Baby Names Uniqueness

We wanted to give you a top ten list of baby names by county. Turns out, for most counties in Iowa, there is not enough repeated names each year to make a top ten list. There is a state-wide trend toward unique names, particularly among girls names. There are some Iowa counties who regularly reach 100% uniqueness, meaning there are no babies given the same name in a single year.

Measure Description:

  • This chart shows the percent of names that are unique for a selected county or the state of Iowa. A unique name is one that is only given to one baby per year, per county/state, per sex.

Use the tabs to see the different data visualizations.

Measures are defined above the visualization. Additional help can be found in the Help Section.

To download a data table click on the Title Text of the data table, click "Download" on the right below the data visualization, click "Crosstab" from the listed file formats, and click "Download". A '.csv' file will then download and can be opened in a text or spreadsheet application.