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The Baby Names of 2013 That Weren’t

The Social Security Administration has released the top 1000 girls’ and boys’ names for 2013.  Not among them:

Osama Atilla Adolph Vlad Caligula Idi Pol

And while Monica remains in the top 1000 names for girls, every year since, well, herm, the name Monica has become less popular.  Last year Monica sunk from its early [...]

Presidential Baby Names: Barack Missing, George Sinking

The Social Security Administration keeps track of the 1000 most popular boys’ and 1000 most popular girls’ baby names in the United States each year. For kicks this evening, I looked up the last name of each president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, plus the big three of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. I’ve collected data on [...]

With the Advent of Palin, Fewer Name Baby Girls Sarah

2008 marked the advent of Sarah Palin as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate. In 2008, the name Sarah fell to its lowest level of popularity for baby girls in a quarter of a century.

Coincidence?

Hero Worship Has Its Limits

The name “Barack” is not among the 2000 most popular baby names for 2008 in the United States. To be more exact, the name “Barack” does not appearing in the 1000 most popular boy names or the 1000 most popular girl names in Social Security records for the year.

Boys’ names more popular than Barack:

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