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The Baby Name Primary:

Michael Williams points to the change in popularity of the name Hillary. See his post for a cool graphic, but here's the table from the Social Security Administration:

Year of birth Rank [lower = more popular]
2005 882
2004 809
2003 [>1000]
2002 [>1000]
2001 886
2000 878
1999 856
1998 868
1997 725
1996 693
1995 684
1994 566
1993 261
1992 131
1991 165

George has remained roughly stable from 2000 on; William spiked in 1998, of all years, and remained high (now #11, as opposed to $20 in 1992).

Eugene has been declining ever since this blog was founded in 2002. On the other hand, it has been declining since 1991, the first year that this table reports, and even more since the 1930s. In the 1930s, by the way, it was #25 (owing at least in part, I'm told, to the fame of Socialist Eugene V. Debs); in 2005, it was #539.

But, hey, I beat Hillary!

UPDATE: I originally erroneously reported this as Census data; it's Social Security Administration data.

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