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Barney Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Barney?

Less than 5 babies were given the name Barney in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #202 in 1887.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1919 with 304 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Barney was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

Approximately during the years 1895-1898, 1901-1905, 1908-1915, and 1944-1947, the name Barney took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1962-1967.

Where is the name Barney popularity headed?

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

Barney's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Barney for their newborn has dropped significantly.

The name Barney is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Barney has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Barney (Girl)Barney (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- < 5 --
2017 < 5 -- < 5 --
2016 < 5 -- 7 9,769
2015 < 5 -- 6 10,808
2014 < 5 -- 5 12,279
2013 < 5 -- 8 8,876
2012 < 5 -- < 5 --
2011 < 5 -- < 5 --
2010 < 5 -- 6 10,900
2009 < 5 -- < 5 --
2008 < 5 -- < 5 --
2007 < 5 -- 6 11,069
2006 < 5 -- 6 10,810
2005 < 5 -- < 5 --
2004 < 5 -- 6 10,077
2003 < 5 -- < 5 --
2002 < 5 -- 7 8,538
2001 < 5 -- 5 10,732
2000 < 5 -- < 5 --
1999 < 5 -- 7 7,948
1998 < 5 -- 12 5,176
1997 < 5 -- 13 4,688
1996 < 5 -- 8 6,556
1995 < 5 -- 12 4,820
1994 < 5 -- 17 3,762
1993 < 5 -- 21 3,150
1992 < 5 -- 25 2,749
1991 < 5 -- 28 2,475
1990 < 5 -- 30 2,318
1989 < 5 -- 23 2,698
1988 < 5 -- 45 1,593
1987 < 5 -- 33 1,900
1986 < 5 -- 38 1,666
1985 < 5 -- 41 1,570
1984 < 5 -- 43 1,460
1983 < 5 -- 47 1,362
1982 < 5 -- 49 1,343
1981 < 5 -- 53 1,259
1980 < 5 -- 58 1,203
1979 < 5 -- 59 1,180
1978 < 5 -- 62 1,111
1977 < 5 -- 68 1,045
1976 < 5 -- 77 945
1975 < 5 -- 62 1,052
1974 < 5 -- 77 926
1973 < 5 -- 74 938
1972 < 5 -- 90 845
1971 < 5 -- 100 803
1970 < 5 -- 85 875
1969 < 5 -- 97 782
1968 < 5 -- 96 757
1967 < 5 -- 98 744
1966 < 5 -- 121 672
1965 < 5 -- 133 646
1964 < 5 -- 186 580
1963 5 6,667 167 607
1962 < 5 -- 211 547
1961 < 5 -- 223 529
1960 5 6,443 267 486
1959 < 5 -- 238 508
1958 < 5 -- 263 481
1957 6 5,417 273 467
1956 < 5 -- 259 468
1955 < 5 -- 275 448
1954 6 5,191 259 449
1953 < 5 -- 297 402
1952 < 5 -- 283 409
1951 < 5 -- 260 420
1950 < 5 -- 264 415
1949 < 5 -- 219 450
1948 < 5 -- 255 419
1947 6 4,791 267 418
1946 < 5 -- 225 423
1945 6 4,062 211 413
1944 5 4,622 220 405
1943 < 5 -- 220 417
1942 < 5 -- 179 465
1941 < 5 -- 178 435
1940 < 5 -- 194 416
1939 5 4,307 188 417
1938 < 5 -- 183 420
1937 < 5 -- 209 383
1936 < 5 -- 206 383
1935 < 5 -- 184 402
1934 < 5 -- 200 386
1933 < 5 -- 180 401
1932 < 5 -- 163 441
1931 < 5 -- 181 418
1930 < 5 -- 216 389
1929 < 5 -- 206 406
1928 < 5 -- 207 416
1927 7 3,903 193 438
1926 5 4,925 214 409
1925 8 3,696 230 396
1924 < 5 -- 275 359
1923 8 3,676 259 369
1922 < 5 -- 264 369
1921 7 4,065 289 352
1920 5 5,057 263 369
1919 < 5 -- 304 319
1918 < 5 -- 299 331
1917 < 5 -- 298 308
1916 7 3,588 265 324
1915 < 5 -- 276 306
1914 < 5 -- 241 288
1913 < 5 -- 185 291
1912 < 5 -- 159 284
1911 < 5 -- 99 261
1910 < 5 -- 71 291
1909 < 5 -- 62 285
1908 < 5 -- 58 285
1907 < 5 -- 64 263
1906 < 5 -- 71 232
1905 < 5 -- 70 234
1904 < 5 -- 53 260
1903 < 5 -- 50 259
1902 < 5 -- 50 261
1901 < 5 -- 34 303
1900 < 5 -- 83 216
1899 < 5 -- 50 234
1898 < 5 -- 73 204
1897 < 5 -- 58 223
1896 < 5 -- 58 237
1895 < 5 -- 55 238
1894 < 5 -- 52 239
1893 < 5 -- 63 215
1892 < 5 -- 70 208
1891 < 5 -- 49 229
1890 < 5 -- 44 256
1889 < 5 -- 54 222
1888 < 5 -- 69 212
1887 < 5 -- 58 202
1886 < 5 -- 65 205
1885 < 5 -- 43 252
1884 < 5 -- 62 210
1883 < 5 -- 48 225
1882 < 5 -- 52 228
1881 < 5 -- 40 245
1880 < 5 -- 44 249

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.