Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RIP, 1970; Part 1.

To tide me over until the next SSA list release (Maaaaayyy....aaarrrrgggghh), I decided to have some fun seeing which names have died off since 1970.
(why 1970? It's kind of the borderline between the current parent and grandparent generations, plus apparently I haven't really done any sort of analysis with data from the 70s yet)

Aside from there being way more mistakes (I assume! I can't imagine there really were all that many guys named Mary, Patricia, or Lisa), I thought it'd be interesting to see which names/spellings that were in the Top 1500 in 1970 aren't on the 2015 list at all.
So for instance, Rob was #450 in 1970, given to 333 boys. In 2015, it was given to at most 4 boys; it doesn't appear anywhere on the complete 2015 list (the SSA only lists names given to 5 or more babies, for privacy).

Boys:
  • Rob, #450
  • Tod, #478
  • Robb, #514
  • Kraig, #557
  • Pat, #584
  • Lonny, #647
  • Brain, #693
  • Daryle, #696
  • Jefferey, #721
  • Kirt, #743
  • Timmothy, #829
  • Reginal, #841
  • Shanon, #856
  • Erie, #893
  • Burt, #916
  • Adolph, #927
  • Curtiss, #933
  • Dwane, #1000
  • Kieth, #1010
  • Roderic, #1011
  • Vern, #1012
  • Geoff, #1036
  • Brooke, #1052
  • Randel, #1058
  • Winfred, #1089
  • Sal, #1098
  • Kiley, #1106
  • Buford, #1130
  • Dick, #1145
  • Jemal, #1149
  • Lupe, #1152
  • Graig, #1160
  • Tadd, #1167
  • Tyronne, #1169
  • Gaylon, #1173
  • Kennth, #1197
  • Bartley, #1222
  • Carleton, #1235
  • Dennie, #1236
  • Gorge, #1269
  • Jere, #1271
  • Darold, #1279
  • Jodi, #1283
  • Butch, #1295
  • Darryll, #1316
  • Rayford, #1329
  • Daryll, #1336
  • Errick, #1340
  • Timonthy, #1348
  • Kary, #1361
  • Rodd, #1367
  • Shelly, #1369
  • Tige, #1370
  • Wendel, #1372
  • Corby, #1375
  • Earle, #1378
  • Gerold, #1379
  • Kreg, #1384
  • Rolf, #1389
  • Burl, #1396
  • Darran, #1398
  • Jami, #1405
  • Mel, #1410
  • Dorsey, #1423
  • Patrice, #1432
  • Alford, #1439
  • Cleve, #1443
  • Darryle, #1469
  • Johathan, #1478
  • Lynwood, #1482
  • Terri, #1488
  • Winfield, #1491
  • Connie, #1496

I'm actually surprised at how many are misspellings or respellings. Most of those were from the trendy names of the time, though. Quite a few at-the-time unisex nicknames or full names, as well, which the boys mostly "lost".
Also, who was still naming their kid Adolph in 1970?!?!

Girls:
  • Tammi, #318
  • Deanne, #393
  • Susanne, #408
  • Gayle, #418
  • Shonda, #432
  • Tonja, #464
  • Latanya, #473
  • Deann, #494
  • Terrie, #495
  • Lauri, #502
  • Lesa, #540
  • Lawanda, #542
  • Nanette, #548
  • Pam, #561
  • Shelli, #567
  • Dee, #572
  • Felecia, #572
  • Tamela, #577
  • Latonia, #583
  • Tamatha, #599
  • Misti, #602
  • Shanon, #609
  • Shannan, #612
  • Vonda, #612
  • Buffy, #614
  • Shanda, #621
  • Aretha, #640
  • Chanda, #652
  • Tawnya, #654
  • Letitia, #656
  • Vikki, #657
  • Trena, #673
  • Janene, #684
  • Tawana, #685
  • Gayla, #689
  • Lorri, #692
  • Latricia, #702
  • Shiela, #713
  • Sheree, #723
  • Renita, #724
  • Cindi, #728
  • Barbra, #738
  • Pamala, #740
  • Kathie, #745
  • Mellissa, #762
  • Shonna, #782
  • Yolonda, #787
  • Lucretia, #790
  • Tresa, #801
  • Kathi, #806
  • Dale, #813
  • Kecia, #814
  • Toya, #823
  • Willie, #824
  • Patrica, #836
  • Dedra, #838
  • Laverne, #839
  • Carie, #855
  • Milissa, #857
  • Cary, #864
  • Tangela, #872
  • Tanja, #876
  • Dona, #879
  • Carri, #892
  • Bobby, #895
  • Lorinda, #898
  • Sharonda, #904
  • Tena, #905
  • Tawanda, #908
  • Tisa, #911
  • Gerri, #916
  • Deloris, #921
  • Diann, #942
  • Mindi, #945
  • Sherie, #946
  • Tawanna, #951
  • Leisa, #954
  • Tamiko, #959
  • Cristi, #961
  • Shawnda, #969
  • Tosha, #970
  • Deedee, #975
  • Tracee, #978
  • Dyan, #980
  • Gale, #980
  • Kimberely, #990
  • Treena, #995
  • Towanda, #1005
  • Mellisa, #1007
  • Tamala, #1009
  • Lashon, #1011
  • Dawne, #1015
  • Gay, #1016
  • Deeann, #1028
  • Tameka, #1032
  • Dorene, #1034
  • Nannette, #1038
  • Tamie, #1040
  • Tarsha, #1041
  • Shawnna, #1051
  • Jerry, #1056
  • Migdalia, #1058
  • Trudi, #1059
  • Nichol, #1064
  • Terese, #1066
  • Marva, #1076
  • Melissia, #1079
  • Lavonda, #1082
  • Cinnamon, #1083
  • Stephaine, #1087
  • Donita, #1089
  • Detra, #1099
  • Joellen, #1101
  • Cherri, #1108
  • Larhonda, #1112
  • Nanci, #1115
  • Roxane, #1116
  • Ronna, #1122
  • Marty, #1130
  • Shalonda, #1131
  • Sharyn, #1132
  • Teena, #1141
  • Jacki, #1148
  • Shandra, #1152
  • Tammara, #1153
  • Romona, #1161
  • Shanta, #1163
  • Vickey, #1166
  • Carletta, #1176
  • Keshia, #1178
  • Devona, #1181
  • Latrina, #1185
  • Alfreda, #1191
  • Jammie, #1197
  • Laronda, #1199
  • Melba, #1204
  • Becki, #1213
  • Buffie, #1214
  • Felisa, #1217
  • Fonda, #1218
  • Gidget, #1219
  • Bernadine, #1224
  • Deedra, #1226
  • Lasonya, #1232
  • Sherita, #1237
  • Cherrie, #1239
  • Kelle, #1242
  • Lesia, #1244
  • Bonny, #1246
  • Shena, #1256
  • Tabetha, #1257
  • Wendie, #1259
  • Jeanene, #1264
  • Nilda, #1283
  • Petrina, #1284
  • Juliane, #1287
  • Tomeka, #1291
  • Lashanda, #1296
  • Sanjuanita, #1303
  • Suzann, #1304
  • Charise, #1306
  • Deneen, #1307
  • Chiquita, #1314
  • Rachele, #1326
  • Twana, #1328
  • Candance, #1330
  • Candie, #1330
  • Dannette, #1332
  • Dodie, #1333
  • Kellye, #1344
  • Taunya, #1351
  • Tony, #1352
  • Chantell, #1356
  • Jenniffer, #1361
  • Merri, #1364
  • Twanda, #1368
  • Ladawn, #1375
  • Lashunda, #1376
  • Nedra, #1381
  • Pattie, #1382
  • Tarra, #1386
  • Vernita, #1387
  • Denita, #1392
  • Inger, #1393
  • Karon, #1396
  • Patrina, #1403
  • Shaunda, #1419
  • Trinette, #1420
  • Billy, #1422
  • Lory, #1426
  • Steffanie, #1427
  • Calandra, #1430
  • Chanin, #1433
  • Cher, #1434
  • Coreen, #1436
  • Necole, #1441
  • Germaine, #1446
  • Latina, #1448
  • Nickie, #1450
  • Sherron, #1451
  • Cheryle, #1454
  • Latosha, #1457
  • Shondra, #1462
  • Carolee, #1464
  • Debbra, #1465
  • Sharee, #1469
  • Tari, #1471
  • Tonda, #1472
  • Anglea, #1475
  • Demetrice, #1477
  • Heide, #1480
  • Joe, #1481
  • Kiesha, #1491
  • Lavette, #1492
  • Omayra, #1495
  • Tiffiny, #1499
  • Treasa, #1500
A) It is crazy how many more girls' names there are. 
B) I removed a lot more girls' names from the boys' list than boys' names from the girls' list--only excluding long-standing traditional masculine names like Richard and Steven--since girls getting trendy boys' names or boys' diminutives is a thing that has always happened and they seemed more likely to be accurate data.

So wow! Again, lots of miss- and re-spellings of the popular names of the day. I'm sad to say a lot of these bring up unpleasant stereotypes. -_-

Migdalia intrigues me--Google brings up several Migdalias with Spanish surnames, and while I'm quite out-of-practice with Spanish, it seems to be a variant of Magdala (as in, the hometown of Mary Magdalene). Interesting!