Wikipedia:WikiProject Anthroponymy/External resources (popularity)

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Name articles need to abide by the same requirements of verifiability that other articles on Wikipedia must. This page contains practical information on several external resources suitable for use as reliable sources in name articles, though the notion that these are reliable sources has not been subjected to stringent review by editors not affiliated with the Anthroponymy WikiProject. A pre-formatted citation template has been included with each resource listing to facilitate use of the source.

The listed external resources can be subdivided into two types of categorizations. One categorization has been used in the table of contents for this page - topic area. The second categorization axis is based on publisher, which will be described here at a future date.

Surname frequency[edit]

Argentina[edit]

  • http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/110429602/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
    From Abstract: "In order to study the isonymic structure of Argentina, the surname distributions of 22.6 million electors registered for the year 2001 were analyzed in the 24 districts (distritos) and 541 municipalities (municipios) of the country."
    Availability: Abstract available free; manuscript available to subscribers.

France[edit]

This source does not have a firm date associated with it, but from the site in general I infer that the information is valid as of sometime in 2007. The frequency information is based on the surnames of people, millions, signed up for a particularly popular social networking site in France. It is no doubt skew in some way and does not have the official nature of a government statistical analysis.

Location Publisher type Information source Year span
Query interface Company Social networking information (methodology) Extended Present (c.2007)
Boilerplate {{cite web |url= http://www.linternaute.com/femmes/nom-de-famille/|title= L'encyclopédie des noms de familles|accessdate= 2015-07-05 |year= c.2007 |work= Le Journal des Femmes|publisher= Benchmark Group |language= French }}

Poland[edit]

The first resource provided here is apparently considered a valuable genealogical resource, providing counts of name instances both country-wide and in each of the official subdivisions of Poland extant in 1990. The strengths and weaknesses of the resource are addressed in the Usage Assistance links provided in the table.

Location Publisher type Information source Year span
query interface government Slownik nazwisk wspolczesnie w Polsce uzywanych (Dictionary of Surnames Currently Used in Poland), based on the government PESEL database 1990
Boilerplate {{cite web |url=http://www.herby.com.pl/indexslo.html query interface |title=Slownik nazwisk wspolczesnie w Polsce uzywanych |accessdate= 2015-07-05 |last=Rymut |first=Kazimierz |authorlink=Kazimierz Rymut |year=1990 |publisher=Osrodek Dokumentacji Wychodztwa Polskiego przy Domu Polonii w Pultusku |language=Polish }}
Usage Assistance "The "Slownik nazwisk" Is Online!", article by William F. "Fred" Hoffman in Gen Dobry, Volume III, No. 8. 31 August 2002.
More usage assistance "Find your Ancestors in Poland - Search by Surname and Province", article by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn on the "Genealogy at Polish Culture" site

The resource below is an extension of the resource linked above. Whereas the resource above relates details of each surname, the listing linked below places the surnames in rank-order context accompanied by country-wide counts from the main resource.

Location Publisher type Information source Year span
Rank-order listing Personal analysis (Marek Futrega) Najpopularniejsze nazwiska w Polsce (The most popular names in Poland), based on the government PESEL database 1990
Boilerplate {{cite web |url=http://www.futrega.org/etc/nazwiska.html Rank-order listing |title=Najpopularniejsze nazwiska w Polsce |accessdate= 2015-07-05 |author=Marek Futrega |date=2006-11-08 |publisher=(self-published) |language=Polish }}

Sweden[edit]

Location Publisher type Information source Year span
Access to lists Government Census (?) 1998–2007
Boilerplate
Add URL, DATE, TITLE
{{cite web | url = {add page-specific URL} | date = {add date for particular page} | accessdate = 2015-07-05 | title = {add title for particular page} | language=Swedish | work = Namnstatistik | publisher = [[Statistics Sweden]]}}
What it makes
example
"Efternamn - Statistik från SCB". Namnstatistik (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2015-07-05. 

United Kingdom[edit]

Location Publisher type Information source Year span
query interface Academic See here 1881 and 1998
Boilerplate {{cite web |url= http://www.nationaltrustnames.org.uk/ |title=Statistics on the selected name or category of names |accessdate= 2015-07-05 |last= Longley |first= Paul |coauthors= Alex Singleton, Richard Webber and Daryl Lloyd |work= [http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/news/newsStory.asp?ID=151 SPLINT Project, University College London] |publisher= [[The National Trust]]}}
Usage notes The citation is for a generic usage of the search interface. Best practice for traceability suggests that the particular search term used should be indicated in some manner; e.g. see usage in Dąbrowski.

Scotland[edit]

Location Publisher type Information source Year span
[1] Government See Location 1860–2001
Boilerplate {{cite web | url = http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/occpapers/surnames-in-scotland-over-the-last-140-years.html | date = 2007-10-02 | accessdate = 2015-07-05 | title = Surnames in Scotland over the last 140 years | work = Occasional papers | publisher = [[General Register Office for Scotland]]}}


Location Publisher type Information source Year span
[2] Government (unspecified) 1995
Boilerplate {{cite web | url = http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/popular-names/surnames.html | date = 2004-11-05 | accessdate = 2015-07-05 | title = 100 Most Common Surnames | work = Popular names | publisher = [[General Register Office for Scotland]]}}

United States[edit]

Location Publisher type Information source Year span
query interface Government United States Census, 1990 1990
Boilerplate (needs reformatted quote) {{cite web |url= http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/namesearch.html |title= Search names from 1990 Census |date= 2000-09-07 |author= United States Census Bureau staff |accessdate= 2015-07-05 |format= Database search result |publisher= [[United States Census Bureau]] |quote= NAME (last): ; %FREQ: ; CUMM FREQ: ; RANK: (reformatted quote)}}


Location Publisher type Information source Year span
Wikisource Government s:Documentation and Methodology for Frequently Occurring Names in the U.S.–1990 1990
Boilerplate [[United States Census Bureau]] (9 May 1995). [[s:1990 Census Name Files dist.all.last (1-100)]]. Retrieved on 2015-07-05.

Given name popularity[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Location: http://www.cso.ie/statistics/top_babies_names.htm
Publisher type: Government
Information source:
Year-span: 2005–2006
{{cite web
 | url = http://www.cso.ie/statistics/top_babies_names.htm
 | title = Top 25 Baby Names | date = 2008-01-28 | accessdate = 
 | work = Births, Deaths and Marriages | publisher = [[Central Statistics Office (Ireland)]]
 | quote =
}}

Netherlands[edit]

Location: http://www.naamkunde.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=135&Itemid=69
Publisher type: academic
Information source: ??
Year-span: 1983–2006
{{cite web |url= http://www.naamkunde.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=135&Itemid=69
 |title= Nederlandse Voornamen Top 10.000 |accessdate=2008-03-14 |language= Dutch
 |work= The Naamkunde Network| publisher= Meertens Institute
}}

Sweden[edit]

Location Publisher type Information source Year span
Access to lists Government Census (?) 1998–2007
Boilerplate
Add URL, DATE, TITLE
{{cite web | url = {add page-specific URL} | date = {add date for particular page} | accessdate = 2015-07-05 | title = {add title for particular page} | work = Namnstatistik | publisher = [[Statistics Sweden]]}}

United Kingdom[edit]

England and Wales[edit]

Masculine[edit]
Location: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/specials/babiesnames_boys.asp
Publisher type: Government
Information source: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/STATBASE/Product.asp?vlnk=381
Year-span: 2003–2007
{{cite web
 | url = http://www.statistics.gov.uk/specials/babiesnames_boys.asp
 | title = Top 100 names for baby boys in England and Wales | date = 2007-12-19 | accessdate = 
 | work = National Statistics Online | publisher = [[Office for National Statistics]]
 | quote =
}}
Feminine[edit]
Location: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/specials/babiesnames_girls.asp
Publisher type: Government
Information source: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/STATBASE/Product.asp?vlnk=381
Year-span: 2003–2007
{{cite web
 | url = http://www.statistics.gov.uk/specials/babiesnames_girls.asp
 | title = Top 100 names for baby boys in England and Wales | date = 2007-12-19 | accessdate = 
 | work = National Statistics Online | publisher = [[Office for National Statistics]]
 | quote =
}}

Northern Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Location: http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/occpapers/popular-forenames-in-scotland-1900-2000.html
Publisher type: Government
Information source: (see Location link)
Year-span: 1900–2000
{{cite web
 | url = http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/occpapers/popular-forenames-in-scotland-1900-2000.html
 | title = Popular Forenames in Scotland 1900-2000 | date = 2001-01-04 | accessdate = 
 | work = Occasional papers | publisher = [[General Register Office for Scotland]]
 | quote = 
}}
Location: http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files1/stats/pop-names-06-t2.pdf
Publisher type: Government
Information source: (the link to this document has been removed from the previous referring page)
Year-span: 2005–2006
{{cite web | accessdate = 
 | url = http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files1/stats/pop-names-06-t2.pdf | date = 2006-12-18
 | title = Table 1 - Top 100 boys' and girls' names, Scotland, 2006, showing changes since 2005
 | format = PDF | work = Occasional papers | publisher = [[General Register Office for Scotland]]
}}
Masculine[edit]
Location: http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files/name5.pdf
Publisher type: Government
Information source: http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/occpapers/popular-forenames-in-scotland-1900-2000.html
Year-span: 2000
{{cite web
 | url = http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files/name5.pdf | year = 2000 | accessdate =
 | title = Top 100 boys' and names, Scotland, 2000 (provisional) - listed alphabetically
 | format = PDF | work = Occasional papers | publisher = [[General Register Office for Scotland]]
}}

United States[edit]

Location: http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/
Publisher type: Government
Information source: http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/NOTES/note139/original_note139.html
Year-span: 1880's–2000's
{{cite web
 | url = http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ | title = Popular baby names
 | date = 2007-05-11 | accessdate =  | publisher = [[Social Security Administration]]
 | quote = (Query in "Popularity of a name" section: 'put in the query parameters here: name-gender-years')
}}