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Craig Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Craig?

Ranking 984th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Craig is less frequently given.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #39 was reached for the first time in 1969 and as recently as 1970.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1960 with 10,718 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Craig in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1905.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Craig occurred roughly during the years 1910-1918, 1919-1923, 1931-1937, 1938-1954, and 1956-1960, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1969-1977, 1984-2004, and 2006-2011.

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

How popular will Craig be?

For a number of years, the name Craig has been spiralling downward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Craig has dropped.

The name Craig is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Craig is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Craig (Girl)Craig (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 207 984
2016 < 5 -- 237 906
2015 < 5 -- 235 913
2014 < 5 -- 226 934
2013 < 5 -- 268 813
2012 < 5 -- 290 780
2011 < 5 -- 272 806
2010 < 5 -- 361 664
2009 < 5 -- 366 668
2008 < 5 -- 428 589
2007 < 5 -- 471 543
2006 < 5 -- 463 546
2005 < 5 -- 503 492
2004 < 5 -- 523 479
2003 < 5 -- 606 424
2002 < 5 -- 688 379
2001 < 5 -- 682 380
2000 < 5 -- 807 340
1999 < 5 -- 853 327
1998 < 5 -- 880 315
1997 < 5 -- 1,098 257
1996 5 13,973 1,198 247
1995 5 13,891 1,355 219
1994 < 5 -- 1,507 198
1993 < 5 -- 1,837 175
1992 5 13,744 2,070 154
1991 6 11,823 2,399 135
1990 14 6,194 2,907 117
1989 12 6,623 3,157 105
1988 23 3,913 3,303 97
1987 25 3,540 3,364 88
1986 22 3,779 3,924 80
1985 19 4,158 3,952 79
1984 26 3,244 3,957 75
1983 28 2,993 4,089 70
1982 19 4,048 4,022 73
1981 25 3,354 4,097 72
1980 17 4,360 4,233 73
1979 21 3,688 4,029 77
1978 17 4,106 4,475 66
1977 26 3,013 4,563 63
1976 27 2,805 4,739 61
1975 14 4,399 5,111 58
1974 21 3,223 5,540 57
1973 31 2,416 6,296 48
1972 39 2,027 6,734 46
1971 35 2,255 7,960 43
1970 46 1,878 9,379 39
1969 33 2,216 8,786 39
1968 37 1,981 7,868 41
1967 27 2,330 7,311 46
1966 25 2,413 7,739 46
1965 19 2,850 7,873 46
1964 20 2,838 7,751 48
1963 20 2,797 7,901 51
1962 27 2,320 8,541 51
1961 24 2,483 10,232 43
1960 20 2,751 10,718 42
1959 28 2,160 9,920 44
1958 20 2,594 7,282 53
1957 22 2,428 7,062 55
1956 9 4,220 7,427 51
1955 19 2,562 7,436 50
1954 8 4,345 7,183 51
1953 11 3,514 6,460 60
1952 18 2,514 6,189 59
1951 14 2,833 5,624 63
1950 12 3,096 4,887 69
1949 11 3,225 4,327 77
1948 10 3,394 3,986 82
1947 12 3,093 3,641 93
1946 9 3,462 2,469 108
1945 7 3,736 1,599 133
1944 < 5 -- 1,321 151
1943 7 3,878 1,131 164
1942 5 4,752 891 175
1941 < 5 -- 539 236
1940 < 5 -- 383 286
1939 < 5 -- 348 300
1938 < 5 -- 322 303
1937 < 5 -- 330 297
1936 < 5 -- 205 384
1935 < 5 -- 170 430
1934 < 5 -- 138 487
1933 < 5 -- 111 541
1932 < 5 -- 106 576
1931 < 5 -- 112 553
1930 < 5 -- 105 584
1929 < 5 -- 106 580
1928 < 5 -- 85 687
1927 < 5 -- 102 621
1926 < 5 -- 80 713
1925 < 5 -- 97 645
1924 < 5 -- 87 705
1923 < 5 -- 112 597
1922 < 5 -- 81 730
1921 < 5 -- 80 738
1920 5 5,140 77 746
1919 < 5 -- 57 881
1918 5 4,982 89 653
1917 < 5 -- 59 833
1916 < 5 -- 57 825
1915 < 5 -- 72 684
1914 < 5 -- 38 886
1913 < 5 -- 37 782
1912 < 5 -- 26 883
1911 < 5 -- 11 1,057
1910 < 5 -- 8 1,224
1909 < 5 -- 12 852
1908 < 5 -- 10 895
1907 < 5 -- 8 1,017
1906 < 5 -- 16 596
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- 5 1,248
1903 < 5 -- 7 926
1902 < 5 -- 5 1,181
1901 < 5 -- 6 974
1900 < 5 -- 9 918
1899 < 5 -- 5 1,084
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- 5 1,132
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- 8 801
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 5 1,102
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- 7 823
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 7 834
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 5 998
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- 5 896
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.