Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Is your name popular? (Or, when did people stop naming their kids Edith?)

Amazingly cool Java app lets you enter a name and shows you how popular it was from 1880 to the present. Edith has been on the decline since 1880, Sunshine peaked in the 1970s, and the undisputed king of girls names Mary is just on the way out circa 2006. Click "Launch NameVoyager" towards the bottom.

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