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Brandon Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Brandon?

The somewhat popular name Brandon was the 124th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #6 was reached for the first time in 1992 and as recently as 1994.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1992 with 29,622 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Brandon was less than 5, most recently in 1939.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Brandon occurred roughly during the years 1913-1916, 1939-1943, 1944-1954, and 1960-1985, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1985-1990, and 1994-2017.

Where is the name Brandon 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 Brandon has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Brandon for their newborn has dropped.

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

Relative to what it once was, Brandon is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Brandon (Girl)Brandon (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 6 13,993 3,183 124
2017 8 11,799 3,486 114
2016 < 5 -- 4,090 99
2015 8 12,000 5,111 83
2014 < 5 -- 5,840 71
2013 8 12,160 6,224 70
2012 15 7,866 7,028 56
2011 16 7,489 7,813 47
2010 14 8,329 8,545 44
2009 11 10,077 9,841 38
2008 14 8,594 11,472 33
2007 13 9,090 12,137 31
2006 23 5,739 12,676 27
2005 30 4,498 12,944 27
2004 59 2,748 14,132 22
2003 25 4,958 15,240 21
2002 32 3,989 16,277 20
2001 40 3,375 17,892 18
2000 42 3,218 20,336 12
1999 43 3,054 21,599 11
1998 53 2,569 23,829 7
1997 58 2,312 25,193 8
1996 81 1,808 25,846 8
1995 86 1,705 26,904 8
1994 94 1,610 29,487 6
1993 101 1,540 28,731 6
1992 96 1,602 29,622 6
1991 63 2,112 26,018 15
1990 85 1,717 22,159 19
1989 135 1,198 23,309 18
1988 166 990 23,730 17
1987 217 805 24,818 14
1986 269 683 27,253 13
1985 273 662 29,302 13
1984 235 706 25,670 15
1983 247 686 23,518 17
1982 201 801 20,222 18
1981 220 752 20,216 19
1980 136 1,050 14,172 30
1979 127 1,079 11,310 35
1978 100 1,240 9,249 40
1977 96 1,248 8,282 41
1976 98 1,165 7,792 40
1975 97 1,190 7,089 44
1974 81 1,317 5,861 51
1973 65 1,459 5,071 58
1972 50 1,749 4,632 63
1971 40 2,068 3,263 95
1970 37 2,168 2,546 131
1969 24 2,708 1,107 218
1968 18 3,068 760 263
1967 13 3,679 482 343
1966 5 6,658 398 379
1965 7 5,328 397 393
1964 7 5,529 304 455
1963 7 5,347 260 497
1962 6 5,917 194 566
1961 6 5,904 193 564
1960 < 5 -- 182 577
1959 6 5,626 188 567
1958 6 5,470 133 664
1957 < 5 -- 130 668
1956 5 6,032 168 587
1955 8 4,404 104 716
1954 7 4,701 161 584
1953 < 5 -- 114 664
1952 < 5 -- 76 805
1951 < 5 -- 50 994
1950 < 5 -- 54 937
1949 < 5 -- 42 1,086
1948 < 5 -- 35 1,219
1947 < 5 -- 31 1,321
1946 < 5 -- 9 2,555
1945 < 5 -- 10 2,264
1944 < 5 -- 18 1,635
1943 < 5 -- 17 1,773
1942 < 5 -- 10 2,395
1941 < 5 -- 10 2,350
1940 < 5 -- 10 2,340
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1938 < 5 -- 7 2,894
1937 < 5 -- 7 2,940
1936 < 5 -- 12 2,074
1935 < 5 -- 9 2,549
1934 < 5 -- 6 3,325
1933 < 5 -- 12 2,113
1932 < 5 -- 9 2,663
1931 < 5 -- 12 2,222
1930 < 5 -- 12 2,317
1929 < 5 -- 13 2,218
1928 < 5 -- 9 2,869
1927 < 5 -- 17 1,966
1926 < 5 -- 17 1,920
1925 < 5 -- 10 2,772
1924 < 5 -- 12 2,491
1923 < 5 -- 16 2,031
1922 < 5 -- 14 2,255
1921 < 5 -- 9 3,007
1920 < 5 -- 9 2,986
1919 < 5 -- 11 2,524
1918 < 5 -- 15 2,083
1917 < 5 -- 9 2,757
1916 < 5 -- 16 1,861
1915 < 5 -- 12 2,200
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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.