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Bryan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bryan?

The somewhat popular name Bryan was the 210th 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 #42 was reached in 1977.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1985 with 8,719 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Bryan was less than 5, most recently in 1891.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Bryan occurred roughly during the years 1893-1896, 1910-1914, 1915-1925, 1935-1942, 1943-1960, 1963-1966, and 1997-2000, whereas 1896-1899, and 2009-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

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

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

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   Bryan (Girl)Bryan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 1,827 210
2016 5 16,647 2,120 186
2015 < 5 -- 2,486 166
2014 9 11,116 2,725 149
2013 < 5 -- 2,888 133
2012 10 10,558 3,079 121
2011 7 13,601 3,518 110
2010 13 8,797 3,932 97
2009 9 11,619 4,853 92
2008 14 8,601 5,504 82
2007 11 10,239 6,178 78
2006 16 7,546 6,696 66
2005 11 9,558 6,454 72
2004 28 4,720 6,731 65
2003 20 5,846 6,617 64
2002 24 4,925 6,615 64
2001 27 4,465 6,124 69
2000 27 4,423 6,141 70
1999 23 4,744 5,391 74
1998 13 7,171 5,308 74
1997 24 4,398 5,252 69
1996 17 5,571 5,559 66
1995 17 5,479 5,443 70
1994 22 4,541 5,600 66
1993 36 3,165 6,158 61
1992 27 3,877 6,834 57
1991 34 3,214 6,756 61
1990 29 3,629 7,436 57
1989 36 2,991 7,852 56
1988 53 2,154 8,032 54
1987 61 1,882 8,556 51
1986 56 1,955 8,648 47
1985 71 1,651 8,719 48
1984 63 1,730 8,267 48
1983 69 1,610 8,191 47
1982 56 1,900 7,497 49
1981 49 2,085 7,220 48
1980 65 1,724 7,513 49
1979 40 2,347 7,450 46
1978 55 1,827 7,296 43
1977 44 2,129 7,890 42
1976 40 2,139 7,292 43
1975 34 2,368 7,010 47
1974 42 2,001 7,233 45
1973 37 2,132 7,115 43
1972 44 1,893 7,039 45
1971 38 2,138 6,615 48
1970 36 2,203 6,455 53
1969 36 2,104 6,474 51
1968 32 2,131 6,254 51
1967 29 2,221 6,016 52
1966 21 2,674 5,895 52
1965 16 3,158 5,344 63
1964 17 3,118 5,281 70
1963 21 2,711 5,258 73
1962 10 4,292 4,992 82
1961 11 4,032 5,025 82
1960 15 3,220 4,778 88
1959 13 3,450 4,491 94
1958 12 3,565 4,086 101
1957 11 3,721 3,371 115
1956 < 5 -- 2,438 132
1955 < 5 -- 1,570 176
1954 < 5 -- 1,227 204
1953 < 5 -- 1,048 210
1952 < 5 -- 849 230
1951 6 4,905 809 236
1950 < 5 -- 737 248
1949 < 5 -- 670 250
1948 < 5 -- 561 284
1947 < 5 -- 602 277
1946 < 5 -- 460 302
1945 < 5 -- 308 342
1944 < 5 -- 340 327
1943 < 5 -- 320 345
1942 < 5 -- 298 351
1941 < 5 -- 216 392
1940 < 5 -- 200 407
1939 < 5 -- 177 428
1938 < 5 -- 161 457
1937 < 5 -- 132 500
1936 < 5 -- 114 538
1935 < 5 -- 108 553
1934 < 5 -- 122 531
1933 < 5 -- 109 548
1932 < 5 -- 125 516
1931 < 5 -- 124 517
1930 < 5 -- 123 539
1929 < 5 -- 124 523
1928 < 5 -- 126 545
1927 < 5 -- 105 608
1926 < 5 -- 139 512
1925 < 5 -- 148 499
1924 < 5 -- 116 589
1923 < 5 -- 98 650
1922 < 5 -- 119 588
1921 < 5 -- 103 626
1920 < 5 -- 83 716
1919 < 5 -- 87 663
1918 < 5 -- 77 729
1917 < 5 -- 52 886
1916 < 5 -- 45 954
1915 < 5 -- 50 868
1914 < 5 -- 52 724
1913 < 5 -- 45 668
1912 < 5 -- 27 859
1911 < 5 -- 15 864
1910 < 5 -- 12 937
1909 < 5 -- 20 592
1908 < 5 -- 27 477
1907 < 5 -- 22 496
1906 < 5 -- 9 864
1905 < 5 -- 10 798
1904 < 5 -- 14 615
1903 < 5 -- 10 741
1902 < 5 -- 11 693
1901 < 5 -- 19 434
1900 < 5 -- 55 277
1899 < 5 -- 36 289
1898 < 5 -- 57 232
1897 < 5 -- 97 159
1896 < 5 -- 157 116
1895 < 5 -- 27 359
1894 < 5 -- 9 740
1893 < 5 -- 5 1,057
1892 < 5 -- 10 693
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- 7 817
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 5 986
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- 6 812
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.