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Chad Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Chad?

Ranking 956th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Chad is less frequently given.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #25 was reached for the first time in 1972 and as recently as 1973.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1972 with 13,400 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Chad was less than 5, most recently in 1916.

Chad, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1930-1935, 1937-1942, 1943-1947, 1950-1955, and 1958-1972, whereas 1975-2002, 2004-2013, and 2014-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Chad's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Chad be?

For a number of years, the name Chad has been spiralling downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Chad lately has dropped significantly.

The name Chad is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Chad is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Chad (Girl)Chad (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 215 956
2016 < 5 -- 289 801
2015 < 5 -- 312 762
2014 < 5 -- 345 705
2013 < 5 -- 358 672
2012 < 5 -- 434 589
2011 < 5 -- 438 571
2010 < 5 -- 462 546
2009 < 5 -- 528 509
2008 < 5 -- 612 453
2007 < 5 -- 658 431
2006 < 5 -- 799 372
2005 < 5 -- 767 377
2004 6 14,512 828 343
2003 < 5 -- 860 334
2002 < 5 -- 928 309
2001 < 5 -- 1,079 283
2000 < 5 -- 1,452 236
1999 < 5 -- 1,584 215
1998 < 5 -- 1,808 186
1997 < 5 -- 1,952 174
1996 5 13,892 2,168 161
1995 5 13,802 2,433 144
1994 7 10,770 2,730 129
1993 < 5 -- 3,143 114
1992 8 9,626 3,356 108
1991 8 9,474 3,584 104
1990 6 11,643 4,350 85
1989 11 7,039 4,723 74
1988 28 3,405 5,296 65
1987 39 2,581 5,624 63
1986 33 2,855 6,024 59
1985 50 2,107 6,470 57
1984 37 2,519 7,062 51
1983 47 2,102 7,386 49
1982 51 2,028 7,912 48
1981 49 2,087 8,413 47
1980 35 2,659 10,150 39
1979 56 1,878 10,159 38
1978 64 1,653 10,113 35
1977 56 1,803 10,835 34
1976 69 1,500 11,776 29
1975 63 1,573 12,844 27
1974 64 1,520 12,799 26
1973 67 1,444 12,884 25
1972 49 1,774 13,400 25
1971 51 1,755 12,133 29
1970 25 2,788 6,636 51
1969 18 3,217 4,060 69
1968 13 3,816 2,920 104
1967 11 4,078 2,945 105
1966 8 4,920 2,203 135
1965 < 5 -- 1,175 208
1964 < 5 -- 877 259
1963 < 5 -- 650 307
1962 < 5 -- 465 373
1961 < 5 -- 364 417
1960 < 5 -- 255 494
1959 < 5 -- 246 499
1958 < 5 -- 251 492
1957 < 5 -- 250 495
1956 < 5 -- 221 509
1955 < 5 -- 237 476
1954 < 5 -- 202 511
1953 < 5 -- 151 585
1952 < 5 -- 118 644
1951 < 5 -- 95 713
1950 < 5 -- 66 838
1949 < 5 -- 56 924
1948 < 5 -- 55 933
1947 < 5 -- 78 779
1946 < 5 -- 57 869
1945 < 5 -- 40 1,006
1944 < 5 -- 36 1,110
1943 < 5 -- 39 1,089
1942 < 5 -- 41 1,057
1941 < 5 -- 26 1,302
1940 < 5 -- 23 1,408
1939 < 5 -- 21 1,459
1938 < 5 -- 18 1,622
1937 < 5 -- 15 1,834
1936 < 5 -- 18 1,595
1935 < 5 -- 22 1,457
1934 < 5 -- 15 1,874
1933 < 5 -- 10 2,397
1932 < 5 -- 17 1,784
1931 < 5 -- 13 2,117
1930 < 5 -- 8 3,061
1929 < 5 -- 11 2,470
1928 < 5 -- 8 3,120
1927 < 5 -- 10 2,729
1926 < 5 -- 7 3,443
1925 < 5 -- 10 2,783
1924 < 5 -- 14 2,249
1923 < 5 -- 10 2,797
1922 < 5 -- 15 2,157
1921 < 5 -- 8 3,258
1920 < 5 -- 10 2,802
1919 < 5 -- 10 2,704
1918 < 5 -- 11 2,574
1917 < 5 -- 13 2,199
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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.