It's been said that a person's name is by far the sweetest sound they will hear. That may be true, but have you ever wondered how many others bear your name? Is yours common or is it unique? How have names changed over the years? Are you searching for the perfect name for an expected new member of the family?
Each year, the Center for Health Statistics (CHS) compiles a list of baby names from the birth certificates of babies born in Oregon. Baby names for the years of 1920 to 2013 are available here.
For baby names from 2014 on, please refer to Table 2-5 of our Annual Report Volume 1 for the top 30 names, or visit the Social Security Administration’s baby name web page.