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Bradley Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bradley?

The somewhat popular name Bradley was the 230th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 250 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #47 was reached for the first time in 1970 and as recently as 1979.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1980 with 7,213 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Bradley was less than 5, most recently in 1892.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Bradley occurred roughly during the years 1892-1895, 1905-1908, 1909-1916, 1925-1931, 1932-1935, 1938-1942, 1943-1954, 1955-1960, 1966-1970, and 1976-1979, whereas 1996-2003, and 2014-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Bradley 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 Bradley has steadily decreased in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Bradley lately has dropped.

The name Bradley is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Bradley (Girl)Bradley (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 48 3,282 1,638 230
2016 58 2,902 2,045 198
2015 51 3,208 2,398 173
2014 43 3,590 2,325 183
2013 30 4,653 2,320 176
2012 15 7,861 2,292 169
2011 15 7,852 2,157 179
2010 13 8,785 1,994 185
2009 13 8,971 1,951 196
2008 8 12,752 1,951 201
2007 12 9,637 2,075 194
2006 13 8,801 2,135 188
2005 17 6,867 2,408 173
2004 20 6,001 2,307 176
2003 12 8,600 2,393 165
2002 15 7,097 2,644 149
2001 11 8,851 2,729 145
2000 18 5,975 3,016 131
1999 17 5,935 3,575 104
1998 23 4,649 3,796 101
1997 13 6,905 4,123 94
1996 22 4,606 4,756 83
1995 23 4,360 4,764 78
1994 17 5,472 4,674 83
1993 16 5,705 5,133 73
1992 19 5,075 5,096 72
1991 27 3,831 5,724 67
1990 17 5,319 6,431 65
1989 25 3,906 6,977 58
1988 29 3,317 7,014 57
1987 56 1,992 6,913 56
1986 50 2,120 7,038 54
1985 37 2,601 7,009 53
1984 56 1,888 6,569 53
1983 33 2,667 6,741 52
1982 46 2,187 6,980 51
1981 44 2,268 6,897 50
1980 52 2,014 7,213 51
1979 31 2,797 6,931 47
1978 39 2,309 6,100 53
1977 34 2,524 6,432 49
1976 28 2,736 5,982 51
1975 32 2,457 5,897 52
1974 28 2,619 5,174 58
1973 21 3,131 4,751 62
1972 26 2,689 4,837 61
1971 29 2,546 5,788 58
1970 24 2,864 6,824 47
1969 28 2,459 6,394 53
1968 21 2,794 4,807 57
1967 15 3,359 4,345 66
1966 17 3,048 4,556 68
1965 16 3,157 4,791 72
1964 12 3,896 4,964 77
1963 11 4,040 4,770 82
1962 9 4,562 4,635 87
1961 9 4,571 4,733 87
1960 7 5,224 4,744 90
1959 16 2,994 4,048 103
1958 8 4,554 3,727 108
1957 8 4,565 3,527 107
1956 < 5 -- 3,511 103
1955 6 5,276 3,177 107
1954 5 5,827 3,232 106
1953 7 4,628 2,767 118
1952 < 5 -- 2,046 141
1951 < 5 -- 1,814 145
1950 6 4,786 1,630 152
1949 6 4,729 1,313 174
1948 < 5 -- 1,030 192
1947 5 5,386 830 221
1946 < 5 -- 561 270
1945 < 5 -- 309 341
1944 < 5 -- 308 341
1943 < 5 -- 329 339
1942 < 5 -- 342 327
1941 < 5 -- 286 342
1940 < 5 -- 228 379
1939 < 5 -- 205 397
1938 < 5 -- 208 394
1937 < 5 -- 215 376
1936 < 5 -- 216 372
1935 < 5 -- 237 357
1934 < 5 -- 166 438
1933 < 5 -- 159 436
1932 < 5 -- 142 481
1931 < 5 -- 161 444
1930 < 5 -- 122 544
1929 < 5 -- 110 565
1928 < 5 -- 110 589
1927 < 5 -- 91 670
1926 < 5 -- 81 710
1925 < 5 -- 79 731
1924 < 5 -- 86 710
1923 < 5 -- 80 728
1922 < 5 -- 86 703
1921 < 5 -- 64 869
1920 6 4,459 86 692
1919 < 5 -- 53 919
1918 < 5 -- 81 702
1917 < 5 -- 49 910
1916 < 5 -- 70 715
1915 < 5 -- 66 734
1914 < 5 -- 44 797
1913 < 5 -- 42 713
1912 < 5 -- 36 714
1911 < 5 -- 21 692
1910 < 5 -- 17 731
1909 < 5 -- 19 617
1908 < 5 -- 18 613
1907 < 5 -- 14 704
1906 < 5 -- 12 715
1905 < 5 -- 9 846
1904 < 5 -- 15 588
1903 < 5 -- 6 1,025
1902 < 5 -- 9 803
1901 < 5 -- 11 639
1900 < 5 -- 15 651
1899 < 5 -- 8 793
1898 < 5 -- 15 548
1897 < 5 -- 16 499
1896 < 5 -- 24 400
1895 < 5 -- 26 370
1894 < 5 -- 9 739
1893 < 5 -- 6 926
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 5 991
1890 < 5 -- 9 671
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- 5 947
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 9 650
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- 8 687
1882 < 5 -- 5 958
1881 < 5 -- 10 567
1880 < 5 -- 5 931

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.