Baby name research app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

I’ve bodged together another app for iOS, and Apple has just released it to the App Store.

It’s called Nametrix, and it’s 99 cents.  Here’s a direct link to it.

I created the app when I realized that I could build an app with really interesting name analysis tools that no other apps have.  There are hundreds of name and baby name apps in the iOS app store, but as far as I’ve seen they’re all pretty much the same basic census data plus fluff.

Nametrix’s content is based on census data, occupation data, and political contribution data.  With that, I’ve built what I think are some unusual tools, including these:

  • View what occupations are disproportionately common for a given name (e.g., Aerospace Engineer is #1 for Alexander)
  • View year-by-year, state-by-state name popularity heat maps, and animate via a slider
  • View graphs of male vs. female popularity
  • View full name rankings for 1910 through the present by gender

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