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Don Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Don?

In 2018 the uncommon name Don, ranked the 1,501st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 50, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1934.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1946 with 4,111 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Don in any given year was 26 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Don occurred roughly during the years 1903-1934, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1962-1974, 1980-1983, 1987-1990, and 1991-1994.

The popularity trend for Don has been moving downward for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Don has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Don?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

The name Don is still rare 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, Don has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Don (Girl)Don (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 113 1,501
2017 < 5 -- 90 1,722
2016 < 5 -- 105 1,562
2015 < 5 -- 116 1,450
2014 < 5 -- 112 1,454
2013 < 5 -- 125 1,354
2012 < 5 -- 95 1,626
2011 < 5 -- 113 1,449
2010 < 5 -- 111 1,472
2009 < 5 -- 136 1,291
2008 < 5 -- 133 1,305
2007 < 5 -- 126 1,336
2006 < 5 -- 169 1,061
2005 < 5 -- 138 1,156
2004 < 5 -- 140 1,128
2003 < 5 -- 155 1,019
2002 < 5 -- 155 1,003
2001 < 5 -- 183 872
2000 < 5 -- 193 828
1999 < 5 -- 187 815
1998 < 5 -- 207 767
1997 < 5 -- 194 768
1996 < 5 -- 233 694
1995 < 5 -- 299 596
1994 < 5 -- 231 683
1993 < 5 -- 308 587
1992 5 13,886 293 603
1991 < 5 -- 353 538
1990 < 5 -- 332 554
1989 < 5 -- 394 482
1988 8 8,601 453 425
1987 < 5 -- 450 412
1986 < 5 -- 467 391
1985 6 9,636 473 381
1984 < 5 -- 473 373
1983 6 9,336 477 367
1982 < 5 -- 552 341
1981 11 5,986 653 298
1980 8 7,593 600 319
1979 17 4,275 654 303
1978 6 8,826 587 306
1977 8 7,049 732 268
1976 9 6,184 720 269
1975 7 7,364 764 258
1974 11 5,093 798 251
1973 12 4,629 893 237
1972 14 4,139 977 223
1971 13 4,361 1,093 214
1970 15 3,911 1,279 203
1969 16 3,500 1,349 194
1968 20 2,890 1,404 183
1967 14 3,519 1,470 177
1966 11 4,020 1,650 166
1965 14 3,441 1,911 157
1964 9 4,708 2,303 141
1963 15 3,374 2,523 135
1962 11 4,066 2,909 123
1961 16 3,218 3,149 121
1960 19 2,841 3,455 115
1959 18 2,781 3,619 111
1958 16 3,000 3,580 112
1957 17 2,839 3,350 116
1956 11 3,745 2,895 123
1955 11 3,633 2,650 125
1954 18 2,613 2,744 120
1953 19 2,451 2,713 120
1952 11 3,421 2,569 120
1951 16 2,613 2,620 117
1950 16 2,578 2,711 107
1949 14 2,762 3,060 98
1948 10 3,413 3,545 91
1947 22 2,099 4,004 86
1946 20 2,106 4,111 79
1945 15 2,262 3,483 73
1944 19 1,980 3,587 72
1943 15 2,367 3,817 72
1942 19 1,995 3,565 72
1941 15 2,206 3,532 66
1940 18 1,909 3,546 62
1939 21 1,692 3,586 56
1938 17 1,965 3,899 52
1937 25 1,506 3,816 51
1936 27 1,421 3,829 51
1935 21 1,678 3,914 51
1934 24 1,526 3,927 50
1933 22 1,619 3,452 54
1932 37 1,179 3,454 55
1931 40 1,132 3,176 59
1930 34 1,293 2,921 68
1929 25 1,566 2,518 78
1928 29 1,478 2,383 84
1927 33 1,412 2,302 90
1926 26 1,636 1,965 96
1925 18 2,132 1,653 106
1924 25 1,730 1,451 125
1923 19 2,039 1,293 130
1922 18 2,133 1,183 136
1921 21 1,936 1,172 136
1920 13 2,622 1,019 148
1919 12 2,686 956 145
1918 8 3,583 931 153
1917 17 2,019 757 167
1916 11 2,705 744 160
1915 11 2,576 747 156
1914 6 3,291 521 173
1913 5 3,304 388 176
1912 10 1,883 332 177
1911 < 5 -- 167 184
1910 < 5 -- 140 191
1909 6 2,020 110 197
1908 < 5 -- 107 193
1907 5 2,146 81 227
1906 < 5 -- 87 203
1905 < 5 -- 85 206
1904 < 5 -- 75 213
1903 < 5 -- 64 228
1902 < 5 -- 79 200
1901 < 5 -- 48 250
1900 < 5 -- 81 219
1899 < 5 -- 65 202
1898 < 5 -- 49 252
1897 < 5 -- 49 249
1896 < 5 -- 66 221
1895 < 5 -- 78 191
1894 < 5 -- 72 203
1893 < 5 -- 64 213
1892 < 5 -- 68 214
1891 < 5 -- 48 233
1890 < 5 -- 61 212
1889 < 5 -- 62 207
1888 < 5 -- 50 245
1887 < 5 -- 39 256
1886 < 5 -- 61 216
1885 < 5 -- 35 282
1884 < 5 -- 47 251
1883 < 5 -- 54 203
1882 < 5 -- 46 251
1881 < 5 -- 26 320
1880 < 5 -- 34 284

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.