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Christopher Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Christopher?

Ranking 36th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2016, the name Christopher is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #2 for the first time in 1972 and as recently as 1994.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1984 with 60,023 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Christopher in any given year was 34 in 1901.

Christopher, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1889-1892, 1907-1915, 1936-1972, and 1978-1982, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1972-1976, 1990-2004, and 2005-2015.

Christopher's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Christopher be?

Christopher's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Christopher has dropped.

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

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   Christop. (Girl)Christop. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 13 8,430 9,020 36
2015 15 7,678 9,788 32
2014 16 7,363 10,336 30
2013 15 7,822 10,840 26
2012 19 6,638 11,886 23
2011 17 7,171 12,988 20
2010 11 9,914 14,263 13
2009 23 5,927 16,345 10
2008 39 4,022 17,939 9
2007 25 5,550 20,005 6
2006 39 3,867 19,672 8
2005 47 3,268 19,164 10
2004 97 1,927 19,624 10
2003 42 3,420 20,745 9
2002 29 4,295 21,677 8
2001 40 3,378 23,120 5
2000 50 2,865 24,928 5
1999 65 2,287 25,601 6
1998 54 2,533 27,001 5
1997 59 2,289 29,103 4
1996 74 1,932 30,902 4
1995 104 1,511 32,672 3
1994 103 1,511 34,799 2
1993 111 1,446 38,227 2
1992 131 1,297 42,462 2
1991 158 1,122 47,098 2
1990 188 981 52,331 2
1989 242 788 53,177 2
1988 354 577 52,991 2
1987 378 533 54,484 2
1986 409 509 56,680 2
1985 415 491 59,598 2
1984 392 504 60,023 2
1983 419 476 59,339 2
1982 430 483 59,227 2
1981 291 623 50,228 2
1980 313 592 49,091 2
1979 314 582 50,680 2
1978 298 576 47,257 3
1977 278 608 46,751 3
1976 276 589 45,216 3
1975 302 560 46,594 3
1974 288 563 48,616 3
1973 275 578 48,323 2
1972 250 621 52,190 2
1971 270 622 48,246 6
1970 218 708 41,790 6
1969 173 777 35,705 7
1968 132 898 31,480 9
1967 130 897 29,429 9
1966 105 1,001 27,880 12
1965 83 1,179 24,647 18
1964 60 1,460 19,643 23
1963 67 1,355 18,363 26
1962 69 1,335 17,528 26
1961 62 1,419 17,229 26
1960 52 1,542 15,366 29
1959 40 1,742 12,905 35
1958 39 1,737 11,077 39
1957 40 1,707 8,964 43
1956 32 1,903 8,374 47
1955 28 2,026 7,901 49
1954 31 1,880 6,074 64
1953 24 2,130 6,060 63
1952 16 2,693 6,287 57
1951 41 1,467 5,728 61
1950 31 1,688 4,839 72
1949 30 1,742 4,001 81
1948 35 1,577 3,037 102
1947 30 1,762 2,272 127
1946 21 2,036 1,601 150
1945 27 1,599 1,139 160
1944 10 2,973 1,003 170
1943 15 2,361 888 184
1942 17 2,131 814 195
1941 7 3,631 619 215
1940 7 3,565 500 241
1939 5 4,358 359 291
1938 8 3,231 308 313
1937 < 5 -- 294 312
1936 < 5 -- 277 323
1935 < 5 -- 269 334
1934 < 5 -- 272 328
1933 < 5 -- 208 376
1932 < 5 -- 244 354
1931 < 5 -- 237 364
1930 < 5 -- 267 344
1929 < 5 -- 274 335
1928 < 5 -- 266 349
1927 < 5 -- 286 340
1926 < 5 -- 270 353
1925 < 5 -- 286 345
1924 < 5 -- 297 338
1923 < 5 -- 295 339
1922 < 5 -- 307 332
1921 < 5 -- 291 346
1920 < 5 -- 293 339
1919 < 5 -- 263 352
1918 < 5 -- 272 351
1917 < 5 -- 263 340
1916 < 5 -- 260 331
1915 < 5 -- 242 341
1914 < 5 -- 200 321
1913 < 5 -- 157 322
1912 < 5 -- 151 290
1911 < 5 -- 83 289
1910 < 5 -- 70 296
1909 < 5 -- 50 326
1908 < 5 -- 54 296
1907 < 5 -- 52 295
1906 < 5 -- 49 288
1905 < 5 -- 50 280
1904 < 5 -- 43 294
1903 < 5 -- 50 260
1902 < 5 -- 47 274
1901 < 5 -- 34 304
1900 < 5 -- 55 278
1899 < 5 -- 42 259
1898 < 5 -- 43 277
1897 < 5 -- 57 232
1896 < 5 -- 73 206
1895 < 5 -- 60 227
1894 < 5 -- 72 202
1893 < 5 -- 93 157
1892 < 5 -- 100 159
1891 < 5 -- 62 200
1890 < 5 -- 66 201
1889 < 5 -- 71 187
1888 < 5 -- 79 188
1887 < 5 -- 56 205
1886 < 5 -- 66 201
1885 < 5 -- 71 183
1884 < 5 -- 68 196
1883 < 5 -- 89 144
1882 < 5 -- 89 155
1881 < 5 -- 68 173
1880 < 5 -- 95 142

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.