Beyond the Top 1000 Names
To provide popular names and maintain an acceptable performance level on our servers, we provide only the top 1000 names through our forms. However, we provide almost all names for researchers interested in naming trends.
To safeguard privacy, we exclude from these files certain names that would indicate, or would allow the ability to determine, names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area. We provide these data on both a national and state-specific basis, in two separate collections of files, each zipped into a single file. The format of the data in the three file collections is described in a "readme" file contained in the respective zip files.
What percentage of all names are represented in the top 1000 names?
For U.S. births in 2016, the top 1000 names represent about 73 percent of all names.