Tuesday, November 20, 2012


You may remember 2005-- it was the year of Hurricane Katrina. Condoleezza Rise became the first African American woman Secretary of State, and Benedict XVI became Pope. Terrorists bombed the underground in London. Bloc Party released their first full-length album Silent Alarm and Daft Punk released Human After All. Probably more things happened in music, but those topped my list of highlights! Nerds rejoiced in the release of the Serenity movie as well as the debut of the re-boot of the tv series Battlestar Galactica.

Why am I hyping 2005? Because I just did the top 7000 Name Lists of that year! Why 2005? I've done all the years in between now and then, but I can't find them. I think they're on a flash drive somewhere... so 2005 remains an island right now. I'll find the others and post them, but for now, enjoy:

The top 7000 USA baby names for 2005: BOYS

The top 7000 USA baby names for 2005: GIRLS

Monday, November 12, 2012

top Boys' names in England and Wales, 2011

Almost in time for 2013, here's the list of the

top 3200 names for boys in England and Wales for 2011!

In case you missed it, I also posted a Girls' List.

These are grouped by spelling, but not by double name. Double names (i.e., Lily-Rose, Billy-Ray etc.) seem to be fairly popular in the UK these days, and someday I want to group them all by first name. For example, someone named Lily-Mae is still named Lily, right? However, I didn't do that this time because, well, I can see it both ways. Maisie-Mae may be considered a totally different name from just plain Maisie (even though Maisie's middle name may or may not be Mae.)

I obviously think about this stuff way too much. Anyway, enjoy.