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Adam Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Adam?

In 2018 the popular name Adam, ranked the 78th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Adam has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity ranking of #18 was reached for the first time in 1983 and as recently as 1984 with 23,935 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Adam was 71 in 1901.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1903-1915, 1944-1947, 1952-1964, and 1966-1983, the name Adam took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1984-1997, and 2006-2010 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Adam has been moving downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Adam lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Adam?

Currently, the name is at a low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Adam is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Adam (Girl)Adam (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 7 12,401 4,675 78
2017 8 11,596 4,919 77
2016 6 14,324 5,200 75
2015 6 14,481 5,391 73
2014 7 13,072 5,328 79
2013 5 16,563 5,241 82
2012 < 5 -- 5,316 82
2011 11 9,719 5,204 81
2010 9 11,246 5,103 80
2009 7 13,718 5,672 74
2008 13 8,962 6,093 72
2007 7 13,939 6,786 65
2006 12 9,286 6,797 64
2005 14 7,888 6,840 64
2004 37 3,818 7,471 58
2003 21 5,582 7,684 58
2002 8 11,110 7,750 55
2001 13 7,726 7,752 51
2000 16 6,483 8,133 45
1999 21 5,038 8,223 44
1998 13 7,105 8,357 45
1997 15 6,160 8,804 39
1996 24 4,308 9,555 39
1995 13 6,644 10,483 38
1994 37 3,098 11,018 38
1993 21 4,672 11,530 39
1992 37 3,091 11,901 36
1991 21 4,651 12,303 36
1990 35 3,155 14,708 32
1989 60 2,071 16,929 27
1988 84 1,564 16,460 26
1987 102 1,335 16,924 27
1986 90 1,420 18,161 24
1985 117 1,200 20,171 22
1984 142 1,006 23,935 18
1983 132 1,048 23,495 18
1982 116 1,178 20,103 19
1981 77 1,547 20,042 20
1980 96 1,318 18,872 22
1979 97 1,294 17,063 23
1978 68 1,580 13,924 29
1977 61 1,701 11,038 33
1976 45 1,966 9,946 36
1975 44 1,988 8,654 38
1974 50 1,772 8,427 36
1973 39 2,062 6,839 45
1972 25 2,748 5,745 51
1971 26 2,734 5,854 57
1970 21 3,108 4,319 71
1969 17 3,318 2,867 113
1968 10 4,488 2,543 119
1967 7 5,453 2,526 118
1966 12 3,738 2,501 123
1965 8 4,829 2,566 125
1964 12 3,880 2,851 122
1963 7 5,298 2,343 145
1962 < 5 -- 2,153 153
1961 < 5 -- 1,579 193
1960 < 5 -- 1,019 249
1959 < 5 -- 583 322
1958 < 5 -- 469 352
1957 6 5,376 428 371
1956 < 5 -- 392 378
1955 < 5 -- 353 383
1954 < 5 -- 281 428
1953 < 5 -- 324 389
1952 < 5 -- 294 404
1951 < 5 -- 299 392
1950 < 5 -- 307 382
1949 < 5 -- 300 388
1948 < 5 -- 242 429
1947 < 5 -- 269 417
1946 < 5 -- 247 406
1945 < 5 -- 209 415
1944 < 5 -- 221 403
1943 < 5 -- 252 385
1942 < 5 -- 240 391
1941 < 5 -- 230 381
1940 < 5 -- 227 380
1939 < 5 -- 216 385
1938 < 5 -- 214 385
1937 < 5 -- 222 362
1936 < 5 -- 216 371
1935 < 5 -- 238 356
1934 < 5 -- 237 357
1933 < 5 -- 235 351
1932 < 5 -- 258 344
1931 < 5 -- 299 314
1930 < 5 -- 274 337
1929 < 5 -- 307 315
1928 < 5 -- 359 297
1927 < 5 -- 389 287
1926 < 5 -- 425 277
1925 6 4,426 452 268
1924 < 5 -- 464 263
1923 7 3,973 428 273
1922 < 5 -- 469 260
1921 5 5,101 583 228
1920 < 5 -- 579 223
1919 < 5 -- 542 224
1918 < 5 -- 653 197
1917 < 5 -- 614 193
1916 < 5 -- 609 189
1915 < 5 -- 574 194
1914 < 5 -- 489 182
1913 5 3,188 349 192
1912 < 5 -- 307 188
1911 < 5 -- 189 170
1910 < 5 -- 154 182
1909 < 5 -- 113 193
1908 < 5 -- 109 192
1907 < 5 -- 127 169
1906 < 5 -- 105 173
1905 < 5 -- 101 183
1904 < 5 -- 103 175
1903 < 5 -- 82 193
1902 < 5 -- 99 172
1901 < 5 -- 71 201
1900 < 5 -- 111 187
1899 < 5 -- 74 185
1898 < 5 -- 87 179
1897 < 5 -- 88 175
1896 < 5 -- 96 164
1895 < 5 -- 78 190
1894 < 5 -- 86 176
1893 < 5 -- 87 166
1892 < 5 -- 106 151
1891 < 5 -- 87 149
1890 < 5 -- 74 180
1889 < 5 -- 93 153
1888 < 5 -- 120 130
1887 < 5 -- 84 150
1886 < 5 -- 103 134
1885 < 5 -- 96 141
1884 < 5 -- 83 167
1883 < 5 -- 107 118
1882 < 5 -- 114 123
1881 < 5 -- 116 108
1880 < 5 -- 104 123

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.