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Daniel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Daniel?

In 2016 the very popular name Daniel, ranked the 13th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Daniel has been a top 100 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 5, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1985 and as recently as 2008.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 1985 with 38,533 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Daniel in any given year was 416 in 1901.

Approximately during the years 1907-1918, 1934-1955, and 1974-1985, the name Daniel took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1961-1967, 1985-2001, and 2004-2015.

The popularity trend for Daniel has been moving downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Daniel has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Daniel?

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

The name Daniel is a huge favorite but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Daniel (Girl)Daniel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 22 5,793 12,839 13
2015 18 6,758 13,464 12
2014 25 5,334 13,915 10
2013 29 4,770 14,268 10
2012 19 6,644 14,264 11
2011 25 5,396 15,269 10
2010 30 4,763 15,827 8
2009 40 3,885 17,534 7
2008 50 3,331 18,995 5
2007 30 4,839 20,245 5
2006 47 3,417 20,054 6
2005 50 3,133 20,205 7
2004 76 2,291 20,973 7
2003 53 2,897 21,034 8
2002 38 3,536 21,309 10
2001 61 2,515 20,979 9
2000 63 2,434 22,310 9
1999 64 2,317 22,681 9
1998 74 2,015 23,147 12
1997 80 1,850 23,932 11
1996 76 1,899 25,106 11
1995 105 1,501 26,717 9
1994 130 1,304 28,058 8
1993 130 1,302 28,677 7
1992 147 1,189 29,146 7
1991 166 1,087 30,918 6
1990 148 1,163 33,813 5
1989 188 945 34,994 6
1988 282 682 34,689 8
1987 263 695 35,857 7
1986 288 641 36,564 6
1985 293 637 38,533 5
1984 269 647 36,526 6
1983 258 667 34,747 8
1982 255 687 32,653 10
1981 213 767 30,992 10
1980 220 752 29,893 11
1979 202 787 28,523 12
1978 177 836 26,442 11
1977 192 783 26,079 11
1976 172 808 24,720 10
1975 165 822 23,827 11
1974 153 854 23,845 11
1973 142 884 23,699 11
1972 132 931 22,112 15
1971 116 1,040 21,788 20
1970 101 1,145 23,535 19
1969 98 1,116 23,190 18
1968 103 1,023 22,023 18
1967 91 1,092 22,212 19
1966 75 1,243 23,272 19
1965 100 1,049 24,858 17
1964 76 1,268 24,354 19
1963 83 1,202 24,827 19
1962 100 1,082 25,552 17
1961 65 1,386 25,881 17
1960 78 1,239 25,969 17
1959 76 1,226 25,133 18
1958 66 1,304 25,612 16
1957 57 1,397 27,310 16
1956 56 1,399 26,622 18
1955 47 1,481 26,438 17
1954 44 1,523 25,265 18
1953 42 1,506 23,487 20
1952 32 1,752 23,418 20
1951 33 1,670 21,125 21
1950 44 1,380 19,199 21
1949 46 1,355 18,234 22
1948 48 1,329 16,514 22
1947 36 1,582 15,189 22
1946 33 1,534 12,866 21
1945 32 1,424 9,706 24
1944 27 1,583 9,315 25
1943 34 1,427 9,167 25
1942 28 1,565 8,507 28
1941 31 1,390 7,050 31
1940 23 1,644 6,220 34
1939 23 1,597 5,797 38
1938 27 1,450 5,581 39
1937 16 2,017 5,125 39
1936 18 1,813 4,815 42
1935 17 1,940 4,590 43
1934 22 1,614 4,499 42
1933 16 1,982 4,311 42
1932 19 1,832 4,446 42
1931 26 1,466 4,360 44
1930 23 1,672 4,465 47
1929 35 1,259 4,368 47
1928 34 1,316 4,436 47
1927 35 1,368 4,615 46
1926 31 1,456 4,514 46
1925 25 1,704 4,551 44
1924 29 1,578 4,402 47
1923 13 2,615 4,266 47
1922 21 1,911 4,283 47
1921 16 2,308 4,089 49
1920 18 2,093 3,896 52
1919 10 3,054 3,528 51
1918 19 1,977 3,726 52
1917 12 2,593 3,359 54
1916 11 2,699 3,151 55
1915 9 2,947 3,002 55
1914 14 1,830 2,324 55
1913 7 2,601 1,878 54
1912 6 2,705 1,524 53
1911 < 5 -- 796 53
1910 < 5 -- 692 53
1909 < 5 -- 569 54
1908 < 5 -- 530 54
1907 < 5 -- 528 52
1906 < 5 -- 506 48
1905 5 2,005 484 50
1904 < 5 -- 472 49
1903 < 5 -- 432 50
1902 < 5 -- 501 45
1901 < 5 -- 416 48
1900 7 1,609 598 44
1899 < 5 -- 485 42
1898 < 5 -- 523 45
1897 < 5 -- 520 39
1896 < 5 -- 561 38
1895 < 5 -- 516 40
1894 < 5 -- 515 41
1893 < 5 -- 522 39
1892 < 5 -- 533 41
1891 < 5 -- 505 37
1890 < 5 -- 505 39
1889 < 5 -- 515 36
1888 < 5 -- 566 35
1887 < 5 -- 557 31
1886 < 5 -- 555 33
1885 < 5 -- 535 32
1884 < 5 -- 573 32
1883 < 5 -- 615 25
1882 < 5 -- 594 29
1881 < 5 -- 527 29
1880 < 5 -- 643 25

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.