Ruby spent nearly 20 years, from 1909 to 1927, in the top 30. Best year: #22 in 1911.
She reached her low point in 1986, dropping to #401, although she experienced a significant 27-point bounce in 1963.
Wonder how much Dion had to do with it?
More of an old-time girl than Ruby, Pearl experienced her best years in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when she had a run of 25 appearances (1883-1907) in the top 35. Best years: #24 in 1889, 1890, and 1900.
Since the 1970s, Pearl has struggled to maintain a presence. She dropped off the list in 1976 and 1977 and then spent 1986 until 2006 "bubbling under" the top 1000. The past two years, however, have been especially good for Pearl, though she still has a long way to go to reclaim her former glory.
Other baby name posts:
The Lucy and Ethel synchronized dive. (11/28/2013)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen line graph. (11/27/2013)
Rick, Dick & Rich -- but above all, Richard. (11/26/2013)
When Jennifers rules the world. (11/24/2013)
Ralph and Alice part ways in 1988. (11/23/2013)
Now Appearing in a Colorful Line Graph -- The 6 Jans. (11/23/2013)
Which Do You Prefer: Catherine/Cathy or Katherine/Kathy? (11/22/2013)
Just when you thought he was going, going, gone, Eugene bounces back. (11/21/2013)
Sidney swings both ways. (11/21/2013)
Popular baby names: Nancy (1880-2012). (11/17/2013
Madge: Off the chart even when she was an advertising icon. (11/16/2013)
Cindy: Not Always a Nickname for Cynthia (Since 1938). (11/15/2013)
Lizabeth: There's only one reason why this name made the list. (11/14/2013)
Paul and Paula: 1954 was their very best year together. (11/14/2013)
Bonnie and Clyde take a dive together. (11/13/2013)
Joseph demonstrates more staying power than Mary. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of Elizabeth as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of William as a baby name. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of Thomas as a baby name. (11/11/2013)
Susan is losin' popularity. (11/11/2013)
The popularity of Robert as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/10/2013)
The popularity of Denise as a baby name: 1926-2012. (11/10/2013)
The popularity of John as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/9/2013)
The popularity of Sheila as a baby name: 1917-2002, 2003-2004. (11/9/2013)
The popularity of James as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/7/2013)
The popularity of Michael as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/7/2013)
The popularity of Sherry as a baby name: 1926-1995. (11/7/2013)
Friends choose 15th and 16th most popular baby names for their unexpected twin boys. (11/3/2013)
Destiny Hope Cyrus's impact on popular baby names for girls. (10/15/2013)
There really was something about Mary. (9/22/2013)
"Gone With the Wind" and baby names. (11/27/2011)
The baby names list, 1900-1999. (5/11/2010)