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Gene Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gene?

In 2018 the rare name Gene, ranked the 2,182nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Gene is currently less popular.

Position 61, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1937 with 3,166 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Gene was 7 in 1880.

Gene, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1880-1885, 1889-1892, 1897-1900, 1901-1904, 1905-1928, and 2014-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1947-1950, 1959-1974, 1991-1998, and 2006-2010.

Sometimes the name Gene has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Gene has steadily decreased for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Gene for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gene?

Gene's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Gene is quite distinctive 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, Gene has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Gene (Girl)Gene (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 7 12,836 63 2,182
2017 < 5 -- 88 1,748
2016 < 5 -- 78 1,887
2015 8 12,195 67 2,088
2014 < 5 -- 53 2,409
2013 < 5 -- 67 2,027
2012 < 5 -- 71 1,990
2011 5 17,671 61 2,155
2010 < 5 -- 65 2,073
2009 < 5 -- 81 1,830
2008 < 5 -- 79 1,845
2007 < 5 -- 85 1,748
2006 < 5 -- 95 1,554
2005 6 15,126 93 1,528
2004 5 16,982 108 1,348
2003 5 16,598 106 1,310
2002 < 5 -- 99 1,336
2001 5 16,180 129 1,103
2000 < 5 -- 123 1,132
1999 < 5 -- 160 923
1998 7 11,543 136 1,005
1997 5 14,499 164 859
1996 6 12,347 170 838
1995 9 9,013 174 811
1994 < 5 -- 209 722
1993 10 8,264 221 697
1992 6 12,274 252 652
1991 8 9,627 305 580
1990 10 8,077 267 617
1989 6 11,302 291 569
1988 13 6,001 304 522
1987 7 9,098 322 495
1986 9 7,318 328 482
1985 7 8,636 345 464
1984 9 6,980 374 432
1983 12 5,558 374 423
1982 11 6,062 413 409
1981 19 4,049 418 398
1980 12 5,636 452 380
1979 11 5,862 488 361
1978 10 6,086 453 361
1977 13 5,017 523 342
1976 14 4,429 463 355
1975 17 3,822 556 322
1974 17 3,746 570 316
1973 14 4,216 626 290
1972 24 2,840 741 264
1971 25 2,822 878 254
1970 26 2,727 934 250
1969 12 4,264 1,039 225
1968 31 2,179 1,071 216
1967 24 2,513 1,068 209
1966 12 3,810 1,146 205
1965 21 2,694 1,310 193
1964 27 2,368 1,530 181
1963 21 2,726 1,561 191
1962 31 2,127 1,513 202
1961 22 2,633 1,671 185
1960 34 1,957 1,789 174
1959 35 1,891 1,927 163
1958 48 1,548 1,817 168
1957 37 1,792 1,839 169
1956 48 1,537 1,754 169
1955 60 1,302 1,891 152
1954 62 1,259 1,901 151
1953 62 1,230 2,006 143
1952 61 1,221 2,074 138
1951 74 1,083 2,230 126
1950 79 1,027 2,251 122
1949 95 911 2,443 119
1948 90 916 2,541 111
1947 114 822 2,897 103
1946 135 690 2,757 98
1945 106 722 2,373 100
1944 107 733 2,602 95
1943 102 770 2,866 89
1942 126 669 3,127 82
1941 77 823 3,073 72
1940 59 938 3,059 70
1939 71 820 3,012 69
1938 75 814 3,146 65
1937 75 794 3,166 61
1936 74 787 2,908 66
1935 69 825 2,939 66
1934 80 747 2,854 67
1933 87 698 2,778 66
1932 117 608 2,949 64
1931 122 601 2,768 64
1930 168 521 2,787 70
1929 161 535 2,809 68
1928 223 462 3,088 62
1927 246 437 2,803 72
1926 278 408 2,084 91
1925 374 352 1,579 112
1924 257 436 1,275 135
1923 217 469 1,170 140
1922 214 469 1,089 144
1921 183 523 873 170
1920 204 478 810 173
1919 160 543 676 191
1918 151 583 662 192
1917 174 501 542 208
1916 119 622 517 212
1915 140 533 493 212
1914 109 534 352 226
1913 76 588 248 237
1912 54 681 187 257
1911 45 644 102 254
1910 32 759 91 253
1909 39 629 81 244
1908 20 894 78 238
1907 24 766 65 261
1906 25 734 63 249
1905 24 749 44 303
1904 23 739 58 249
1903 32 582 45 280
1902 25 676 41 299
1901 23 671 31 318
1900 26 710 48 302
1899 15 853 22 397
1898 19 777 25 399
1897 11 1,005 19 445
1896 19 736 29 359
1895 14 875 28 350
1894 8 1,178 19 444
1893 12 877 22 386
1892 15 775 23 398
1891 16 679 15 461
1890 11 845 17 445
1889 9 923 11 600
1888 12 767 12 590
1887 7 982 19 383
1886 < 5 -- 13 523
1885 5 1,104 20 404
1884 < 5 -- 11 583
1883 < 5 -- 10 612
1882 7 767 14 502
1881 < 5 -- 12 515
1880 < 5 -- 7 771

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.