Black line: # babies given name that year. Shaded area: # people from that year alive w/ that name as of Jan. 2015.

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Records prior to 1940 are estimates and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Records after 1985 are based on Social Security records and are quite reliable.

Code and analysis by Randy Olson Methods from FiveThirtyEight
Data from [1] [2]