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Bear Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bear?

The uncommon name Bear was the 1,005th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #1005 was reached for the first time this year with 204 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Bear in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2004.

Bear, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 2004-2016.

Where is the name Bear popularity headed?

Bear's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

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

The name Bear is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Bear (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 204 1,005
2017 198 1,016
2016 187 1,048
2015 134 1,315
2014 131 1,328
2013 84 1,731
2012 79 1,846
2011 85 1,728
2010 54 2,353
2009 55 2,348
2008 48 2,590
2007 24 4,131
2006 8 8,808
2005 10 7,170
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2003 7 8,745
2002 6 9,517
2001 8 7,593
2000 6 9,199
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1997 6 8,227
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1994 5 8,911
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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.