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Danny Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Danny?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Danny, ranked the 540th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Danny has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 39, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1947 and as recently as 1950.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1954 with 9,099 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Danny was less than 5, most recently in 1906.

Approximately during the years 1908-1947, the name Danny took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1968, 1969-1976, 1989-1994, and 1995-1998.

The popularity trend for Danny has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Danny for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Danny?

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

The name Danny still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Danny (Girl)Danny (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 12 8,676 516 540
2017 11 9,444 575 502
2016 12 8,999 640 478
2015 9 11,098 714 428
2014 7 13,396 708 430
2013 11 9,742 761 390
2012 13 8,748 774 385
2011 5 17,408 863 349
2010 10 10,591 997 320
2009 17 7,419 1,002 318
2008 10 10,997 995 330
2007 10 11,031 1,063 309
2006 5 17,790 1,073 307
2005 8 12,096 1,050 313
2004 14 7,938 1,038 304
2003 6 14,294 1,083 288
2002 10 9,663 1,157 270
2001 < 5 -- 1,017 293
2000 7 12,097 1,057 287
1999 6 13,075 1,069 275
1998 10 8,738 1,055 270
1997 13 6,950 1,140 253
1996 13 6,811 1,206 245
1995 12 7,163 1,259 235
1994 12 7,218 1,279 231
1993 15 6,023 1,422 214
1992 14 6,382 1,623 190
1991 17 5,465 1,845 173
1990 14 6,203 1,917 162
1989 16 5,348 1,912 158
1988 21 4,200 1,897 145
1987 16 4,896 1,845 149
1986 17 4,582 1,914 147
1985 20 4,003 2,015 140
1984 25 3,343 2,000 136
1983 22 3,578 2,018 133
1982 14 4,991 2,049 137
1981 15 4,778 2,094 130
1980 18 4,182 2,267 120
1979 16 4,454 2,260 121
1978 19 3,805 2,208 116
1977 20 3,642 2,437 111
1976 33 2,445 2,495 102
1975 31 2,524 2,741 94
1974 30 2,510 2,862 91
1973 21 3,140 3,179 83
1972 32 2,318 3,307 87
1971 28 2,605 3,613 82
1970 31 2,407 3,764 85
1969 42 1,937 4,012 73
1968 27 2,373 3,982 72
1967 25 2,443 4,312 68
1966 20 2,771 4,720 63
1965 30 2,158 5,673 56
1964 26 2,425 6,479 56
1963 28 2,262 7,095 55
1962 38 1,859 7,642 54
1961 36 1,925 8,200 54
1960 28 2,202 8,606 48
1959 42 1,703 8,727 48
1958 33 1,914 8,937 45
1957 35 1,847 8,817 45
1956 29 2,011 8,556 46
1955 27 2,073 8,710 45
1954 23 2,255 9,099 42
1953 26 2,032 8,627 41
1952 37 1,584 8,823 40
1951 26 1,926 8,178 41
1950 16 2,571 8,145 39
1949 25 1,926 8,024 40
1948 21 2,141 8,004 39
1947 21 2,154 8,066 39
1946 17 2,333 6,651 46
1945 20 1,887 4,175 56
1944 12 2,652 3,512 76
1943 13 2,582 2,898 88
1942 9 3,232 2,204 110
1941 12 2,565 1,643 120
1940 5 4,493 1,478 126
1939 9 2,963 1,271 137
1938 9 2,979 1,209 137
1937 9 2,985 1,023 152
1936 6 3,789 757 176
1935 < 5 -- 670 192
1934 6 3,904 604 204
1933 6 3,834 502 230
1932 < 5 -- 422 267
1931 10 2,809 387 281
1930 5 4,698 390 289
1929 5 4,717 315 310
1928 11 2,809 277 343
1927 < 5 -- 209 416
1926 8 3,636 223 396
1925 8 3,750 175 456
1924 < 5 -- 126 563
1923 < 5 -- 124 556
1922 < 5 -- 108 620
1921 < 5 -- 102 633
1920 < 5 -- 90 675
1919 < 5 -- 77 723
1918 5 4,991 72 764
1917 < 5 -- 64 786
1916 < 5 -- 43 974
1915 < 5 -- 39 1,023
1914 < 5 -- 28 1,078
1913 < 5 -- 33 839
1912 < 5 -- 14 1,287
1911 < 5 -- 9 1,210
1910 < 5 -- 10 1,060
1909 < 5 -- 10 965
1908 < 5 -- 8 1,036
1907 < 5 -- 7 1,122
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1905 < 5 -- 5 1,275
1904 < 5 -- 7 991
1903 < 5 -- 5 1,162
1902 < 5 -- 9 808
1901 < 5 -- 8 791
1900 < 5 -- 7 1,069
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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.