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Modeling the changing popularity of names

Sigurd, Bengt LU ; Eeg-Olofsson, Mats LU and Ouren, Jörgen (2005) In Rask 22. p.67-74
Abstract
The popularity of Norwegian first names 1880-2000 can be studied thanks to official Norwegian statistics. The most common curve shows a fast rise and slow fall, which can be approximated by a mathematical gamma function. The curve presumably reflects the parents' changing enthusiasm for at particular name.
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distribution, naming, fashion
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22
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67 - 74
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Syddansk Universitetsforlag
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0909-8976
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English
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  title        = {Modeling the changing popularity of names},
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