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December Name Popularity

    

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How popular is December?

In 2018 the rare name December, ranked the 4,143rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, December would be a striking name choice.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #2,736 in 1979.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2012 with 46 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named December was less than 5, most recently in 1971.

December, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1971-1979, 1983-1986, 1992-1995, 2001-2004, and 2006-2009.

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

December's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name December for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of December?

December's popularity is at a high point when measured against its most notable year.

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

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   December (Girl)December (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 34 4,143 < 5 --
2017 34 4,227 < 5 --
2016 32 4,439 6 11,028
2015 40 3,777 < 5 --
2014 43 3,594 < 5 --
2013 33 4,348 < 5 --
2012 46 3,476 < 5 --
2011 34 4,264 < 5 --
2010 31 4,631 < 5 --
2009 45 3,574 < 5 --
2008 36 4,284 < 5 --
2007 32 4,584 < 5 --
2006 29 4,848 < 5 --
2005 31 4,397 < 5 --
2004 35 4,015 < 5 --
2003 30 4,334 < 5 --
2002 27 4,529 < 5 --
2001 28 4,347 < 5 --
2000 27 4,439 < 5 --
1999 32 3,733 < 5 --
1998 34 3,509 < 5 --
1997 42 2,892 < 5 --
1996 33 3,447 < 5 --
1995 40 2,936 < 5 --
1994 25 4,150 < 5 --
1993 24 4,288 < 5 --
1992 25 4,113 < 5 --
1991 24 4,237 < 5 --
1990 20 4,735 < 5 --
1989 26 3,808 < 5 --
1988 24 3,822 < 5 --
1987 18 4,510 < 5 --
1986 33 2,860 < 5 --
1985 17 4,502 < 5 --
1984 22 3,633 < 5 --
1983 17 4,321 < 5 --
1982 17 4,382 < 5 --
1981 25 3,358 < 5 --
1980 26 3,237 < 5 --
1979 32 2,736 < 5 --
1978 26 3,023 < 5 --
1977 24 3,192 < 5 --
1976 20 3,431 < 5 --
1975 19 3,534 < 5 --
1974 17 3,728 < 5 --
1973 10 5,265 < 5 --
1972 7 6,710 < 5 --
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1969 5 7,721 < 5 --
1968 8 5,242 < 5 --
1967 6 6,188 < 5 --
1966 7 5,390 < 5 --
1965 8 4,929 < 5 --
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1963 8 4,982 < 5 --
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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.