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Abel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Abel?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Abel, ranked the 146th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Abel has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 124, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 2015 with 3,238 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Abel in any given year was 6 in 1905.

Abel, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1905-1917, 1921-1924, 1938-1941, 1943-1947, 1950-1953, 1977-1980, 1987-1990, and 2008-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1933-1936.

The popularity trend for Abel has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Abel has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Abel?

Abel's popularity is at a very high point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Abel is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Abel (Girl)Abel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 11 9,089 2,663 146
2017 < 5 -- 2,699 145
2016 6 14,312 3,031 137
2015 10 10,131 3,238 124
2014 < 5 -- 2,562 165
2013 7 13,142 2,235 180
2012 < 5 -- 1,946 192
2011 8 12,159 1,506 238
2010 < 5 -- 1,126 293
2009 5 17,288 964 330
2008 < 5 -- 864 361
2007 < 5 -- 940 343
2006 < 5 -- 923 338
2005 < 5 -- 855 346
2004 6 14,181 791 356
2003 5 15,792 755 360
2002 < 5 -- 774 353
2001 < 5 -- 733 362
2000 < 5 -- 763 352
1999 < 5 -- 711 367
1998 < 5 -- 668 378
1997 < 5 -- 718 352
1996 < 5 -- 606 387
1995 < 5 -- 717 340
1994 < 5 -- 584 399
1993 5 13,440 620 377
1992 < 5 -- 631 370
1991 < 5 -- 623 370
1990 7 10,193 605 383
1989 8 8,762 542 400
1988 5 11,799 513 384
1987 5 11,320 457 407
1986 5 10,908 482 381
1985 < 5 -- 461 387
1984 < 5 -- 426 400
1983 9 6,705 426 391
1982 < 5 -- 467 372
1981 6 9,106 478 364
1980 5 10,389 475 366
1979 6 9,009 428 389
1978 < 5 -- 371 400
1977 < 5 -- 347 424
1976 < 5 -- 395 390
1975 5 9,069 382 396
1974 < 5 -- 330 435
1973 < 5 -- 360 412
1972 < 5 -- 322 442
1971 < 5 -- 310 464
1970 < 5 -- 283 479
1969 < 5 -- 277 458
1968 < 5 -- 266 465
1967 < 5 -- 252 475
1966 < 5 -- 257 479
1965 < 5 -- 281 464
1964 < 5 -- 274 478
1963 < 5 -- 273 483
1962 < 5 -- 259 493
1961 < 5 -- 280 477
1960 < 5 -- 249 502
1959 < 5 -- 225 524
1958 < 5 -- 240 500
1957 < 5 -- 234 506
1956 < 5 -- 214 515
1955 < 5 -- 215 504
1954 < 5 -- 225 481
1953 < 5 -- 217 473
1952 < 5 -- 162 550
1951 < 5 -- 183 499
1950 < 5 -- 170 515
1949 < 5 -- 161 525
1948 < 5 -- 151 540
1947 < 5 -- 146 558
1946 < 5 -- 117 591
1945 < 5 -- 113 567
1944 < 5 -- 118 559
1943 < 5 -- 91 672
1942 < 5 -- 106 611
1941 < 5 -- 121 537
1940 < 5 -- 101 589
1939 < 5 -- 95 594
1938 < 5 -- 87 641
1937 < 5 -- 91 608
1936 < 5 -- 75 685
1935 < 5 -- 92 605
1934 < 5 -- 94 610
1933 < 5 -- 96 591
1932 < 5 -- 95 607
1931 < 5 -- 93 617
1930 < 5 -- 122 541
1929 < 5 -- 96 620
1928 < 5 -- 85 685
1927 < 5 -- 79 732
1926 < 5 -- 101 623
1925 < 5 -- 83 709
1924 < 5 -- 110 608
1923 < 5 -- 73 769
1922 < 5 -- 91 678
1921 < 5 -- 84 715
1920 < 5 -- 79 732
1919 < 5 -- 91 638
1918 < 5 -- 76 733
1917 < 5 -- 86 640
1916 < 5 -- 62 781
1915 < 5 -- 64 750
1914 < 5 -- 51 734
1913 < 5 -- 48 641
1912 < 5 -- 40 668
1911 < 5 -- 30 548
1910 < 5 -- 11 981
1909 < 5 -- 16 679
1908 < 5 -- 15 685
1907 < 5 -- 10 866
1906 < 5 -- 11 752
1905 < 5 -- 6 1,091
1904 < 5 -- 10 761
1903 < 5 -- 14 595
1902 < 5 -- 11 687
1901 < 5 -- 13 559
1900 < 5 -- 15 649
1899 < 5 -- 15 502
1898 < 5 -- 10 701
1897 < 5 -- 12 615
1896 < 5 -- 15 534
1895 < 5 -- 6 978
1894 < 5 -- 15 521
1893 < 5 -- 13 538
1892 < 5 -- 8 792
1891 < 5 -- 10 597
1890 < 5 -- 14 511
1889 < 5 -- 9 673
1888 < 5 -- 8 755
1887 < 5 -- 11 544
1886 < 5 -- 16 451
1885 < 5 -- 6 837
1884 < 5 -- 14 504
1883 < 5 -- 12 527
1882 < 5 -- 10 611
1881 < 5 -- 12 503
1880 < 5 -- 9 640

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.