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Christian Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Christian?

Ranking 52nd in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Christian is popular.

Currently in the top 100, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #21 in 2006.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2000 with 16,056 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Christian in any given year was 26 in 1905.

Christian, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1907-1915, 1937-1941, 1942-1946, 1947-1952, 1955-1960, 1963-1972, 1981-1996, and 1997-2000, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2005-2016.

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

How popular will Christian be?

Christian's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Christian has dropped.

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

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   Christia. (Girl)Christia. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 90 2,118 6,968 52
2016 104 1,927 7,617 46
2015 125 1,689 8,183 43
2014 134 1,600 8,448 42
2013 135 1,583 9,323 35
2012 141 1,551 9,617 33
2011 167 1,375 10,310 30
2010 157 1,444 11,095 29
2009 188 1,288 12,641 23
2008 197 1,265 13,056 23
2007 217 1,172 14,052 22
2006 240 1,064 14,472 21
2005 219 1,086 14,202 22
2004 304 821 13,916 24
2003 299 822 13,898 25
2002 310 773 14,591 24
2001 400 624 15,453 24
2000 452 576 16,056 22
1999 478 530 14,777 25
1998 528 483 14,512 26
1997 623 421 15,058 25
1996 720 374 15,823 24
1995 737 356 13,809 28
1994 770 345 11,985 35
1993 876 305 11,886 35
1992 987 280 11,953 35
1991 936 297 9,442 48
1990 863 316 6,774 60
1989 762 331 4,619 78
1988 612 393 3,928 86
1987 583 393 3,323 90
1986 547 405 3,207 89
1985 538 414 2,915 101
1984 457 453 2,722 104
1983 364 522 2,418 112
1982 439 476 2,573 114
1981 416 491 2,235 121
1980 358 528 2,314 118
1979 218 744 2,268 119
1978 173 854 2,212 115
1977 159 891 2,296 116
1976 171 811 2,267 112
1975 197 738 2,463 103
1974 257 607 2,488 104
1973 222 674 2,699 97
1972 199 719 2,963 96
1971 210 722 2,644 122
1970 196 754 2,626 127
1969 148 855 2,194 140
1968 113 978 1,781 151
1967 104 1,002 1,323 186
1966 107 989 890 237
1965 37 1,892 728 276
1964 32 2,108 710 295
1963 43 1,760 673 298
1962 14 3,457 650 305
1961 19 2,855 604 319
1960 18 2,916 660 302
1959 23 2,410 582 323
1958 17 2,875 424 377
1957 11 3,731 328 427
1956 13 3,366 391 379
1955 10 3,824 350 385
1954 15 2,902 351 380
1953 19 2,440 338 373
1952 23 2,137 320 385
1951 15 2,715 272 414
1950 9 3,713 267 412
1949 13 2,868 218 453
1948 9 3,637 202 469
1947 14 2,787 187 491
1946 8 3,719 182 477
1945 5 4,668 141 503
1944 5 4,681 135 524
1943 < 5 -- 135 542
1942 12 2,692 108 607
1941 7 3,629 122 533
1940 < 5 -- 99 598
1939 < 5 -- 94 601
1938 8 3,230 99 592
1937 < 5 -- 85 639
1936 5 4,294 91 611
1935 < 5 -- 71 725
1934 < 5 -- 92 625
1933 < 5 -- 76 678
1932 < 5 -- 86 658
1931 7 3,544 87 634
1930 < 5 -- 94 632
1929 6 4,153 93 635
1928 6 4,278 114 581
1927 6 4,388 112 584
1926 6 4,396 113 587
1925 < 5 -- 105 612
1924 6 4,551 125 568
1923 5 5,085 116 584
1922 12 2,807 160 490
1921 12 2,796 132 544
1920 7 4,036 143 508
1919 < 5 -- 125 531
1918 < 5 -- 155 474
1917 8 3,401 149 467
1916 5 4,534 154 452
1915 7 3,495 151 445
1914 5 3,719 122 437
1913 < 5 -- 91 451
1912 < 5 -- 91 404
1911 5 2,535 41 457
1910 < 5 -- 40 432
1909 < 5 -- 29 475
1908 < 5 -- 29 454
1907 < 5 -- 32 396
1906 < 5 -- 33 364
1905 < 5 -- 26 422
1904 < 5 -- 30 370
1903 < 5 -- 36 312
1902 < 5 -- 33 338
1901 < 5 -- 38 278
1900 < 5 -- 35 377
1899 < 5 -- 42 258
1898 5 1,746 30 351
1897 < 5 -- 39 288
1896 < 5 -- 36 312
1895 < 5 -- 53 245
1894 < 5 -- 40 278
1893 < 5 -- 39 279
1892 < 5 -- 42 279
1891 < 5 -- 34 277
1890 5 1,367 49 238
1889 6 1,166 51 227
1888 < 5 -- 51 244
1887 < 5 -- 47 233
1886 5 1,134 33 299
1885 < 5 -- 55 218
1884 < 5 -- 54 231
1883 < 5 -- 50 218
1882 < 5 -- 49 238
1881 < 5 -- 53 208
1880 < 5 -- 43 253

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.