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Bo Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bo?

The less frequently given name Bo was the 575th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #550 in 1981.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2018 with 477 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Bo in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1946.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Bo occurred roughly during the years 1950-1953, 1957-1960, 1967-1972, 1974-1980, 2000-2005, and 2010-2014.

Sometimes the name Bo has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Bo popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

Bo's popularity has steadily increased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Bo has risen.

The name Bo still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Bo (Girl)Bo (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 32 4,339 477 575
2017 21 5,842 432 606
2016 27 5,011 452 595
2015 17 7,006 434 615
2014 14 8,109 412 636
2013 26 5,157 318 732
2012 19 6,623 288 784
2011 18 6,888 293 764
2010 18 6,948 256 834
2009 16 7,732 289 782
2008 21 6,379 261 835
2007 21 6,353 286 767
2006 29 4,831 267 775
2005 20 6,043 259 764
2004 11 9,352 204 862
2003 20 5,841 183 908
2002 14 7,492 159 988
2001 9 10,232 160 957
2000 5 15,386 152 978
1999 9 9,599 185 825
1998 9 9,368 176 834
1997 5 14,017 153 901
1996 9 8,901 191 769
1995 10 8,156 173 813
1994 16 5,744 193 758
1993 15 5,989 229 677
1992 15 6,050 276 621
1991 13 6,631 282 605
1990 16 5,587 277 603
1989 16 5,324 215 680
1988 15 5,354 172 713
1987 16 4,874 186 671
1986 13 5,478 174 684
1985 17 4,475 153 714
1984 18 4,177 201 599
1983 15 4,702 138 735
1982 17 4,363 160 684
1981 26 3,256 237 550
1980 31 2,872 232 567
1979 5 10,367 101 866
1978 < 5 -- 73 1,013
1977 < 5 -- 77 975
1976 < 5 -- 59 1,098
1975 < 5 -- 51 1,183
1974 < 5 -- 45 1,246
1973 5 8,540 50 1,162
1972 < 5 -- 49 1,164
1971 < 5 -- 35 1,444
1970 < 5 -- 25 1,749
1969 < 5 -- 29 1,498
1968 < 5 -- 25 1,579
1967 < 5 -- 22 1,657
1966 < 5 -- 27 1,484
1965 < 5 -- 18 1,863
1964 < 5 -- 23 1,659
1963 < 5 -- 31 1,403
1962 < 5 -- 27 1,516
1961 < 5 -- 29 1,496
1960 < 5 -- 27 1,551
1959 < 5 -- 24 1,625
1958 < 5 -- 21 1,729
1957 < 5 -- 12 2,383
1956 < 5 -- 12 2,375
1955 < 5 -- 10 2,596
1954 < 5 -- 14 2,122
1953 < 5 -- 15 2,052
1952 < 5 -- 13 2,161
1951 < 5 -- 10 2,511
1950 < 5 -- 9 2,600
1949 < 5 -- 14 2,032
1948 < 5 -- 10 2,458
1947 < 5 -- 8 2,895
1946 < 5 -- < 5 --
1945 < 5 -- 6 3,018
1944 < 5 -- 8 2,654
1943 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1940 < 5 -- 5 3,503
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1936 < 5 -- 5 3,602
1935 < 5 -- 5 3,703
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1932 < 5 -- 6 3,406
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1930 < 5 -- 8 3,050
1929 5 4,645 < 5 --
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1927 < 5 -- 9 2,934
1926 < 5 -- < 5 --
1925 < 5 -- 9 2,953
1924 < 5 -- < 5 --
1923 < 5 -- 5 4,317
1922 < 5 -- 5 4,373
1921 < 5 -- 6 3,918
1920 < 5 -- 8 3,246
1919 < 5 -- 6 3,784
1918 < 5 -- 7 3,404
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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.