Today I went to Martin Wattenburg’s lecture on mapping the invisible, during which he highlighted some of his work, including:

I found the above three the most interesting. They’ve been around for a while, so there’s a chance you’ve already seen them. I can’t remember if I had been to NameVoyager, but you should go and look up your name if you haven’t done so.

I learned that “Jamin” came to rise in the 60s and died completely in the mid 90s as a name given to babies. Also, there are about 13 Jamins for every million babies born in the United States during that time period.

(Thirteen is my favorite number.)

As I was born in the 70s, this means I was not the first American Jamin. And if no one begins naming their babies Jamin again, at some point all the Jamins will be gone.