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Clarence Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Clarence?

Ranking 1,116th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Clarence is uncommon.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Clarence has seen higher popularity rankings.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #17 was reached for the first time in 1885 and as recently as 1905.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1921 with 7,332 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Clarence in any given year was 155 in 2017.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Clarence occurred roughly during the years 1889-1892, and 1909-1918, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1942-1945, 1954-1960, 1963-1967, 1970-1974, 1993-1996, and 2005-2009.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

How popular will Clarence be?

For a number of years, the name Clarence has steadily decreased in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Clarence has remained about the same.

The name Clarence is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Clarence has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Clarence (Girl)Clarence (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 172 1,116
2017 < 5 -- 155 1,195
2016 < 5 -- 155 1,213
2015 < 5 -- 182 1,079
2014 < 5 -- 196 1,029
2013 < 5 -- 176 1,065
2012 < 5 -- 191 1,023
2011 < 5 -- 191 1,010
2010 < 5 -- 199 987
2009 < 5 -- 192 1,018
2008 < 5 -- 218 932
2007 < 5 -- 248 850
2006 < 5 -- 249 817
2005 < 5 -- 296 697
2004 < 5 -- 250 745
2003 < 5 -- 259 716
2002 < 5 -- 262 692
2001 < 5 -- 302 627
2000 < 5 -- 310 614
1999 < 5 -- 317 598
1998 < 5 -- 349 565
1997 < 5 -- 362 546
1996 < 5 -- 376 527
1995 < 5 -- 425 499
1994 < 5 -- 482 455
1993 < 5 -- 499 441
1992 5 13,721 518 428
1991 < 5 -- 591 382
1990 5 13,407 618 375
1989 < 5 -- 635 358
1988 9 7,820 654 328
1987 12 5,997 632 325
1986 5 11,272 693 296
1985 10 6,550 675 304
1984 9 6,914 732 285
1983 8 7,429 795 260
1982 12 5,605 842 259
1981 < 5 -- 846 257
1980 9 6,894 860 256
1979 5 10,492 911 241
1978 14 4,716 935 226
1977 11 5,580 886 237
1976 17 3,838 953 219
1975 10 5,603 911 225
1974 13 4,503 1,005 213
1973 11 4,925 1,100 200
1972 10 5,168 1,214 191
1971 17 3,667 1,371 186
1970 17 3,614 1,383 193
1969 13 3,988 1,339 195
1968 18 3,077 1,381 184
1967 13 3,693 1,376 182
1966 23 2,527 1,531 176
1965 14 3,423 1,803 166
1964 21 2,759 1,776 166
1963 12 3,834 1,959 163
1962 20 2,752 1,951 163
1961 11 4,050 2,190 155
1960 16 3,110 2,199 157
1959 20 2,606 2,374 147
1958 19 2,676 2,521 139
1957 14 3,176 2,627 135
1956 18 2,734 2,950 120
1955 17 2,746 3,011 117
1954 17 2,709 3,184 108
1953 19 2,440 3,077 108
1952 17 2,594 3,156 103
1951 24 2,027 3,231 98
1950 17 2,448 3,341 95
1949 23 2,022 3,393 94
1948 17 2,426 3,793 87
1947 18 2,366 3,920 87
1946 21 2,037 3,567 89
1945 23 1,757 3,192 82
1944 22 1,814 3,578 74
1943 17 2,166 3,854 68
1942 19 1,992 3,738 67
1941 23 1,657 3,671 62
1940 22 1,694 3,485 64
1939 18 1,891 3,482 60
1938 26 1,484 3,637 58
1937 21 1,689 3,757 54
1936 19 1,748 3,770 52
1935 18 1,858 4,079 48
1934 26 1,447 4,212 45
1933 26 1,446 4,280 43
1932 37 1,178 4,893 40
1931 45 1,045 5,063 39
1930 46 1,088 5,496 39
1929 43 1,121 5,730 37
1928 48 1,086 6,068 35
1927 38 1,282 6,458 32
1926 38 1,267 6,540 29
1925 43 1,178 6,669 30
1924 45 1,171 6,895 29
1923 35 1,329 6,802 29
1922 36 1,313 6,861 29
1921 35 1,344 7,332 28
1920 44 1,134 7,221 26
1919 46 1,078 6,825 25
1918 40 1,189 7,188 23
1917 36 1,210 6,586 25
1916 27 1,413 6,304 24
1915 26 1,411 6,267 24
1914 30 1,100 4,909 22
1913 22 1,180 4,046 21
1912 15 1,427 3,590 21
1911 15 1,180 1,775 23
1910 15 1,178 1,706 20
1909 < 5 -- 1,518 19
1908 7 1,707 1,428 19
1907 11 1,218 1,389 18
1906 14 1,008 1,319 18
1905 8 1,440 1,377 17
1904 9 1,273 1,310 17
1903 6 1,635 1,261 17
1902 < 5 -- 1,292 17
1901 12 964 1,196 17
1900 11 1,180 1,483 18
1899 9 1,112 1,139 17
1898 6 1,535 1,326 17
1897 < 5 -- 1,201 17
1896 < 5 -- 1,254 17
1895 14 867 1,325 17
1894 8 1,151 1,185 17
1893 6 1,307 1,169 17
1892 5 1,491 1,276 17
1891 < 5 -- 1,007 17
1890 < 5 -- 1,018 17
1889 < 5 -- 984 17
1888 < 5 -- 1,022 17
1887 5 1,172 892 17
1886 < 5 -- 995 17
1885 < 5 -- 906 17
1884 5 1,055 889 18
1883 < 5 -- 837 18
1882 < 5 -- 837 20
1881 < 5 -- 668 21
1880 7 687 730 22

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.