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Baby Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Baby?

The rare name Baby was the 5,522nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Baby, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

Position 524, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1994 with 373 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Baby was less than 5, most recently in 1969.

Approximately during the years 1969-1975, and 1978-1991, the name Baby took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 2003-2007 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Baby has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Baby popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

The popularity trend for Baby has been spiralling downward for a while. however, the number of children named Baby lately has remained about the same.

The name Baby is mostly unused and has recently started 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, Baby has fallen out of favor as a given name.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Baby (Girl)Baby (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 11 9,183 16 5,522
2017 23 5,519 25 4,099
2016 23 5,638 14 6,069
2015 25 5,300 13 6,354
2014 16 7,348 12 6,663
2013 18 6,764 16 5,416
2012 11 9,800 19 4,872
2011 16 7,486 16 5,448
2010 20 6,412 21 4,530
2009 24 5,730 16 5,574
2008 26 5,457 21 4,554
2007 28 5,112 18 5,014
2006 22 5,940 33 3,227
2005 128 1,588 185 945
2004 210 1,090 226 798
2003 245 955 245 737
2002 237 945 227 759
2001 251 902 268 678
2000 263 844 281 646
1999 240 889 267 645
1998 234 900 225 729
1997 235 867 240 677
1996 219 897 264 637
1995 308 692 334 558
1994 299 699 373 524
1993 296 720 331 559
1992 294 726 333 559
1991 263 781 314 569
1990 227 864 271 611
1989 226 836 266 601
1988 161 1,016 171 718
1987 109 1,278 139 781
1986 81 1,516 103 896
1985 100 1,321 91 957
1984 53 1,944 88 938
1983 60 1,770 54 1,253
1982 32 2,839 63 1,153
1981 23 3,538 45 1,413
1980 22 3,623 22 2,283
1979 22 3,547 24 2,109
1978 12 5,236 19 2,385
1977 29 2,782 18 2,467
1976 32 2,489 37 1,471
1975 17 3,784 36 1,477
1974 17 3,702 20 2,133
1973 12 4,595 24 1,821
1972 9 5,504 13 2,671
1971 19 3,378 13 2,690
1970 < 5 -- 11 2,910
1969 8 5,485 < 5 --
1968 7 5,679 < 5 --
1967 < 5 -- < 5 --
1966 < 5 -- < 5 --
1965 < 5 -- < 5 --
1964 < 5 -- < 5 --
1963 < 5 -- < 5 --
1962 < 5 -- < 5 --
1961 5 6,632 < 5 --
1960 < 5 -- < 5 --
1959 5 6,308 < 5 --
1958 < 5 -- < 5 --
1957 5 6,147 < 5 --
1956 < 5 -- 5 3,979
1955 6 5,256 < 5 --
1954 10 3,737 < 5 --
1953 5 5,721 5 3,844
1952 7 4,513 9 2,686
1951 < 5 -- < 5 --
1950 10 3,442 6 3,347
1949 5 5,294 5 3,723
1948 10 3,362 6 3,339
1947 12 3,073 6 3,396
1946 6 4,464 < 5 --
1945 9 3,155 < 5 --
1944 8 3,397 5 3,459
1943 5 4,745 < 5 --
1942 12 2,679 < 5 --
1941 12 2,544 < 5 --
1940 9 2,975 < 5 --
1939 12 2,431 < 5 --
1938 12 2,461 7 2,885
1937 7 3,467 6 3,197
1936 14 2,164 10 2,308
1935 17 1,929 5 3,686
1934 17 1,926 8 2,757
1933 16 1,976 12 2,106
1932 22 1,635 6 3,395
1931 29 1,376 12 2,216
1930 28 1,463 11 2,455
1929 38 1,215 15 2,008
1928 43 1,164 9 2,863
1927 36 1,333 11 2,539
1926 36 1,307 11 2,579
1925 31 1,471 12 2,446
1924 24 1,775 11 2,661
1923 12 2,745 10 2,781
1922 13 2,624 9 3,035
1921 8 3,704 7 3,550
1920 10 3,121 6 3,853
1919 11 2,827 5 4,204
1918 8 3,542 < 5 --
1917 10 2,904 < 5 --
1916 10 2,845 < 5 --
1915 7 3,465 < 5 --
1914 5 3,674 < 5 --
1913 8 2,354 < 5 --
1912 7 2,391 < 5 --
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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.