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Charlie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Charlie?

Ranking 218th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Charlie is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 250, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #20 was reached in 1881.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1919 with 2,891 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Charlie in any given year was 441 in 1993.

Charlie, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1897-1900, 1909-1918, and 2007-2011, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1961-1966.

Charlie became more popular as a girls name in 2016.

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

How popular will Charlie be?

For a number of years, the name Charlie has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Charlie has remained about the same.

The name Charlie is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Charlie (Girl)Charlie (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,840 152 1,716 218
2017 1,908 154 1,782 214
2016 1,762 185 1,707 227
2015 1,557 208 1,669 231
2014 1,438 230 1,690 225
2013 1,325 241 1,561 233
2012 1,045 306 1,535 233
2011 856 375 1,520 236
2010 670 460 1,429 246
2009 490 616 1,255 274
2008 403 738 1,090 306
2007 367 784 954 334
2006 355 777 931 337
2005 257 959 934 329
2004 222 1,041 812 350
2003 175 1,213 708 369
2002 170 1,198 599 416
2001 138 1,378 553 438
2000 129 1,427 528 450
1999 136 1,321 548 427
1998 132 1,330 495 453
1997 135 1,293 469 465
1996 137 1,269 459 477
1995 117 1,403 510 447
1994 111 1,435 447 477
1993 104 1,507 441 478
1992 92 1,645 486 451
1991 130 1,288 517 430
1990 120 1,333 537 423
1989 86 1,615 522 408
1988 121 1,231 500 398
1987 109 1,280 533 366
1986 108 1,254 535 354
1985 79 1,535 548 344
1984 74 1,537 540 345
1983 43 2,244 553 336
1982 57 1,876 518 353
1981 61 1,811 614 309
1980 71 1,624 597 322
1979 71 1,597 697 289
1978 62 1,689 659 289
1977 81 1,384 610 310
1976 59 1,662 566 311
1975 25 2,892 565 316
1974 19 3,448 553 322
1973 20 3,245 613 296
1972 10 5,156 640 290
1971 12 4,579 695 290
1970 21 3,122 770 273
1969 24 2,710 772 267
1968 25 2,492 739 267
1967 32 2,082 804 249
1966 31 2,097 836 250
1965 28 2,255 966 236
1964 33 2,076 1,071 229
1963 43 1,758 1,165 221
1962 41 1,787 1,223 220
1961 44 1,721 1,222 225
1960 45 1,673 1,244 222
1959 51 1,518 1,416 204
1958 55 1,432 1,427 195
1957 72 1,238 1,452 193
1956 73 1,221 1,533 185
1955 72 1,177 1,436 184
1954 83 1,079 1,452 182
1953 80 1,078 1,537 172
1952 83 1,030 1,664 161
1951 102 902 1,685 153
1950 102 877 1,677 151
1949 115 814 1,832 146
1948 113 816 1,902 144
1947 117 809 1,912 145
1946 113 771 1,788 135
1945 111 708 1,724 128
1944 132 639 1,881 120
1943 145 630 1,831 122
1942 118 686 1,869 118
1941 111 669 1,758 115
1940 134 602 1,762 111
1939 136 575 1,749 112
1938 140 581 1,800 112
1937 161 519 1,756 110
1936 130 578 1,838 103
1935 128 565 1,925 100
1934 135 554 1,892 100
1933 161 504 1,977 95
1932 161 515 2,129 90
1931 160 517 1,974 94
1930 179 499 2,113 91
1929 185 495 2,187 87
1928 188 502 2,462 80
1927 201 493 2,511 80
1926 200 493 2,447 81
1925 182 529 2,579 78
1924 175 551 2,505 80
1923 183 520 2,472 79
1922 181 521 2,652 72
1921 139 626 2,576 76
1920 197 491 2,785 70
1919 199 473 2,891 66
1918 178 518 2,743 70
1917 151 546 2,536 67
1916 119 620 2,416 68
1915 126 576 2,193 75
1914 101 557 1,906 65
1913 76 587 1,618 62
1912 79 550 1,446 57
1911 44 652 978 45
1910 65 504 1,107 34
1909 39 625 833 36
1908 43 567 740 37
1907 43 555 793 35
1906 28 691 744 34
1905 39 557 801 34
1904 28 655 739 33
1903 37 531 739 32
1902 35 547 761 30
1901 28 591 654 31
1900 27 691 1,124 25
1899 33 516 678 31
1898 23 681 728 33
1897 23 646 714 30
1896 14 876 714 32
1895 17 775 767 27
1894 17 720 704 30
1893 10 965 691 30
1892 19 668 761 28
1891 16 672 707 23
1890 12 794 797 21
1889 11 807 685 29
1888 13 729 796 22
1887 11 696 642 24
1886 11 697 723 22
1885 9 753 705 23
1884 7 867 746 24
1883 10 617 643 22
1882 6 829 753 21
1881 5 847 668 20
1880 < 5 -- 730 21

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.