Imiona częste w Polsce w latach 1995–2010 i ich zróżnicowanie w czasie i przestrzeni
FREQUENT NAMES IN POLAND IN THE YEARS 1995–2010 AND ITS TEMPORAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DIVERSIFICATION
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In this paper I deal with the most popular first names in Poland given to newborns in period 1995–2010. The first part contains lists of 100 of the most frequent male and female names. I have compared these lists with a similar sets for the earlier periods (1981–1990 i 1900–1994) compiled by K. Nowik. In the next part I present the detailed data for the naming variety in the examined period and with the help of the statistical calculations I show the increasing and decreasing trends for particular groups of names. It appeared that some names, which have similiar characteristics (such as sound, origin, structure), behave the same way, gaining or losing its popularity. In the last part I examined the geographic diversifications of names by comparing frequency lists for each voivodeship. In this case the study revealed the relationship between popularity of some group of names and the area of its appearance. It confirms that there is a regional specificity in naming in Poland and sometimes it crosses national borders.
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