Monday, March 16, 2015

The Evolution of Girls' Names

Remember when someone created cool animated GIFs showing maps of girl and boy names since 1960? Well, here's another take on the baby-name infographic genre. It's a video showing the most popular girls' names since 1880 across the U.S.

You can see the GIF version here...

...but it's worth watching the full video on YouTube, complete with dramatic music.

Seeing Linda overtake Mary in the post-World War II years is like a "Game of Thrones" moment.