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Dan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dan?

In 2018 the uncommon name Dan, ranked the 1,660th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Dan is currently less popular.

Position 86, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1881.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1960 with 3,698 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Dan was 87 in 2013.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1908-1918, 1939-1947, and 1953-1958, the name Dan took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1963-1976 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Dan has been moving downward for a while. however, the number of children named Dan lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dan?

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Dan is quite distinctive but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Dan (Girl)Dan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 96 1,660
2017 < 5 -- 96 1,642
2016 < 5 -- 100 1,608
2015 < 5 -- 90 1,717
2014 < 5 -- 101 1,563
2013 < 5 -- 87 1,698
2012 < 5 -- 107 1,497
2011 < 5 -- 108 1,495
2010 < 5 -- 116 1,428
2009 < 5 -- 116 1,442
2008 < 5 -- 135 1,286
2007 < 5 -- 147 1,193
2006 < 5 -- 134 1,248
2005 < 5 -- 156 1,063
2004 7 13,084 135 1,159
2003 5 16,349 143 1,083
2002 < 5 -- 152 1,016
2001 7 12,364 143 1,030
2000 < 5 -- 162 938
1999 < 5 -- 139 1,009
1998 < 5 -- 149 944
1997 < 5 -- 165 857
1996 < 5 -- 176 817
1995 < 5 -- 171 820
1994 < 5 -- 177 797
1993 < 5 -- 209 714
1992 8 9,681 210 709
1991 < 5 -- 228 671
1990 < 5 -- 233 660
1989 6 11,155 240 646
1988 10 7,243 250 586
1987 < 5 -- 229 601
1986 8 7,911 268 545
1985 7 8,547 265 536
1984 < 5 -- 266 524
1983 8 7,443 279 500
1982 8 7,627 312 484
1981 9 6,917 363 435
1980 7 8,348 335 461
1979 6 9,236 329 447
1978 11 5,637 342 431
1977 < 5 -- 378 402
1976 < 5 -- 400 385
1975 5 9,376 447 369
1974 6 7,898 480 351
1973 5 8,692 572 306
1972 6 7,479 676 282
1971 7 6,741 902 250
1970 8 5,927 1,021 233
1969 8 5,549 1,161 212
1968 9 4,848 1,271 191
1967 5 6,992 1,328 184
1966 < 5 -- 1,542 174
1965 6 5,938 1,993 155
1964 6 6,138 2,367 139
1963 < 5 -- 2,828 124
1962 6 5,991 3,113 120
1961 5 6,747 3,414 115
1960 < 5 -- 3,698 111
1959 8 4,705 3,677 110
1958 10 3,986 3,696 109
1957 8 4,602 3,191 121
1956 5 6,127 2,440 132
1955 10 3,834 2,300 136
1954 7 4,753 2,158 139
1953 6 5,167 2,166 139
1952 < 5 -- 2,311 129
1951 8 4,097 1,992 136
1950 10 3,475 2,086 129
1949 12 3,041 2,280 125
1948 7 4,274 2,493 113
1947 9 3,772 2,703 109
1946 11 3,065 2,193 116
1945 6 4,127 1,726 127
1944 5 4,699 1,489 144
1943 < 5 -- 1,538 139
1942 < 5 -- 1,344 147
1941 < 5 -- 1,152 152
1940 6 3,958 1,097 155
1939 < 5 -- 994 161
1938 7 3,526 1,039 156
1937 8 3,201 1,033 149
1936 10 2,723 965 155
1935 9 2,972 1,015 151
1934 8 3,218 939 154
1933 7 3,485 938 153
1932 8 3,334 922 164
1931 10 2,808 883 164
1930 9 3,113 899 165
1929 9 3,195 799 175
1928 18 2,032 908 164
1927 15 2,358 923 161
1926 13 2,598 880 167
1925 10 3,158 772 184
1924 11 3,008 800 179
1923 7 4,066 731 188
1922 8 3,731 805 174
1921 11 2,980 717 192
1920 7 4,052 764 185
1919 12 2,680 748 174
1918 8 3,576 710 184
1917 5 4,743 595 198
1916 8 3,328 594 192
1915 < 5 -- 578 192
1914 < 5 -- 447 192
1913 5 3,288 374 182
1912 < 5 -- 298 194
1911 < 5 -- 205 164
1910 < 5 -- 188 164
1909 < 5 -- 163 154
1908 < 5 -- 152 155
1907 < 5 -- 160 144
1906 5 2,020 128 155
1905 < 5 -- 152 140
1904 < 5 -- 156 136
1903 < 5 -- 155 125
1902 < 5 -- 124 148
1901 < 5 -- 117 140
1900 < 5 -- 192 121
1899 < 5 -- 119 134
1898 < 5 -- 125 142
1897 < 5 -- 115 140
1896 < 5 -- 133 129
1895 < 5 -- 96 164
1894 < 5 -- 114 138
1893 < 5 -- 143 115
1892 < 5 -- 156 114
1891 < 5 -- 113 122
1890 < 5 -- 160 104
1889 < 5 -- 116 119
1888 < 5 -- 154 109
1887 < 5 -- 140 102
1886 < 5 -- 154 102
1885 < 5 -- 129 108
1884 < 5 -- 151 100
1883 < 5 -- 120 109
1882 < 5 -- 150 97
1881 < 5 -- 148 86
1880 < 5 -- 140 98

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.