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Frank Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Frank?

Ranking 373rd in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Frank is somewhat popular.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #6 was reached for the first time in 1880 and as recently as 1895.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 17,017 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Frank was 881 in 2017.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Frank occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1906-1918, and 1939-1942, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1923-1934, 1947-1950, 1958-1966, 1969-1974, 1990-2001, and 2005-2010.

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

How popular will Frank be?

For a number of years, the name Frank has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Frank for their newborn has dropped.

The name Frank is chosen by a number of parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Frank (Girl)Frank (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 881 373
2016 < 5 -- 956 353
2015 < 5 -- 942 355
2014 < 5 -- 989 336
2013 < 5 -- 1,006 327
2012 < 5 -- 985 319
2011 < 5 -- 1,047 308
2010 < 5 -- 1,074 302
2009 < 5 -- 1,138 291
2008 < 5 -- 1,227 278
2007 5 18,543 1,328 262
2006 < 5 -- 1,400 246
2005 < 5 -- 1,480 231
2004 < 5 -- 1,465 230
2003 < 5 -- 1,499 230
2002 < 5 -- 1,588 216
2001 < 5 -- 1,634 213
2000 < 5 -- 1,708 208
1999 < 5 -- 1,854 187
1998 < 5 -- 1,884 178
1997 9 9,279 2,023 168
1996 9 9,041 2,147 162
1995 17 5,512 2,246 157
1994 12 7,257 2,478 141
1993 18 5,278 2,503 134
1992 7 10,853 2,754 125
1991 12 7,105 2,878 116
1990 13 6,590 3,185 109
1989 23 4,154 3,048 109
1988 17 4,909 3,270 99
1987 28 3,278 3,127 97
1986 32 2,926 3,177 91
1985 28 3,182 3,300 90
1984 28 3,100 3,329 86
1983 26 3,176 3,359 86
1982 29 3,037 3,602 81
1981 29 3,010 3,637 82
1980 27 3,154 3,738 81
1979 32 2,744 3,932 78
1978 30 2,756 3,775 77
1977 32 2,625 3,895 71
1976 29 2,676 3,900 68
1975 36 2,286 4,213 66
1974 44 1,940 4,364 66
1973 42 1,948 4,790 61
1972 43 1,928 5,172 56
1971 36 2,220 6,088 54
1970 49 1,810 6,805 48
1969 45 1,847 6,923 47
1968 48 1,686 6,894 49
1967 43 1,764 7,428 45
1966 29 2,210 7,794 43
1965 30 2,165 8,322 43
1964 31 2,163 9,336 41
1963 44 1,740 9,533 41
1962 42 1,762 9,755 42
1961 36 1,929 10,423 41
1960 36 1,898 10,759 40
1959 48 1,568 10,935 42
1958 55 1,438 11,312 38
1957 42 1,663 11,266 38
1956 44 1,604 11,144 38
1955 23 2,298 11,104 34
1954 38 1,653 10,997 36
1953 27 1,978 11,160 33
1952 27 1,952 11,291 32
1951 43 1,442 11,469 31
1950 30 1,738 11,613 29
1949 43 1,412 11,958 27
1948 31 1,684 12,695 25
1947 48 1,322 13,997 23
1946 51 1,213 12,663 22
1945 30 1,490 10,869 21
1944 40 1,261 11,340 21
1943 46 1,199 12,246 21
1942 43 1,214 12,245 21
1941 33 1,344 10,793 21
1940 36 1,227 10,595 20
1939 54 965 9,987 20
1938 38 1,189 10,256 18
1937 52 969 10,127 18
1936 51 963 10,187 16
1935 55 943 10,419 16
1934 54 942 10,635 16
1933 73 773 10,960 16
1932 68 834 11,495 15
1931 84 738 11,469 16
1930 88 746 12,539 13
1929 130 600 12,959 12
1928 106 681 13,568 12
1927 108 703 14,378 12
1926 93 744 14,492 12
1925 99 746 15,331 12
1924 94 767 16,042 12
1923 86 788 15,907 11
1922 77 837 16,013 10
1921 89 777 16,707 9
1920 65 907 16,432 9
1919 84 768 15,702 9
1918 71 856 17,017 9
1917 98 696 15,769 9
1916 84 738 15,292 9
1915 62 828 15,006 9
1914 46 868 12,002 9
1913 36 888 9,237 9
1912 29 948 7,912 9
1911 29 805 4,314 8
1910 21 954 3,768 8
1909 18 975 3,244 8
1908 22 840 3,146 8
1907 20 853 2,943 8
1906 15 976 2,798 8
1905 22 787 2,837 8
1904 22 761 2,799 8
1903 18 819 2,644 8
1902 17 854 2,756 8
1901 21 708 2,402 8
1900 19 871 3,477 8
1899 21 688 2,550 8
1898 19 776 2,925 8
1897 17 772 2,726 7
1896 17 798 2,845 7
1895 27 581 3,012 6
1894 19 690 2,863 7
1893 20 647 2,917 7
1892 25 557 3,150 6
1891 22 563 2,652 6
1890 34 436 3,078 6
1889 17 626 2,975 6
1888 21 556 3,459 6
1887 19 515 2,883 6
1886 22 467 3,127 6
1885 18 509 3,067 6
1884 21 441 3,218 6
1883 17 469 2,986 6
1882 11 579 3,176 6
1881 9 596 2,834 6
1880 13 479 3,242 6

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.