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Dennis Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dennis?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Dennis, ranked the 544th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Dennis has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 16, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1949.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1952 with 24,563 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Dennis was 75 in 1903.

Dennis, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1892-1895, 1897-1900, 1906-1916, and 1927-1947, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1953-1965, 1969-1976, 1979-1983, 1988-1998, and 1999-2002.

The popularity trend for Dennis has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Dennis for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dennis?

Dennis's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Dennis still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Dennis (Girl)Dennis (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5 16,388 510 544
2016 7 13,225 586 509
2015 < 5 -- 589 495
2014 6 15,038 573 491
2013 < 5 -- 623 454
2012 < 5 -- 659 424
2011 15 7,889 683 413
2010 8 12,579 723 392
2009 14 8,556 837 363
2008 17 7,489 833 368
2007 21 6,385 963 330
2006 13 8,856 1,024 314
2005 15 7,599 1,036 317
2004 25 5,099 1,007 310
2003 21 5,637 1,107 282
2002 23 5,123 1,081 280
2001 17 6,399 1,177 270
2000 10 9,336 1,339 252
1999 13 7,347 1,337 239
1998 13 7,217 1,318 238
1997 20 5,071 1,487 209
1996 19 5,116 1,542 201
1995 13 6,743 1,687 185
1994 22 4,564 1,787 177
1993 11 7,638 1,963 165
1992 14 6,386 2,167 150
1991 27 3,851 2,313 138
1990 17 5,350 2,492 129
1989 21 4,390 2,677 123
1988 15 5,391 2,650 116
1987 22 3,880 2,755 107
1986 30 3,070 2,705 104
1985 26 3,344 2,843 103
1984 24 3,436 2,953 97
1983 31 2,800 3,049 92
1982 28 3,105 3,392 87
1981 23 3,550 3,635 83
1980 28 3,080 3,806 80
1979 43 2,253 4,083 75
1978 32 2,641 3,862 71
1977 45 2,096 4,150 69
1976 32 2,496 4,171 66
1975 28 2,698 4,730 59
1974 32 2,402 4,881 59
1973 46 1,835 5,180 56
1972 39 2,029 5,608 52
1971 30 2,491 6,591 49
1970 33 2,321 7,318 46
1969 45 1,842 7,363 44
1968 31 2,171 7,402 45
1967 40 1,857 7,638 43
1966 33 2,030 7,788 44
1965 37 1,893 8,214 44
1964 42 1,810 9,325 42
1963 41 1,822 9,832 39
1962 52 1,561 10,622 37
1961 46 1,677 12,482 34
1960 54 1,505 14,314 31
1959 58 1,411 16,037 29
1958 54 1,452 16,411 29
1957 62 1,345 16,896 28
1956 55 1,417 18,354 26
1955 53 1,373 20,407 23
1954 46 1,483 20,752 21
1953 51 1,359 23,640 19
1952 53 1,320 24,563 18
1951 47 1,369 24,262 17
1950 39 1,478 22,861 17
1949 39 1,471 21,746 16
1948 44 1,388 21,756 17
1947 72 1,050 23,684 17
1946 48 1,243 21,442 17
1945 37 1,315 14,991 19
1944 44 1,190 13,676 20
1943 68 955 14,110 20
1942 32 1,455 13,282 20
1941 37 1,248 9,559 23
1940 39 1,174 7,845 24
1939 26 1,480 6,211 34
1938 12 2,473 4,237 49
1937 9 2,989 3,159 63
1936 10 2,724 2,629 74
1935 18 1,862 2,593 72
1934 15 2,109 2,053 95
1933 13 2,300 1,685 106
1932 13 2,396 1,421 121
1931 8 3,286 1,201 138
1930 17 2,039 1,174 145
1929 10 2,972 998 154
1928 11 2,814 956 159
1927 15 2,360 920 165
1926 12 2,739 838 173
1925 8 3,758 826 177
1924 5 5,254 807 178
1923 9 3,432 773 182
1922 6 4,579 677 198
1921 12 2,808 727 190
1920 8 3,697 624 207
1919 10 3,056 626 202
1918 10 3,084 637 203
1917 9 3,154 582 199
1916 < 5 -- 532 206
1915 < 5 -- 514 209
1914 8 2,702 382 212
1913 < 5 -- 324 205
1912 < 5 -- 268 206
1911 < 5 -- 166 189
1910 < 5 -- 135 196
1909 < 5 -- 120 187
1908 < 5 -- 101 200
1907 < 5 -- 111 191
1906 < 5 -- 89 198
1905 < 5 -- 106 179
1904 < 5 -- 90 196
1903 < 5 -- 75 206
1902 < 5 -- 85 194
1901 < 5 -- 79 183
1900 < 5 -- 132 158
1899 < 5 -- 86 169
1898 < 5 -- 99 166
1897 < 5 -- 96 162
1896 < 5 -- 90 179
1895 < 5 -- 108 142
1894 < 5 -- 84 179
1893 < 5 -- 83 172
1892 < 5 -- 82 191
1891 < 5 -- 89 147
1890 < 5 -- 102 139
1889 < 5 -- 111 128
1888 < 5 -- 106 145
1887 < 5 -- 93 139
1886 < 5 -- 98 138
1885 < 5 -- 112 122
1884 < 5 -- 113 127
1883 < 5 -- 112 115
1882 < 5 -- 135 108
1881 < 5 -- 99 120
1880 < 5 -- 128 106

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.