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Charted: Gender-Neutral Names in America

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ratio of boys versus girls with gender-neutral names in the U.S.

Charted: Gender-Neutral Names in America

Over the course of the last three decades, gender-neutral names have become more common across the United States.

This graphic by Georgios Karamanis uses data from the U.S. Social Security Administration to show over 168,000 names, and how the ratio of boys versus girls with each of those names has changed since 1880.

The data examines names that have been given to both genders, so any gender-specific names have been excluded from the dataset.

And it looks like after initially becoming more common in the early 20th century, gender-neutral names became more common after 1990. As an example, here’s a look at the top gender-neutral names in the U.S. in 2017:

U.S. Baby Names (2017)FemaleMale
Gentry109110
Ryen3131
Kayce2323
Kyri1919
Cashmere1717
Safari1515
Gemini1414
Munachimso1414
Elis1212
Iremide1212
Ziyan1212
Yarel1111
Kimoni1010
Roe1010
Autry99
Kelyn99
Kitt99
Romie99
Ekko88
Jojo88
Majestic88
Bevin77
Jerzey77
Victorious77
Aidynn66
Biak66
Cobie66
Dhani66
Jayln66
Jem66
Jessee66
Kastyn66
Maxie66
Shaden66
Tobie66
Ase55
Azeriah55
Cameo55
Choice55
Chosyn55
Ellyot55
Hyland55
Iretomiwa55
Jeylani55
Kahri55
Kaysyn55
Kharsyn55
Kiko55
Kindred55
Landy55
Lyrix55
Ngozi55
Yohanan55
Zaryn55
Zhen55
If you’re interested in articles about gender and society, check out Gender Diversity in Corporate America.
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Charted: The World’s Top 100 Universities, by Country

Where are the top 100 universities in the world located? We look at the World University Rankings 2024 to find out.

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A cropped chart with the countries that host the most top 100 universities in the world, as per the World University Rankings 2024, sourced from Times Higher Education.

Chart: A Regional Breakdown of the World’s Top 100 Universities

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We breakdown which countries host the most top 100 universities in the world, as per the World University Rankings 2024, sourced from Times Higher Education.

The ranking measures 1,906 universities across 108 countries on 18 performance indicators across broad pillars like teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.

The U.S. Dominates in Higher Education

Not only does the U.S. have the most top 100 universities (36), it is also the most represented country (169 universities) in the entire ranking catalog of nearly 2,000 schools.

Adding the U.S. number to that of Canada’s (3) gives a regional total for North America (39) that compares similarly to Europe’s (36) regional total.

CountryRegionTop 100 UniversitiesHighest Ranked University
🇺🇸 U.S.North America36Stanford University, #2
🇨🇳 China & 🇭🇰 Hong KongAsia & Oceania12Tsinghua University, #12
🇬🇧 UKEurope11Oxford University, #1
🇩🇪 GermanyEurope8Technical University of Munich, #30
🇦🇺 AustraliaAsia & Oceania6University of Melbourne, #37
🇳🇱 NetherlandsEurope6Delft University of Technology, #48
🇫🇷 FranceEurope4Paris Sciences et Lettres, #71
🇨🇭 SwitzerlandEurope3ETH Zurich, #11
🇨🇦 CanadaNorth America3University of Toronto, #21
🇰🇷 South KoreaAsia & Oceania3Seoul National University, #62
🇸🇬 SingaporeAsia & Oceania2NUS, #19
🇯🇵 JapanAsia & Oceania2University of Tokyo, #29
🇸🇪 SwedenEurope2Karolinska Institute, #50
🇧🇪 BelgiumEurope1KU Leuven, #45
🇷🇺 RussiaEurope1Moscow State University, #95

When looking at the top 10 specifically, the U.S. (7), and UK (3) split the pot for the very top of the ranking, which contains the world’s best universities.

Oxford University ranks first overall while Stanford University (#2) is first for teaching, and MIT (#3) is first in research quality.

Looking at top-ranking schools on a per capita basis, Singapore boasts two top 100 universities while having just over 5.5 million people. Switzerland, with nearly 9 million people, has three of the world’s best.

Notably South America and Africa do not host a single top 100 university, at least according to this ranking framework and the criteria within.

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