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Alexander Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alexander?

In 2016 the very popular name Alexander, ranked the 11th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Alexander has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 4, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2009.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1993 with 20,522 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Alexander in any given year was 162 in 1901.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alexander occurred roughly during the years 1904-1907, 1908-1916, 1944-1947, 1964-1970, and 1974-1992, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2009-2012, and 2013-2015.

The popularity trend for Alexander has been moving downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Alexander has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alexander?

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

The name Alexander is a huge favorite but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Alexande. (Girl)Alexande. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 18 6,627 13,321 11
2015 22 5,820 14,507 8
2014 33 4,348 15,394 8
2013 27 5,008 14,891 8
2012 28 4,963 15,228 9
2011 34 4,241 15,695 8
2010 43 3,620 16,749 6
2009 34 4,367 18,221 4
2008 44 3,646 18,688 6
2007 38 4,051 18,129 11
2006 51 3,223 18,219 12
2005 63 2,669 18,114 12
2004 115 1,685 17,917 15
2003 55 2,800 17,706 16
2002 84 2,045 17,710 15
2001 50 2,878 16,716 20
2000 64 2,403 17,281 20
1999 96 1,705 17,415 21
1998 82 1,866 17,464 22
1997 80 1,845 17,110 22
1996 92 1,657 17,960 22
1995 143 1,197 19,447 21
1994 164 1,094 20,096 22
1993 178 1,034 20,522 21
1992 210 928 20,064 23
1991 193 971 17,636 26
1990 223 873 16,183 28
1989 237 804 14,518 32
1988 331 602 13,327 34
1987 216 810 11,832 37
1986 207 810 10,599 41
1985 147 1,023 8,287 50
1984 119 1,144 6,489 54
1983 78 1,475 4,802 63
1982 83 1,447 4,589 65
1981 58 1,866 4,238 70
1980 52 2,012 3,280 91
1979 35 2,581 3,061 94
1978 36 2,429 2,746 98
1977 32 2,606 2,711 97
1976 33 2,438 2,448 107
1975 29 2,610 2,444 104
1974 40 2,067 2,365 111
1973 31 2,402 2,260 116
1972 17 3,542 2,121 129
1971 20 3,266 2,368 132
1970 17 3,582 2,475 136
1969 22 2,843 2,024 150
1968 16 3,321 1,773 154
1967 10 4,302 1,461 178
1966 8 4,867 1,370 182
1965 10 4,209 1,330 190
1964 10 4,360 1,291 212
1963 5 6,599 1,308 215
1962 9 4,539 1,226 220
1961 8 4,883 1,228 223
1960 13 3,517 1,202 231
1959 9 4,305 1,168 233
1958 9 4,187 1,187 220
1957 7 4,917 1,259 214
1956 < 5 -- 1,241 210
1955 7 4,748 1,173 208
1954 < 5 -- 1,237 200
1953 5 5,687 1,259 195
1952 8 4,125 1,288 186
1951 < 5 -- 1,212 190
1950 7 4,333 1,166 189
1949 5 5,253 1,187 180
1948 < 5 -- 1,130 183
1947 < 5 -- 1,081 190
1946 8 3,666 965 188
1945 5 4,567 891 178
1944 < 5 -- 863 184
1943 < 5 -- 924 179
1942 < 5 -- 860 183
1941 < 5 -- 818 184
1940 < 5 -- 761 187
1939 < 5 -- 723 186
1938 7 3,457 665 193
1937 < 5 -- 676 191
1936 5 4,196 612 200
1935 < 5 -- 701 186
1934 6 3,811 616 200
1933 < 5 -- 660 186
1932 8 3,279 775 178
1931 < 5 -- 793 172
1930 5 4,560 871 168
1929 10 2,927 986 156
1928 8 3,441 1,048 152
1927 10 3,056 1,093 146
1926 < 5 -- 1,151 146
1925 6 4,433 1,223 137
1924 5 5,086 1,382 129
1923 6 4,385 1,293 130
1922 < 5 -- 1,359 125
1921 < 5 -- 1,532 116
1920 7 3,966 1,474 117
1919 7 3,829 1,422 113
1918 7 3,875 1,591 104
1917 5 4,607 1,664 97
1916 9 3,039 1,584 99
1915 11 2,533 1,432 103
1914 7 2,884 1,169 98
1913 5 3,200 937 98
1912 < 5 -- 803 97
1911 < 5 -- 426 94
1910 < 5 -- 324 101
1909 5 2,216 255 107
1908 < 5 -- 246 104
1907 < 5 -- 279 92
1906 < 5 -- 204 105
1905 < 5 -- 210 103
1904 < 5 -- 203 103
1903 < 5 -- 195 100
1902 < 5 -- 216 93
1901 < 5 -- 162 102
1900 < 5 -- 261 93
1899 < 5 -- 178 97
1898 < 5 -- 180 106
1897 < 5 -- 172 103
1896 < 5 -- 232 87
1895 < 5 -- 199 97
1894 < 5 -- 199 95
1893 < 5 -- 218 83
1892 < 5 -- 202 95
1891 < 5 -- 172 95
1890 < 5 -- 202 85
1889 < 5 -- 185 93
1888 < 5 -- 237 82
1887 < 5 -- 180 87
1886 < 5 -- 206 83
1885 < 5 -- 205 78
1884 < 5 -- 236 76
1883 < 5 -- 187 80
1882 < 5 -- 225 79
1881 < 5 -- 209 71
1880 < 5 -- 211 73

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.