Find names with a similar Voyager trajectory

I would love to be able to find names with a similar Voyager graph. E.g. popular in the early 1900s, dropped off the charts for several decades, came back recently and is swiftly climbing the charts again.

What's the best way to do that?


By EVie
December 7, 2016 1:05 PM

I don't think NameVoyager has the functionality to do exactly what you're asking, but if you look at Expert NameVoyager, you can select for names that peaked in the same decade. Also keep in mind that neither version of Voyager includes names that aren't in the top 1000, so there are a lot of unusual names that you won't find by searching through Voyager. 

December 7, 2016 6:33 PM

In addition to what EVie said, on the Expert version of Name Voyager you can also filter results by how rare or common the name is currently. For example, you could set the parameters to names that peaked in the 1880's and are currently very rare, which gives you a few dozen results ranging from Addie to Zora, or peaked in the 1890's and still very common today, which only yields Hazel.