The Most Popular Girl Names in Each State Since 1960

Jason English

Created by Reuben Fischer-Baum

We're only a few weeks away from the Social Security Administration releasing baby name data for 2013. If you like that kind of thing and need something to tide you over, check out this wonderful GIF of the top girl names in each state since 1960 that Reuben Fischer-Baum made last year. You can watch new names spring up and conquer large swaths of the country as others disappear.

The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. While we're talking names, here are the least popular baby names, according to early records.