An Interactive Visualization of Baby Names in the United States by Year

Baby Name Visualization

Computational design studio Zato Novo has created an interactive visualization of baby names in the United States by year. Users need only choose a gender and plug in a name and the map of the United States fills in states with color based on the popularity of the name in that area and shifts year by year from the past into the present.

The tool includes over 29,000 names pulled from around 100 years worth of United States Census Bureau data.

via FlowingData