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Earl Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Earl?

The uncommon name Earl was the 1,490th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

Earl, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #20 in 1894.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1921 with 6,755 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Earl in any given year was 98 in 2013.

Approximately during the years 1881-1888, and 1910-1918, the name Earl took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1971-1975, 1989-1995, and 2006-2010.

Where is the name Earl popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

Earl's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Earl has remained about the same.

The name Earl 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, Earl has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Earl (Girl)Earl (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 111 1,490
2016 < 5 -- 110 1,521
2015 < 5 -- 128 1,356
2014 < 5 -- 105 1,524
2013 < 5 -- 98 1,579
2012 < 5 -- 123 1,368
2011 < 5 -- 115 1,428
2010 < 5 -- 115 1,441
2009 < 5 -- 140 1,257
2008 < 5 -- 170 1,093
2007 < 5 -- 170 1,081
2006 < 5 -- 187 992
2005 < 5 -- 183 953
2004 < 5 -- 178 945
2003 < 5 -- 199 867
2002 < 5 -- 201 828
2001 < 5 -- 230 751
2000 < 5 -- 245 712
1999 < 5 -- 270 643
1998 < 5 -- 309 600
1997 < 5 -- 278 622
1996 < 5 -- 319 570
1995 < 5 -- 321 570
1994 < 5 -- 381 518
1993 < 5 -- 448 470
1992 < 5 -- 474 459
1991 < 5 -- 539 418
1990 < 5 -- 570 405
1989 < 5 -- 602 372
1988 5 12,348 635 338
1987 12 6,034 621 332
1986 7 8,794 651 311
1985 < 5 -- 692 294
1984 9 6,960 782 266
1983 8 7,489 768 270
1982 8 7,669 883 251
1981 9 6,940 866 254
1980 11 6,025 900 250
1979 16 4,470 893 245
1978 10 6,065 927 227
1977 10 5,996 1,003 221
1976 13 4,695 941 220
1975 14 4,416 1,023 212
1974 7 7,102 1,079 205
1973 15 4,032 1,156 195
1972 17 3,594 1,251 188
1971 11 4,894 1,502 178
1970 15 3,914 1,628 173
1969 17 3,359 1,621 172
1968 13 3,844 1,654 164
1967 9 4,705 1,652 163
1966 19 2,869 1,752 160
1965 13 3,598 1,948 156
1964 16 3,278 2,195 149
1963 21 2,724 2,157 154
1962 14 3,476 2,302 147
1961 17 3,091 2,525 139
1960 16 3,125 2,564 139
1959 19 2,696 2,686 134
1958 18 2,784 2,797 130
1957 16 2,958 3,134 122
1956 16 2,955 3,299 110
1955 19 2,570 3,254 106
1954 22 2,321 3,417 98
1953 19 2,454 3,434 96
1952 18 2,521 3,459 98
1951 17 2,508 3,567 95
1950 17 2,459 3,589 92
1949 16 2,545 3,654 91
1948 21 2,145 3,977 83
1947 20 2,215 4,242 83
1946 16 2,414 3,831 82
1945 25 1,670 3,566 71
1944 26 1,620 3,875 65
1943 28 1,603 4,185 60
1942 33 1,422 4,047 62
1941 30 1,426 3,804 58
1940 23 1,647 3,944 52
1939 26 1,484 3,894 50
1938 27 1,451 4,007 50
1937 24 1,548 3,943 48
1936 30 1,328 4,106 47
1935 46 1,021 4,219 46
1934 45 1,039 4,627 41
1933 33 1,250 4,375 41
1932 42 1,099 4,820 41
1931 55 932 5,043 40
1930 73 834 5,566 38
1929 66 881 5,740 36
1928 71 867 5,967 37
1927 55 1,037 6,404 33
1926 57 990 6,443 32
1925 65 924 6,436 31
1924 56 1,035 6,529 33
1923 34 1,360 6,338 31
1922 52 1,047 6,460 31
1921 43 1,172 6,755 31
1920 52 1,032 6,532 31
1919 41 1,162 5,975 31
1918 43 1,132 6,322 31
1917 46 1,044 5,632 32
1916 30 1,341 5,553 32
1915 27 1,375 4,908 33
1914 33 1,043 3,842 33
1913 23 1,157 3,110 31
1912 21 1,156 2,518 34
1911 12 1,392 1,305 34
1910 8 1,818 1,109 33
1909 20 914 1,007 31
1908 14 1,105 999 32
1907 16 956 1,006 28
1906 10 1,243 912 29
1905 16 936 904 29
1904 14 970 854 29
1903 9 1,234 837 27
1902 11 1,087 877 27
1901 14 887 818 23
1900 12 1,127 1,037 28
1899 6 1,454 821 23
1898 7 1,406 883 25
1897 11 995 829 24
1896 13 913 892 21
1895 10 1,074 851 23
1894 9 1,082 896 20
1893 12 872 819 21
1892 14 805 888 21
1891 10 906 674 25
1890 < 5 -- 744 24
1889 < 5 -- 688 28
1888 < 5 -- 675 30
1887 < 5 -- 537 32
1886 8 852 570 31
1885 < 5 -- 481 36
1884 < 5 -- 464 40
1883 < 5 -- 389 42
1882 < 5 -- 377 49
1881 5 857 314 48
1880 < 5 -- 335 52

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.