Monday, April 11, 2005

Lashonda Washington

Slate has an interesting article today on the differences between white and black names, and the degree to which it factors into a person's success. You can read the article here . Perhaps the most interesting thing is the list of names that come with the article. Here's a list of the top 20 names for white and black girls:

The 20 Whitest Girl Names

1. Molly
2. Amy
3. Claire
4. Emily
5. Katie
6. Madeline
7. Katelyn
8. Emma
9. Abigail
10. Carly
11. Jenna
12. Heather
13. Katherine
14. Caitlin
15. Kaitlin
16. Holly
17. Allison
18. Kaitlyn
19. Hannah
20. Kathryn

The 20 Blackest Girl Names

1. Imani
2. Ebony
3. Shanice
4. Aaliyah
5. Precious
6. Nia
7. Deja
8. Diamond
9. Asia
10. Aliyah
11. Jada
12. Tierra
13. Tiara
14. Kiara
15. Jazmine
16. Jasmin
17. Jazmin
18. Jasmine
19. Alexus
20. Raven

2 Comments:

Blogger Duane said...

By the way, I don't want to be racialist, but i like the names on the black list a lot better. They're more interesting and original...but maybe that's not surprising since i'm black.

9:27 AM  
Blogger shannon said...

i love how the name lists contain different spellings of the same name; that is way weird.

and, seriously, have you ever met anyone named Precious? i have never heard of anyone being named precious.

9:23 AM  

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