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Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America
This paper identified macro trends and phonological patterns of 348 million American baby names over 137 years from 1880 to 2017. The analysis showed that sociolinguistic trends have significantly influenced naming over time, as seen in the rise of individualism and unisex names, the impact of public figures and pop culture, and the substantially higher count of unique female names compared to male names. In addition, phonological analysis showed significant differences between male and femaledoi:10.3765/plsa.v5i1.4741 fatcat:yvma2wef3zdclifxwpmwwwxomm