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Bernard Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bernard?

The uncommon name Bernard was the 1,164th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #45 for the first time in 1919 and as recently as 1921.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1924 with 4,505 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Bernard was 130 in 1881.

Bernard, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1905-1918, and 1944-1947, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1991-1996.

Where is the name Bernard popularity headed?

Bernard's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

Bernard's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Bernard for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Bernard 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.

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

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   Bernard (Girl)Bernard (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 160 1,164
2016 < 5 -- 163 1,165
2015 < 5 -- 150 1,218
2014 < 5 -- 158 1,174
2013 < 5 -- 166 1,107
2012 < 5 -- 148 1,206
2011 < 5 -- 168 1,101
2010 < 5 -- 171 1,110
2009 < 5 -- 189 1,024
2008 < 5 -- 214 943
2007 < 5 -- 212 931
2006 < 5 -- 194 957
2005 < 5 -- 223 832
2004 < 5 -- 238 763
2003 < 5 -- 220 790
2002 < 5 -- 226 761
2001 < 5 -- 262 689
2000 < 5 -- 275 655
1999 < 5 -- 266 650
1998 < 5 -- 297 616
1997 < 5 -- 319 579
1996 < 5 -- 323 565
1995 < 5 -- 431 496
1994 < 5 -- 413 495
1993 8 9,657 507 434
1992 < 5 -- 530 421
1991 < 5 -- 558 408
1990 < 5 -- 516 430
1989 < 5 -- 659 349
1988 5 11,999 608 345
1987 6 9,962 593 340
1986 7 8,615 595 333
1985 7 8,425 653 312
1984 8 7,464 615 317
1983 9 6,757 641 307
1982 6 9,331 678 296
1981 8 7,458 697 289
1980 < 5 -- 771 274
1979 5 10,353 759 272
1978 10 5,996 738 267
1977 7 7,622 758 261
1976 8 6,679 795 249
1975 10 5,554 850 241
1974 6 7,782 858 238
1973 8 6,137 945 226
1972 12 4,543 1,048 213
1971 6 7,458 1,168 205
1970 11 4,778 1,189 210
1969 11 4,449 1,281 199
1968 11 4,234 1,308 189
1967 8 5,013 1,443 179
1966 19 2,849 1,523 177
1965 6 5,860 1,673 170
1964 11 4,117 1,877 165
1963 18 2,962 1,943 165
1962 12 3,796 1,971 161
1961 16 3,194 2,148 156
1960 11 3,935 2,302 152
1959 15 3,111 2,273 152
1958 8 4,552 2,400 145
1957 17 2,828 2,528 137
1956 15 3,057 2,476 130
1955 6 5,264 2,568 127
1954 8 4,302 2,728 123
1953 10 3,706 2,745 119
1952 7 4,517 2,752 111
1951 7 4,415 2,772 107
1950 12 3,069 2,637 110
1949 6 4,716 2,680 111
1948 < 5 -- 2,715 107
1947 12 3,074 2,994 100
1946 5 5,013 2,605 102
1945 16 2,158 2,389 98
1944 9 3,156 2,619 94
1943 12 2,715 2,743 92
1942 12 2,680 2,723 90
1941 6 3,999 2,508 87
1940 7 3,533 2,468 82
1939 11 2,608 2,626 76
1938 10 2,752 2,714 75
1937 9 2,963 2,671 73
1936 9 2,881 2,854 68
1935 9 2,947 2,932 67
1934 11 2,580 3,147 65
1933 19 1,786 3,005 63
1932 14 2,249 3,252 60
1931 24 1,555 3,513 54
1930 24 1,619 3,832 52
1929 34 1,285 3,809 52
1928 31 1,397 4,066 49
1927 34 1,388 4,165 50
1926 23 1,777 4,171 49
1925 24 1,753 4,259 48
1924 19 2,067 4,505 46
1923 20 1,950 4,377 46
1922 25 1,689 4,409 46
1921 15 2,387 4,485 45
1920 28 1,554 4,164 46
1919 10 3,030 3,915 45
1918 19 1,971 4,098 47
1917 16 2,110 3,711 49
1916 15 2,147 3,476 49
1915 20 1,686 3,302 48
1914 18 1,547 2,436 50
1913 8 2,360 1,916 52
1912 < 5 -- 1,437 60
1911 9 1,673 777 54
1910 5 2,450 560 62
1909 < 5 -- 463 68
1908 < 5 -- 414 70
1907 < 5 -- 378 73
1906 < 5 -- 343 74
1905 < 5 -- 292 82
1904 < 5 -- 326 72
1903 < 5 -- 271 79
1902 < 5 -- 259 83
1901 5 1,708 242 80
1900 < 5 -- 308 86
1899 < 5 -- 222 85
1898 < 5 -- 284 73
1897 5 1,574 234 78
1896 < 5 -- 241 82
1895 < 5 -- 259 77
1894 < 5 -- 256 78
1893 < 5 -- 217 84
1892 < 5 -- 237 85
1891 < 5 -- 187 85
1890 < 5 -- 178 98
1889 < 5 -- 215 81
1888 < 5 -- 207 87
1887 < 5 -- 159 97
1886 < 5 -- 180 91
1885 < 5 -- 160 91
1884 < 5 -- 140 108
1883 < 5 -- 141 96
1882 < 5 -- 144 103
1881 < 5 -- 130 96
1880 < 5 -- 140 97

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.