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Frances Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Frances?

Ranking 445th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Frances is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity ranking of #8 was reached in 1918 with 16,131 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Frances was 347 in 2007.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Frances occurred roughly during the years 1885-1888, 1889-1892, 1895-1898, and 1901-1918, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1921-1931, 1942-1945, 1947-1958, and 1959-1974.

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

How popular will Frances be?

For a number of years, the name Frances has been moving upward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Frances for their newborn has risen.

The name Frances still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Frances (Girl)Frances (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 715 445 < 5 --
2017 726 438 5 12,860
2016 721 446 5 12,807
2015 609 514 6 11,116
2014 484 603 < 5 --
2013 408 690 6 11,170
2012 364 763 5 12,859
2011 348 782 < 5 --
2010 356 767 5 12,886
2009 354 798 < 5 --
2008 368 794 7 10,210
2007 347 828 5 12,964
2006 359 764 6 11,082
2005 355 753 < 5 --
2004 427 640 8 8,384
2003 449 607 7 8,962
2002 414 616 8 7,887
2001 428 592 6 9,661
2000 453 575 6 9,479
1999 487 522 6 9,072
1998 547 472 10 5,976
1997 530 476 5 9,749
1996 544 460 10 5,674
1995 571 450 10 5,634
1994 607 411 7 7,219
1993 640 394 12 4,810
1992 667 388 18 3,504
1991 711 361 21 3,034
1990 759 351 12 4,490
1989 781 323 17 3,363
1988 807 307 17 3,117
1987 805 303 13 3,592
1986 765 313 19 2,709
1985 834 295 15 3,120
1984 855 282 22 2,315
1983 875 270 19 2,520
1982 904 271 19 2,539
1981 925 271 14 3,090
1980 938 267 12 3,482
1979 913 267 13 3,224
1978 923 256 20 2,307
1977 940 266 18 2,488
1976 948 247 16 2,638
1975 1,030 234 14 2,802
1974 1,067 238 19 2,219
1973 1,155 217 16 2,438
1972 1,279 217 15 2,466
1971 1,452 207 25 1,799
1970 1,628 199 18 2,153
1969 1,644 195 25 1,656
1968 1,741 185 27 1,520
1967 1,869 171 17 1,928
1966 2,124 162 19 1,778
1965 2,261 163 24 1,605
1964 2,600 152 37 1,294
1963 2,746 146 35 1,328
1962 2,999 143 26 1,560
1961 3,419 135 27 1,555
1960 3,591 127 31 1,442
1959 3,714 124 36 1,305
1958 3,846 118 38 1,254
1957 4,094 113 38 1,271
1956 4,323 107 42 1,178
1955 4,639 96 55 1,015
1954 5,155 83 31 1,364
1953 5,786 72 39 1,198
1952 6,079 67 45 1,085
1951 6,584 59 43 1,100
1950 6,974 51 35 1,225
1949 7,440 49 46 1,034
1948 8,177 42 33 1,266
1947 8,941 39 57 926
1946 8,450 39 31 1,268
1945 7,940 34 38 1,044
1944 8,484 33 63 791
1943 9,444 31 57 888
1942 9,471 30 59 855
1941 8,468 31 62 800
1940 8,619 28 60 804
1939 8,578 26 65 749
1938 8,923 23 68 745
1937 9,053 19 85 641
1936 8,786 19 64 759
1935 8,769 19 92 608
1934 9,205 19 111 562
1933 8,882 18 84 633
1932 9,558 19 111 561
1931 9,715 18 118 537
1930 10,646 16 127 530
1929 11,092 16 95 628
1928 12,135 13 140 512
1927 12,989 12 125 551
1926 13,355 10 114 584
1925 13,825 11 114 588
1924 15,183 10 105 622
1923 14,879 10 105 622
1922 15,053 10 95 661
1921 15,993 9 106 617
1920 15,883 9 108 605
1919 15,107 9 101 601
1918 16,131 8 97 626
1917 14,363 9 72 734
1916 13,746 9 107 552
1915 12,787 9 91 601
1914 9,677 9 77 569
1913 7,694 9 59 567
1912 6,680 9 46 602
1911 4,967 10 36 490
1910 4,448 11 38 448
1909 3,780 12 20 599
1908 3,593 14 21 559
1907 3,299 16 33 391
1906 3,026 14 22 479
1905 2,887 16 23 469
1904 2,657 16 23 445
1903 2,365 19 17 531
1902 2,326 23 19 493
1901 2,071 25 25 376
1900 2,495 26 19 563
1899 2,058 24 12 592
1898 2,379 22 21 440
1897 1,975 27 18 461
1896 1,964 28 19 470
1895 1,834 29 16 513
1894 1,776 29 17 487
1893 1,622 34 20 408
1892 1,670 31 10 705
1891 1,397 34 10 615
1890 1,416 33 12 578
1889 1,351 34 15 488
1888 1,452 30 15 513
1887 1,105 34 12 526
1886 1,059 38 12 557
1885 844 46 12 559
1884 789 46 16 475
1883 710 45 17 437
1882 681 45 12 556
1881 586 45 12 514
1880 605 42 16 449

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.