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Barnabas Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Barnabas?

The rare name Barnabas was the 8,183rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Barnabas, is a possible choice for parents seeking a more unique name.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #2,882 in 1969.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2017 with 24 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Barnabas was less than 5, most recently in 2004.

Approximately during the years 2014-2017 the name Barnabas took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Where is the name Barnabas popularity headed?

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

Barnabas's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Barnabas for their newborn has dropped significantly.

The name Barnabas is mostly unused and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Barnabas (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 9 8,183
2017 24 4,221
2016 13 6,385
2015 15 5,759
2014 14 6,015
2013 18 4,989
2012 8 8,953
2011 8 8,837
2010 9 8,205
2009 10 7,742
2008 9 8,379
2007 7 9,876
2006 9 8,062
2005 10 7,168
2004 < 5 --
2003 8 7,919
2002 9 7,097
2001 < 5 --
2000 10 6,363
1999 < 5 --
1998 10 5,876
1997 10 5,686
1996 7 7,212
1995 7 7,051
1994 11 5,133
1993 5 8,819
1992 9 5,693
1991 11 4,783
1990 10 5,025
1989 8 5,679
1988 9 4,816
1987 9 4,597
1986 10 4,153
1985 7 5,191
1984 8 4,591
1983 7 4,963
1982 7 5,056
1981 < 5 --
1980 9 4,170
1979 6 5,416
1978 10 3,634
1977 7 4,633
1976 6 4,979
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1973 9 3,473
1972 6 4,483
1971 6 4,427
1970 7 3,876
1969 10 2,882
1968 6 3,704
1967 7 3,257
1966 6 3,559
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1964 5 4,078
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1959 5 4,033
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1953 5 3,848
1952 5 3,787
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1950 5 3,728
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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.