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Boston Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Boston?

The less frequently given name Boston was the 639th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #536 was reached in 2012.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2014 with 496 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Boston was less than 5, most recently in 1983.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Boston occurred roughly during the years 1923-1926, 1986-1992, 1993-1998, and 1999-2008.

Where is the name Boston popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Boston has been soaring upward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Boston for their newborn has dropped.

The name Boston still has a solid footing but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Boston (Girl)Boston (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 40 3,715 405 639
2017 41 3,692 387 659
2016 50 3,235 416 637
2015 37 3,995 449 605
2014 65 2,690 496 555
2013 48 3,319 465 565
2012 50 3,274 487 536
2011 33 4,368 456 556
2010 33 4,407 462 545
2009 34 4,379 491 537
2008 41 3,871 461 563
2007 36 4,224 388 627
2006 33 4,370 374 630
2005 30 4,497 302 687
2004 24 5,232 188 909
2003 18 6,350 130 1,155
2002 17 6,434 116 1,201
2001 10 9,465 75 1,592
2000 7 11,965 83 1,477
1999 12 7,788 73 1,531
1998 6 12,665 73 1,502
1997 11 7,831 60 1,658
1996 5 13,798 55 1,707
1995 9 8,863 57 1,604
1994 6 11,961 43 1,929
1993 10 8,131 34 2,258
1992 5 13,542 46 1,805
1991 < 5 -- 25 2,688
1990 < 5 -- 29 2,376
1989 < 5 -- 23 2,702
1988 < 5 -- 18 2,975
1987 < 5 -- 16 3,085
1986 < 5 -- 9 4,496
1985 < 5 -- 7 5,202
1984 < 5 -- 8 4,603
1983 < 5 -- < 5 --
1982 < 5 -- 11 3,713
1981 < 5 -- 12 3,436
1980 < 5 -- 7 4,988
1979 < 5 -- < 5 --
1978 < 5 -- 5 5,895
1977 < 5 -- 6 5,197
1976 < 5 -- < 5 --
1975 < 5 -- < 5 --
1974 < 5 -- < 5 --
1973 < 5 -- < 5 --
1972 < 5 -- < 5 --
1971 < 5 -- < 5 --
1970 < 5 -- 6 4,280
1969 < 5 -- 5 4,470
1968 < 5 -- < 5 --
1967 < 5 -- < 5 --
1966 < 5 -- < 5 --
1965 < 5 -- < 5 --
1964 < 5 -- 6 3,643
1963 < 5 -- 5 4,100
1962 < 5 -- 6 3,677
1961 < 5 -- < 5 --
1960 < 5 -- < 5 --
1959 < 5 -- < 5 --
1958 < 5 -- < 5 --
1957 < 5 -- < 5 --
1956 < 5 -- 7 3,249
1955 < 5 -- 5 3,939
1954 < 5 -- 8 2,970
1953 < 5 -- < 5 --
1952 < 5 -- < 5 --
1951 < 5 -- 6 3,396
1950 < 5 -- 7 3,061
1949 < 5 -- < 5 --
1948 < 5 -- 7 3,030
1947 < 5 -- 7 3,115
1946 < 5 -- 8 2,716
1945 < 5 -- 10 2,263
1944 < 5 -- 6 3,141
1943 < 5 -- 11 2,294
1942 < 5 -- 10 2,394
1941 < 5 -- 8 2,677
1940 < 5 -- 9 2,500
1939 < 5 -- 5 3,542
1938 < 5 -- 11 2,200
1937 < 5 -- 9 2,509
1936 < 5 -- 7 2,890
1935 < 5 -- 8 2,740
1934 < 5 -- 10 2,409
1933 < 5 -- 10 2,386
1932 < 5 -- 6 3,410
1931 < 5 -- 6 3,427
1930 < 5 -- < 5 --
1929 < 5 -- 9 2,789
1928 < 5 -- 10 2,684
1927 < 5 -- 5 4,274
1926 < 5 -- 21 1,667
1925 < 5 -- 11 2,611
1924 < 5 -- 13 2,363
1923 < 5 -- < 5 --
1922 < 5 -- 16 2,051
1921 < 5 -- 21 1,709
1920 < 5 -- 13 2,352
1919 < 5 -- 9 2,906
1918 < 5 -- 9 2,908
1917 < 5 -- 12 2,299
1916 < 5 -- 13 2,167
1915 < 5 -- 13 2,082
1914 < 5 -- 16 1,555
1913 < 5 -- 8 2,111
1912 < 5 -- 6 2,309
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- 8 1,210
1909 < 5 -- 5 1,478
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- 8 1,008
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- 5 1,255
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- 5 1,164
1901 < 5 -- 6 965
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- 5 1,055
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 7 774
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 5 982
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- 5 988
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- 5 928

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.