Beyond the Top 1000 Names

To provide popular names and maintain an acceptable performance level on our servers, we provide only the top 1000 names through our forms. However, we provide almost all names for researchers interested in naming trends.

To safeguard privacy, we restrict our list of names to those with at least 5 occurrences. We provide these data on both a national and state-specific basis, in two separate collections of files, each zipped into a single file. The format of the data in the two files is described in a "readme" file contained in the respective zip files.

What percentage of all names are represented in the top 1000 names?
For U.S. births in 2013, the top 1000 names represent about 73 percent of all names.

Percentage of all names represented
in the top 1000 names
Year of
birth
MaleFemale Total
2013 78.91 67.34 73.26
2012 78.60 66.81 72.84
2011 78.76 66.89 72.97
2010 78.69 66.75 72.86
2009 79.02 66.85 73.08
2008 79.51 67.24 73.51
2007 80.10 67.74 74.06
2006 80.63 68.48 74.70
2005 81.34 69.40 75.51
2004 81.70 69.81 75.90