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Ethan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ethan?

The very popular name Ethan was the 14th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 50 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 2, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 2009 and as recently as 2010.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2004 with 22,204 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ethan was less than 5, most recently in 1910.

Ethan, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1911-1914, 1923-1926, 1936-1939, 1949-1952, 1955-1964, 1966-1972, 1974-1977, 1985-1990, and 1994-2002, whereas 1990-1993, and 2012-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Ethan popularity headed?

Ethan's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

The popularity trend for Ethan has been moving upward for a while. however, the number of children named Ethan lately has dropped.

The name Ethan is a huge favorite but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Ethan (Girl)Ethan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 9 10,897 12,389 14
2016 14 8,108 13,806 10
2015 18 6,791 15,069 6
2014 19 6,512 15,713 6
2013 17 7,145 16,235 6
2012 22 5,959 17,668 3
2011 22 5,997 16,681 7
2010 19 6,719 18,000 2
2009 24 5,764 19,843 2
2008 36 4,290 20,211 3
2007 17 7,488 21,027 3
2006 26 5,282 20,511 4
2005 36 3,971 21,309 5
2004 126 1,563 22,204 5
2003 29 4,451 21,356 7
2002 37 3,614 22,108 5
2001 21 5,424 17,962 17
2000 21 5,369 15,223 25
1999 15 6,606 11,442 37
1998 14 6,828 10,533 38
1997 12 7,424 7,806 46
1996 7 10,930 5,852 62
1995 11 7,679 4,931 75
1994 16 5,798 4,165 89
1993 8 9,864 4,160 92
1992 13 6,764 4,905 76
1991 15 6,037 6,127 65
1990 17 5,362 6,990 58
1989 13 6,271 4,054 87
1988 < 5 -- 895 262
1987 < 5 -- 654 322
1986 9 7,294 596 332
1985 < 5 -- 671 306
1984 5 10,903 731 285
1983 8 7,503 733 280
1982 < 5 -- 714 288
1981 < 5 -- 735 282
1980 < 5 -- 706 292
1979 < 5 -- 711 285
1978 < 5 -- 634 296
1977 < 5 -- 678 290
1976 < 5 -- 571 307
1975 < 5 -- 544 326
1974 < 5 -- 525 334
1973 < 5 -- 519 331
1972 < 5 -- 518 340
1971 < 5 -- 367 420
1970 < 5 -- 270 494
1969 < 5 -- 218 532
1968 < 5 -- 172 578
1967 < 5 -- 188 545
1966 < 5 -- 173 575
1965 < 5 -- 182 566
1964 < 5 -- 202 555
1963 < 5 -- 136 672
1962 < 5 -- 132 674
1961 < 5 -- 113 722
1960 < 5 -- 94 790
1959 < 5 -- 84 833
1958 < 5 -- 73 886
1957 < 5 -- 65 943
1956 < 5 -- 63 943
1955 < 5 -- 54 1,027
1954 < 5 -- 64 929
1953 < 5 -- 42 1,142
1952 < 5 -- 53 986
1951 < 5 -- 32 1,314
1950 < 5 -- 26 1,444
1949 < 5 -- 29 1,356
1948 < 5 -- 29 1,356
1947 < 5 -- 27 1,430
1946 < 5 -- 27 1,364
1945 < 5 -- 21 1,461
1944 < 5 -- 28 1,266
1943 < 5 -- 31 1,243
1942 < 5 -- 21 1,554
1941 < 5 -- 25 1,343
1940 < 5 -- 17 1,701
1939 < 5 -- 33 1,127
1938 < 5 -- 20 1,538
1937 < 5 -- 18 1,652
1936 < 5 -- 23 1,396
1935 < 5 -- 25 1,371
1934 < 5 -- 20 1,577
1933 < 5 -- 23 1,419
1932 < 5 -- 19 1,670
1931 < 5 -- 25 1,405
1930 < 5 -- 19 1,713
1929 < 5 -- 18 1,818
1928 < 5 -- 25 1,490
1927 < 5 -- 27 1,446
1926 < 5 -- 27 1,413
1925 < 5 -- 17 1,956
1924 < 5 -- 14 2,269
1923 < 5 -- 21 1,715
1922 < 5 -- 27 1,446
1921 < 5 -- 26 1,488
1920 < 5 -- 31 1,304
1919 < 5 -- 28 1,363
1918 < 5 -- 25 1,464
1917 < 5 -- 20 1,661
1916 < 5 -- 23 1,476
1915 < 5 -- 27 1,278
1914 < 5 -- 25 1,168
1913 < 5 -- 13 1,526
1912 < 5 -- 16 1,195
1911 < 5 -- 7 1,435
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- 6 1,333
1908 < 5 -- 5 1,455
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- 6 985
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- 7 914
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- 9 792
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- 9 719
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 6 885
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- 7 773
1886 < 5 -- 6 880
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- 10 630
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- 7 781
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.