US Baby Names in 2015
2015 US Baby Names
For each year of birth YYYY after 1879, the Social Security Administration created a dataset which has the format "name,sex,number," where name is 2 to 15 characters, sex is M (male) or F (female) and "number" is the number of occurrences of the name. Each dataset is sorted first on sex and then on number of occurrences in descending order. When there is a tie on the number of occurrences, names are listed in alphabetical order. This sorting makes it easy to determine a name's rank. The first record for each sex has rank 1, the second record for each sex has rank 2, and so forth.
To safeguard privacy, we restrict our list of names to those with at least 5 occurrences. The original dataset can be found at https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/limits.html
In 1998, the Social Security Administration published Actuarial Note #139, Name Distributions in the Social Security Area, August 1997, on the distribution of given names of Social Security number holders. The note, written by actuary Michael W. Shackleford, gave birth to these datasets.
All names are from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States after 1879. Note that many people born before 1937 never applied for a Social Security card, so their names are not included in our data. For others who did apply, our records may not show the place of birth, and again their names are not included in our data.
People using our data on popular names are urged to explicitly acknowledge the following qualifications.
How To Register With a Username
How To Register With Google Single Sign On (SSO)
How To Login With a Username and Password
How To Login With Google Single Sign On (SSO)
How To Import a Dataset
How To Perform Statistical Analysis with Picostat
How To Use Educational Applications with Picostat
|Recent Queries For This Dataset|
No queries made on this dataset yet.
|Title||Authored on||Content type|
|R Dataset / Package datasets / sunspot.year||March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM||Dataset|
|R Dataset / Package datasets / airmiles||March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM||Dataset|
|R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / SampleFG||March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM||Dataset|
|OpenIntro Statistics Dataset - toy_anova||August 9, 2020 - 2:38 PM||Dataset|
|swiss||February 26, 2017 - 11:28 AM||Dataset|