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Al Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Al?

In 2018 the rare name Al, ranked the 3,968th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Al is currently less popular.

Position 285, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1910.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1959 with 437 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Al in any given year was 12 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Al occurred roughly during the years 1907-1915, 1925-1928, 1943-1947, 1953-1956, and 2014-2017, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1988-1991, 1992-1997, and 2002-2006.

The popularity trend for Al has steadily decreased for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Al has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Al?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

The name Al is very unique but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Al has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Al (Girl)Al (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 26 3,968
2017 < 5 -- 20 4,738
2016 < 5 -- 17 5,306
2015 < 5 -- 19 4,886
2014 < 5 -- 14 5,993
2013 < 5 -- 23 4,181
2012 < 5 -- 22 4,393
2011 < 5 -- 17 5,202
2010 < 5 -- 20 4,682
2009 < 5 -- 29 3,640
2008 < 5 -- 21 4,543
2007 < 5 -- 19 4,812
2006 < 5 -- 21 4,367
2005 < 5 -- 28 3,450
2004 < 5 -- 33 3,012
2003 < 5 -- 36 2,725
2002 < 5 -- 50 2,125
2001 < 5 -- 33 2,796
2000 < 5 -- 54 1,926
1999 < 5 -- 47 2,023
1998 < 5 -- 52 1,872
1997 < 5 -- 43 2,061
1996 < 5 -- 50 1,817
1995 < 5 -- 65 1,476
1994 < 5 -- 71 1,383
1993 < 5 -- 64 1,459
1992 < 5 -- 86 1,210
1991 < 5 -- 63 1,431
1990 < 5 -- 79 1,238
1989 < 5 -- 94 1,083
1988 < 5 -- 86 1,070
1987 < 5 -- 93 983
1986 < 5 -- 79 1,050
1985 < 5 -- 91 956
1984 < 5 -- 89 931
1983 < 5 -- 104 857
1982 < 5 -- 117 819
1981 < 5 -- 109 842
1980 8 7,419 109 847
1979 < 5 -- 116 811
1978 < 5 -- 134 725
1977 < 5 -- 128 755
1976 < 5 -- 157 653
1975 6 7,989 134 717
1974 8 6,259 137 700
1973 7 6,676 144 664
1972 6 7,292 161 619
1971 7 6,621 152 672
1970 10 5,061 149 671
1969 < 5 -- 167 606
1968 < 5 -- 164 593
1967 < 5 -- 166 587
1966 < 5 -- 158 596
1965 < 5 -- 211 528
1964 < 5 -- 268 481
1963 5 6,595 292 459
1962 < 5 -- 340 434
1961 < 5 -- 363 417
1960 < 5 -- 393 397
1959 10 4,029 437 378
1958 < 5 -- 389 395
1957 6 5,378 388 391
1956 6 5,324 398 372
1955 < 5 -- 286 434
1954 7 4,654 312 405
1953 < 5 -- 267 435
1952 < 5 -- 265 429
1951 6 4,839 262 419
1950 6 4,742 216 447
1949 6 4,675 231 440
1948 < 5 -- 286 402
1947 < 5 -- 329 379
1946 6 4,420 290 383
1945 < 5 -- 216 409
1944 < 5 -- 210 417
1943 7 3,807 201 443
1942 5 4,626 223 410
1941 < 5 -- 192 423
1940 5 4,355 166 450
1939 < 5 -- 198 405
1938 6 3,854 193 408
1937 5 4,259 205 384
1936 5 4,194 199 388
1935 < 5 -- 209 376
1934 5 4,290 194 396
1933 11 2,541 170 417
1932 5 4,419 199 398
1931 < 5 -- 185 414
1930 9 3,056 172 450
1929 < 5 -- 170 453
1928 8 3,438 190 433
1927 9 3,287 164 472
1926 < 5 -- 147 496
1925 9 3,362 125 549
1924 5 5,073 151 508
1923 < 5 -- 103 631
1922 8 3,662 109 617
1921 9 3,403 119 580
1920 < 5 -- 150 493
1919 10 3,006 160 472
1918 7 3,873 133 519
1917 5 4,602 133 497
1916 5 4,427 122 515
1915 < 5 -- 175 405
1914 7 2,881 144 395
1913 < 5 -- 101 427
1912 < 5 -- 121 342
1911 < 5 -- 65 337
1910 < 5 -- 73 285
1909 < 5 -- 47 339
1908 < 5 -- 45 335
1907 < 5 -- 40 341
1906 < 5 -- 43 316
1905 < 5 -- 39 319
1904 < 5 -- 33 351
1903 < 5 -- 38 303
1902 < 5 -- 42 291
1901 < 5 -- 21 407
1900 < 5 -- 37 357
1899 < 5 -- 27 346
1898 < 5 -- 22 419
1897 < 5 -- 20 422
1896 < 5 -- 27 367
1895 < 5 -- 23 399
1894 < 5 -- 26 358
1893 < 5 -- 25 359
1892 < 5 -- 22 404
1891 < 5 -- 21 377
1890 < 5 -- 15 492
1889 < 5 -- 23 370
1888 < 5 -- 23 387
1887 < 5 -- 16 420
1886 < 5 -- 27 325
1885 < 5 -- 17 441
1884 < 5 -- 18 433
1883 < 5 -- 21 371
1882 < 5 -- 33 298
1881 < 5 -- 19 389
1880 < 5 -- 12 526

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.