What Not To Name Your Baby

Forget "Noah" and "Emma"

June 19, 2016

slgckbc via Flickr Creative Commons

The most popular baby names in the US last year were Noah and Emma.  We know that because 20 years ago, Michael Shackleford wrote a computer program to track the annual popularity of baby names.  Expectant parents everywhere should thank him.  

  Click here to see the top baby names from any year since 1880.


I wonder about the bottom of the list. What percentage of the names are used only once? In an era where unique names are very common I'm interest in this trend.