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Dave Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dave?

In 2018 the rare name Dave, ranked the 1,949th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #95 was reached in 1881.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1959 with 3,316 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Dave was 55 in 2016.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1909-1916, 1932-1942, 1943-1947, and 1954-1959, the name Dave took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1948-1951, 1961-1975, 1993-1996, 2007-2010, and 2013-2016.

For a number of years, the name Dave has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Dave for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dave?

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

The name Dave is quite distinctive and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Dave (Girl)Dave (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 75 1,949
2017 < 5 -- 81 1,828
2016 < 5 -- 55 2,364
2015 < 5 -- 64 2,148
2014 < 5 -- 77 1,890
2013 < 5 -- 78 1,830
2012 < 5 -- 78 1,863
2011 < 5 -- 70 1,969
2010 < 5 -- 71 1,959
2009 < 5 -- 84 1,790
2008 < 5 -- 93 1,656
2007 < 5 -- 101 1,552
2006 < 5 -- 90 1,602
2005 < 5 -- 100 1,463
2004 < 5 -- 100 1,417
2003 < 5 -- 115 1,255
2002 < 5 -- 109 1,245
2001 < 5 -- 98 1,327
2000 < 5 -- 96 1,335
1999 < 5 -- 103 1,224
1998 < 5 -- 90 1,324
1997 < 5 -- 91 1,265
1996 < 5 -- 90 1,238
1995 < 5 -- 113 1,056
1994 < 5 -- 115 1,038
1993 < 5 -- 123 975
1992 < 5 -- 123 975
1991 < 5 -- 133 911
1990 < 5 -- 124 926
1989 < 5 -- 127 897
1988 < 5 -- 162 743
1987 < 5 -- 134 803
1986 < 5 -- 140 768
1985 < 5 -- 150 721
1984 < 5 -- 151 709
1983 < 5 -- 146 708
1982 < 5 -- 171 667
1981 < 5 -- 170 658
1980 < 5 -- 160 684
1979 < 5 -- 155 686
1978 < 5 -- 165 654
1977 < 5 -- 190 609
1976 < 5 -- 181 609
1975 < 5 -- 186 591
1974 < 5 -- 228 527
1973 < 5 -- 241 502
1972 < 5 -- 313 449
1971 < 5 -- 413 398
1970 < 5 -- 521 358
1969 5 7,703 564 326
1968 < 5 -- 667 284
1967 5 7,007 773 259
1966 < 5 -- 868 240
1965 < 5 -- 1,159 211
1964 5 6,964 1,533 179
1963 5 6,805 1,997 161
1962 < 5 -- 2,363 145
1961 8 4,973 2,800 130
1960 6 5,846 3,046 122
1959 < 5 -- 3,316 119
1958 7 5,001 2,952 126
1957 7 5,009 2,182 155
1956 < 5 -- 1,358 200
1955 < 5 -- 1,056 221
1954 < 5 -- 831 241
1953 < 5 -- 769 244
1952 < 5 -- 768 243
1951 < 5 -- 743 246
1950 < 5 -- 875 216
1949 < 5 -- 1,163 182
1948 < 5 -- 1,506 161
1947 5 5,472 1,693 155
1946 < 5 -- 1,398 160
1945 < 5 -- 1,077 164
1944 8 3,445 1,126 163
1943 < 5 -- 1,088 167
1942 < 5 -- 1,054 162
1941 7 3,647 865 176
1940 7 3,578 769 186
1939 < 5 -- 663 193
1938 < 5 -- 626 203
1937 < 5 -- 593 205
1936 < 5 -- 525 220
1935 < 5 -- 469 247
1934 < 5 -- 458 251
1933 < 5 -- 375 272
1932 < 5 -- 387 277
1931 7 3,560 383 283
1930 < 5 -- 339 309
1929 < 5 -- 332 304
1928 < 5 -- 324 310
1927 7 3,940 378 293
1926 < 5 -- 353 301
1925 < 5 -- 362 300
1924 < 5 -- 343 309
1923 < 5 -- 322 324
1922 < 5 -- 325 318
1921 < 5 -- 320 332
1920 6 4,510 373 291
1919 < 5 -- 361 277
1918 9 3,300 358 287
1917 5 4,749 322 289
1916 < 5 -- 329 282
1915 < 5 -- 295 293
1914 < 5 -- 267 267
1913 < 5 -- 249 235
1912 < 5 -- 222 233
1911 < 5 -- 135 219
1910 < 5 -- 178 169
1909 < 5 -- 102 209
1908 < 5 -- 116 184
1907 < 5 -- 107 193
1906 < 5 -- 98 185
1905 < 5 -- 137 150
1904 < 5 -- 102 177
1903 < 5 -- 88 185
1902 < 5 -- 112 157
1901 < 5 -- 105 150
1900 < 5 -- 166 135
1899 < 5 -- 120 133
1898 < 5 -- 127 140
1897 < 5 -- 121 134
1896 < 5 -- 118 141
1895 < 5 -- 139 120
1894 < 5 -- 129 121
1893 < 5 -- 113 134
1892 < 5 -- 138 122
1891 < 5 -- 124 113
1890 < 5 -- 152 110
1889 < 5 -- 116 120
1888 < 5 -- 146 114
1887 < 5 -- 111 120
1886 < 5 -- 139 112
1885 < 5 -- 128 109
1884 < 5 -- 159 97
1883 < 5 -- 135 101
1882 5 939 139 106
1881 < 5 -- 135 95
1880 < 5 -- 131 102

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.