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Boyd Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Boyd?

The uncommon name Boyd was the 1,414th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #228 was reached in 1899.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1922 with 508 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Boyd was 16 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Boyd occurred roughly during the years 1880-1885, 1905-1916, 1944-1947, 2004-2007, and 2009-2016, whereas 1973-1976, 1980-1983, and 1984-1987 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Boyd popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Boyd has been moving upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Boyd lately has risen.

The name Boyd is still rare but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Boyd (Girl)Boyd (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 122 1,414
2016 < 5 -- 99 1,614
2015 < 5 -- 81 1,824
2014 < 5 -- 99 1,582
2013 < 5 -- 75 1,879
2012 < 5 -- 72 1,961
2011 < 5 -- 44 2,701
2010 < 5 -- 49 2,512
2009 < 5 -- 43 2,801
2008 < 5 -- 51 2,473
2007 < 5 -- 63 2,140
2006 < 5 -- 38 2,933
2005 < 5 -- 43 2,570
2004 < 5 -- 44 2,494
2003 < 5 -- 43 2,433
2002 < 5 -- 51 2,094
2001 < 5 -- 40 2,431
2000 < 5 -- 41 2,334
1999 < 5 -- 41 2,231
1998 < 5 -- 45 2,069
1997 < 5 -- 63 1,598
1996 < 5 -- 51 1,784
1995 < 5 -- 53 1,683
1994 < 5 -- 58 1,581
1993 < 5 -- 55 1,619
1992 < 5 -- 57 1,545
1991 < 5 -- 57 1,527
1990 < 5 -- 64 1,396
1989 < 5 -- 50 1,590
1988 < 5 -- 54 1,428
1987 < 5 -- 54 1,368
1986 < 5 -- 67 1,155
1985 < 5 -- 79 1,034
1984 < 5 -- 76 1,023
1983 < 5 -- 68 1,078
1982 < 5 -- 100 895
1981 < 5 -- 97 905
1980 < 5 -- 98 904
1979 < 5 -- 102 857
1978 < 5 -- 102 847
1977 < 5 -- 115 796
1976 < 5 -- 111 785
1975 < 5 -- 137 708
1974 < 5 -- 151 655
1973 < 5 -- 148 657
1972 < 5 -- 154 639
1971 < 5 -- 185 615
1970 < 5 -- 273 490
1969 < 5 -- 254 482
1968 < 5 -- 272 462
1967 < 5 -- 252 476
1966 < 5 -- 265 469
1965 < 5 -- 285 460
1964 < 5 -- 337 434
1963 < 5 -- 339 433
1962 < 5 -- 406 402
1961 < 5 -- 356 419
1960 < 5 -- 372 410
1959 < 5 -- 376 409
1958 < 5 -- 364 409
1957 < 5 -- 388 393
1956 < 5 -- 378 387
1955 < 5 -- 371 375
1954 < 5 -- 342 386
1953 < 5 -- 389 351
1952 < 5 -- 399 345
1951 < 5 -- 364 361
1950 < 5 -- 342 365
1949 < 5 -- 346 362
1948 < 5 -- 355 358
1947 < 5 -- 426 334
1946 < 5 -- 362 340
1945 < 5 -- 318 335
1944 5 4,639 344 325
1943 < 5 -- 405 307
1942 < 5 -- 393 310
1941 < 5 -- 412 286
1940 < 5 -- 374 290
1939 < 5 -- 361 290
1938 < 5 -- 412 271
1937 < 5 -- 419 264
1936 < 5 -- 354 286
1935 < 5 -- 352 289
1934 < 5 -- 398 272
1933 < 5 -- 407 263
1932 5 4,499 395 274
1931 < 5 -- 426 261
1930 < 5 -- 430 272
1929 < 5 -- 461 261
1928 < 5 -- 444 269
1927 9 3,318 441 271
1926 < 5 -- 432 273
1925 8 3,706 493 256
1924 9 3,435 459 266
1923 < 5 -- 429 272
1922 < 5 -- 508 248
1921 < 5 -- 438 267
1920 7 4,010 457 256
1919 11 2,837 414 262
1918 5 4,912 433 255
1917 < 5 -- 388 257
1916 6 3,982 384 252
1915 < 5 -- 335 264
1914 < 5 -- 287 254
1913 < 5 -- 197 278
1912 < 5 -- 171 268
1911 < 5 -- 85 286
1910 < 5 -- 86 263
1909 < 5 -- 68 269
1908 < 5 -- 61 274
1907 < 5 -- 54 286
1906 < 5 -- 54 266
1905 < 5 -- 40 316
1904 < 5 -- 46 278
1903 < 5 -- 41 294
1902 < 5 -- 42 293
1901 < 5 -- 42 266
1900 < 5 -- 62 260
1899 < 5 -- 53 228
1898 < 5 -- 34 329
1897 < 5 -- 37 300
1896 < 5 -- 34 325
1895 < 5 -- 31 330
1894 < 5 -- 46 256
1893 < 5 -- 35 292
1892 < 5 -- 37 304
1891 < 5 -- 29 309
1890 < 5 -- 35 290
1889 < 5 -- 47 237
1888 < 5 -- 41 281
1887 < 5 -- 26 325
1886 < 5 -- 43 259
1885 < 5 -- 40 263
1884 < 5 -- 24 360
1883 < 5 -- 21 373
1882 < 5 -- 29 318
1881 < 5 -- 24 332
1880 < 5 -- 16 443

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.