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Alf Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alf?

Mostly unused in the United States, less than 5 babies were bestowed the name in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #460 in 1883.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1916 with 38 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Alf in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alf occurred roughly during the years 1909-1915, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1919-1922, and 1932-1935.

Alf's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Alf has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alf?

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

The name Alf is mostly unused and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Alf (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 --
2017 < 5 --
2016 < 5 --
2015 < 5 --
2014 < 5 --
2013 < 5 --
2012 < 5 --
2011 < 5 --
2010 < 5 --
2009 < 5 --
2008 < 5 --
2007 < 5 --
2006 < 5 --
2005 < 5 --
2004 < 5 --
2003 < 5 --
2002 < 5 --
2001 < 5 --
2000 < 5 --
1999 < 5 --
1998 < 5 --
1997 < 5 --
1996 < 5 --
1995 < 5 --
1994 < 5 --
1993 < 5 --
1992 < 5 --
1991 < 5 --
1990 < 5 --
1989 < 5 --
1988 < 5 --
1987 < 5 --
1986 < 5 --
1985 < 5 --
1984 < 5 --
1983 < 5 --
1982 < 5 --
1981 < 5 --
1980 < 5 --
1979 5 6,079
1978 < 5 --
1977 < 5 --
1976 < 5 --
1975 8 3,955
1974 8 3,843
1973 < 5 --
1972 6 4,453
1971 5 4,928
1970 < 5 --
1969 5 4,420
1968 5 4,149
1967 5 3,975
1966 < 5 --
1965 < 5 --
1964 9 2,856
1963 < 5 --
1962 5 4,054
1961 5 4,079
1960 8 3,084
1959 9 2,820
1958 < 5 --
1957 5 3,996
1956 8 2,974
1955 < 5 --
1954 11 2,450
1953 7 3,144
1952 10 2,520
1951 6 3,370
1950 9 2,584
1949 17 1,822
1948 6 3,322
1947 13 2,171
1946 9 2,535
1945 6 2,996
1944 9 2,473
1943 7 2,963
1942 14 1,947
1941 7 2,879
1940 < 5 --
1939 12 2,051
1938 13 1,983
1937 14 1,914
1936 18 1,586
1935 12 2,128
1934 16 1,783
1933 18 1,646
1932 17 1,779
1931 18 1,694
1930 19 1,694
1929 21 1,612
1928 18 1,825
1927 25 1,518
1926 17 1,912
1925 18 1,874
1924 34 1,246
1923 27 1,421
1922 18 1,884
1921 27 1,451
1920 26 1,457
1919 36 1,159
1918 32 1,231
1917 36 1,113
1916 38 1,044
1915 34 1,100
1914 27 1,101
1913 20 1,146
1912 22 970
1911 19 732
1910 6 1,424
1909 6 1,280
1908 9 946
1907 11 818
1906 9 853
1905 8 920
1904 10 762
1903 5 1,133
1902 5 1,142
1901 12 596
1900 8 971
1899 < 5 --
1898 5 1,124
1897 10 682
1896 9 778
1895 6 979
1894 6 957
1893 11 616
1892 10 688
1891 11 564
1890 10 630
1889 12 549
1888 10 648
1887 8 682
1886 9 647
1885 5 941
1884 7 768
1883 15 460
1882 6 841
1881 5 868
1880 7 747

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.