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Genesis Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Genesis?

In 2018 the popular name Genesis, ranked the 57th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 55, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2013.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2016 with 4,342 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Genesis was less than 5, most recently in 1968.

Genesis, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1972-1978, 1980-1983, 1984-1994, 1995-2008, and 2009-2012.

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

The popularity trend for Genesis has been soaring upward for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Genesis for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Genesis?

Genesis's popularity is at a very high point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Genesis is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Genesis (Girl)Genesis (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 4,068 57 209 984
2017 4,254 56 101 1,592
2016 4,342 58 98 1,627
2015 4,160 65 93 1,682
2014 4,163 68 64 2,140
2013 4,299 55 80 1,795
2012 4,300 56 75 1,912
2011 3,511 81 82 1,772
2010 3,303 89 68 2,023
2009 3,668 83 82 1,813
2008 3,521 95 77 1,880
2007 2,485 140 61 2,196
2006 2,088 169 70 1,924
2005 2,224 155 67 1,896
2004 1,858 184 56 2,110
2003 1,493 218 63 1,874
2002 1,372 228 61 1,855
2001 1,417 224 51 2,066
2000 1,303 247 48 2,100
1999 1,244 254 61 1,713
1998 1,184 261 41 2,210
1997 1,148 256 34 2,414
1996 1,028 282 40 2,122
1995 796 333 44 1,929
1994 1,042 270 42 1,990
1993 582 431 47 1,803
1992 686 373 42 1,935
1991 584 434 39 1,963
1990 391 589 19 3,216
1989 322 642 51 1,574
1988 247 758 18 3,002
1987 138 1,099 13 3,597
1986 64 1,788 20 2,628
1985 69 1,682 11 3,890
1984 61 1,777 13 3,337
1983 63 1,716 9 4,261
1982 55 1,927 13 3,357
1981 51 2,036 11 3,689
1980 51 2,050 8 4,649
1979 54 1,926 12 3,427
1978 55 1,832 12 3,280
1977 31 2,684 10 3,695
1976 32 2,503 8 4,150
1975 35 2,330 7 4,487
1974 25 2,861 10 3,405
1973 17 3,678 10 3,291
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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.