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Gerald Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gerald?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Gerald, ranked the 894th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #19 for the first time in 1936 and as recently as 1939.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1942 with 11,476 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Gerald was 11 in 1880.

Gerald, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1880-1896, 1897-1900, 1901-1904, 1905-1936, and 1938-1942, whereas 1970-1978, 1980-1984, and 1989-1994 were years of successive downward movement.

Gerald's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Gerald lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gerald?

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

The name Gerald is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Gerald is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Gerald (Girl)Gerald (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 241 894
2017 < 5 -- 269 825
2016 < 5 -- 284 810
2015 < 5 -- 312 764
2014 < 5 -- 278 816
2013 < 5 -- 328 714
2012 < 5 -- 346 683
2011 < 5 -- 372 628
2010 < 5 -- 348 679
2009 < 5 -- 396 630
2008 < 5 -- 415 604
2007 < 5 -- 471 546
2006 < 5 -- 465 544
2005 < 5 -- 472 520
2004 < 5 -- 552 463
2003 < 5 -- 529 474
2002 < 5 -- 556 444
2001 < 5 -- 609 411
2000 < 5 -- 680 382
1999 < 5 -- 686 379
1998 < 5 -- 671 376
1997 < 5 -- 773 336
1996 < 5 -- 822 322
1995 < 5 -- 890 299
1994 < 5 -- 954 284
1993 10 8,265 1,116 256
1992 8 9,787 1,175 244
1991 5 13,898 1,259 235
1990 < 5 -- 1,450 212
1989 9 8,264 1,470 199
1988 9 7,917 1,403 194
1987 10 6,965 1,441 190
1986 10 6,767 1,455 183
1985 14 5,152 1,448 181
1984 13 5,308 1,442 176
1983 17 4,335 1,550 168
1982 22 3,684 1,719 158
1981 16 4,596 1,764 154
1980 17 4,390 1,818 148
1979 22 3,575 1,864 144
1978 19 3,821 1,890 137
1977 15 4,488 2,048 131
1976 19 3,572 2,144 120
1975 16 4,003 2,401 108
1974 20 3,349 2,418 108
1973 29 2,527 2,591 102
1972 15 3,954 2,817 102
1971 33 2,348 3,591 83
1970 43 1,962 4,401 66
1969 41 1,963 4,383 65
1968 29 2,263 4,475 62
1967 40 1,860 4,872 59
1966 30 2,157 4,865 60
1965 38 1,870 5,256 64
1964 32 2,120 5,869 60
1963 33 2,073 6,160 60
1962 32 2,090 6,234 64
1961 44 1,729 6,625 62
1960 36 1,900 6,561 62
1959 41 1,727 6,635 61
1958 32 1,951 6,859 58
1957 34 1,881 7,591 51
1956 33 1,882 7,984 49
1955 32 1,890 8,068 48
1954 38 1,655 8,543 44
1953 35 1,687 8,622 42
1952 32 1,756 9,029 39
1951 31 1,751 9,541 36
1950 40 1,461 9,722 34
1949 28 1,822 9,807 33
1948 37 1,526 9,844 30
1947 46 1,366 10,750 28
1946 33 1,541 10,027 27
1945 36 1,340 8,858 25
1944 38 1,299 10,024 24
1943 55 1,081 11,360 23
1942 37 1,329 11,476 22
1941 43 1,139 10,942 20
1940 44 1,090 10,239 21
1939 47 1,040 10,053 19
1938 37 1,209 9,971 19
1937 51 983 9,423 20
1936 39 1,138 9,018 19
1935 48 999 8,456 21
1934 49 988 7,818 22
1933 43 1,065 7,422 22
1932 44 1,072 7,345 24
1931 55 937 6,823 26
1930 40 1,184 6,483 30
1929 49 1,048 5,965 33
1928 40 1,216 5,489 41
1927 56 1,025 5,511 38
1926 48 1,086 5,122 41
1925 39 1,259 4,506 45
1924 21 1,946 4,153 49
1923 25 1,694 3,695 54
1922 23 1,809 3,542 58
1921 24 1,791 3,383 60
1920 21 1,912 3,157 64
1919 17 2,109 2,689 70
1918 24 1,659 2,712 72
1917 11 2,766 2,486 69
1916 12 2,553 2,260 76
1915 8 3,244 2,085 78
1914 7 3,003 1,468 81
1913 6 2,980 1,142 84
1912 5 3,160 929 87
1911 < 5 -- 462 88
1910 5 2,559 289 105
1909 < 5 -- 301 95
1908 < 5 -- 270 97
1907 < 5 -- 239 102
1906 < 5 -- 191 112
1905 < 5 -- 189 113
1904 < 5 -- 201 106
1903 < 5 -- 182 107
1902 < 5 -- 151 127
1901 < 5 -- 133 124
1900 < 5 -- 157 140
1899 < 5 -- 108 144
1898 < 5 -- 100 165
1897 < 5 -- 93 166
1896 < 5 -- 95 169
1895 < 5 -- 76 193
1894 < 5 -- 75 197
1893 < 5 -- 55 230
1892 < 5 -- 62 221
1891 < 5 -- 45 239
1890 < 5 -- 44 258
1889 < 5 -- 48 234
1888 < 5 -- 30 337
1887 < 5 -- 22 352
1886 < 5 -- 28 322
1885 < 5 -- 23 368
1884 < 5 -- 19 419
1883 < 5 -- 13 503
1882 < 5 -- 15 478
1881 < 5 -- 14 470
1880 < 5 -- 11 586

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.