Sunday, September 18, 2005
Names, A Brief Observation
The historical data is interesting but one thing I immediately noticed was a pattern in the female names in the top 20. The pattern held for names in 2004 and for names in 1900.
Female names were dominated by names that began with vowels or "M". There were eleven of the top twenty girl names in each of the years that met this criteria. I couldn't discern any comparable pattern in the boy names.
Nothing earth-shattering here, just... interesting.