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How popular is Donald?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Donald, ranked the 526th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 6, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1934 with 30,409 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Donald was 27 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Donald occurred roughly during the years 1881-1884, 1885-1895, 1896-1900, 1903-1930, and 1943-1947, whereas 1954-1975, 1979-1985, 1988-2002, and 2003-2009 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Donald has been spiralling downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Donald lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Donald?

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

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

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

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   Donald (Girl)Donald (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 533 526
2017 < 5 -- 600 487
2016 < 5 -- 624 489
2015 < 5 -- 691 443
2014 < 5 -- 738 419
2013 < 5 -- 708 417
2012 < 5 -- 726 401
2011 < 5 -- 787 377
2010 < 5 -- 765 376
2009 < 5 -- 838 363
2008 < 5 -- 991 333
2007 < 5 -- 998 321
2006 < 5 -- 1,098 303
2005 < 5 -- 1,150 289
2004 8 11,917 1,250 263
2003 < 5 -- 1,308 253
2002 < 5 -- 1,288 252
2001 < 5 -- 1,470 231
2000 < 5 -- 1,609 217
1999 < 5 -- 1,747 192
1998 < 5 -- 1,861 180
1997 9 9,242 1,970 173
1996 7 10,887 2,182 159
1995 8 9,841 2,253 155
1994 5 14,058 2,652 132
1993 12 7,153 2,996 118
1992 < 5 -- 3,265 110
1991 9 8,794 3,649 102
1990 11 7,450 4,177 87
1989 18 4,914 4,323 82
1988 36 2,887 4,325 76
1987 42 2,449 4,502 70
1986 34 2,793 4,661 71
1985 37 2,610 4,749 66
1984 36 2,588 5,064 63
1983 47 2,105 5,328 60
1982 46 2,193 5,714 58
1981 40 2,419 5,912 56
1980 46 2,197 6,270 53
1979 63 1,738 6,515 51
1978 38 2,357 6,425 48
1977 35 2,469 6,867 46
1976 58 1,687 6,799 47
1975 57 1,675 7,198 42
1974 47 1,854 7,760 41
1973 75 1,341 8,364 39
1972 77 1,315 9,263 36
1971 67 1,501 10,872 34
1970 64 1,530 12,403 30
1969 77 1,279 12,777 30
1968 73 1,292 13,368 29
1967 84 1,157 14,225 27
1966 82 1,181 14,719 27
1965 61 1,413 16,040 26
1964 68 1,361 18,058 25
1963 83 1,203 18,908 25
1962 71 1,317 20,417 23
1961 75 1,280 21,403 22
1960 87 1,167 22,730 19
1959 89 1,129 23,868 19
1958 94 1,080 24,995 18
1957 93 1,085 27,864 15
1956 85 1,119 28,213 14
1955 69 1,212 27,714 14
1954 66 1,226 29,263 14
1953 69 1,167 28,360 14
1952 72 1,110 28,283 13
1951 65 1,163 27,918 15
1950 51 1,287 27,002 14
1949 68 1,090 27,113 13
1948 48 1,330 26,443 14
1947 63 1,132 28,257 13
1946 72 988 26,262 13
1945 47 1,145 22,135 12
1944 60 1,006 23,461 11
1943 69 947 24,415 11
1942 76 897 23,951 10
1941 63 926 22,633 10
1940 84 763 23,106 9
1939 83 754 24,056 8
1938 79 794 26,665 7
1937 81 753 27,868 7
1936 88 711 28,635 7
1935 112 614 29,661 7
1934 110 635 30,409 6
1933 133 552 28,437 7
1932 125 587 29,786 7
1931 160 518 29,102 7
1930 175 507 29,048 7
1929 170 522 27,186 7
1928 170 536 25,698 7
1927 144 589 23,840 8
1926 133 620 20,912 9
1925 105 719 19,191 10
1924 85 811 17,929 10
1923 53 1,040 16,435 10
1922 56 999 14,915 12
1921 57 991 13,776 13
1920 46 1,107 11,942 16
1919 42 1,139 9,903 17
1918 38 1,217 9,973 18
1917 29 1,381 8,729 20
1916 22 1,637 7,737 20
1915 20 1,695 7,116 20
1914 19 1,497 4,835 23
1913 14 1,616 3,703 25
1912 7 2,442 2,872 27
1911 < 5 -- 1,275 36
1910 6 2,210 860 44
1909 < 5 -- 725 42
1908 < 5 -- 664 45
1907 < 5 -- 616 44
1906 < 5 -- 486 51
1905 < 5 -- 426 59
1904 < 5 -- 413 58
1903 < 5 -- 359 60
1902 < 5 -- 366 63
1901 < 5 -- 250 77
1900 < 5 -- 328 79
1899 < 5 -- 258 74
1898 < 5 -- 238 88
1897 < 5 -- 195 92
1896 < 5 -- 211 94
1895 < 5 -- 203 96
1894 < 5 -- 169 106
1893 < 5 -- 166 105
1892 < 5 -- 137 123
1891 < 5 -- 100 136
1890 5 1,385 109 131
1889 < 5 -- 75 180
1888 < 5 -- 77 195
1887 < 5 -- 60 198
1886 < 5 -- 57 224
1885 < 5 -- 47 242
1884 < 5 -- 59 216
1883 < 5 -- 52 209
1882 < 5 -- 48 242
1881 < 5 -- 27 315
1880 < 5 -- 46 246

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.