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Fred Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Fred?

Ranking 1,559th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Fred is uncommon.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Fred has seen higher popularity rankings.

Position 14, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1885.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1924 with 6,532 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Fred was 100 in 2015.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Fred occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1906-1915, and 1944-1947, whereas 1947-1950, 1958-1974, 1976-1979, 1991-1994, 1996-2000, and 2006-2010 were years of successive downward movement.

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

How popular will Fred be?

The popularity trend for Fred has steadily decreased for a while. however, the number of children named Fred lately has remained about the same.

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

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   Fred (Girl)Fred (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 104 1,559
2016 < 5 -- 107 1,543
2015 < 5 -- 100 1,598
2014 < 5 -- 111 1,465
2013 < 5 -- 101 1,557
2012 < 5 -- 104 1,531
2011 < 5 -- 105 1,517
2010 < 5 -- 106 1,526
2009 < 5 -- 121 1,404
2008 < 5 -- 133 1,307
2007 < 5 -- 143 1,231
2006 < 5 -- 174 1,045
2005 < 5 -- 147 1,119
2004 < 5 -- 161 1,018
2003 < 5 -- 151 1,038
2002 < 5 -- 186 881
2001 < 5 -- 182 874
2000 < 5 -- 157 964
1999 < 5 -- 200 781
1998 < 5 -- 216 747
1997 < 5 -- 221 716
1996 < 5 -- 255 654
1995 < 5 -- 244 674
1994 < 5 -- 255 651
1993 < 5 -- 313 581
1992 < 5 -- 316 573
1991 < 5 -- 368 521
1990 < 5 -- 384 498
1989 6 11,291 416 462
1988 < 5 -- 392 457
1987 < 5 -- 380 455
1986 < 5 -- 442 408
1985 < 5 -- 463 385
1984 14 5,028 449 385
1983 < 5 -- 547 338
1982 6 9,586 553 340
1981 8 7,620 582 329
1980 7 8,424 585 325
1979 5 10,693 612 315
1978 5 10,259 694 279
1977 9 6,505 748 265
1976 5 9,756 799 248
1975 5 9,526 840 248
1974 6 8,007 891 232
1973 13 4,438 1,022 215
1972 6 7,569 1,041 214
1971 13 4,375 1,281 194
1970 7 6,557 1,503 183
1969 16 3,512 1,576 176
1968 12 4,073 1,570 172
1967 18 2,998 1,690 160
1966 8 5,006 1,877 151
1965 6 6,028 2,152 141
1964 8 5,155 2,464 133
1963 15 3,383 2,528 134
1962 14 3,486 2,858 125
1961 12 3,845 3,084 124
1960 14 3,410 3,398 117
1959 10 4,118 3,576 113
1958 17 2,898 3,512 115
1957 20 2,590 3,639 103
1956 10 3,999 3,575 102
1955 15 3,015 3,501 97
1954 10 3,809 3,694 93
1953 12 3,334 3,783 92
1952 19 2,438 3,967 90
1951 12 3,165 3,993 87
1950 14 2,817 4,198 84
1949 14 2,776 4,729 72
1948 16 2,528 5,380 66
1947 17 2,484 6,384 56
1946 28 1,688 6,012 51
1945 10 2,981 5,115 51
1944 17 2,130 5,576 47
1943 24 1,760 6,169 45
1942 25 1,680 6,087 46
1941 25 1,578 5,617 43
1940 31 1,360 5,586 40
1939 23 1,605 5,536 40
1938 29 1,391 5,767 38
1937 26 1,468 5,738 35
1936 33 1,251 5,602 36
1935 32 1,282 5,491 34
1934 30 1,327 5,463 33
1933 36 1,185 5,283 34
1932 29 1,398 5,519 33
1931 42 1,096 5,704 33
1930 52 1,023 6,044 32
1929 54 984 5,858 34
1928 64 928 6,034 36
1927 57 1,011 6,313 35
1926 48 1,085 6,446 31
1925 36 1,328 6,206 33
1924 35 1,391 6,532 32
1923 41 1,220 6,316 33
1922 47 1,119 6,246 33
1921 44 1,155 6,493 33
1920 47 1,092 6,298 33
1919 57 936 6,092 30
1918 53 992 6,182 33
1917 46 1,046 5,986 29
1916 38 1,151 5,745 29
1915 38 1,103 5,778 26
1914 31 1,086 4,441 28
1913 19 1,327 3,624 27
1912 12 1,649 3,103 26
1911 16 1,134 1,808 22
1910 8 1,832 1,587 22
1909 7 1,849 1,355 22
1908 9 1,472 1,381 20
1907 9 1,438 1,371 19
1906 8 1,473 1,193 20
1905 5 2,052 1,284 18
1904 11 1,123 1,223 18
1903 7 1,492 1,204 18
1902 9 1,251 1,286 18
1901 14 895 1,133 18
1900 14 1,026 1,646 17
1899 10 1,053 1,182 16
1898 12 1,025 1,447 15
1897 14 876 1,301 16
1896 15 851 1,393 16
1895 15 829 1,483 15
1894 10 1,022 1,475 15
1893 9 1,041 1,493 15
1892 13 840 1,628 15
1891 13 765 1,362 15
1890 14 738 1,506 15
1889 14 698 1,554 15
1888 15 672 1,665 15
1887 11 711 1,454 15
1886 9 795 1,599 15
1885 8 813 1,562 14
1884 10 700 1,638 15
1883 10 628 1,502 15
1882 9 648 1,641 15
1881 9 597 1,418 15
1880 9 602 1,569 15

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.