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Subject: Nebraska names on
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: February 11, 2010 at 11:55:02 AM

Well, the Omaha World Herald, the newspaper I write my column for, has a companion website called They have just put up a feature that allows people to search how how a particular name was given in Nebraska over the last 20 years. They just used the raw data from the Nebraska state government, so every different spelling is treated as a separate name, and they don't attempt to correct what are probably gender coding errors. (The site will tell you there was a boy born in Nebraska named Sophia in 2009, which I think is more likely a mistake in typing in the gender code than reality.)

They only give a "top 25" listing for each year as list, but you can find the number and rank of any name for all 20 years by using the search function.

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