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Dewey Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dewey?

In 2018 the rare name Dewey, ranked the 3,988th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 19, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1898 with 1,115 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Dewey was less than 5, most recently in 1886.

Dewey, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1886-1890, 1892-1898, 1910-1921, and 1941-1944, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1898-1904, 1947-1950, 1964-1967, 1970-1973, 1982-1985, and 1992-1995.

The popularity trend for Dewey has been moving downward for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Dewey for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dewey?

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

The name Dewey is very unique and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Dewey has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Dewey (Girl)Dewey (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 26 3,988
2017 < 5 -- 28 3,790
2016 < 5 -- 16 5,597
2015 < 5 -- 17 5,344
2014 < 5 -- 16 5,530
2013 < 5 -- 28 3,683
2012 < 5 -- 32 3,391
2011 < 5 -- 21 4,535
2010 < 5 -- 20 4,718
2009 < 5 -- 25 4,060
2008 < 5 -- 36 3,171
2007 < 5 -- 42 2,829
2006 < 5 -- 27 3,705
2005 < 5 -- 30 3,335
2004 < 5 -- 38 2,754
2003 < 5 -- 30 3,134
2002 < 5 -- 33 2,831
2001 < 5 -- 24 3,531
2000 < 5 -- 32 2,818
1999 < 5 -- 29 2,884
1998 < 5 -- 50 1,939
1997 < 5 -- 37 2,271
1996 < 5 -- 50 1,825
1995 < 5 -- 36 2,221
1994 < 5 -- 44 1,901
1993 < 5 -- 51 1,704
1992 < 5 -- 68 1,374
1991 < 5 -- 62 1,446
1990 < 5 -- 65 1,385
1989 < 5 -- 77 1,221
1988 < 5 -- 76 1,156
1987 < 5 -- 74 1,117
1986 < 5 -- 88 981
1985 < 5 -- 67 1,138
1984 < 5 -- 93 913
1983 < 5 -- 99 887
1982 < 5 -- 108 856
1981 < 5 -- 105 864
1980 < 5 -- 135 757
1979 < 5 -- 142 726
1978 < 5 -- 118 774
1977 < 5 -- 139 722
1976 < 5 -- 134 724
1975 < 5 -- 164 630
1974 < 5 -- 159 640
1973 < 5 -- 149 653
1972 < 5 -- 182 591
1971 < 5 -- 220 540
1970 < 5 -- 228 535
1969 < 5 -- 217 533
1968 < 5 -- 225 504
1967 < 5 -- 207 519
1966 < 5 -- 235 495
1965 < 5 -- 271 474
1964 < 5 -- 281 472
1963 < 5 -- 290 463
1962 < 5 -- 280 476
1961 < 5 -- 302 467
1960 < 5 -- 316 453
1959 < 5 -- 330 439
1958 < 5 -- 329 432
1957 < 5 -- 366 408
1956 5 6,183 389 383
1955 < 5 -- 402 363
1954 < 5 -- 392 364
1953 < 5 -- 390 351
1952 < 5 -- 420 339
1951 < 5 -- 418 333
1950 6 4,872 393 340
1949 7 4,336 461 316
1948 < 5 -- 615 266
1947 < 5 -- 553 293
1946 5 5,123 522 282
1945 < 5 -- 478 273
1944 5 4,729 653 213
1943 < 5 -- 566 248
1942 7 3,829 507 265
1941 5 4,565 476 256
1940 9 3,016 542 229
1939 5 4,403 478 241
1938 7 3,548 501 238
1937 9 2,992 479 241
1936 6 3,804 500 229
1935 12 2,464 503 230
1934 11 2,603 514 228
1933 12 2,436 520 221
1932 13 2,397 582 212
1931 11 2,617 598 211
1930 18 1,957 652 205
1929 17 2,029 633 208
1928 13 2,526 676 202
1927 14 2,459 720 197
1926 15 2,376 767 187
1925 18 2,131 798 181
1924 11 3,014 773 186
1923 18 2,106 762 185
1922 13 2,650 714 193
1921 16 2,311 762 184
1920 11 2,956 619 208
1919 14 2,412 607 205
1918 20 1,899 556 223
1917 8 3,424 417 247
1916 6 4,039 357 268
1915 < 5 -- 286 301
1914 7 2,962 205 317
1913 7 2,609 172 303
1912 6 2,713 166 276
1911 < 5 -- 107 249
1910 < 5 -- 87 261
1909 < 5 -- 91 227
1908 < 5 -- 99 206
1907 5 2,144 93 207
1906 6 1,790 83 214
1905 < 5 -- 99 184
1904 < 5 -- 97 185
1903 7 1,478 140 133
1902 5 1,856 136 139
1901 7 1,374 137 121
1900 9 1,346 345 75
1899 24 632 499 39
1898 104 305 1,115 19
1897 13 904 158 111
1896 < 5 -- 63 224
1895 < 5 -- 28 349
1894 < 5 -- 17 486
1893 < 5 -- 8 786
1892 < 5 -- 8 814
1891 < 5 -- 9 656
1890 < 5 -- 16 464
1889 < 5 -- 13 532
1888 < 5 -- 7 838
1887 < 5 -- 5 964
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.