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Elmer Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elmer?

The uncommon name Elmer was the 1,259th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #32 was reached in 1893.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 4,373 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Elmer was 140 in 1985.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Elmer occurred roughly during the years 1911-1916, and 1999-2003, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1932-1936, 1963-1966, and 1970-1973.

Where is the name Elmer popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Elmer has been moving downward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Elmer for their newborn has remained about the same.

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

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   Elmer (Girl)Elmer (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 145 1,259
2017 < 5 -- 150 1,220
2016 < 5 -- 164 1,161
2015 < 5 -- 152 1,209
2014 < 5 -- 167 1,136
2013 < 5 -- 156 1,154
2012 < 5 -- 142 1,242
2011 < 5 -- 181 1,047
2010 < 5 -- 194 1,009
2009 < 5 -- 224 922
2008 < 5 -- 180 1,052
2007 < 5 -- 241 860
2006 < 5 -- 217 895
2005 < 5 -- 225 830
2004 < 5 -- 208 854
2003 < 5 -- 301 656
2002 < 5 -- 224 768
2001 < 5 -- 231 748
2000 < 5 -- 187 853
1999 < 5 -- 173 872
1998 < 5 -- 215 748
1997 < 5 -- 222 712
1996 < 5 -- 224 706
1995 < 5 -- 212 738
1994 < 5 -- 186 774
1993 < 5 -- 205 724
1992 < 5 -- 235 677
1991 < 5 -- 210 699
1990 < 5 -- 215 691
1989 < 5 -- 167 769
1988 < 5 -- 168 728
1987 < 5 -- 160 724
1986 < 5 -- 149 744
1985 < 5 -- 140 752
1984 < 5 -- 163 677
1983 < 5 -- 150 699
1982 < 5 -- 150 712
1981 < 5 -- 157 689
1980 5 10,845 162 681
1979 < 5 -- 191 622
1978 < 5 -- 166 652
1977 < 5 -- 176 641
1976 < 5 -- 184 598
1975 5 9,484 187 590
1974 < 5 -- 222 538
1973 < 5 -- 209 539
1972 < 5 -- 245 504
1971 < 5 -- 271 486
1970 < 5 -- 286 476
1969 < 5 -- 300 450
1968 < 5 -- 308 435
1967 6 6,244 305 434
1966 5 6,861 322 426
1965 < 5 -- 376 405
1964 6 6,218 389 409
1963 5 6,890 410 397
1962 5 6,851 432 387
1961 < 5 -- 479 363
1960 9 4,547 515 342
1959 9 4,395 529 337
1958 10 4,014 550 328
1957 8 4,639 659 291
1956 6 5,473 654 286
1955 7 4,865 713 263
1954 7 4,800 671 271
1953 9 4,030 689 265
1952 12 3,247 761 245
1951 13 2,986 841 226
1950 12 3,110 808 226
1949 20 2,234 867 215
1948 16 2,521 969 203
1947 13 2,941 997 201
1946 11 3,085 1,045 178
1945 15 2,265 970 169
1944 18 2,049 1,069 164
1943 15 2,370 1,310 154
1942 18 2,069 1,228 158
1941 16 2,118 1,201 148
1940 13 2,337 1,218 144
1939 25 1,522 1,329 131
1938 22 1,665 1,328 130
1937 25 1,508 1,414 120
1936 36 1,191 1,412 121
1935 27 1,423 1,592 115
1934 37 1,173 1,708 108
1933 29 1,334 1,786 101
1932 35 1,223 2,058 94
1931 36 1,203 2,265 82
1930 43 1,133 2,478 80
1929 51 1,017 2,697 70
1928 67 897 2,976 64
1927 54 1,045 3,207 61
1926 60 965 3,231 61
1925 51 1,067 3,358 61
1924 48 1,128 3,731 57
1923 44 1,161 3,630 57
1922 51 1,065 3,738 54
1921 56 1,007 4,146 48
1920 48 1,077 4,206 45
1919 53 989 3,981 44
1918 43 1,133 4,373 44
1917 48 1,019 3,812 45
1916 43 1,068 3,936 45
1915 44 1,003 3,802 45
1914 29 1,130 2,878 46
1913 31 965 2,323 45
1912 27 982 1,840 47
1911 22 938 894 48
1910 17 1,083 760 48
1909 28 766 687 45
1908 22 836 689 42
1907 9 1,429 616 45
1906 10 1,248 598 42
1905 21 804 602 41
1904 11 1,117 620 39
1903 12 1,047 556 40
1902 8 1,355 574 40
1901 9 1,160 520 38
1900 18 893 699 38
1899 6 1,462 514 37
1898 13 978 583 40
1897 8 1,192 587 34
1896 10 1,066 576 36
1895 5 1,668 610 34
1894 12 918 575 37
1893 12 873 574 32
1892 11 922 592 36
1891 8 1,033 508 36
1890 9 958 528 38
1889 6 1,182 557 34
1888 < 5 -- 527 39
1887 < 5 -- 467 36
1886 < 5 -- 485 35
1885 9 757 443 40
1884 < 5 -- 523 35
1883 < 5 -- 423 40
1882 < 5 -- 441 38
1881 < 5 -- 388 38
1880 < 5 -- 373 41

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.