over the years.

Hover over the charts to see details of baby name popularity and number of applications. Click the different story points for analysis of pop culture impacts to baby names. Search for your name in the application records to see how many applications were submitted each year.  See all names...

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