Dataset

Popular baby names by year, top 1000 (US Social Security Administration)

Added By mrflip

For a list of the most popular names for a particular year of birth (any year after 1879), enter the year and the length of the popularity list.

Data downloaded from the Social Security Administration Popular Baby Names site (http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/index.html).

You can script a download of the full list using curl:


  mkdir -p /data/ripd/www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames
  for ((yr=1879 ; $yr <= 2010 ; yr++)) ; do 
    echo $yr 
    curl -d "year=$yr&top=1000&number=p" http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi > /data/ripd/www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/top-1000-$yr-pct.html 
  done

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.