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Caleb Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Caleb?

Ranking 44th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2016, the name Caleb is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #31 in 2009.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2002 with 11,657 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Caleb was 6 in 1894.

Approximately during the years 1908-1917, 1944-1947, 1953-1956, and 1967-2002, the name Caleb took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1925-1928.

Currently, the name is at a high point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Caleb be?

Caleb's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Caleb for their newborn has dropped.

The name Caleb is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Caleb (Girl)Caleb (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 8 11,901 7,914 44
2015 11 9,561 8,775 37
2014 14 8,110 9,200 35
2013 16 7,434 9,581 32
2012 15 7,869 9,953 32
2011 9 11,332 10,019 32
2010 18 6,960 10,467 33
2009 13 8,982 10,988 31
2008 10 10,933 10,568 34
2007 10 10,960 10,940 36
2006 10 10,726 10,990 34
2005 25 5,132 10,889 35
2004 60 2,716 11,297 33
2003 23 5,264 11,637 34
2002 19 5,933 11,657 35
2001 27 4,466 11,173 37
2000 19 5,738 9,863 38
1999 22 4,894 9,277 41
1998 23 4,656 9,027 42
1997 11 7,846 7,772 47
1996 17 5,573 7,545 48
1995 12 7,121 6,654 54
1994 12 7,180 6,157 60
1993 17 5,451 5,782 66
1992 11 7,585 5,038 74
1991 12 7,026 4,861 78
1990 11 7,371 4,153 88
1989 15 5,579 3,786 91
1988 14 5,638 2,812 108
1987 16 4,874 2,500 115
1986 12 5,800 2,097 131
1985 13 5,398 2,084 136
1984 18 4,181 1,652 163
1983 11 5,865 1,712 159
1982 11 5,970 1,582 170
1981 7 8,221 1,429 175
1980 8 7,500 983 235
1979 < 5 -- 859 247
1978 < 5 -- 705 275
1977 < 5 -- 715 274
1976 < 5 -- 526 330
1975 < 5 -- 416 381
1974 < 5 -- 302 460
1973 < 5 -- 185 584
1972 < 5 -- 115 738
1971 < 5 -- 105 788
1970 < 5 -- 97 823
1969 < 5 -- 79 862
1968 < 5 -- 61 932
1967 < 5 -- 36 1,254
1966 < 5 -- 64 901
1965 < 5 -- 41 1,192
1964 < 5 -- 57 1,001
1963 < 5 -- 47 1,125
1962 < 5 -- 46 1,142
1961 < 5 -- 39 1,266
1960 < 5 -- 50 1,103
1959 < 5 -- 44 1,172
1958 < 5 -- 55 1,028
1957 < 5 -- 46 1,133
1956 < 5 -- 49 1,082
1955 < 5 -- 41 1,173
1954 < 5 -- 33 1,313
1953 < 5 -- 36 1,246
1952 < 5 -- 39 1,186
1951 < 5 -- 39 1,156
1950 < 5 -- 36 1,203
1949 < 5 -- 31 1,302
1948 < 5 -- 38 1,161
1947 < 5 -- 44 1,097
1946 < 5 -- 32 1,240
1945 < 5 -- 19 1,540
1944 < 5 -- 25 1,337
1943 < 5 -- 32 1,220
1942 < 5 -- 28 1,318
1941 < 5 -- 33 1,156
1940 < 5 -- 30 1,228
1939 < 5 -- 31 1,173
1938 < 5 -- 37 1,065
1937 < 5 -- 27 1,289
1936 < 5 -- 29 1,227
1935 < 5 -- 28 1,272
1934 < 5 -- 39 1,040
1933 < 5 -- 37 1,082
1932 < 5 -- 43 1,007
1931 < 5 -- 25 1,396
1930 < 5 -- 21 1,607
1929 < 5 -- 28 1,342
1928 < 5 -- 27 1,419
1927 < 5 -- 43 1,083
1926 < 5 -- 39 1,147
1925 < 5 -- 56 904
1924 < 5 -- 44 1,073
1923 < 5 -- 37 1,178
1922 < 5 -- 52 979
1921 < 5 -- 38 1,163
1920 < 5 -- 52 961
1919 < 5 -- 34 1,208
1918 < 5 -- 49 950
1917 < 5 -- 46 948
1916 < 5 -- 39 1,031
1915 < 5 -- 39 1,018
1914 < 5 -- 36 909
1913 < 5 -- 24 1,026
1912 < 5 -- 20 1,028
1911 < 5 -- 15 865
1910 < 5 -- 15 787
1909 < 5 -- 14 763
1908 < 5 -- 8 1,031
1907 < 5 -- 10 879
1906 < 5 -- 14 648
1905 < 5 -- 9 847
1904 < 5 -- 10 768
1903 < 5 -- 11 704
1902 < 5 -- 11 695
1901 < 5 -- 8 787
1900 < 5 -- 11 794
1899 < 5 -- 7 871
1898 < 5 -- 7 900
1897 < 5 -- 9 734
1896 < 5 -- 13 601
1895 < 5 -- 10 696
1894 < 5 -- 6 973
1893 < 5 -- 11 621
1892 < 5 -- 11 646
1891 < 5 -- 7 778
1890 < 5 -- 8 754
1889 < 5 -- 19 416
1888 < 5 -- 17 466
1887 < 5 -- 13 493
1886 < 5 -- 14 492
1885 < 5 -- 16 465
1884 < 5 -- 17 454
1883 < 5 -- 16 449
1882 < 5 -- 25 356
1881 < 5 -- 18 397
1880 < 5 -- 27 327

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.