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Cole Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Cole?

Ranking 118th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Cole is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 250, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #69 for the first time in 2002 and as recently as 2003.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2002 with 6,035 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Cole was less than 5, most recently in 1908.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Cole occurred roughly during the years 1909-1912, 1929-1932, 1939-1942, 1945-1954, 1958-1961, 1967-1974, 1977-1983, and 1988-2000, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1962-1966, and 2009-2013.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

How popular will Cole be?

Cole's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Cole for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Cole 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.

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   Cole (Girl)Cole (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 13 8,196 3,327 118
2017 12 8,886 3,460 116
2016 18 6,703 3,596 110
2015 15 7,697 3,496 115
2014 9 11,164 3,423 116
2013 13 8,689 3,450 114
2012 12 9,222 3,777 102
2011 13 8,726 4,137 94
2010 5 17,587 4,586 90
2009 14 8,538 5,275 82
2008 19 6,856 5,389 85
2007 14 8,617 5,703 84
2006 32 4,482 5,638 84
2005 14 7,982 5,586 79
2004 23 5,408 5,644 75
2003 5 16,304 5,899 69
2002 16 6,770 6,035 69
2001 12 8,307 5,740 74
2000 18 5,996 5,926 71
1999 15 6,565 5,317 75
1998 12 7,643 5,148 77
1997 15 6,231 5,158 72
1996 12 7,237 3,738 106
1995 15 6,024 3,146 118
1994 11 7,712 3,301 111
1993 10 8,188 2,660 130
1992 14 6,371 2,310 143
1991 13 6,674 1,978 162
1990 11 7,409 1,096 249
1989 7 9,901 908 273
1988 5 12,187 904 260
1987 7 8,961 1,003 233
1986 11 6,240 1,067 221
1985 < 5 -- 1,183 204
1984 14 5,002 1,165 202
1983 14 4,934 1,111 209
1982 12 5,609 812 265
1981 < 5 -- 298 485
1980 6 9,310 273 513
1979 < 5 -- 160 676
1978 < 5 -- 149 688
1977 < 5 -- 156 677
1976 < 5 -- 144 692
1975 < 5 -- 158 653
1974 < 5 -- 181 593
1973 < 5 -- 159 625
1972 < 5 -- 138 684
1971 < 5 -- 99 813
1970 < 5 -- 100 811
1969 < 5 -- 83 844
1968 < 5 -- 69 869
1967 < 5 -- 53 995
1966 < 5 -- 50 1,031
1965 < 5 -- 67 901
1964 < 5 -- 64 953
1963 < 5 -- 63 947
1962 < 5 -- 83 833
1961 < 5 -- 98 776
1960 < 5 -- 72 894
1959 < 5 -- 69 920
1958 < 5 -- 72 889
1957 < 5 -- 73 887
1956 < 5 -- 62 949
1955 < 5 -- 63 942
1954 < 5 -- 63 934
1953 < 5 -- 40 1,170
1952 < 5 -- 43 1,116
1951 < 5 -- 50 995
1950 < 5 -- 28 1,370
1949 < 5 -- 30 1,327
1948 < 5 -- 40 1,129
1947 < 5 -- 34 1,257
1946 < 5 -- 18 1,704
1945 < 5 -- 8 2,600
1944 < 5 -- 12 2,097
1943 < 5 -- 22 1,496
1942 < 5 -- 28 1,319
1941 < 5 -- 22 1,456
1940 < 5 -- 10 2,353
1939 < 5 -- 7 2,880
1938 < 5 -- 12 2,102
1937 < 5 -- 12 2,108
1936 < 5 -- 14 1,889
1935 < 5 -- 9 2,566
1934 < 5 -- 18 1,669
1933 < 5 -- 10 2,400
1932 < 5 -- 18 1,728
1931 < 5 -- 16 1,864
1930 < 5 -- 11 2,473
1929 < 5 -- 13 2,227
1928 < 5 -- 15 2,065
1927 < 5 -- 10 2,733
1926 < 5 -- 16 1,997
1925 < 5 -- 18 1,884
1924 < 5 -- 16 2,062
1923 < 5 -- 21 1,705
1922 < 5 -- 18 1,904
1921 < 5 -- 19 1,841
1920 < 5 -- 10 2,806
1919 < 5 -- 22 1,583
1918 < 5 -- 17 1,921
1917 < 5 -- 19 1,707
1916 < 5 -- 25 1,381
1915 < 5 -- 26 1,312
1914 < 5 -- 23 1,228
1913 < 5 -- 19 1,177
1912 < 5 -- 23 941
1911 < 5 -- 10 1,130
1910 < 5 -- 6 1,456
1909 < 5 -- 5 1,498
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- 5 1,382
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1900 < 5 -- 6 1,194
1899 < 5 -- 5 1,081
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1886 < 5 -- 6 859
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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.