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Colin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Colin?

Ranking 249th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Colin 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 #85 in 2004 with 5,122 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Colin in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1906.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Colin occurred roughly during the years 1911-1916, 1931-1934, 1938-1942, 1951-1954, 1966-1969, 1972-1990, and 2000-2003, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2008-2017.

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

How popular will Colin be?

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

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

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   Colin (Girl)Colin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 1,472 249
2017 < 5 -- 1,664 228
2016 < 5 -- 2,049 197
2015 5 16,998 2,423 172
2014 5 17,118 2,883 140
2013 < 5 -- 3,040 125
2012 < 5 -- 3,021 124
2011 7 13,669 3,265 120
2010 < 5 -- 3,487 111
2009 < 5 -- 3,656 113
2008 < 5 -- 3,729 114
2007 6 15,926 3,608 119
2006 5 17,721 3,859 111
2005 8 12,068 4,531 95
2004 25 5,094 5,122 85
2003 7 12,690 4,876 88
2002 < 5 -- 3,315 116
2001 10 9,528 3,170 125
2000 8 10,951 3,255 117
1999 6 13,032 3,080 119
1998 7 11,382 3,076 122
1997 10 8,494 3,098 125
1996 11 7,700 2,953 126
1995 5 13,882 2,629 135
1994 8 9,753 2,815 124
1993 14 6,337 2,895 121
1992 11 7,629 2,629 127
1991 15 6,009 2,293 139
1990 19 4,904 2,782 122
1989 17 5,091 2,604 126
1988 15 5,378 2,259 131
1987 17 4,694 2,096 134
1986 16 4,771 1,688 158
1985 17 4,495 1,737 156
1984 19 4,031 1,765 153
1983 12 5,514 1,561 165
1982 7 8,397 1,537 171
1981 16 4,569 1,227 201
1980 14 5,026 1,197 204
1979 12 5,484 1,140 208
1978 5 10,052 950 223
1977 12 5,259 827 248
1976 10 5,662 790 250
1975 < 5 -- 707 273
1974 6 7,871 668 282
1973 5 8,663 561 314
1972 7 6,687 570 320
1971 7 6,731 662 299
1970 7 6,463 622 315
1969 10 4,774 580 320
1968 < 5 -- 501 345
1967 < 5 -- 445 355
1966 < 5 -- 405 376
1965 < 5 -- 454 360
1964 < 5 -- 391 405
1963 5 6,772 391 406
1962 < 5 -- 351 428
1961 < 5 -- 356 420
1960 7 5,268 294 465
1959 < 5 -- 323 444
1958 < 5 -- 280 474
1957 < 5 -- 268 475
1956 < 5 -- 286 445
1955 < 5 -- 256 462
1954 < 5 -- 244 464
1953 < 5 -- 213 481
1952 < 5 -- 198 501
1951 < 5 -- 194 486
1950 < 5 -- 195 476
1949 < 5 -- 210 456
1948 < 5 -- 221 447
1947 < 5 -- 176 510
1946 < 5 -- 148 526
1945 < 5 -- 125 536
1944 < 5 -- 237 394
1943 < 5 -- 321 343
1942 < 5 -- 348 323
1941 < 5 -- 75 713
1940 < 5 -- 58 822
1939 < 5 -- 55 820
1938 < 5 -- 55 837
1937 < 5 -- 52 847
1936 < 5 -- 46 908
1935 < 5 -- 54 852
1934 < 5 -- 64 769
1933 < 5 -- 50 876
1932 < 5 -- 44 995
1931 < 5 -- 28 1,309
1930 < 5 -- 43 1,054
1929 < 5 -- 40 1,095
1928 < 5 -- 52 938
1927 < 5 -- 41 1,115
1926 < 5 -- 45 1,036
1925 < 5 -- 39 1,126
1924 < 5 -- 41 1,121
1923 < 5 -- 43 1,088
1922 < 5 -- 34 1,244
1921 < 5 -- 35 1,232
1920 < 5 -- 42 1,093
1919 < 5 -- 43 1,036
1918 < 5 -- 45 997
1917 < 5 -- 42 1,006
1916 < 5 -- 42 989
1915 < 5 -- 31 1,163
1914 < 5 -- 23 1,230
1913 < 5 -- 17 1,267
1912 < 5 -- 12 1,435
1911 < 5 -- 7 1,415
1910 < 5 -- 5 1,641
1909 < 5 -- 5 1,499
1908 < 5 -- 5 1,423
1907 < 5 -- 6 1,226
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- 5 1,270
1904 < 5 -- 8 896
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- 5 1,176
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- 5 1,160
1897 < 5 -- 8 802
1896 < 5 -- 6 1,004
1895 < 5 -- 5 1,113
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- 6 910
1889 < 5 -- 6 896
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- 6 840
1886 < 5 -- 7 780
1885 < 5 -- 6 853
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- 5 924
1882 < 5 -- 5 965
1881 < 5 -- 5 894
1880 < 5 -- 6 833

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.