Have you ever wanted to know the popularity of your name, or how its popularity has changed over time since 1880? If so, go to this link for an excellent data visualisation tool. Key in your name (or any name; the site is intended for people choosing a baby’s name) and you can see in graphical form how popular it is and was.
"Maxine", for example, was barely known in the 1880s but had a huge spike of popularity in the 1900s, peaking at about 1,300 per million babies in the 1920s, which is 84th in popularity in whichever population is counted by the site. Its popularity decreased almost as rapidly, so that by the decade I was born it was 276th and by the 1980s it had vanished from the scale (less than 10 per million, it seems). I had no idea that "Maxine" is an "old" name, though I do know that my mother found it in the back of Chambers’ dictionary and awarded it to me when I was born.
I have not looked into the parameters of this measure (is it international? what are the ranking criteria?), but it is mildly diverting. If you look up your own name, please do note its popularity in the comments to this post. If I get enough comments I will create a "top ten" list 😉