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Unisex Names

This directory contains the code and data behind the story The Most Common Unisex Names In America: Is Yours One Of Them?

The script unisex_names.R generates the data in unisex_names_table.csv, which contains the over 900 names given to each sex at least one-third of the time and with a minimum of 100 people. It has the following variables:

nameFirst names from the Social Security Administration
totalTotal number of living Americans with the name
male_sharePercentage of people with the name who are male
female_sharePercentage of people with the name who are female
gapGap between male_share and female_share