Complexity

Analyses of baby name popularity distribution in U.S. for the last 131 years

Journal Article

Abstract

We examine the complete dataset of baby name popularity collected by U.S. Social Security Administration for the last 131 years (1880–2010). The ranked baby name popularity can be fitted empirically by a piecewise function consisting of Beta function for the high‐ranking names and power‐law function for low‐ranking names, but not power‐law (Zipf's law) or Beta function by itself. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Complexity, 2012

Related Topics

Related Publications

Related Content

Site Footer

Address:

This website is provided by John Wiley & Sons Limited, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ (Company No: 00641132, VAT No: 376766987)

Published features on StatisticsViews.com are checked for statistical accuracy by a panel from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)   to whom Wiley and StatisticsViews.com express their gratitude. This panel are: Ron Kenett, David Steinberg, Shirley Coleman, Irena Ograjenšek, Fabrizio Ruggeri, Rainer Göb, Philippe Castagliola, Xavier Tort-Martorell, Bart De Ketelaere, Antonio Pievatolo, Martina Vandebroek, Lance Mitchell, Gilbert Saporta, Helmut Waldl and Stelios Psarakis.