Even if you weren’t around to experience it, we can all agree that there have been a multitude of drastic changes since the 1960s. Technology isn’t the only thing that’s progressing at a rapid rate; popular female names have also changed drastically. If you were born in 1960, there is an overwhelming chance that you had a few friends named Jennifer. The hot name of 2012 was Sophia. We may not know the cause of these changing name trends, but we can make assumptions. The two year craze over the name Isabella, the main character of Twilight, was parallel to the rise in popularity that series of movies and books. Was it a coincidence? I guess we’ll never know, but it does make you wonder.[Read: Awesome Map: Television Show Map]
Each map uncovers the female naming patterns of the United States from 1960 till 2012. Reuben Ficher-Baum featured these maps that show the most popular names for girls. Just like fashion trends, some of the names come back into style. These maps make the naming data easy to wrap your head around. You might discover the name for your future baby girl, or if you prefer to go against the grain, you may discover the names that you should diligently avoid.
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