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Catherine Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Catherine?

Ranking 198th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Catherine is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 250, this name has been part of the top 250 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 18, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1914 and as recently as 1917.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1956 with 12,067 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Catherine was 635 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1891-1894, 1897-1900, 1901-1915, 1939-1942, and 1943-1956, the name Catherine took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1956-1961, 1962-1967, 1968-1973, 1991-1996, and 2003-2010.

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

How popular will Catherine be?

The popularity trend for Catherine has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Catherine for their newborn has dropped.

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

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   Catherin. (Girl)Catherin. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 1,573 198 < 5 --
2016 1,666 194 < 5 --
2015 1,802 177 < 5 --
2014 1,940 170 < 5 --
2013 1,865 170 < 5 --
2012 1,910 165 < 5 --
2011 1,934 161 < 5 --
2010 1,610 193 < 5 --
2009 1,889 176 < 5 --
2008 2,320 148 < 5 --
2007 2,470 142 5 12,661
2006 2,790 121 < 5 --
2005 2,983 109 8 8,412
2004 3,180 103 11 6,586
2003 3,231 106 < 5 --
2002 3,291 101 10 6,601
2001 3,730 81 < 5 --
2000 3,800 81 < 5 --
1999 3,400 98 9 6,617
1998 3,347 101 < 5 --
1997 3,591 96 8 6,698
1996 3,738 95 11 5,232
1995 3,858 90 11 5,172
1994 4,102 84 < 5 --
1993 4,474 75 < 5 --
1992 4,533 78 10 5,286
1991 4,815 72 8 6,029
1990 4,893 71 23 2,788
1989 4,555 67 44 1,739
1988 4,505 69 16 3,223
1987 4,107 74 24 2,341
1986 4,242 67 24 2,298
1985 4,290 65 12 3,621
1984 4,237 69 19 2,546
1983 4,249 66 17 2,685
1982 4,096 73 8 4,653
1981 4,055 73 14 3,048
1980 4,080 77 16 2,849
1979 3,878 78 14 3,029
1978 3,953 72 20 2,291
1977 3,844 75 21 2,215
1976 3,782 72 14 2,839
1975 3,934 73 11 3,275
1974 4,182 73 19 2,207
1973 4,265 67 15 2,520
1972 4,685 65 11 3,011
1971 5,335 65 16 2,376
1970 6,007 59 20 2,001
1969 6,094 58 18 1,987
1968 6,129 56 16 2,043
1967 6,345 55 21 1,716
1966 6,960 55 23 1,618
1965 7,250 57 27 1,491
1964 8,236 54 23 1,662
1963 8,292 53 28 1,487
1962 8,702 53 20 1,812
1961 9,246 48 19 1,886
1960 9,536 42 25 1,626
1959 10,023 40 19 1,865
1958 10,763 38 23 1,649
1957 11,147 37 27 1,515
1956 12,067 28 19 1,835
1955 11,625 28 24 1,573
1954 11,081 32 17 1,899
1953 10,840 35 17 1,908
1952 11,054 34 31 1,354
1951 10,567 34 24 1,524
1950 9,655 34 18 1,755
1949 9,134 37 14 2,039
1948 8,245 41 23 1,524
1947 7,889 46 13 2,179
1946 6,366 48 14 1,961
1945 5,030 50 18 1,590
1944 5,257 49 16 1,749
1943 5,425 48 24 1,435
1942 5,267 49 26 1,363
1941 4,884 51 18 1,644
1940 4,581 53 17 1,689
1939 4,576 49 17 1,647
1938 4,524 48 20 1,526
1937 4,459 47 23 1,411
1936 4,535 44 26 1,298
1935 4,698 42 18 1,665
1934 4,934 42 20 1,561
1933 4,908 44 19 1,598
1932 5,447 39 29 1,258
1931 5,642 36 38 1,102
1930 6,298 35 32 1,260
1929 6,276 34 23 1,529
1928 6,912 33 41 1,097
1927 7,256 31 35 1,231
1926 7,468 31 29 1,357
1925 7,867 29 19 1,814
1924 8,363 27 28 1,420
1923 8,438 24 22 1,649
1922 8,538 24 22 1,656
1921 8,887 23 17 1,993
1920 8,878 21 19 1,830
1919 8,334 23 17 1,889
1918 8,842 20 12 2,421
1917 8,689 18 16 1,915
1916 8,469 20 23 1,465
1915 8,181 19 15 1,890
1914 6,613 18 20 1,350
1913 5,302 22 12 1,597
1912 4,666 21 11 1,540
1911 3,565 20 11 1,050
1910 3,161 22 10 1,055
1909 2,897 23 7 1,170
1908 2,750 22 10 893
1907 2,457 25 7 1,116
1906 2,230 26 7 1,026
1905 2,198 28 < 5 --
1904 1,983 31 9 820
1903 1,916 32 < 5 --
1902 1,896 31 < 5 --
1901 1,599 38 5 1,077
1900 2,081 34 5 1,348
1899 1,628 36 5 1,075
1898 1,705 41 5 1,151
1897 1,511 42 < 5 --
1896 1,594 40 < 5 --
1895 1,514 38 < 5 --
1894 1,430 41 < 5 --
1893 1,336 42 5 1,065
1892 1,333 42 < 5 --
1891 1,219 41 6 863
1890 1,232 44 < 5 --
1889 1,198 42 < 5 --
1888 1,212 42 6 941
1887 967 44 5 953
1886 916 45 < 5 --
1885 846 45 < 5 --
1884 874 43 7 784
1883 853 36 < 5 --
1882 726 42 < 5 --
1881 635 40 < 5 --
1880 688 31 < 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.