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Alfred Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alfred?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Alfred, ranked the 861st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Alfred has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #32 in 1882.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1928 with 6,247 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Alfred in any given year was 207 in 2013.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alfred occurred roughly during the years 1909-1918, and 1925-1928, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1928-1933, 1956-1965, 1969-1973, 1990-1994, and 2007-2010.

Alfred's popularity has been moving downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Alfred has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alfred?

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

The name Alfred is used by only a select few but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Alfred (Girl)Alfred (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 250 861
2016 < 5 -- 264 845
2015 < 5 -- 232 921
2014 < 5 -- 287 796
2013 < 5 -- 207 964
2012 < 5 -- 212 948
2011 < 5 -- 219 919
2010 < 5 -- 225 905
2009 < 5 -- 262 828
2008 < 5 -- 278 786
2007 < 5 -- 301 743
2006 < 5 -- 281 752
2005 < 5 -- 280 725
2004 < 5 -- 267 717
2003 < 5 -- 274 696
2002 < 5 -- 284 657
2001 < 5 -- 345 583
2000 < 5 -- 348 577
1999 < 5 -- 338 576
1998 < 5 -- 372 538
1997 < 5 -- 378 529
1996 < 5 -- 423 496
1995 < 5 -- 449 482
1994 5 13,501 453 475
1993 < 5 -- 524 427
1992 < 5 -- 570 403
1991 5 13,216 577 393
1990 < 5 -- 642 364
1989 8 8,784 635 357
1988 < 5 -- 721 312
1987 7 8,796 680 313
1986 11 6,167 672 305
1985 < 5 -- 674 304
1984 < 5 -- 748 277
1983 9 6,721 807 258
1982 6 9,248 835 261
1981 8 7,417 815 267
1980 8 7,429 864 255
1979 11 5,754 836 252
1978 13 4,934 895 234
1977 9 6,354 951 227
1976 9 6,054 902 225
1975 5 9,100 950 219
1974 16 3,866 973 218
1973 11 4,875 1,075 201
1972 14 4,092 1,164 200
1971 14 4,127 1,370 188
1970 12 4,498 1,414 190
1969 14 3,776 1,497 185
1968 11 4,223 1,493 178
1967 10 4,304 1,634 164
1966 13 3,559 1,606 170
1965 9 4,500 1,656 171
1964 16 3,243 1,962 163
1963 11 4,021 1,987 162
1962 13 3,597 2,136 156
1961 21 2,675 2,279 152
1960 18 2,906 2,405 147
1959 21 2,521 2,545 138
1958 16 2,972 2,707 133
1957 13 3,310 2,821 131
1956 15 3,050 2,943 121
1955 6 5,217 2,976 119
1954 16 2,780 3,051 116
1953 15 2,816 3,121 104
1952 6 4,925 3,141 104
1951 18 2,393 3,198 100
1950 13 2,914 3,234 96
1949 14 2,729 3,187 96
1948 16 2,492 3,245 96
1947 16 2,532 3,414 96
1946 8 3,668 3,238 94
1945 9 3,135 2,895 88
1944 15 2,288 3,048 82
1943 13 2,561 3,446 78
1942 12 2,669 3,405 76
1941 20 1,809 3,051 74
1940 14 2,205 3,062 69
1939 15 2,126 2,988 70
1938 19 1,806 3,007 69
1937 16 2,000 3,181 60
1936 17 1,873 3,253 60
1935 14 2,207 3,122 63
1934 16 2,003 3,160 64
1933 19 1,776 3,267 57
1932 21 1,688 3,898 49
1931 40 1,127 3,948 50
1930 37 1,232 4,555 46
1929 37 1,224 4,933 41
1928 39 1,223 6,247 33
1927 39 1,262 4,751 45
1926 33 1,389 4,732 45
1925 30 1,505 4,795 43
1924 25 1,723 4,928 43
1923 20 1,945 5,008 42
1922 23 1,787 4,832 42
1921 29 1,541 4,925 43
1920 25 1,667 5,007 42
1919 28 1,482 4,615 42
1918 17 2,105 4,873 42
1917 22 1,653 4,424 43
1916 16 2,029 4,278 43
1915 15 2,052 4,232 42
1914 15 1,742 3,346 41
1913 11 1,888 2,577 42
1912 14 1,480 2,210 40
1911 5 2,476 1,158 39
1910 5 2,410 922 38
1909 < 5 -- 763 39
1908 < 5 -- 739 38
1907 5 2,069 738 36
1906 5 1,957 632 40
1905 < 5 -- 591 43
1904 7 1,492 600 41
1903 < 5 -- 557 39
1902 7 1,442 590 39
1901 < 5 -- 506 39
1900 < 5 -- 640 42
1899 7 1,283 496 41
1898 6 1,508 645 36
1897 < 5 -- 513 40
1896 < 5 -- 527 42
1895 < 5 -- 551 38
1894 < 5 -- 521 40
1893 < 5 -- 530 38
1892 < 5 -- 542 40
1891 < 5 -- 499 39
1890 < 5 -- 549 35
1889 < 5 -- 472 41
1888 < 5 -- 536 37
1887 < 5 -- 468 35
1886 < 5 -- 480 36
1885 < 5 -- 446 39
1884 < 5 -- 520 37
1883 < 5 -- 457 35
1882 < 5 -- 523 32
1881 < 5 -- 466 33
1880 < 5 -- 469 35

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.