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Chan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Chan?

Ranking 7,155th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Chan is rare.

Chan, would be a stand out, distinctive name selection.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #1779 was reached in 1965.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1986 with 24 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Chan was less than 5, most recently in 2008.

Chan, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1977-1982, and 1998-2001.

Sometimes the name Chan has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Chan's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Chan be?

For a number of years, the name Chan has steadily increased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Chan for their newborn has risen.

The name Chan is mostly unused but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Chan (Girl)Chan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 11 7,155
2017 < 5 -- 11 7,157
2016 < 5 -- 13 6,407
2015 < 5 -- 6 10,900
2014 < 5 -- 7 9,807
2013 < 5 -- 8 8,922
2012 < 5 -- 7 9,873
2011 < 5 -- 7 9,780
2010 < 5 -- 6 10,978
2009 < 5 -- 8 9,116
2008 < 5 -- < 5 --
2007 < 5 -- 11 7,172
2006 < 5 -- 6 10,890
2005 < 5 -- 8 8,416
2004 < 5 -- 13 5,861
2003 5 16,244 16 4,845
2002 < 5 -- 12 5,778
2001 < 5 -- 17 4,505
2000 7 12,032 11 5,975
1999 < 5 -- 10 6,109
1998 < 5 -- 5 9,850
1997 < 5 -- 18 3,759
1996 < 5 -- 8 6,590
1995 < 5 -- 12 4,836
1994 11 7,698 18 3,612
1993 5 13,826 16 3,846
1992 6 12,022 17 3,628
1991 10 8,074 18 3,343
1990 11 7,388 21 2,971
1989 6 11,071 20 2,995
1988 6 10,583 16 3,226
1987 11 6,407 24 2,343
1986 14 5,222 24 2,300
1985 11 6,080 22 2,366
1984 13 5,255 20 2,443
1983 18 4,136 15 2,936
1982 15 4,745 23 2,212
1981 16 4,559 19 2,506
1980 6 9,256 16 2,850
1979 < 5 -- 12 3,388
1978 < 5 -- 13 3,091
1977 < 5 -- 9 3,885
1976 < 5 -- 15 2,721
1975 5 9,280 17 2,458
1974 < 5 -- 15 2,570
1973 < 5 -- 17 2,320
1972 5 8,462 19 2,089
1971 5 8,501 15 2,475
1970 < 5 -- 23 1,851
1969 5 7,625 21 1,813
1968 < 5 -- 9 2,934
1967 < 5 -- 12 2,365
1966 < 5 -- 15 2,058
1965 < 5 -- 20 1,779
1964 < 5 -- 10 2,687
1963 < 5 -- 18 1,909
1962 < 5 -- 7 3,350
1961 < 5 -- 7 3,402
1960 < 5 -- 8 3,129
1959 5 6,380 5 4,074
1958 10 3,971 13 2,280
1957 < 5 -- 9 2,851
1956 6 5,383 14 2,179
1955 < 5 -- 18 1,851
1954 < 5 -- 11 2,473
1953 < 5 -- 8 2,942
1952 < 5 -- 9 2,701
1951 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1949 < 5 -- 10 2,477
1948 < 5 -- 5 3,753
1947 < 5 -- 8 2,907
1946 < 5 -- 8 2,729
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1943 < 5 -- 10 2,429
1942 < 5 -- 7 2,973
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1935 < 5 -- 9 2,561
1934 < 5 -- 7 3,018
1933 < 5 -- 7 3,054
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1928 < 5 -- 7 3,408
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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.