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Gabriel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gabriel?

In 2018 the very popular name Gabriel, ranked the 35th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Gabriel has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 21, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2010.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2008 with 13,032 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Gabriel in any given year was 9 in 1889.

Approximately during the years 1902-1905, 1906-1915, 1944-1947, 1952-1955, 1958-1961, 1966-1976, and 1987-2003, the name Gabriel took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2011-2017.

The popularity trend for Gabriel has remained mostly unchanged for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Gabriel has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gabriel?

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Gabriel is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Gabriel (Girl)Gabriel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 32 4,359 8,335 35
2017 27 4,956 9,131 31
2016 49 3,288 10,229 25
2015 52 3,185 10,870 22
2014 61 2,819 10,918 24
2013 53 3,091 11,232 24
2012 70 2,568 11,552 24
2011 85 2,221 12,341 24
2010 100 1,997 12,877 21
2009 143 1,576 12,827 22
2008 147 1,564 13,032 24
2007 164 1,437 12,904 28
2006 173 1,341 12,536 28
2005 177 1,269 12,754 28
2004 234 1,008 11,556 32
2003 182 1,181 12,519 29
2002 210 1,029 12,054 32
2001 238 933 10,915 38
2000 293 782 8,679 44
1999 281 784 7,369 53
1998 257 828 7,066 54
1997 264 789 6,404 57
1996 228 871 5,897 61
1995 230 851 5,712 65
1994 259 789 5,536 68
1993 237 833 4,374 86
1992 235 847 4,335 86
1991 240 839 4,413 82
1990 212 905 3,695 101
1989 168 1,018 3,036 110
1988 174 957 3,117 102
1987 163 972 3,078 99
1986 86 1,466 3,045 95
1985 73 1,624 3,212 92
1984 80 1,449 3,325 87
1983 77 1,490 3,268 89
1982 63 1,758 3,368 88
1981 55 1,941 3,378 87
1980 70 1,648 3,497 85
1979 59 1,818 3,235 89
1978 67 1,600 3,132 90
1977 56 1,809 3,349 87
1976 55 1,735 3,303 81
1975 43 2,030 2,434 106
1974 38 2,145 2,233 118
1973 42 1,949 1,980 130
1972 35 2,185 1,919 139
1971 36 2,220 1,576 173
1970 37 2,177 1,245 205
1969 21 2,942 865 247
1968 12 4,075 734 270
1967 15 3,384 644 285
1966 8 5,007 548 318
1965 17 3,083 623 301
1964 16 3,284 616 311
1963 16 3,224 581 328
1962 12 3,864 572 329
1961 11 4,093 550 333
1960 12 3,773 427 382
1959 < 5 -- 448 372
1958 13 3,427 361 412
1957 8 4,655 385 394
1956 < 5 -- 345 409
1955 6 5,413 333 399
1954 7 4,827 290 422
1953 < 5 -- 275 425
1952 < 5 -- 262 432
1951 < 5 -- 246 433
1950 5 5,570 258 418
1949 10 3,461 265 420
1948 < 5 -- 216 454
1947 6 4,938 237 437
1946 < 5 -- 172 490
1945 < 5 -- 163 466
1944 < 5 -- 193 440
1943 7 3,934 199 451
1942 5 4,879 194 444
1941 6 4,126 206 410
1940 < 5 -- 193 420
1939 < 5 -- 153 466
1938 < 5 -- 170 442
1937 5 4,478 172 431
1936 < 5 -- 202 386
1935 5 4,456 178 414
1934 < 5 -- 163 443
1933 < 5 -- 188 395
1932 < 5 -- 184 413
1931 < 5 -- 209 388
1930 < 5 -- 220 386
1929 5 4,839 237 374
1928 < 5 -- 255 365
1927 < 5 -- 247 373
1926 < 5 -- 202 427
1925 < 5 -- 202 423
1924 6 4,676 235 395
1923 5 5,239 209 415
1922 < 5 -- 194 433
1921 6 4,698 219 410
1920 5 5,263 201 420
1919 < 5 -- 191 425
1918 5 5,104 190 424
1917 5 4,872 190 410
1916 5 4,702 174 428
1915 7 3,572 173 408
1914 < 5 -- 131 418
1913 5 3,376 114 405
1912 9 2,036 84 427
1911 < 5 -- 47 420
1910 5 2,553 41 425
1909 < 5 -- 39 391
1908 < 5 -- 34 409
1907 < 5 -- 21 521
1906 < 5 -- 16 598
1905 < 5 -- 29 397
1904 < 5 -- 14 625
1903 < 5 -- 18 510
1902 < 5 -- 23 430
1901 < 5 -- 21 414
1900 < 5 -- 19 564
1899 < 5 -- 12 593
1898 < 5 -- 17 512
1897 < 5 -- 10 699
1896 < 5 -- 18 488
1895 < 5 -- 14 565
1894 < 5 -- 22 402
1893 < 5 -- 16 468
1892 < 5 -- 10 707
1891 < 5 -- 10 616
1890 < 5 -- 15 496
1889 < 5 -- 9 690
1888 < 5 -- 13 564
1887 < 5 -- 18 397
1886 < 5 -- 13 522
1885 < 5 -- 11 587
1884 < 5 -- 21 388
1883 < 5 -- 10 611
1882 < 5 -- 20 403
1881 < 5 -- 17 423
1880 < 5 -- 15 472

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.