Randal Olson

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Estimated age based on your name

A while back, Nate Silver and Allison McCann for FiveThirtyEight estimated age based on a person's name using a relatively straightforward calculation. Using data from the Social Security Administration, they looked at number of people given a name in a year and crossed that with actuarial tables for annual deaths. Randal Olson turned that into an interactive name age calculator. Punch in a name. See the median age distribution. Here's...

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