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Benny Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Benny?

The uncommon name Benny was the 1,355th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Position 172, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1939.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1948 with 1,064 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Benny was less than 5, most recently in 1883.

Benny, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1897-1900, 1902-1907, 1908-1918, 1920-1924, and 1926-1931, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1991-1994.

Where is the name Benny popularity headed?

Benny's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The popularity trend for Benny has been moving downward for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Benny for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Benny is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Benny (Girl)Benny (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 130 1,355
2016 < 5 -- 121 1,429
2015 5 16,812 118 1,436
2014 5 16,929 138 1,283
2013 < 5 -- 142 1,243
2012 < 5 -- 134 1,296
2011 < 5 -- 149 1,185
2010 < 5 -- 153 1,178
2009 < 5 -- 149 1,208
2008 < 5 -- 155 1,166
2007 < 5 -- 193 1,001
2006 < 5 -- 192 969
2005 < 5 -- 167 1,010
2004 < 5 -- 179 944
2003 < 5 -- 161 984
2002 < 5 -- 192 861
2001 < 5 -- 165 940
2000 < 5 -- 192 833
1999 < 5 -- 158 926
1998 < 5 -- 171 852
1997 < 5 -- 166 851
1996 < 5 -- 179 802
1995 < 5 -- 182 796
1994 < 5 -- 156 858
1993 < 5 -- 207 719
1992 < 5 -- 204 723
1991 < 5 -- 201 714
1990 < 5 -- 203 713
1989 8 8,841 211 685
1988 < 5 -- 192 677
1987 < 5 -- 211 629
1986 < 5 -- 212 613
1985 < 5 -- 213 599
1984 < 5 -- 211 582
1983 5 10,417 214 576
1982 < 5 -- 288 500
1981 < 5 -- 292 489
1980 6 9,195 297 491
1979 < 5 -- 339 436
1978 6 8,645 318 446
1977 < 5 -- 300 465
1976 5 9,417 286 463
1975 5 9,203 324 437
1974 < 5 -- 343 424
1973 8 6,135 303 451
1972 7 6,623 348 424
1971 < 5 -- 370 417
1970 5 8,091 384 415
1969 7 6,013 398 399
1968 8 5,174 404 386
1967 7 5,492 397 375
1966 < 5 -- 458 350
1965 8 4,859 514 334
1964 8 5,039 592 320
1963 7 5,333 637 314
1962 5 6,656 755 279
1961 8 4,916 714 290
1960 11 3,934 787 282
1959 12 3,630 846 272
1958 6 5,458 873 262
1957 8 4,561 873 255
1956 < 5 -- 884 245
1955 14 3,108 825 245
1954 10 3,742 911 234
1953 8 4,260 896 225
1952 13 3,050 897 223
1951 7 4,414 927 213
1950 7 4,360 875 215
1949 8 3,919 969 206
1948 9 3,611 1,064 189
1947 9 3,728 1,062 191
1946 12 2,890 1,003 184
1945 11 2,751 821 187
1944 11 2,781 897 181
1943 12 2,714 960 176
1942 8 3,473 877 180
1941 8 3,273 835 181
1940 10 2,752 814 179
1939 5 4,314 864 172
1938 16 2,033 822 179
1937 18 1,851 759 179
1936 12 2,394 732 181
1935 12 2,447 678 190
1934 12 2,432 685 187
1933 9 2,891 594 198
1932 15 2,148 594 210
1931 11 2,596 600 210
1930 13 2,431 533 237
1929 15 2,201 482 255
1928 13 2,510 460 265
1927 11 2,880 430 272
1926 11 2,893 399 286
1925 14 2,500 394 289
1924 12 2,830 415 279
1923 8 3,680 346 305
1922 18 2,124 299 339
1921 5 5,193 316 333
1920 7 4,000 272 362
1919 7 3,869 275 340
1918 < 5 -- 282 342
1917 8 3,376 223 377
1916 < 5 -- 196 396
1915 < 5 -- 210 371
1914 < 5 -- 144 396
1913 < 5 -- 122 382
1912 < 5 -- 87 418
1911 < 5 -- 50 404
1910 < 5 -- 47 376
1909 < 5 -- 31 453
1908 < 5 -- 37 383
1907 < 5 -- 41 332
1906 < 5 -- 31 387
1905 < 5 -- 27 411
1904 < 5 -- 18 520
1903 < 5 -- 17 528
1902 < 5 -- 13 616
1901 < 5 -- 17 470
1900 < 5 -- 31 402
1899 < 5 -- 13 551
1898 < 5 -- 18 487
1897 < 5 -- 12 620
1896 < 5 -- 16 519
1895 < 5 -- 10 692
1894 < 5 -- 9 736
1893 < 5 -- 9 708
1892 < 5 -- 9 756
1891 < 5 -- 6 852
1890 < 5 -- 7 816
1889 < 5 -- 5 984
1888 < 5 -- 6 926
1887 < 5 -- 10 590
1886 < 5 -- 13 516
1885 < 5 -- 9 649
1884 < 5 -- 5 983
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- 5 954
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.