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How popular is Buck?

The rare name Buck was the 3,239th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #365 in 1910.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1919 with 102 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Buck was 5 in 1883.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Buck occurred roughly during the years 1893-1896, 1897-1900, 1901-1904, 1905-1910, 1911-1916, 1965-1970, 2002-2005, and 2011-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1994-1997.

Where is the name Buck popularity headed?

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

Buck's popularity has been moving upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Buck for their newborn has risen.

The name Buck is very unique but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Buck (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 35 3,239
2017 54 2,384
2016 38 3,059
2015 27 3,892
2014 40 2,893
2013 23 4,195
2012 23 4,266
2011 16 5,460
2010 21 4,539
2009 21 4,597
2008 23 4,278
2007 22 4,388
2006 17 5,099
2005 26 3,625
2004 22 4,029
2003 12 5,925
2002 19 4,205
2001 18 4,322
2000 12 5,618
1999 17 4,180
1998 20 3,607
1997 14 4,479
1996 25 2,932
1995 21 3,203
1994 23 3,037
1993 21 3,156
1992 42 1,922
1991 24 2,761
1990 57 1,501
1989 65 1,363
1988 51 1,483
1987 57 1,296
1986 64 1,189
1985 61 1,216
1984 67 1,098
1983 73 1,035
1982 99 900
1981 96 915
1980 94 918
1979 93 906
1978 76 989
1977 85 922
1976 85 899
1975 53 1,160
1974 63 1,038
1973 59 1,057
1972 67 987
1971 56 1,094
1970 73 932
1969 57 1,016
1968 59 946
1967 35 1,273
1966 39 1,201
1965 36 1,277
1964 46 1,130
1963 42 1,197
1962 53 1,046
1961 44 1,197
1960 61 974
1959 57 1,018
1958 33 1,345
1957 44 1,165
1956 59 972
1955 45 1,108
1954 43 1,137
1953 44 1,104
1952 36 1,229
1951 36 1,220
1950 42 1,086
1949 43 1,073
1948 49 1,003
1947 45 1,081
1946 47 983
1945 41 994
1944 34 1,139
1943 40 1,074
1942 44 1,009
1941 51 889
1940 47 929
1939 41 993
1938 52 860
1937 74 699
1936 70 714
1935 72 716
1934 66 754
1933 71 721
1932 73 730
1931 67 759
1930 67 785
1929 52 934
1928 75 740
1927 69 801
1926 75 738
1925 83 710
1924 65 849
1923 82 719
1922 77 754
1921 92 674
1920 89 677
1919 102 597
1918 92 642
1917 86 642
1916 95 597
1915 80 647
1914 64 632
1913 57 579
1912 57 521
1911 46 427
1910 49 365
1909 40 378
1908 34 404
1907 33 388
1906 24 456
1905 27 414
1904 29 380
1903 24 402
1902 17 524
1901 12 604
1900 32 393
1899 21 402
1898 17 510
1897 16 500
1896 19 466
1895 12 610
1894 12 597
1893 14 513
1892 17 482
1891 20 388
1890 9 673
1889 9 682
1888 18 447
1887 14 462
1886 12 548
1885 18 423
1884 13 523
1883 5 914
1882 12 544
1881 14 466
1880 5 933

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.