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Bruce Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bruce?

The somewhat popular name Bruce was the 478th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 500 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #25 in 1952.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1956 with 14,665 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Bruce in any given year was 34 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Bruce occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1906-1918, 1919-1924, 1925-1928, 1929-1942, and 1943-1952, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1956-1973, and 1988-1993.

Where is the name Bruce popularity headed?

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

Bruce's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Bruce has dropped.

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

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

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   Bruce (Girl)Bruce (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 607 478
2017 < 5 -- 719 429
2016 < 5 -- 700 438
2015 < 5 -- 762 406
2014 < 5 -- 772 401
2013 < 5 -- 707 418
2012 < 5 -- 668 421
2011 < 5 -- 574 468
2010 < 5 -- 485 533
2009 < 5 -- 586 466
2008 < 5 -- 580 478
2007 < 5 -- 636 439
2006 < 5 -- 550 481
2005 < 5 -- 489 504
2004 < 5 -- 532 473
2003 < 5 -- 509 485
2002 < 5 -- 510 466
2001 < 5 -- 579 424
2000 < 5 -- 563 432
1999 < 5 -- 588 407
1998 < 5 -- 652 383
1997 < 5 -- 630 383
1996 < 5 -- 663 364
1995 5 13,734 665 362
1994 < 5 -- 747 331
1993 < 5 -- 822 321
1992 < 5 -- 922 291
1991 6 11,701 1,039 261
1990 < 5 -- 1,171 239
1989 < 5 -- 1,212 222
1988 6 10,543 1,282 205
1987 8 8,090 1,304 198
1986 8 7,844 1,348 189
1985 16 4,653 1,412 183
1984 10 6,357 1,461 175
1983 11 5,864 1,441 178
1982 9 6,950 1,589 169
1981 7 8,220 1,633 164
1980 17 4,345 1,654 157
1979 12 5,455 1,714 152
1978 13 4,960 1,701 151
1977 13 4,964 1,702 148
1976 17 3,828 1,691 148
1975 9 6,021 1,790 140
1974 14 4,249 1,854 136
1973 15 3,991 1,912 134
1972 15 3,912 2,315 121
1971 22 3,072 2,972 109
1970 16 3,732 3,483 94
1969 18 3,211 4,043 72
1968 28 2,298 4,488 61
1967 19 2,878 5,069 55
1966 33 2,023 5,841 53
1965 26 2,345 6,325 50
1964 38 1,918 7,897 46
1963 33 2,064 9,281 43
1962 31 2,120 10,037 41
1961 30 2,156 10,713 40
1960 33 1,984 10,953 39
1959 37 1,824 11,907 38
1958 36 1,821 12,457 36
1957 30 1,990 13,871 34
1956 34 1,836 14,665 32
1955 34 1,810 14,078 32
1954 35 1,744 14,142 30
1953 32 1,762 14,046 28
1952 31 1,784 14,485 25
1951 35 1,613 14,085 26
1950 27 1,838 12,677 26
1949 33 1,633 12,264 26
1948 25 1,905 11,065 28
1947 25 1,953 10,525 29
1946 18 2,238 8,457 32
1945 14 2,348 5,613 48
1944 17 2,103 5,261 51
1943 20 1,955 5,431 51
1942 17 2,126 5,383 50
1941 13 2,416 4,299 51
1940 16 2,043 3,790 55
1939 7 3,472 3,233 64
1938 16 2,033 3,128 66
1937 14 2,208 2,808 70
1936 9 2,886 2,630 73
1935 8 3,184 2,448 77
1934 13 2,302 2,402 78
1933 11 2,561 2,036 92
1932 12 2,514 1,936 98
1931 9 3,004 1,790 101
1930 15 2,209 1,711 109
1929 12 2,601 1,616 112
1928 20 1,907 1,631 112
1927 13 2,570 1,458 124
1926 10 3,074 1,414 127
1925 7 4,083 1,353 130
1924 11 2,993 1,312 133
1923 13 2,603 1,224 135
1922 11 2,986 1,106 142
1921 13 2,649 1,070 146
1920 19 2,021 996 149
1919 12 2,664 880 151
1918 12 2,699 988 146
1917 6 4,161 805 156
1916 16 2,041 740 162
1915 7 3,479 663 172
1914 7 2,930 530 169
1913 6 2,873 390 175
1912 < 5 -- 328 178
1911 5 2,515 155 197
1910 < 5 -- 98 239
1909 < 5 -- 122 184
1908 5 2,155 99 205
1907 < 5 -- 89 213
1906 < 5 -- 77 224
1905 < 5 -- 85 205
1904 < 5 -- 87 198
1903 < 5 -- 67 220
1902 < 5 -- 60 235
1901 < 5 -- 65 211
1900 < 5 -- 86 210
1899 < 5 -- 66 200
1898 < 5 -- 64 219
1897 < 5 -- 58 224
1896 6 1,435 69 217
1895 5 1,624 66 212
1894 < 5 -- 63 211
1893 < 5 -- 64 212
1892 < 5 -- 60 226
1891 < 5 -- 50 227
1890 < 5 -- 59 217
1889 < 5 -- 62 206
1888 < 5 -- 45 262
1887 < 5 -- 44 241
1886 < 5 -- 55 228
1885 < 5 -- 56 213
1884 < 5 -- 40 269
1883 < 5 -- 50 216
1882 < 5 -- 66 193
1881 < 5 -- 34 270
1880 < 5 -- 47 241

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.