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 (

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

  mkdir -p /data/ripd/
  for ((yr=1879 ; $yr <= 2010 ; yr++)) ; do 
    echo $yr 
    curl -d "year=$yr&top=1000&number=p" > /data/ripd/$yr-pct.html 


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.