28 January 2021

Trending names for children in Minnesota

"Each year, the Social Security Administration releases data showing the popularity of first names throughout the country, state-by-state. And each year, the Star Tribune analyzes that data to determine which names are most popular in Minnesota, both currently and over time."
Clearly the name Stanley is in a long-term decline:


At the link you can type in any name to check its popularity.  And today I learned that Emersyn, Remi, and Saylor are a girls' names.  (why?  I must have missed something in pop culture)

6 comments:

  1. Maybe they're picking up on the Utah trend? (Yup, all those names are real.)

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  2. I'm not sure I understand this. It seems to me the top chart is tracking the CHANGE in popularity of a given name rather than the name's actual popularity. That is, if five years ago one Minnesota kid was christened Mxyzptlk and this year five kids were so named, it would represent a 500% increase in Mxyzptlks and Mxyzptlk would show up near the top of the chart. But if five years ago a thousand kids were named Joe and this year 999 kids were named Joe, it would show up as a loss and the name would appear far down on the list. Yet Joe would still be a "more popular" name than Mxyzptlk because 994 more parents named their kid Joe than parents who named their kid Mxyzptlk. Or do I have this all wrong? I'm not a statistician and I'd appreciate someone explaining it to me.

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    1. You're correct. If you go to the link, you can see the most popular names ranked, as well as the % changes I showed. I don't copy all info from my links because that would be unethical.

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  3. https://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager#prefix=stanley&sw=both&exact=false

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  4. Smurfswacker I like your choice of name in your comment. Can't pronounce it of course. Wasn't he a friend of Bizzaro?

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    1. Maybe you're thinking of Joe Brfsplk -

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Btfsplk

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