Data Equivalent

from wired.co.uk

Name data fascinates me, but what fascinates me more is when we compare data from one country to another. Since the US 2011 data is newly released, however, rather annoyingly the England&Wales 2011 data isn’t due for publication until August. That means that I was planning on simply comparing the American data to the Scottish set of 2011 data, but it’s not as thorough as I would’ve liked, i.e. only the Top 100 are available, so I ended up throwing the 2010 England&Wales data in there too because life is short:

1. To get to #1

USA

– required 20,153 (Jacob) and 21,695 (Sophia) uses

SCOTLAND

– required 588 (Jack) and 612 (Sophie) uses

– the American equivalent of Jack is Lawrence at #454 with 588 uses

– the American equivalent of Sophie is Kiera at #483 with 613 uses

ENGLAND&WALES

– required 8, 427 (Oliver) and 5,278 (Olivia) uses

– the American equivalent of Oliver is Isaiah at #43, with 8,411 uses

– the American equivalent of Olivia is Ashley at #42, with 5,368 uses

2. To get into the Top 100

USA

– required 3, 777 (Jaden) and 2,893 (Kaitlyn)

– the English/Welsh equivalent of Jaden is Samuel at #14 with 4,144 uses

– the English/Welsh equivalent of Kaitlyn is Maisie at #14 with 2,930 uses

– there were not enough Scottish uses to be able to draw up an equivalent

SCOTLAND

– required 61 (Ciaran) and 43 (Melissa, Laila and Ayla) uses

– the American equivalents of Ciaran include Elton, Gene and Regan

– the American equivalents of Melissa, Laila and Ayla include Britta, Larkin and Tova

ENGLAND&WALES

– required 668 (Bradley) and 584 (Maisy) uses

– the American equivalent of Bradley is Walker at #417, with 671 uses

– the American equivalent of Maisy is Lorelei at #499 with 584 uses

3. To get into the Top 250

USA

– required 1,376 (Amir) and 1,265 (Haylee) uses

– the English/Welsh equivalent of Amir is Zachary at #51 with 1,390 uses

– the English/Welsh equivalent of Haylee is Matilda at #53 with 1,273 uses

– there were not enough Scottish uses for there to be an equivalent

SCOTLAND

– only the top 100 is available

ENGLAND&WALES

– required 189 (Musa and Lloyd) and 202 (Syeda, Roxanne and Maisey) uses

– the American equivalent of Musa and Lloyd is Anton and Carsen at #1014

– the American equivalent of Syeda, Roxanne and Maisey is Annette, Brittney, Leena, Rhea and Stephany at #1183

4. To get into the Top 500

USA

– required 516 (Armani) and 583 (Francesca) uses

– the English/Welsh equivalent of Armani is Tristan at #121 with 517 uses

– the English/Welsh equivalent of Francesca is Alicia at #101 with 583 uses

– the Scottish equivalent of Armani is Lewis at #2 with 463 uses

– the Scottish equivalent of Francesca is Sophie at #1 with 612 uses

SCOTLAND

– see above

ENGLAND&WALES

– required 71 (e.g. Kit, Fred) and 81 (e.g. Fleur, Ada) uses

– the American equivalents of Kit and Fred include Jethro, Loki and Reggie

– the American equivalents of Fleur and Ada include Antoinette, Gladys and Lundyn (ouch!)

5. To get into the Top 1000

USA

– required 192 (Ethen) and 250 (Damaris) uses

– the English/Welsh equivalent of Ethen is Steven and Lincoln at #245 with 193 uses

– the England/Welsh equivalent of Damaris is Lacie at #203 with 252 uses

– the Scottish equivalent of Ethen is Andrew at #35 with 192 uses

– the Scottish equivalent of Damaris is Grace at #15 with 246 uses

SCOTLAND

– see above

ENGLAND&WALES

– required 28 (e.g. Fenton, Dara) and 34 (e.g. Karen, Kenzie) uses

– the American equivalents of Fenton and Dara include Djanjo, Neko and Thurston

– the American equivalents of Karen and Kenzie include Elva, Henrietta and Lavender

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3 thoughts on “Data Equivalent

  1. Wow, that was a very different way of comparing the US and Scottish/England and Wales data!

    I’ve been thinking of how to do something along these lines, but I don’t have enough data available to be able to do this.

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  2. Sarah.Jane

    Stats like this fascinate me! Thanks for taking the time to post this.

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