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Dylan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dylan?

In 2018 the very popular name Dylan, ranked the 31st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Dylan has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #19 for the first time in 2003 and as recently as 2004.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2001 with 16,496 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Dylan was less than 5, most recently in 1952.

Approximately during the years 1954-1960, 1962-1970, 1971-1975, 1976-1980, 1981-1992, and 1996-1999, the name Dylan took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1992-1995, and 2003-2011 were years of successive downward movement.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dylan?

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Dylan is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Dylan (Girl)Dylan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 771 398 8,549 31
2017 892 353 9,295 29
2016 841 394 9,694 32
2015 814 399 10,277 27
2014 828 393 10,410 29
2013 611 490 10,115 29
2012 593 512 9,987 31
2011 598 495 9,780 33
2010 508 576 10,512 31
2009 546 559 11,364 30
2008 581 525 11,700 31
2007 420 693 12,810 29
2006 380 735 13,167 26
2005 468 608 13,773 24
2004 619 476 14,848 19
2003 572 499 15,701 19
2002 256 883 14,820 23
2001 199 1,068 16,496 21
2000 128 1,434 15,402 24
1999 129 1,372 15,979 23
1998 175 1,099 14,539 25
1997 183 1,042 12,968 30
1996 157 1,155 12,034 33
1995 174 1,040 12,088 34
1994 207 915 12,527 32
1993 257 792 12,688 32
1992 163 1,101 15,062 28
1991 116 1,386 9,761 46
1990 77 1,849 4,412 83
1989 62 2,033 2,854 115
1988 55 2,100 2,157 137
1987 38 2,623 1,997 141
1986 35 2,743 1,832 149
1985 23 3,648 1,331 187
1984 21 3,765 968 231
1983 21 3,716 777 266
1982 9 7,037 701 290
1981 21 3,766 728 283
1980 16 4,568 824 265
1979 11 5,844 640 305
1978 8 7,121 480 351
1977 5 10,044 531 338
1976 5 9,692 400 386
1975 8 6,674 454 366
1974 10 5,454 384 395
1973 5 8,786 278 473
1972 6 7,529 303 453
1971 9 5,648 258 508
1970 9 5,501 314 458
1969 9 5,152 230 514
1968 < 5 -- 121 686
1967 5 7,061 63 911
1966 < 5 -- 62 928
1965 < 5 -- 47 1,085
1964 < 5 -- 38 1,263
1963 < 5 -- 33 1,361
1962 < 5 -- 20 1,828
1961 < 5 -- 32 1,412
1960 < 5 -- 39 1,257
1959 < 5 -- 30 1,449
1958 < 5 -- 22 1,694
1957 < 5 -- 11 2,527
1956 < 5 -- 10 2,680
1955 < 5 -- 12 2,340
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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.