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Bernie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bernie?

The rare name Bernie was the 8,187th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #469 in 1937.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1960 with 230 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Bernie was less than 5, most recently in 1881.

Bernie, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1908-1916, 1929-1932, 1944-1947, and 1955-1958, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1962-1966, 1970-1974, 1977-1982, and 1984-1987.

Where is the name Bernie popularity headed?

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

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

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

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

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   Bernie (Girl)Bernie (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 9 8,187
2017 < 5 -- 9 8,203
2016 < 5 -- 21 4,630
2015 < 5 -- 11 7,114
2014 < 5 -- 6 10,854
2013 < 5 -- 11 7,078
2012 < 5 -- 9 8,219
2011 < 5 -- 12 6,622
2010 < 5 -- 19 4,860
2009 < 5 -- 20 4,762
2008 < 5 -- 21 4,556
2007 < 5 -- 11 7,147
2006 < 5 -- 24 4,009
2005 < 5 -- 30 3,322
2004 < 5 -- 26 3,542
2003 < 5 -- 29 3,197
2002 < 5 -- 21 3,925
2001 < 5 -- 20 3,982
2000 < 5 -- 21 3,780
1999 < 5 -- 24 3,287
1998 < 5 -- 26 3,025
1997 < 5 -- 26 2,910
1996 < 5 -- 23 3,117
1995 < 5 -- 21 3,202
1994 < 5 -- 28 2,624
1993 < 5 -- 26 2,710
1992 < 5 -- 33 2,256
1991 < 5 -- 27 2,550
1990 < 5 -- 33 2,175
1989 < 5 -- 36 1,997
1988 < 5 -- 25 2,375
1987 < 5 -- 26 2,217
1986 < 5 -- 33 1,840
1985 < 5 -- 43 1,527
1984 < 5 -- 36 1,632
1983 < 5 -- 31 1,790
1982 < 5 -- 28 1,934
1981 < 5 -- 37 1,603
1980 < 5 -- 45 1,413
1979 < 5 -- 52 1,271
1978 < 5 -- 53 1,229
1977 < 5 -- 70 1,028
1976 < 5 -- 53 1,178
1975 8 6,549 60 1,082
1974 < 5 -- 57 1,092
1973 5 8,534 73 943
1972 6 7,349 84 878
1971 9 5,582 74 947
1970 < 5 -- 87 861
1969 6 6,691 90 812
1968 10 4,517 86 799
1967 10 4,322 100 735
1966 15 3,276 98 746
1965 12 3,755 119 682
1964 12 3,892 166 607
1963 19 2,873 160 615
1962 29 2,215 203 553
1961 30 2,154 215 541
1960 35 1,928 230 526
1959 37 1,823 183 579
1958 35 1,857 210 531
1957 50 1,506 174 582
1956 23 2,323 154 609
1955 25 2,159 135 644
1954 34 1,773 146 611
1953 29 1,873 130 627
1952 20 2,334 127 623
1951 29 1,807 120 646
1950 22 2,057 127 607
1949 21 2,143 134 580
1948 16 2,498 155 532
1947 27 1,865 176 509
1946 34 1,509 140 541
1945 30 1,483 128 527
1944 25 1,667 138 514
1943 13 2,570 142 529
1942 22 1,810 135 525
1941 18 1,956 146 485
1940 22 1,688 116 547
1939 20 1,744 119 523
1938 26 1,479 145 478
1937 27 1,419 144 469
1936 14 2,166 127 504
1935 33 1,246 135 489
1934 27 1,414 140 484
1933 19 1,787 127 497
1932 35 1,218 131 501
1931 24 1,556 113 550
1930 21 1,756 99 618
1929 19 1,894 90 650
1928 28 1,508 110 588
1927 23 1,776 89 684
1926 33 1,391 105 612
1925 32 1,447 101 630
1924 29 1,572 89 691
1923 29 1,527 99 646
1922 25 1,690 91 679
1921 26 1,679 89 688
1920 20 1,960 90 674
1919 18 1,995 100 603
1918 32 1,362 74 748
1917 17 2,006 79 675
1916 19 1,812 88 621
1915 23 1,526 75 671
1914 24 1,266 53 712
1913 22 1,178 43 696
1912 19 1,221 33 758
1911 11 1,463 27 586
1910 10 1,531 22 625
1909 8 1,624 14 761
1908 16 1,009 19 590
1907 6 1,858 21 512
1906 5 1,980 12 712
1905 9 1,312 18 549
1904 < 5 -- 13 648
1903 7 1,453 9 788
1902 < 5 -- 17 522
1901 5 1,710 12 603
1900 11 1,172 19 558
1899 < 5 -- 10 665
1898 < 5 -- 5 1,140
1897 8 1,178 8 795
1896 < 5 -- 5 1,120
1895 < 5 -- 14 558
1894 < 5 -- 13 568
1893 < 5 -- 10 657
1892 6 1,295 13 574
1891 5 1,354 8 709
1890 6 1,227 13 538
1889 < 5 -- 11 588
1888 < 5 -- 13 555
1887 < 5 -- 6 830
1886 < 5 -- 8 702
1885 < 5 -- 5 950
1884 < 5 -- 6 861
1883 < 5 -- 7 730
1882 < 5 -- 11 579
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- 5 926

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.