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David Taylor Prooffreader

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Last active Aug 29, 2015 — forked from danasilver/
D3 histogram of last letter in baby names, with slider

A D3 recreation of David Taylor's visualization The meteoric rise of boys' names ending in 'n'.

The chart shows the percentage of boys or girls born with names ending in each letter. Adjust the slider to change the year. Toggle the checkboxes to show either or both sexes.

Data is from the United States Social Security Administration, and comprises records of those who apply for a social security number, since 1987 usually by their parents in their first year of life. Records between 1934 and 1987 have more adult applicants, and records before 1934 have only adult applicants, and only a portion of the population.

Any name with fewer than five exemplars in any given year has been omitted due to privacy concerns.