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Dawn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dawn?

In 2018 the rare name Dawn, ranked the 1,960th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 14, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1971.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1970 with 15,682 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Dawn was less than 5, most recently in 1909.

Approximately during the years 1911-1915, 1917-1927, 1928-1931, 1932-1936, 1939-1947, 1948-1965, and 1967-1970, the name Dawn took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1970-1996, and 2002-2005.

Sometimes the name Dawn has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Dawn has steadily decreased for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Dawn for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dawn?

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

The name Dawn is still rare but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Dawn is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Dawn (Girl)Dawn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 100 1,960 < 5 --
2017 103 1,939 < 5 --
2016 84 2,265 < 5 --
2015 98 2,012 < 5 --
2014 94 2,069 < 5 --
2013 78 2,344 < 5 --
2012 89 2,130 < 5 --
2011 93 2,071 < 5 --
2010 92 2,135 < 5 --
2009 112 1,878 < 5 --
2008 114 1,867 < 5 --
2007 122 1,762 < 5 --
2006 129 1,640 < 5 --
2005 125 1,615 < 5 --
2004 157 1,352 < 5 --
2003 200 1,101 < 5 --
2002 196 1,084 < 5 --
2001 179 1,162 < 5 --
2000 239 915 < 5 --
1999 231 915 < 5 --
1998 264 806 < 5 --
1997 318 681 < 5 --
1996 260 795 < 5 --
1995 320 668 5 9,171
1994 391 583 6 7,992
1993 497 498 < 5 --
1992 613 412 6 7,652
1991 670 385 6 7,488
1990 740 360 9 5,471
1989 858 304 6 7,179
1988 1,061 248 < 5 --
1987 1,153 232 8 5,064
1986 1,452 184 11 3,932
1985 1,731 165 9 4,406
1984 2,106 141 11 3,759
1983 2,640 106 18 2,598
1982 3,088 95 14 3,145
1981 3,838 79 20 2,432
1980 4,478 67 17 2,746
1979 4,725 57 24 2,117
1978 5,216 52 31 1,730
1977 6,095 43 22 2,140
1976 7,049 35 22 2,128
1975 8,746 23 54 1,150
1974 9,418 22 36 1,443
1973 9,890 21 39 1,333
1972 11,340 20 42 1,290
1971 14,282 14 40 1,334
1970 15,682 16 43 1,266
1969 13,768 21 51 1,087
1968 13,441 21 29 1,457
1967 13,168 27 43 1,139
1966 13,604 24 31 1,379
1965 13,338 26 31 1,389
1964 12,614 33 37 1,290
1963 8,417 52 25 1,601
1962 8,982 50 22 1,720
1961 9,148 49 22 1,743
1960 7,814 57 23 1,698
1959 7,897 54 25 1,599
1958 5,678 84 25 1,560
1957 5,156 93 11 2,519
1956 5,126 92 12 2,397
1955 4,217 103 9 2,810
1954 3,355 124 10 2,627
1953 2,641 138 8 2,961
1952 1,884 166 6 3,446
1951 1,533 188 6 3,425
1950 1,411 191 < 5 --
1949 1,286 209 < 5 --
1948 1,241 208 < 5 --
1947 1,269 208 6 3,449
1946 1,040 223 < 5 --
1945 745 247 5 3,421
1944 654 268 < 5 --
1943 765 253 5 3,655
1942 674 266 6 3,292
1941 530 278 7 2,931
1940 427 303 9 2,519
1939 468 288 < 5 --
1938 471 288 9 2,521
1937 456 289 8 2,723
1936 512 268 < 5 --
1935 398 311 < 5 --
1934 288 372 7 3,038
1933 307 359 6 3,350
1932 320 355 6 3,461
1931 291 379 8 2,908
1930 221 453 < 5 --
1929 223 441 5 4,093
1928 188 503 < 5 --
1927 194 502 5 4,340
1926 175 528 5 4,347
1925 130 639 5 4,352
1924 141 633 < 5 --
1923 131 644 7 3,543
1922 104 713 < 5 --
1921 94 753 < 5 --
1920 84 787 < 5 --
1919 63 884 < 5 --
1918 49 1,035 < 5 --
1917 54 946 < 5 --
1916 57 894 < 5 --
1915 58 856 < 5 --
1914 30 1,103 < 5 --
1913 13 1,694 < 5 --
1912 17 1,317 < 5 --
1911 8 1,820 < 5 --
1910 8 1,808 < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 8 1,572 < 5 --
1907 6 1,880 < 5 --
1906 6 1,785 < 5 --
1905 5 2,006 < 5 --
1904 5 1,952 < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 7 1,320 < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 5 1,539 < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 7 1,196 < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 7 1,120 < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 5 1,330 < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.