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Dawson Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dawson?

In 2015 the somewhat popular name Dawson, ranked the 239th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Dawson has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 136, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1999 with 2,802 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Dawson was less than 5, most recently in 1908.

Approximately during the years 1909-1915, 1943-1947, 1965-1970, and 1983-1999, the name Dawson took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1999-2011 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Dawson has been soaring upward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Dawson lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dawson?

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

The name Dawson is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Dawson (Girl)Dawson (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 66 2,664 1,575 239
2014 44 3,543 1,078 320
2013 32 4,439 1,029 320
2012 32 4,509 1,034 316
2011 24 5,581 1,011 315
2010 23 5,819 1,167 289
2009 27 5,252 1,151 285
2008 24 5,802 1,290 269
2007 20 6,620 1,407 250
2006 26 5,267 1,550 233
2005 19 6,334 1,599 221
2004 25 5,092 1,763 206
2003 27 4,699 1,805 204
2002 32 4,008 1,953 193
2001 24 4,869 2,030 183
2000 37 3,537 2,312 168
1999 32 3,730 2,802 136
1998 20 5,187 1,895 175
1997 < 5 -- 209 734
1996 < 5 -- 195 759
1995 < 5 -- 149 897
1994 < 5 -- 158 854
1993 < 5 -- 117 1,016
1992 < 5 -- 85 1,224
1991 < 5 -- 75 1,297
1990 < 5 -- 65 1,383
1989 < 5 -- 67 1,339
1988 < 5 -- 47 1,559
1987 < 5 -- 44 1,592
1986 < 5 -- 28 2,066
1985 < 5 -- 34 1,765
1984 < 5 -- 32 1,769
1983 < 5 -- 19 2,506
1982 < 5 -- 31 1,817
1981 < 5 -- 23 2,213
1980 < 5 -- 30 1,863
1979 < 5 -- 23 2,173
1978 < 5 -- 18 2,502
1977 < 5 -- 17 2,580
1976 < 5 -- 24 2,012
1975 < 5 -- 19 2,300
1974 < 5 -- 35 1,474
1973 < 5 -- 20 2,055
1972 < 5 -- 15 2,458
1971 < 5 -- 16 2,384
1970 < 5 -- 25 1,754
1969 < 5 -- 15 2,237
1968 < 5 -- 20 1,799
1967 < 5 -- 12 2,382
1966 < 5 -- 16 1,980
1965 < 5 -- 12 2,393
1964 < 5 -- 11 2,573
1963 < 5 -- 21 1,752
1962 < 5 -- 19 1,865
1961 < 5 -- 16 2,077
1960 < 5 -- 17 1,991
1959 < 5 -- 17 1,991
1958 < 5 -- 21 1,737
1957 < 5 -- 27 1,519
1956 < 5 -- 16 2,030
1955 < 5 -- 16 1,988
1954 < 5 -- 23 1,600
1953 < 5 -- 27 1,459
1952 < 5 -- 26 1,490
1951 < 5 -- 32 1,310
1950 < 5 -- 28 1,376
1949 < 5 -- 31 1,306
1948 < 5 -- 39 1,147
1947 < 5 -- 40 1,153
1946 < 5 -- 22 1,525
1945 < 5 -- 16 1,710
1944 < 5 -- 28 1,260
1943 < 5 -- 20 1,595
1942 < 5 -- 21 1,546
1941 < 5 -- 17 1,707
1940 < 5 -- 30 1,231
1939 < 5 -- 32 1,146
1938 < 5 -- 13 2,007
1937 < 5 -- 26 1,312
1936 < 5 -- 29 1,229
1935 < 5 -- 27 1,303
1934 < 5 -- 16 1,791
1933 < 5 -- 20 1,552
1932 < 5 -- 18 1,731
1931 < 5 -- 28 1,311
1930 < 5 -- 22 1,571
1929 < 5 -- 23 1,535
1928 < 5 -- 34 1,233
1927 < 5 -- 22 1,656
1926 < 5 -- 27 1,413
1925 < 5 -- 31 1,310
1924 < 5 -- 35 1,227
1923 < 5 -- 28 1,389
1922 < 5 -- 35 1,226
1921 < 5 -- 36 1,209
1920 < 5 -- 33 1,258
1919 < 5 -- 27 1,389
1918 < 5 -- 28 1,349
1917 < 5 -- 30 1,242
1916 < 5 -- 24 1,424
1915 < 5 -- 30 1,189
1914 < 5 -- 24 1,196
1913 < 5 -- 19 1,178
1912 < 5 -- 14 1,288
1911 < 5 -- 13 937
1910 < 5 -- 11 995
1909 < 5 -- 6 1,312
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- 6 1,228
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- 5 1,276
1904 < 5 -- 10 770
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- 6 976
1900 < 5 -- 5 1,358
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- 5 1,165
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 7 785
1890 < 5 -- 7 825
1889 < 5 -- 5 1,002
1888 < 5 -- 8 763
1887 < 5 -- 8 698
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 5 972
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.