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Douglas Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Douglas?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Douglas, ranked the 672nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #23 in 1942.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1957 with 16,728 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Douglas was 16 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Douglas occurred roughly during the years 1885-1888, 1889-1892, 1897-1900, 1904-1920, 1927-1930, 1935-1942, and 1945-1956, whereas 1962-1966, 1967-1975, 1979-1983, 1988-2002, and 2006-2010 were years of successive downward movement.

Douglas's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Douglas lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Douglas?

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

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

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

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   Douglas (Girl)Douglas (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 371 672
2017 < 5 -- 411 630
2016 < 5 -- 447 603
2015 < 5 -- 434 616
2014 < 5 -- 456 598
2013 < 5 -- 491 541
2012 < 5 -- 452 570
2011 < 5 -- 503 513
2010 < 5 -- 534 485
2009 < 5 -- 588 463
2008 < 5 -- 687 424
2007 < 5 -- 756 395
2006 < 5 -- 824 362
2005 < 5 -- 821 359
2004 6 14,653 799 352
2003 < 5 -- 976 307
2002 < 5 -- 952 305
2001 < 5 -- 1,081 282
2000 < 5 -- 1,173 274
1999 < 5 -- 1,291 247
1998 < 5 -- 1,402 227
1997 < 5 -- 1,585 201
1996 5 14,133 1,791 181
1995 < 5 -- 1,946 167
1994 5 14,070 2,161 156
1993 12 7,154 2,461 139
1992 5 13,906 2,630 126
1991 10 8,138 3,155 109
1990 13 6,572 3,542 103
1989 17 5,105 3,700 92
1988 31 3,175 3,654 88
1987 24 3,648 3,803 85
1986 16 4,788 3,761 83
1985 35 2,713 4,025 76
1984 34 2,691 4,144 71
1983 31 2,803 4,182 69
1982 27 3,195 4,514 68
1981 34 2,669 4,790 64
1980 29 3,015 5,180 62
1979 29 2,947 5,171 58
1978 30 2,756 5,149 59
1977 30 2,733 5,300 59
1976 23 3,116 5,233 56
1975 32 2,469 5,354 55
1974 22 3,130 5,847 53
1973 25 2,771 6,600 47
1972 39 2,030 7,392 43
1971 43 1,978 8,737 39
1970 43 1,958 10,415 36
1969 41 1,961 11,247 34
1968 47 1,715 11,411 33
1967 53 1,545 11,431 33
1966 45 1,674 11,404 33
1965 50 1,579 12,789 32
1964 34 2,045 14,606 31
1963 30 2,179 15,100 28
1962 41 1,793 15,917 27
1961 49 1,615 15,964 28
1960 35 1,932 15,146 30
1959 52 1,502 15,279 30
1958 27 2,173 15,775 30
1957 34 1,880 16,728 30
1956 33 1,879 16,359 29
1955 29 1,989 15,317 29
1954 20 2,465 14,702 29
1953 23 2,189 14,143 27
1952 24 2,086 13,684 28
1951 32 1,714 13,898 27
1950 25 1,921 12,264 28
1949 20 2,232 11,323 29
1948 37 1,523 9,469 33
1947 18 2,374 9,896 31
1946 20 2,108 8,333 34
1945 21 1,839 7,393 29
1944 23 1,758 6,997 34
1943 28 1,602 8,238 28
1942 38 1,306 11,231 23
1941 17 2,038 4,147 53
1940 18 1,910 3,732 56
1939 9 2,978 3,564 58
1938 16 2,044 3,509 60
1937 8 3,221 2,606 74
1936 13 2,300 2,375 78
1935 16 2,022 2,527 75
1934 16 2,020 2,541 72
1933 14 2,192 2,251 81
1932 14 2,270 2,287 84
1931 19 1,817 2,202 85
1930 27 1,507 2,166 89
1929 22 1,719 1,966 97
1928 20 1,918 1,912 102
1927 15 2,362 1,820 104
1926 17 2,187 1,779 102
1925 23 1,809 1,677 103
1924 24 1,779 1,676 105
1923 18 2,109 1,614 108
1922 9 3,452 1,636 106
1921 16 2,314 1,566 111
1920 21 1,901 1,657 106
1919 25 1,611 1,328 121
1918 14 2,414 1,432 115
1917 19 1,863 981 138
1916 15 2,162 816 151
1915 13 2,291 734 158
1914 10 2,307 502 175
1913 9 2,199 428 163
1912 9 2,022 350 165
1911 < 5 -- 169 181
1910 < 5 -- 169 172
1909 < 5 -- 126 181
1908 5 2,197 111 191
1907 < 5 -- 99 197
1906 < 5 -- 99 183
1905 < 5 -- 85 207
1904 5 1,964 64 237
1903 < 5 -- 100 168
1902 < 5 -- 76 205
1901 < 5 -- 83 177
1900 < 5 -- 107 191
1899 < 5 -- 73 187
1898 < 5 -- 71 207
1897 < 5 -- 58 227
1896 < 5 -- 72 209
1895 < 5 -- 61 224
1894 < 5 -- 66 207
1893 < 5 -- 56 227
1892 < 5 -- 57 235
1891 < 5 -- 33 284
1890 < 5 -- 38 280
1889 < 5 -- 39 267
1888 < 5 -- 50 246
1887 < 5 -- 34 280
1886 < 5 -- 35 290
1885 < 5 -- 30 308
1884 < 5 -- 36 289
1883 < 5 -- 33 284
1882 < 5 -- 32 309
1881 < 5 -- 16 434
1880 < 5 -- 29 314

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.