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How popular is Arthur?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Arthur, ranked the 230th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Arthur has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 14, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1880 and as recently as 1901.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1921 with 10,527 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Arthur was 727 in 2010.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Arthur occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1909-1918, 1939-1942, 1944-1947, and 2010-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1971-1974, and 1990-1996.

The popularity trend for Arthur has been moving upward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Arthur for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Arthur?

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

The name Arthur is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Arthur (Girl)Arthur (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 1,642 230
2017 < 5 -- 1,509 246
2016 5 16,505 1,342 272
2015 < 5 -- 1,245 292
2014 < 5 -- 1,149 306
2013 < 5 -- 1,027 323
2012 < 5 -- 865 355
2011 < 5 -- 892 339
2010 < 5 -- 727 390
2009 < 5 -- 811 375
2008 < 5 -- 862 363
2007 < 5 -- 818 374
2006 < 5 -- 792 377
2005 < 5 -- 830 356
2004 < 5 -- 792 355
2003 < 5 -- 795 351
2002 < 5 -- 844 326
2001 < 5 -- 881 318
2000 < 5 -- 914 316
1999 < 5 -- 874 320
1998 < 5 -- 982 290
1997 < 5 -- 973 287
1996 < 5 -- 1,008 276
1995 < 5 -- 1,111 254
1994 6 11,915 1,161 248
1993 5 13,633 1,240 235
1992 7 10,582 1,412 219
1991 12 7,010 1,475 212
1990 8 9,312 1,541 196
1989 8 8,821 1,534 189
1988 13 5,923 1,553 182
1987 15 5,089 1,556 177
1986 16 4,739 1,570 170
1985 17 4,468 1,713 158
1984 15 4,751 1,699 159
1983 22 3,557 1,746 157
1982 18 4,176 1,795 157
1981 16 4,544 1,802 152
1980 18 4,157 1,818 147
1979 17 4,240 1,864 143
1978 18 3,930 1,875 141
1977 9 6,385 1,972 134
1976 19 3,549 1,904 137
1975 22 3,168 2,021 128
1974 19 3,435 2,074 126
1973 22 3,028 2,207 119
1972 26 2,686 2,396 119
1971 21 3,171 2,816 117
1970 30 2,451 2,981 111
1969 23 2,771 3,137 97
1968 37 1,976 3,041 98
1967 29 2,219 3,311 94
1966 12 3,749 3,483 96
1965 34 1,995 3,776 96
1964 36 1,978 4,150 90
1963 29 2,214 4,274 91
1962 33 2,032 4,440 91
1961 25 2,412 4,812 85
1960 30 2,104 5,193 82
1959 28 2,153 5,466 77
1958 25 2,262 5,666 71
1957 34 1,872 6,059 66
1956 34 1,835 6,277 60
1955 34 1,804 6,570 56
1954 37 1,679 6,859 52
1953 33 1,740 7,002 50
1952 34 1,683 7,234 47
1951 28 1,844 7,414 44
1950 24 1,957 7,161 46
1949 41 1,438 7,478 44
1948 27 1,823 7,582 44
1947 30 1,755 8,252 38
1946 33 1,533 7,537 36
1945 32 1,421 6,800 34
1944 46 1,154 7,254 29
1943 42 1,252 7,783 30
1942 37 1,325 8,027 29
1941 35 1,296 6,738 33
1940 39 1,171 6,508 33
1939 42 1,106 6,381 32
1938 43 1,094 6,523 32
1937 58 904 6,314 31
1936 54 930 6,264 30
1935 43 1,056 6,549 29
1934 52 955 6,441 29
1933 47 1,009 6,521 25
1932 57 934 6,916 25
1931 68 830 7,526 23
1930 80 786 8,280 23
1929 90 735 8,473 22
1928 94 731 8,879 22
1927 82 801 9,339 22
1926 78 829 9,467 20
1925 78 842 9,986 20
1924 56 1,032 10,173 20
1923 57 993 9,922 19
1922 55 1,008 10,115 19
1921 52 1,045 10,527 19
1920 64 908 10,237 18
1919 57 933 9,539 19
1918 65 886 10,105 17
1917 47 1,027 9,282 17
1916 37 1,170 8,921 18
1915 38 1,096 8,564 18
1914 25 1,234 6,641 18
1913 16 1,471 5,422 17
1912 22 1,122 4,685 15
1911 13 1,307 2,376 18
1910 14 1,213 1,942 17
1909 6 1,978 1,665 18
1908 11 1,265 1,601 16
1907 13 1,095 1,553 16
1906 8 1,425 1,486 15
1905 14 1,017 1,505 16
1904 9 1,263 1,495 15
1903 5 1,812 1,435 15
1902 6 1,612 1,486 15
1901 7 1,347 1,329 14
1900 17 922 1,853 15
1899 11 988 1,357 14
1898 7 1,382 1,619 14
1897 6 1,397 1,647 14
1896 10 1,052 1,821 14
1895 8 1,206 1,666 14
1894 6 1,366 1,712 14
1893 10 961 1,635 14
1892 9 1,020 1,768 14
1891 7 1,103 1,514 14
1890 8 1,011 1,610 14
1889 9 909 1,668 14
1888 8 965 1,710 14
1887 9 796 1,489 14
1886 8 836 1,656 14
1885 10 699 1,516 15
1884 7 860 1,690 14
1883 5 933 1,591 14
1882 5 918 1,686 14
1881 < 5 -- 1,575 14
1880 5 843 1,599 14

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.