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Boris Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Boris?

The rare name Boris was the 2,462nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #870 in 1962.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1970 with 81 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Boris in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1910.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Boris occurred roughly during the years 1910-1918, 1953-1956, 1957-1962, 1967-1970, 1984-1987, and 1988-1991, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1930-1936, and 1972-1977.

Where is the name Boris popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a high point.

Boris's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Boris has dropped.

The name Boris is quite distinctive and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Boris (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 52 2,462
2017 51 2,485
2016 47 2,624
2015 48 2,568
2014 54 2,373
2013 64 2,090
2012 47 2,595
2011 48 2,545
2010 47 2,582
2009 46 2,666
2008 73 1,951
2007 49 2,536
2006 65 2,038
2005 60 2,060
2004 65 1,882
2003 52 2,127
2002 59 1,893
2001 54 1,984
2000 56 1,877
1999 52 1,880
1998 62 1,667
1997 53 1,796
1996 50 1,819
1995 72 1,393
1994 65 1,471
1993 59 1,542
1992 65 1,417
1991 71 1,336
1990 54 1,547
1989 47 1,659
1988 36 1,854
1987 54 1,367
1986 36 1,727
1985 40 1,597
1984 38 1,582
1983 45 1,400
1982 36 1,656
1981 38 1,579
1980 30 1,857
1979 34 1,675
1978 35 1,600
1977 30 1,746
1976 41 1,391
1975 40 1,382
1974 54 1,117
1973 51 1,147
1972 55 1,099
1971 58 1,067
1970 81 894
1969 66 943
1968 58 955
1967 56 970
1966 60 939
1965 54 1,001
1964 63 959
1963 62 955
1962 76 870
1961 63 970
1960 37 1,297
1959 46 1,140
1958 43 1,171
1957 34 1,346
1956 38 1,235
1955 32 1,342
1954 20 1,711
1953 20 1,717
1952 26 1,487
1951 19 1,731
1950 9 2,602
1949 14 2,033
1948 9 2,628
1947 16 1,924
1946 12 2,157
1945 9 2,414
1944 7 2,888
1943 9 2,577
1942 10 2,393
1941 14 1,915
1940 12 2,092
1939 15 1,803
1938 12 2,091
1937 21 1,488
1936 15 1,809
1935 21 1,497
1934 28 1,270
1933 23 1,407
1932 34 1,159
1931 35 1,149
1930 34 1,220
1929 35 1,179
1928 29 1,356
1927 34 1,253
1926 33 1,263
1925 41 1,091
1924 37 1,191
1923 50 980
1922 40 1,121
1921 45 1,047
1920 29 1,351
1919 24 1,487
1918 44 1,013
1917 36 1,117
1916 35 1,098
1915 27 1,270
1914 19 1,395
1913 10 1,817
1912 13 1,366
1911 5 1,773
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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.