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Analyzing American Baby Name Trends

Use categorization and ranking techniques to explore 101 years of American baby name tastes.

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Project Description

What makes a name timeless or trendy? In this project, you'll use data published by the U.S. Social Security Administration spanning over a hundred years to understand American baby name tastes. The ranking, grouping, joining, ordering, and pattern matching skills you'll use in this project are broadly applicable: understanding changing tastes is a key competency for businesses as well as parents searching for a baby name!

Project Tasks

  1. 1
    Classic American names
  2. 2
    Timeless or trendy?
  3. 3
    Top-ranked female names since 1920
  4. 4
    Picking a baby name
  5. 5
    The Olivia expansion
  6. 6
    Many males with the same name
  7. 7
    Top male names over the years
  8. 8
    The most years at number one




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Izzy Weber

Curriculum Manager, DataCamp

Izzy is a Curriculum Manager at DataCamp. She discovered a love for data during her seven years as an accounting professor at the University of Washington. She holds a masters degree in taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant. Her passion is making learning technical topics fun for students.
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