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Anthony Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Anthony?

In 2018 the very popular name Anthony, ranked the 38th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 7, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 2007 and as recently as 2008.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1990 with 25,075 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Anthony was 128 in 1881.

Anthony, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1889, 1897-1900, 1903-1915, 1934-1938, 1939-1942, 1944-1947, 1948-1961, and 1980-1990, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1970-1973, 1991-1995, and 2005-2017.

The popularity trend for Anthony has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Anthony for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Anthony?

Anthony's popularity is at a low point when measured against its most notable year.

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

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   Anthony (Girl)Anthony (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5 15,828 8,003 38
2017 8 11,709 8,833 33
2016 11 9,456 9,865 30
2015 13 8,488 10,634 25
2014 18 6,731 11,580 21
2013 15 7,773 12,266 19
2012 15 7,835 13,203 15
2011 24 5,554 14,267 11
2010 27 5,114 15,493 10
2009 26 5,390 16,307 11
2008 28 5,158 18,397 7
2007 30 4,821 19,627 7
2006 26 5,244 19,404 9
2005 27 4,839 19,379 8
2004 55 2,887 19,604 11
2003 38 3,668 20,145 10
2002 45 3,151 19,586 12
2001 40 3,370 19,735 11
2000 52 2,782 19,651 17
1999 55 2,566 19,469 18
1998 51 2,654 19,631 19
1997 41 2,932 20,029 18
1996 67 2,060 20,504 19
1995 87 1,685 20,480 19
1994 90 1,662 21,599 18
1993 94 1,611 21,785 19
1992 81 1,782 23,165 19
1991 87 1,690 24,442 18
1990 100 1,532 25,075 15
1989 125 1,259 24,420 16
1988 178 945 23,631 18
1987 213 819 23,123 17
1986 197 844 21,953 19
1985 199 818 22,084 20
1984 158 931 20,957 21
1983 164 914 19,832 22
1982 135 1,064 19,642 22
1981 132 1,067 18,575 23
1980 161 927 17,613 24
1979 154 950 17,527 21
1978 150 939 16,816 20
1977 146 948 16,800 21
1976 140 926 16,611 22
1975 137 931 16,494 21
1974 125 980 16,388 21
1973 145 880 16,419 21
1972 135 918 17,462 22
1971 137 937 19,228 23
1970 143 913 21,185 22
1969 158 817 20,912 20
1968 137 879 20,233 21
1967 157 794 20,883 21
1966 172 748 20,625 22
1965 112 973 20,337 22
1964 120 964 20,134 21
1963 111 1,012 20,238 22
1962 104 1,059 20,102 24
1961 122 977 20,193 25
1960 98 1,086 19,501 25
1959 83 1,167 17,956 26
1958 82 1,173 17,418 27
1957 66 1,301 17,040 27
1956 67 1,273 15,559 30
1955 57 1,334 14,171 31
1954 58 1,302 13,127 32
1953 35 1,673 11,698 32
1952 43 1,470 11,188 34
1951 32 1,702 9,846 34
1950 23 2,006 8,618 36
1949 20 2,217 8,452 36
1948 23 2,012 7,880 41
1947 23 2,045 8,014 41
1946 25 1,815 6,772 44
1945 10 2,923 5,685 46
1944 14 2,408 5,605 46
1943 22 1,837 6,202 44
1942 23 1,761 6,210 44
1941 19 1,884 5,237 46
1940 19 1,847 4,766 46
1939 27 1,426 4,609 47
1938 16 2,026 4,689 46
1937 24 1,541 4,336 47
1936 16 1,954 3,978 48
1935 25 1,484 3,908 52
1934 17 1,916 3,840 52
1933 26 1,443 3,974 46
1932 34 1,239 4,221 45
1931 39 1,146 4,304 46
1930 30 1,405 4,677 44
1929 49 1,042 4,733 44
1928 31 1,396 4,716 44
1927 31 1,459 4,920 43
1926 34 1,357 5,060 42
1925 25 1,700 5,040 39
1924 20 1,995 5,193 39
1923 26 1,639 5,120 39
1922 24 1,734 5,093 39
1921 23 1,823 5,237 40
1920 32 1,409 4,944 43
1919 24 1,650 4,737 41
1918 19 1,967 5,168 39
1917 19 1,851 5,027 38
1916 16 2,033 4,749 37
1915 24 1,478 4,722 36
1914 14 1,820 3,695 37
1913 8 2,345 2,781 38
1912 8 2,164 2,480 37
1911 7 1,968 1,288 35
1910 6 2,155 980 37
1909 < 5 -- 758 40
1908 < 5 -- 690 41
1907 < 5 -- 593 46
1906 < 5 -- 542 44
1905 < 5 -- 490 48
1904 < 5 -- 422 56
1903 < 5 -- 399 54
1902 < 5 -- 420 54
1901 5 1,689 323 62
1900 < 5 -- 406 67
1899 < 5 -- 291 64
1898 < 5 -- 325 65
1897 < 5 -- 249 76
1896 5 1,597 276 73
1895 < 5 -- 221 86
1894 < 5 -- 257 77
1893 < 5 -- 220 81
1892 < 5 -- 255 78
1891 < 5 -- 170 96
1890 < 5 -- 189 91
1889 < 5 -- 219 80
1888 < 5 -- 193 93
1887 < 5 -- 153 98
1886 < 5 -- 174 93
1885 < 5 -- 153 95
1884 < 5 -- 179 88
1883 < 5 -- 143 92
1882 < 5 -- 139 105
1881 < 5 -- 128 100
1880 < 5 -- 130 103

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.