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Benedict Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Benedict?

The less frequently given name Benedict was the 981st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 447, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1914.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2018 with 209 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Benedict was less than 5, most recently in 1893.

Benedict, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1906-1916, 1944-1947, 1990-1993, 2001-2005, and 2011-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1928-1931, 1949-1952, and 2008-2011.

Where is the name Benedict popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Benedict has been soaring upward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Benedict for their newborn has risen.

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

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   Benedict (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 209 981
2017 169 1,124
2016 152 1,225
2015 152 1,208
2014 139 1,273
2013 109 1,492
2012 87 1,725
2011 58 2,231
2010 87 1,740
2009 85 1,775
2008 101 1,572
2007 88 1,710
2006 130 1,284
2005 158 1,047
2004 53 2,194
2003 56 2,030
2002 57 1,945
2001 51 2,054
2000 61 1,784
1999 54 1,825
1998 60 1,702
1997 48 1,908
1996 57 1,672
1995 46 1,866
1994 40 2,047
1993 61 1,514
1992 36 2,132
1991 43 1,828
1990 47 1,703
1989 54 1,519
1988 59 1,339
1987 58 1,284
1986 62 1,216
1985 47 1,429
1984 45 1,424
1983 53 1,265
1982 42 1,488
1981 55 1,237
1980 55 1,239
1979 44 1,408
1978 46 1,352
1977 49 1,269
1976 45 1,321
1975 50 1,193
1974 40 1,353
1973 44 1,241
1972 52 1,129
1971 39 1,352
1970 43 1,262
1969 45 1,171
1968 57 971
1967 65 893
1966 60 938
1965 65 919
1964 78 860
1963 81 842
1962 90 800
1961 86 825
1960 79 852
1959 90 806
1958 92 779
1957 85 818
1956 86 802
1955 64 932
1954 75 834
1953 94 738
1952 64 879
1951 86 749
1950 96 701
1949 81 765
1948 79 761
1947 102 685
1946 71 787
1945 68 742
1944 74 721
1943 74 752
1942 92 674
1941 71 733
1940 63 781
1939 68 725
1938 72 719
1937 67 743
1936 63 766
1935 58 816
1934 74 710
1933 65 757
1932 73 729
1931 67 757
1930 89 655
1929 105 588
1928 98 618
1927 102 620
1926 115 573
1925 104 614
1924 114 595
1923 104 625
1922 140 526
1921 135 537
1920 127 545
1919 119 548
1918 163 462
1917 152 460
1916 146 475
1915 133 482
1914 115 447
1913 51 615
1912 46 599
1911 25 607
1910 29 525
1909 12 845
1908 11 829
1907 19 560
1906 15 617
1905 13 669
1904 18 519
1903 11 702
1902 5 1,159
1901 7 864
1900 11 789
1899 6 946
1898 8 808
1897 6 948
1896 12 645
1895 8 805
1894 7 867
1893 < 5 --
1892 9 754
1891 6 850
1890 10 633
1889 7 801
1888 < 5 --
1887 < 5 --
1886 7 770
1885 12 551
1884 < 5 --
1883 5 905
1882 8 707
1881 < 5 --
1880 < 5 --

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.