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Bobby Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bobby?

The less frequently given name Bobby was the 787th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Position 23, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1934.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1937 with 7,748 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Bobby was less than 5, most recently in 1903.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Bobby occurred roughly during the years 1910-1934, and 1944-1947, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1980-1984, 1985-1999, and 2008-2011.

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

Where is the name Bobby popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

The popularity trend for Bobby has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Bobby for their newborn has dropped.

The name Bobby is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Bobby (Girl)Bobby (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5 16,179 295 787
2016 < 5 -- 316 765
2015 < 5 -- 327 740
2014 < 5 -- 312 754
2013 < 5 -- 361 666
2012 6 15,253 331 713
2011 < 5 -- 345 682
2010 5 17,432 457 552
2009 5 17,719 457 576
2008 6 15,705 513 525
2007 < 5 -- 521 506
2006 6 15,430 546 483
2005 < 5 -- 504 490
2004 8 11,775 573 449
2003 8 11,471 559 451
2002 6 13,853 644 399
2001 8 11,160 654 389
2000 12 8,101 730 364
1999 11 8,307 728 360
1998 19 5,397 835 325
1997 11 7,828 913 299
1996 22 4,605 933 289
1995 20 4,863 1,046 269
1994 19 5,036 1,136 255
1993 22 4,540 1,221 238
1992 21 4,703 1,387 221
1991 36 3,102 1,508 206
1990 29 3,627 1,677 185
1989 51 2,303 1,759 172
1988 30 3,231 1,716 163
1987 45 2,332 1,886 147
1986 57 1,931 2,106 130
1985 50 2,105 2,093 135
1984 49 2,050 2,119 129
1983 90 1,328 2,356 118
1982 101 1,269 2,606 113
1981 99 1,285 2,659 110
1980 108 1,218 2,722 109
1979 115 1,154 2,587 106
1978 97 1,266 2,399 109
1977 110 1,146 2,541 105
1976 110 1,097 2,642 97
1975 104 1,119 2,771 93
1974 117 1,023 2,791 92
1973 115 1,015 2,888 93
1972 113 1,032 3,177 90
1971 133 958 3,648 80
1970 147 895 3,636 87
1969 115 1,008 3,652 82
1968 101 1,031 3,630 81
1967 98 1,040 3,780 83
1966 82 1,180 4,068 82
1965 87 1,135 4,592 80
1964 111 1,021 5,082 73
1963 94 1,129 5,214 75
1962 108 1,040 5,321 78
1961 123 971 5,399 76
1960 102 1,065 5,654 73
1959 125 936 5,674 71
1958 98 1,061 5,730 69
1957 114 971 5,616 78
1956 106 993 5,355 77
1955 116 914 5,220 75
1954 131 822 5,502 72
1953 135 792 5,181 73
1952 131 785 4,962 77
1951 134 759 5,006 77
1950 129 762 5,015 65
1949 155 668 5,117 67
1948 139 709 5,579 62
1947 184 617 6,119 60
1946 172 601 5,765 53
1945 129 642 5,050 53
1944 171 557 5,409 50
1943 148 621 6,121 46
1942 132 650 6,248 43
1941 176 526 6,588 35
1940 149 568 6,882 30
1939 147 551 7,055 29
1938 191 481 7,494 27
1937 207 455 7,748 24
1936 193 463 7,734 24
1935 245 416 7,724 24
1934 247 416 7,528 23
1933 259 401 6,490 26
1932 250 413 6,596 30
1931 242 414 5,857 32
1930 262 405 5,181 41
1929 209 456 3,923 50
1928 193 498 2,969 65
1927 178 530 2,289 91
1926 144 592 1,595 116
1925 111 698 1,087 149
1924 99 744 733 191
1923 76 838 470 260
1922 65 906 370 293
1921 45 1,138 274 365
1920 53 1,021 170 468
1919 37 1,249 93 629
1918 46 1,075 81 701
1917 29 1,379 62 799
1916 31 1,301 49 897
1915 24 1,484 42 965
1914 21 1,390 36 908
1913 13 1,684 14 1,451
1912 24 1,058 14 1,280
1911 10 1,555 12 991
1910 16 1,116 8 1,209
1909 5 2,250 9 1,031
1908 < 5 -- 6 1,235
1907 9 1,402 5 1,366
1906 < 5 -- 7 1,018
1905 < 5 -- 11 746
1904 8 1,380 8 891
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1901 7 1,357 < 5 --
1900 5 1,965 7 1,061
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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.