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August Name Popularity

    

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How popular is August?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name August, ranked the 170th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, August has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #74 was reached for the first time in 1880 and as recently as 1882.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2018 with 2,264 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed August in any given year was 90 in 1983.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name August occurred roughly during the years 1911-1915, 1983-1986, 1991-1998, and 2002-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1898-1901.

For a number of years, the name August has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name August has risen significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of August?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

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

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   August (Girl)August (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 294 905 2,264 170
2017 256 1,008 2,052 191
2016 227 1,115 2,086 193
2015 247 1,064 2,087 195
2014 231 1,103 1,540 241
2013 129 1,646 1,043 319
2012 131 1,637 946 333
2011 119 1,728 719 395
2010 112 1,820 646 427
2009 110 1,901 650 432
2008 108 1,948 582 477
2007 99 2,059 413 609
2006 86 2,230 384 618
2005 88 2,105 343 636
2004 74 2,325 301 673
2003 72 2,323 304 653
2002 97 1,845 281 665
2001 97 1,820 290 643
2000 99 1,758 310 613
1999 85 1,860 283 633
1998 114 1,493 311 598
1997 119 1,407 258 645
1996 93 1,643 223 711
1995 78 1,820 249 663
1994 59 2,233 196 750
1993 43 2,774 168 815
1992 29 3,692 165 814
1991 30 3,548 153 838
1990 23 4,249 146 845
1989 29 3,484 152 806
1988 25 3,705 123 856
1987 30 3,106 115 871
1986 24 3,560 130 795
1985 29 3,088 118 821
1984 34 2,684 108 843
1983 45 2,161 90 929
1982 27 3,185 103 876
1981 31 2,854 106 857
1980 41 2,344 108 851
1979 43 2,248 103 853
1978 46 2,053 95 880
1977 41 2,216 107 822
1976 33 2,440 107 803
1975 24 2,973 104 814
1974 31 2,439 109 771
1973 22 3,029 91 832
1972 17 3,553 99 804
1971 19 3,377 118 755
1970 13 4,257 110 784
1969 7 6,009 111 743
1968 11 4,232 99 747
1967 10 4,314 119 682
1966 14 3,410 105 727
1965 11 3,964 110 713
1964 7 5,512 127 683
1963 10 4,284 131 679
1962 < 5 -- 123 693
1961 8 4,909 161 625
1960 8 4,793 148 641
1959 < 5 -- 165 604
1958 < 5 -- 154 619
1957 < 5 -- 184 569
1956 < 5 -- 182 564
1955 < 5 -- 151 601
1954 6 5,185 190 530
1953 < 5 -- 216 476
1952 < 5 -- 193 502
1951 < 5 -- 202 476
1950 < 5 -- 203 469
1949 < 5 -- 249 430
1948 < 5 -- 241 430
1947 < 5 -- 250 431
1946 < 5 -- 231 419
1945 < 5 -- 201 420
1944 < 5 -- 239 392
1943 < 5 -- 249 387
1942 < 5 -- 279 362
1941 < 5 -- 238 375
1940 < 5 -- 257 355
1939 < 5 -- 248 354
1938 < 5 -- 249 352
1937 < 5 -- 300 307
1936 5 4,237 288 316
1935 < 5 -- 269 333
1934 < 5 -- 295 316
1933 < 5 -- 336 289
1932 < 5 -- 366 284
1931 < 5 -- 423 266
1930 < 5 -- 431 271
1929 5 4,617 454 263
1928 5 4,777 421 276
1927 6 4,340 495 257
1926 < 5 -- 459 267
1925 < 5 -- 515 252
1924 6 4,503 574 238
1923 5 5,036 544 240
1922 7 4,046 596 225
1921 5 5,180 610 217
1920 10 3,115 610 211
1919 < 5 -- 618 203
1918 < 5 -- 618 207
1917 6 4,136 661 184
1916 < 5 -- 676 178
1915 9 2,918 709 162
1914 6 3,227 533 166
1913 < 5 -- 401 171
1912 < 5 -- 343 171
1911 < 5 -- 166 188
1910 < 5 -- 144 188
1909 < 5 -- 129 179
1908 < 5 -- 138 168
1907 < 5 -- 134 163
1906 < 5 -- 120 164
1905 < 5 -- 109 175
1904 < 5 -- 127 151
1903 < 5 -- 116 154
1902 < 5 -- 108 162
1901 < 5 -- 116 141
1900 < 5 -- 148 144
1899 < 5 -- 142 117
1898 < 5 -- 164 112
1897 < 5 -- 137 120
1896 < 5 -- 180 103
1895 < 5 -- 190 101
1894 < 5 -- 162 109
1893 < 5 -- 155 111
1892 < 5 -- 181 102
1891 < 5 -- 186 86
1890 < 5 -- 206 84
1889 < 5 -- 171 96
1888 < 5 -- 213 86
1887 < 5 -- 194 83
1886 < 5 -- 203 84
1885 < 5 -- 193 86
1884 < 5 -- 213 80
1883 < 5 -- 209 77
1882 < 5 -- 234 74
1881 < 5 -- 172 81
1880 < 5 -- 210 74

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.