Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rick, Dick & Rich -- But Above All, Richard

With a stretch of 108 years in the top 30, nearly half of them in the top 10, Richard is the king of this group.  Best years:  1930 through 1947, when he was lodged at #5.

A #1 song in 1947

Rick showed up on his own in 1940, sticking around for 61 years.  His best year:  #76 in 1958.

Dick was already on the scene in 1880 but disappeared from view after 1968.  He gave us his best in 1934, peaking at #138.

Rich has made a couple of in-and-out appearances through the years.  1880 to 1991, charting in 9 or those 12 years and getting as high as #697.   He periodically showed up again from 1947 to 1972, barely cracking the top 500 (#493) in 1963

Warren Area High School class of 1968
  • Richard (Rick) Brewster
  • Richard (Rick) Dies
  • Richard (Dick) Duckett
  • Richard (Rick) Huber
  • Richard (Rick) Nasman
  • Richard (Dick) Peck
  • Richard (Rick) Pedersen
  • Richard (Rick) Smith

Other baby name posts:
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)

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