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Dylan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dylan?

In 2016 the very popular name Dylan, ranked the 32nd 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 16,494 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 remained mostly unchanged for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Dylan lately has remained about the same.

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 and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Dylan (Girl)Dylan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 837 394 9,657 32
2015 814 398 10,267 27
2014 827 393 10,399 29
2013 611 490 10,104 28
2012 593 512 9,981 31
2011 598 495 9,771 33
2010 508 576 10,509 31
2009 545 559 11,353 30
2008 581 525 11,699 31
2007 420 693 12,809 29
2006 380 734 13,166 26
2005 468 608 13,772 24
2004 619 476 14,846 19
2003 572 499 15,697 19
2002 256 883 14,817 23
2001 199 1,068 16,494 21
2000 128 1,434 15,400 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 12,033 33
1995 174 1,040 12,087 34
1994 207 915 12,526 32
1993 256 794 12,688 32
1992 163 1,101 15,060 28
1991 116 1,386 9,761 46
1990 77 1,849 4,413 83
1989 62 2,034 2,853 115
1988 55 2,099 2,157 137
1987 37 2,672 1,997 141
1986 35 2,742 1,832 149
1985 23 3,646 1,331 187
1984 21 3,765 968 231
1983 21 3,716 778 266
1982 9 7,038 700 290
1981 21 3,769 727 283
1980 16 4,568 824 265
1979 11 5,845 637 305
1978 8 7,120 480 350
1977 5 10,044 532 337
1976 5 9,690 401 385
1975 8 6,677 454 366
1974 10 5,453 384 395
1973 5 8,785 278 473
1972 6 7,527 303 453
1971 8 6,161 258 507
1970 9 5,502 314 458
1969 9 5,152 231 512
1968 < 5 -- 121 686
1967 5 7,060 63 911
1966 < 5 -- 62 928
1965 < 5 -- 47 1,085
1964 < 5 -- 39 1,241
1963 < 5 -- 33 1,361
1962 < 5 -- 20 1,827
1961 < 5 -- 32 1,413
1960 < 5 -- 39 1,259
1959 < 5 -- 30 1,449
1958 < 5 -- 22 1,694
1957 < 5 -- 11 2,527
1956 < 5 -- 10 2,675
1955 < 5 -- 12 2,338
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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.