Wikipedia has articles about given names (example: John).
In each of these articles, I would like to add a histogram showing how popular the name has been through the ages. For each year, it could be the number or proportion of children who received this name.
Where can I find data for this?
- Must be reusable in Wikipedia (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
- Since as far back as possible, for instance there have been Johns since 134BC at least. Estimation data is OK.
- Some will argue that John was actually spelt another way and should be considered another name. Any stance is fine, as long as the data stays consistent with the stance they have chosen.
- I am looking for data for the whole world, but dataset for parts of it (for instance Chinese names only) are welcome too.