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George Name Popularity

    

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How popular is George?

In 2016 the somewhat popular name George, ranked the 125th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, George has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #4 for the first time in 1881 and as recently as 1911.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1921 with 27,476 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed George in any given year was 2,316 in 2011.

George, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1895-1898, and 1907-1918, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1927-1933, 1947-1950, 1951-1966, 1968-1975, 1980-1983, and 1989-1993.

George's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name George has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of George?

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

The name George is favored by many parents and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   George (Girl)George (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 6 14,880 3,288 125
2015 < 5 -- 3,042 136
2014 < 5 -- 3,001 135
2013 < 5 -- 2,547 158
2012 5 17,744 2,333 166
2011 7 13,827 2,316 165
2010 7 13,955 2,369 165
2009 6 15,892 2,380 163
2008 < 5 -- 2,551 155
2007 9 11,952 2,757 148
2006 7 14,065 2,700 152
2005 8 12,205 2,823 139
2004 14 7,968 2,735 146
2003 5 16,598 2,910 138
2002 9 10,501 3,016 131
2001 9 10,385 3,085 129
2000 7 12,233 3,037 130
1999 12 7,882 3,041 123
1998 5 14,936 3,044 125
1997 7 11,232 3,177 121
1996 16 5,877 3,227 118
1995 16 5,778 3,286 115
1994 17 5,533 3,318 110
1993 16 5,762 3,511 104
1992 12 7,181 3,893 95
1991 20 4,867 4,179 87
1990 15 5,920 4,566 79
1989 26 3,815 4,511 79
1988 36 2,887 4,293 78
1987 34 2,866 4,087 77
1986 32 2,928 4,343 74
1985 37 2,610 4,253 72
1984 32 2,802 4,266 68
1983 41 2,322 4,491 65
1982 51 2,032 4,987 62
1981 41 2,382 5,159 61
1980 38 2,500 5,297 60
1979 49 2,059 5,259 57
1978 39 2,323 5,296 58
1977 53 1,885 5,605 57
1976 29 2,677 5,565 53
1975 54 1,738 5,843 53
1974 55 1,671 6,281 49
1973 51 1,737 6,605 46
1972 55 1,635 7,164 44
1971 58 1,614 8,225 42
1970 67 1,490 8,920 40
1969 73 1,333 9,204 38
1968 62 1,439 9,388 36
1967 78 1,206 9,708 36
1966 70 1,296 9,941 37
1965 77 1,228 10,686 34
1964 71 1,334 11,792 33
1963 81 1,222 12,086 34
1962 62 1,410 12,556 32
1961 93 1,137 13,638 31
1960 83 1,193 14,062 33
1959 105 1,038 15,004 32
1958 84 1,160 15,635 31
1957 105 1,020 16,870 29
1956 88 1,104 17,227 27
1955 108 951 18,156 26
1954 103 953 18,689 24
1953 103 931 19,165 22
1952 109 884 19,812 22
1951 109 858 20,232 22
1950 112 826 20,173 20
1949 109 847 21,317 18
1948 131 739 21,920 16
1947 120 791 23,918 16
1946 119 752 21,570 16
1945 128 647 19,321 15
1944 128 656 20,420 14
1943 150 618 21,679 14
1942 149 614 21,273 14
1941 114 664 19,259 13
1940 129 614 18,309 11
1939 143 562 17,885 11
1938 141 577 18,435 11
1937 144 567 18,429 10
1936 127 588 18,193 9
1935 154 517 18,557 8
1934 160 509 18,497 8
1933 146 527 18,353 8
1932 174 501 20,437 8
1931 171 492 20,683 8
1930 242 429 22,776 8
1929 201 474 23,016 8
1928 230 451 24,401 8
1927 248 436 25,949 7
1926 230 445 25,904 6
1925 207 487 26,568 6
1924 197 502 27,371 6
1923 178 531 27,027 6
1922 197 494 27,348 6
1921 206 480 27,476 6
1920 166 556 26,892 6
1919 164 535 25,171 6
1918 157 570 26,321 6
1917 139 571 24,196 6
1916 135 579 23,379 7
1915 139 538 22,308 6
1914 107 544 17,603 6
1913 77 584 13,874 6
1912 69 584 11,734 6
1911 51 597 6,586 4
1910 58 536 5,441 5
1909 37 652 4,688 4
1908 41 584 4,584 4
1907 44 547 4,445 4
1906 30 668 4,201 4
1905 32 626 4,256 4
1904 26 689 4,219 4
1903 27 644 3,961 4
1902 32 584 4,223 4
1901 27 607 3,609 4
1900 39 544 5,403 4
1899 33 519 4,018 4
1898 51 433 4,853 4
1897 26 600 4,078 4
1896 32 528 4,286 4
1895 46 418 4,289 4
1894 32 508 4,365 4
1893 25 565 4,320 4
1892 40 423 4,760 4
1891 23 548 3,931 4
1890 37 417 4,458 4
1889 42 375 4,430 4
1888 36 416 4,912 4
1887 34 369 4,284 4
1886 38 349 4,671 4
1885 29 384 4,674 4
1884 40 307 4,961 4
1883 22 401 4,736 5
1882 32 314 5,193 4
1881 30 286 4,664 4
1880 26 312 5,126 5

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.