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Bradford Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bradford?

The rare name Bradford was the 2,107th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #240 was reached in 1953 with 779 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Bradford was less than 5, most recently in 1903.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Bradford occurred roughly during the years 1906-1909, 1910-1915, 1918-1921, 1923-1926, 1933-1937, 1938-1942, and 1943-1953.

Where is the name Bradford popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Bradford has steadily decreased in popularity. however, the number of children named Bradford lately has remained about the same.

The name Bradford is quite distinctive and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Bradford (Girl)Bradford (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 66 2,107
2017 < 5 -- 70 2,015
2016 < 5 -- 68 2,066
2015 < 5 -- 63 2,168
2014 < 5 -- 77 1,882
2013 < 5 -- 64 2,091
2012 < 5 -- 81 1,819
2011 < 5 -- 72 1,928
2010 < 5 -- 78 1,852
2009 < 5 -- 76 1,893
2008 < 5 -- 57 2,293
2007 < 5 -- 99 1,577
2006 < 5 -- 95 1,552
2005 < 5 -- 97 1,486
2004 < 5 -- 99 1,425
2003 < 5 -- 102 1,344
2002 < 5 -- 125 1,140
2001 < 5 -- 103 1,284
2000 < 5 -- 123 1,130
1999 < 5 -- 151 956
1998 < 5 -- 176 835
1997 < 5 -- 177 821
1996 < 5 -- 211 728
1995 < 5 -- 216 726
1994 < 5 -- 243 665
1993 < 5 -- 267 630
1992 < 5 -- 270 627
1991 < 5 -- 277 614
1990 < 5 -- 304 581
1989 < 5 -- 353 508
1988 < 5 -- 368 479
1987 5 11,495 441 416
1986 < 5 -- 387 437
1985 < 5 -- 453 399
1984 < 5 -- 474 372
1983 < 5 -- 480 365
1982 < 5 -- 562 336
1981 < 5 -- 599 319
1980 < 5 -- 630 308
1979 < 5 -- 614 314
1978 < 5 -- 600 301
1977 5 9,789 604 312
1976 5 9,439 594 301
1975 8 6,555 556 321
1974 < 5 -- 601 305
1973 < 5 -- 494 343
1972 < 5 -- 469 357
1971 < 5 -- 570 328
1970 < 5 -- 614 318
1969 < 5 -- 601 312
1968 6 6,324 535 330
1967 5 6,894 558 315
1966 < 5 -- 527 326
1965 < 5 -- 582 316
1964 < 5 -- 602 318
1963 < 5 -- 612 319
1962 < 5 -- 533 338
1961 < 5 -- 581 326
1960 < 5 -- 669 297
1959 < 5 -- 616 311
1958 < 5 -- 618 304
1957 < 5 -- 675 284
1956 < 5 -- 720 273
1955 5 5,913 698 267
1954 < 5 -- 771 249
1953 < 5 -- 779 240
1952 < 5 -- 657 269
1951 < 5 -- 575 285
1950 < 5 -- 575 275
1949 < 5 -- 496 305
1948 < 5 -- 376 347
1947 < 5 -- 327 380
1946 < 5 -- 251 402
1945 < 5 -- 184 440
1944 < 5 -- 190 442
1943 < 5 -- 173 470
1942 < 5 -- 159 485
1941 < 5 -- 135 506
1940 < 5 -- 126 517
1939 < 5 -- 128 500
1938 < 5 -- 107 565
1937 < 5 -- 130 504
1936 < 5 -- 102 572
1935 < 5 -- 92 606
1934 < 5 -- 96 602
1933 < 5 -- 82 637
1932 < 5 -- 86 657
1931 < 5 -- 87 633
1930 < 5 -- 88 662
1929 < 5 -- 84 668
1928 < 5 -- 85 686
1927 < 5 -- 96 648
1926 < 5 -- 98 637
1925 < 5 -- 76 755
1924 < 5 -- 76 772
1923 < 5 -- 73 771
1922 < 5 -- 71 794
1921 < 5 -- 85 708
1920 < 5 -- 74 767
1919 < 5 -- 69 778
1918 < 5 -- 70 780
1917 < 5 -- 72 726
1916 < 5 -- 72 699
1915 < 5 -- 69 707
1914 < 5 -- 50 745
1913 < 5 -- 38 762
1912 < 5 -- 43 635
1911 < 5 -- 22 671
1910 < 5 -- 8 1,211
1909 < 5 -- 15 721
1908 < 5 -- 11 833
1907 < 5 -- 9 937
1906 < 5 -- 5 1,266
1905 < 5 -- 11 747
1904 < 5 -- 8 892
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- 9 802
1901 < 5 -- 5 1,069
1900 < 5 -- 13 702
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- 9 751
1897 < 5 -- 5 1,083
1896 < 5 -- 13 598
1895 < 5 -- 11 642
1894 < 5 -- 5 1,098
1893 < 5 -- 7 845
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 9 651
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 5 990
1888 < 5 -- 5 1,055
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 5 954
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- 5 930

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.