Names of the Week
Word of the Week
ineligible  More

Abraham Name Popularity

    

Charts | Table | About | By Year

How popular is Abraham?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Abraham, ranked the 164th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Abraham has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #124 in 1911.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2016 with 2,579 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Abraham was 52 in 1883.

Abraham, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1901-1915, 1944-1949, 1967-1970, 1971-1977, 1992-2001, and 2010-2014.

Abraham's popularity has been moving upward for some time. however, the number of children named Abraham lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Abraham?

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

The name Abraham is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
Mouse over or Click for Percentages.
   Abraham (Girl)Abraham (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 2,344 164
2017 5 15,884 2,321 169
2016 < 5 -- 2,579 157
2015 6 14,472 2,447 169
2014 10 10,124 2,378 180
2013 6 14,583 2,215 182
2012 5 16,872 1,951 191
2011 < 5 -- 1,935 192
2010 < 5 -- 1,923 194
2009 5 17,298 2,107 180
2008 5 17,516 2,147 186
2007 < 5 -- 2,141 188
2006 < 5 -- 2,203 182
2005 5 16,476 2,045 192
2004 7 12,764 1,987 193
2003 6 13,853 1,894 195
2002 < 5 -- 1,797 204
2001 5 15,367 1,818 200
2000 8 10,744 1,681 213
1999 8 10,354 1,587 214
1998 5 14,135 1,542 208
1997 < 5 -- 1,428 216
1996 < 5 -- 1,336 227
1995 < 5 -- 1,287 232
1994 9 8,807 1,223 241
1993 7 10,596 1,170 244
1992 < 5 -- 1,141 254
1991 5 13,147 1,161 243
1990 5 12,963 1,134 244
1989 7 9,679 997 254
1988 < 5 -- 973 245
1987 10 6,786 906 252
1986 8 7,750 909 247
1985 8 7,562 848 260
1984 10 6,290 852 255
1983 9 6,707 771 269
1982 10 6,366 837 260
1981 < 5 -- 813 269
1980 < 5 -- 779 273
1979 8 7,312 735 277
1978 10 5,962 689 281
1977 < 5 -- 678 289
1976 < 5 -- 569 308
1975 5 9,070 501 341
1974 6 7,679 456 360
1973 < 5 -- 403 383
1972 < 5 -- 388 397
1971 5 8,323 364 422
1970 < 5 -- 353 433
1969 < 5 -- 302 447
1968 < 5 -- 257 472
1967 < 5 -- 227 499
1966 < 5 -- 253 483
1965 < 5 -- 276 469
1964 < 5 -- 273 479
1963 < 5 -- 274 481
1962 < 5 -- 279 477
1961 < 5 -- 277 479
1960 < 5 -- 294 464
1959 < 5 -- 311 454
1958 < 5 -- 282 469
1957 < 5 -- 274 465
1956 < 5 -- 308 430
1955 < 5 -- 284 435
1954 < 5 -- 304 414
1953 < 5 -- 316 395
1952 < 5 -- 253 442
1951 < 5 -- 285 404
1950 < 5 -- 300 387
1949 < 5 -- 287 395
1948 < 5 -- 252 423
1947 < 5 -- 240 435
1946 < 5 -- 210 436
1945 < 5 -- 206 418
1944 < 5 -- 194 439
1943 < 5 -- 199 449
1942 < 5 -- 234 395
1941 < 5 -- 194 418
1940 < 5 -- 219 386
1939 < 5 -- 197 407
1938 < 5 -- 212 388
1937 < 5 -- 217 374
1936 < 5 -- 214 374
1935 < 5 -- 260 340
1934 < 5 -- 241 353
1933 < 5 -- 246 341
1932 < 5 -- 276 331
1931 < 5 -- 293 318
1930 < 5 -- 344 306
1929 < 5 -- 343 300
1928 < 5 -- 400 281
1927 < 5 -- 407 282
1926 < 5 -- 427 275
1925 < 5 -- 489 257
1924 < 5 -- 554 244
1923 < 5 -- 556 237
1922 < 5 -- 599 222
1921 < 5 -- 683 202
1920 < 5 -- 656 203
1919 < 5 -- 742 176
1918 < 5 -- 757 174
1917 < 5 -- 731 171
1916 < 5 -- 753 158
1915 < 5 -- 790 152
1914 < 5 -- 700 141
1913 < 5 -- 551 142
1912 < 5 -- 533 125
1911 < 5 -- 292 124
1910 < 5 -- 191 162
1909 < 5 -- 163 153
1908 < 5 -- 150 159
1907 < 5 -- 148 152
1906 < 5 -- 122 161
1905 < 5 -- 112 171
1904 < 5 -- 111 166
1903 < 5 -- 95 171
1902 < 5 -- 82 197
1901 < 5 -- 62 218
1900 < 5 -- 100 195
1899 < 5 -- 85 171
1898 < 5 -- 92 173
1897 < 5 -- 62 212
1896 < 5 -- 109 153
1895 < 5 -- 94 167
1894 < 5 -- 73 199
1893 < 5 -- 103 145
1892 < 5 -- 99 160
1891 < 5 -- 62 199
1890 < 5 -- 70 192
1889 < 5 -- 83 160
1888 < 5 -- 78 190
1887 < 5 -- 75 168
1886 < 5 -- 77 177
1885 < 5 -- 86 158
1884 < 5 -- 67 199
1883 < 5 -- 52 208
1882 < 5 -- 91 151
1881 < 5 -- 86 146
1880 < 5 -- 81 163

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.