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Gavin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gavin?

In 2016 the popular name Gavin, ranked the 80th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Gavin has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #30 was reached in 2008.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2007 with 11,858 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Gavin in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1918.

Approximately during the years 1943-1947, 1948-1954, 1957-1962, 1966-1969, 1971-1974, 1977-1983, 1989-1992, and 1993-2007, the name Gavin took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2008-2015.

For a number of years, the name Gavin has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Gavin has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gavin?

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

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

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   Gavin (Girl)Gavin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 5 17,013 4,913 80
2015 5 17,305 5,768 70
2014 10 10,386 6,611 61
2013 16 7,491 7,416 49
2012 15 7,938 8,249 40
2011 17 7,206 9,006 36
2010 12 9,403 9,612 38
2009 13 9,055 10,736 33
2008 33 4,567 11,743 30
2007 26 5,420 11,858 32
2006 21 6,202 10,477 38
2005 17 6,929 9,336 47
2004 55 2,895 8,607 52
2003 20 5,880 8,761 51
2002 16 6,807 6,950 61
2001 12 8,368 5,260 78
2000 10 9,405 4,685 85
1999 13 7,382 3,658 101
1998 9 9,545 3,193 116
1997 6 12,623 2,757 136
1996 5 14,249 1,633 192
1995 < 5 -- 1,193 242
1994 < 5 -- 1,121 257
1993 6 12,302 945 294
1992 < 5 -- 1,066 267
1991 5 13,883 848 303
1990 < 5 -- 860 294
1989 < 5 -- 628 360
1988 5 12,429 544 370
1987 7 9,097 630 327
1986 < 5 -- 537 353
1985 < 5 -- 522 352
1984 5 10,938 513 355
1983 < 5 -- 692 291
1982 < 5 -- 478 368
1981 < 5 -- 494 357
1980 < 5 -- 352 442
1979 < 5 -- 316 461
1978 < 5 -- 366 403
1977 5 10,118 303 460
1976 < 5 -- 318 437
1975 < 5 -- 261 494
1974 < 5 -- 269 486
1973 < 5 -- 232 514
1972 < 5 -- 174 603
1971 < 5 -- 219 545
1970 < 5 -- 209 561
1969 < 5 -- 225 522
1968 < 5 -- 189 550
1967 < 5 -- 173 574
1966 < 5 -- 148 611
1965 < 5 -- 160 604
1964 < 5 -- 152 631
1963 < 5 -- 160 616
1962 < 5 -- 153 626
1961 < 5 -- 114 718
1960 < 5 -- 101 763
1959 < 5 -- 57 1,020
1958 < 5 -- 70 903
1957 < 5 -- 37 1,287
1956 < 5 -- 66 921
1955 < 5 -- 61 958
1954 < 5 -- 76 833
1953 < 5 -- 41 1,157
1952 < 5 -- 38 1,203
1951 < 5 -- 30 1,357
1950 < 5 -- 27 1,411
1949 < 5 -- 25 1,474
1948 < 5 -- 24 1,506
1947 < 5 -- 28 1,404
1946 < 5 -- 22 1,531
1945 < 5 -- 12 2,043
1944 < 5 -- 13 2,025
1943 < 5 -- 6 3,351
1942 < 5 -- 18 1,699
1941 < 5 -- 17 1,714
1940 < 5 -- 13 2,021
1939 < 5 -- 10 2,339
1938 < 5 -- 10 2,382
1937 < 5 -- 15 1,861
1936 < 5 -- 9 2,513
1935 < 5 -- 14 1,968
1934 < 5 -- 5 3,882
1933 < 5 -- 13 2,031
1932 < 5 -- 15 1,948
1931 < 5 -- 13 2,141
1930 < 5 -- 9 2,855
1929 < 5 -- 7 3,361
1928 < 5 -- 13 2,313
1927 < 5 -- 13 2,337
1926 < 5 -- 15 2,118
1925 < 5 -- 14 2,237
1924 < 5 -- 11 2,718
1923 < 5 -- 12 2,503
1922 < 5 -- 12 2,544
1921 < 5 -- 15 2,184
1920 < 5 -- 12 2,511
1919 < 5 -- 16 2,005
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1914 < 5 -- 10 2,161
1913 < 5 -- 5 2,996
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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.