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David Name Popularity

    

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How popular is David?

In 2016 the very popular name David, ranked the 19th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #1 was reached in 1960.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1955 with 86,211 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed David in any given year was 647 in 1899.

Approximately during the years 1909-1920, 1921-1924, 1925-1930, and 1931-1955, the name David took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1960-1966, 1967-1973, 1980-1984, 1985-2002, and 2005-2015.

For a number of years, the name David has steadily decreased in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name David has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of David?

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

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

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   David (Girl)David (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 14 8,051 11,028 19
2015 18 6,761 11,766 18
2014 13 8,572 12,182 18
2013 15 7,837 12,339 18
2012 18 6,928 12,517 20
2011 19 6,625 13,215 18
2010 25 5,464 14,181 15
2009 16 7,768 15,428 14
2008 22 6,175 16,315 14
2007 24 5,749 17,532 12
2006 30 4,710 17,624 13
2005 25 5,137 18,106 13
2004 66 2,534 18,380 14
2003 31 4,237 18,611 14
2002 38 3,538 18,667 13
2001 41 3,326 19,338 12
2000 44 3,129 19,761 16
1999 43 3,059 20,327 16
1998 42 3,030 20,876 13
1997 37 3,174 21,877 14
1996 62 2,183 23,009 13
1995 69 1,986 23,033 16
1994 76 1,868 24,865 13
1993 89 1,684 27,024 11
1992 117 1,403 28,408 10
1991 94 1,612 30,416 8
1990 120 1,334 33,742 6
1989 148 1,118 35,214 5
1988 250 750 35,305 6
1987 252 718 36,780 5
1986 274 668 37,137 5
1985 290 641 38,510 6
1984 235 708 38,477 5
1983 321 567 39,199 4
1982 250 702 40,446 5
1981 224 735 40,647 5
1980 291 627 41,922 4
1979 285 617 42,079 4
1978 245 656 40,703 4
1977 252 647 40,548 4
1976 229 668 39,297 4
1975 237 646 39,178 5
1974 234 650 41,805 4
1973 225 661 41,109 5
1972 237 643 46,377 4
1971 260 637 53,125 3
1970 289 604 61,760 3
1969 296 571 63,719 2
1968 265 589 63,733 2
1967 283 561 66,812 2
1966 231 629 66,434 2
1965 219 668 67,869 3
1964 249 647 75,069 3
1963 236 658 78,476 3
1962 291 578 81,328 2
1961 234 677 84,762 2
1960 223 681 85,940 1
1959 238 650 83,923 2
1958 205 691 82,593 2
1957 166 779 82,351 3
1956 158 785 81,601 4
1955 149 790 86,211 2
1954 153 747 79,550 5
1953 151 743 76,071 5
1952 134 772 71,752 5
1951 102 902 64,820 5
1950 134 743 60,737 5
1949 116 807 59,608 6
1948 122 777 56,608 5
1947 111 833 57,801 6
1946 105 806 46,435 6
1945 87 810 37,094 6
1944 100 763 37,379 6
1943 110 736 37,237 6
1942 114 698 35,895 6
1941 94 731 30,550 7
1940 84 762 27,684 7
1939 93 705 25,357 7
1938 63 889 22,992 8
1937 70 820 20,976 8
1936 52 951 17,475 10
1935 60 894 15,663 11
1934 75 777 14,000 12
1933 63 845 12,020 13
1932 56 945 12,138 12
1931 56 927 11,776 13
1930 86 755 12,274 15
1929 73 832 11,298 17
1928 68 890 10,002 19
1927 60 983 9,426 21
1926 56 997 9,037 22
1925 40 1,229 8,919 22
1924 51 1,101 8,756 24
1923 43 1,182 8,236 24
1922 31 1,475 7,865 24
1921 42 1,190 7,767 25
1920 33 1,382 7,445 25
1919 32 1,373 6,718 27
1918 37 1,239 6,627 28
1917 34 1,246 6,100 28
1916 25 1,494 5,813 28
1915 31 1,264 5,395 31
1914 21 1,393 4,251 29
1913 13 1,693 3,282 29
1912 16 1,367 2,858 29
1911 9 1,688 1,556 27
1910 9 1,660 1,258 30
1909 7 1,806 1,094 29
1908 < 5 -- 1,016 30
1907 11 1,225 945 31
1906 8 1,447 878 31
1905 7 1,572 838 32
1904 < 5 -- 817 31
1903 < 5 -- 716 33
1902 < 5 -- 761 31
1901 < 5 -- 672 30
1900 9 1,344 885 32
1899 < 5 -- 647 32
1898 5 1,759 815 30
1897 < 5 -- 730 29
1896 7 1,319 765 28
1895 5 1,652 707 32
1894 < 5 -- 729 29
1893 6 1,313 724 27
1892 5 1,502 813 24
1891 < 5 -- 673 26
1890 < 5 -- 731 26
1889 < 5 -- 757 22
1888 < 5 -- 801 21
1887 9 806 673 22
1886 < 5 -- 674 24
1885 5 1,080 712 22
1884 < 5 -- 761 21
1883 6 843 734 20
1882 < 5 -- 838 19
1881 < 5 -- 750 18
1880 < 5 -- 869 18

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.