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Edward Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Edward?

The somewhat popular name Edward was the 169th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 250 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 250 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 8, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1912 and as recently as 1923.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1924 with 21,125 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Edward was 1,901 in 1899.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1905-1921, and 1938-1942, the name Edward took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1928-1933, 1957-1961, 1962-1976, and 1990-1998 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Edward popularity headed?

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

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

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

Relative to what it once was, Edward is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Edward (Girl)Edward (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 2,309 169
2016 < 5 -- 2,500 163
2015 < 5 -- 2,592 159
2014 5 17,249 2,582 162
2013 < 5 -- 2,706 145
2012 < 5 -- 2,591 157
2011 < 5 -- 2,664 148
2010 < 5 -- 2,902 136
2009 < 5 -- 2,982 137
2008 < 5 -- 2,788 148
2007 7 14,330 2,822 145
2006 < 5 -- 2,868 141
2005 < 5 -- 2,970 134
2004 10 10,124 3,149 129
2003 5 16,490 3,108 130
2002 6 14,097 3,242 119
2001 8 11,313 3,374 113
2000 11 8,738 3,480 108
1999 < 5 -- 3,593 103
1998 8 10,394 3,575 105
1997 5 14,394 3,914 100
1996 10 8,338 4,073 96
1995 9 8,978 4,142 88
1994 18 5,307 4,522 84
1993 18 5,270 4,788 78
1992 18 5,332 5,230 70
1991 19 5,041 5,572 68
1990 19 4,915 5,742 68
1989 25 3,923 5,848 62
1988 40 2,660 5,798 62
1987 40 2,538 5,903 61
1986 40 2,478 5,775 61
1985 44 2,292 5,870 59
1984 43 2,267 5,912 58
1983 33 2,681 5,996 55
1982 52 1,997 6,292 53
1981 46 2,207 6,657 51
1980 61 1,788 6,764 52
1979 66 1,683 6,877 48
1978 53 1,865 6,486 47
1977 46 2,069 6,844 47
1976 50 1,848 7,054 44
1975 58 1,657 7,390 41
1974 57 1,634 7,826 40
1973 58 1,593 8,370 38
1972 78 1,304 9,298 34
1971 68 1,492 11,059 32
1970 62 1,562 12,298 31
1969 69 1,387 12,458 32
1968 68 1,353 12,291 31
1967 61 1,417 12,659 31
1966 63 1,388 13,273 30
1965 85 1,160 14,414 29
1964 60 1,463 15,601 27
1963 65 1,376 15,317 27
1962 68 1,345 15,524 29
1961 67 1,365 15,877 29
1960 70 1,313 16,586 26
1959 63 1,350 16,902 27
1958 65 1,314 17,366 28
1957 58 1,390 18,699 25
1956 69 1,249 19,417 25
1955 52 1,392 19,268 25
1954 44 1,523 19,514 22
1953 49 1,395 18,973 23
1952 54 1,302 19,520 23
1951 43 1,439 19,912 23
1950 61 1,186 18,715 22
1949 50 1,291 19,170 21
1948 51 1,289 18,977 19
1947 55 1,219 20,544 19
1946 52 1,194 18,580 19
1945 44 1,192 15,867 18
1944 49 1,118 16,475 18
1943 55 1,080 17,711 18
1942 70 938 17,465 17
1941 47 1,073 15,575 17
1940 45 1,081 14,401 16
1939 50 999 14,428 15
1938 57 946 14,546 13
1937 59 897 14,930 13
1936 64 848 14,193 13
1935 69 823 13,837 13
1934 66 841 13,918 13
1933 60 868 13,792 11
1932 86 724 15,187 11
1931 101 662 15,646 11
1930 102 680 17,347 10
1929 132 594 17,225 10
1928 138 599 18,489 10
1927 112 683 19,113 10
1926 113 689 19,378 10
1925 106 715 20,090 9
1924 97 759 21,125 9
1923 79 825 20,599 8
1922 93 760 20,421 8
1921 80 825 20,817 8
1920 64 909 20,095 8
1919 65 871 18,534 8
1918 63 904 19,490 8
1917 61 889 17,502 8
1916 43 1,066 17,005 8
1915 53 907 15,889 8
1914 48 852 12,318 8
1913 42 812 9,474 8
1912 27 981 7,936 8
1911 11 1,475 4,164 9
1910 18 1,037 3,408 9
1909 12 1,239 2,935 9
1908 7 1,723 2,707 9
1907 9 1,422 2,576 9
1906 9 1,358 2,398 9
1905 11 1,185 2,366 9
1904 7 1,527 2,334 9
1903 10 1,149 2,268 9
1902 12 1,037 2,294 9
1901 < 5 -- 1,917 9
1900 8 1,476 2,720 9
1899 9 1,123 1,901 9
1898 9 1,197 2,337 9
1897 10 1,054 2,121 9
1896 9 1,149 2,296 9
1895 13 903 2,203 10
1894 13 865 2,179 11
1893 10 972 2,309 9
1892 9 1,031 2,416 11
1891 6 1,242 1,989 11
1890 13 766 2,282 11
1889 12 765 2,299 10
1888 9 912 2,470 11
1887 11 703 2,125 10
1886 11 703 2,312 11
1885 5 1,086 2,220 11
1884 9 753 2,439 11
1883 7 766 2,250 11
1882 5 946 2,477 11
1881 < 5 -- 2,177 10
1880 < 5 -- 2,364 11

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.