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Gerard Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gerard?

In 2016 the uncommon name Gerard, ranked the 1,183rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #177 in 1954.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1956 with 1,619 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Gerard was less than 5, most recently in 1893.

Gerard, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1902-1917, 1937-1942, 1944-1947, 1948-1954, and 2007-2011, whereas 1961-1968, 1969-1972, and 1990-1995 were years of successive downward movement.

Gerard's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Gerard lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gerard?

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

The name Gerard is still rare and will probably continue 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, Gerard has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Gerard (Girl)Gerard (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 < 5 -- 159 1,183
2015 < 5 -- 179 1,088
2014 < 5 -- 202 1,012
2013 < 5 -- 183 1,048
2012 < 5 -- 171 1,088
2011 < 5 -- 172 1,081
2010 < 5 -- 140 1,252
2009 < 5 -- 130 1,331
2008 < 5 -- 126 1,356
2007 < 5 -- 99 1,581
2006 < 5 -- 117 1,376
2005 < 5 -- 113 1,334
2004 < 5 -- 124 1,223
2003 < 5 -- 133 1,136
2002 < 5 -- 156 999
2001 < 5 -- 146 1,017
2000 < 5 -- 194 823
1999 < 5 -- 174 868
1998 < 5 -- 175 838
1997 < 5 -- 190 778
1996 < 5 -- 195 760
1995 < 5 -- 213 736
1994 < 5 -- 258 650
1993 < 5 -- 250 652
1992 < 5 -- 268 632
1991 < 5 -- 309 575
1990 < 5 -- 350 527
1989 < 5 -- 327 531
1988 < 5 -- 326 508
1987 6 10,284 313 506
1986 8 7,981 330 479
1985 < 5 -- 343 465
1984 < 5 -- 336 460
1983 < 5 -- 303 486
1982 < 5 -- 366 441
1981 < 5 -- 316 468
1980 < 5 -- 342 453
1979 < 5 -- 335 442
1978 5 10,275 338 433
1977 < 5 -- 348 423
1976 7 7,553 367 405
1975 < 5 -- 400 390
1974 6 8,019 387 393
1973 < 5 -- 377 401
1972 < 5 -- 399 395
1971 < 5 -- 518 355
1970 < 5 -- 546 346
1969 < 5 -- 544 334
1968 < 5 -- 585 312
1967 < 5 -- 664 281
1966 < 5 -- 796 257
1965 5 6,848 827 256
1964 5 7,110 1,024 235
1963 < 5 -- 1,076 228
1962 8 5,013 1,117 229
1961 6 6,076 1,308 215
1960 < 5 -- 1,395 204
1959 < 5 -- 1,399 205
1958 5 6,407 1,472 191
1957 < 5 -- 1,514 190
1956 < 5 -- 1,619 180
1955 5 6,160 1,519 179
1954 < 5 -- 1,520 177
1953 < 5 -- 1,363 186
1952 9 3,917 1,337 184
1951 < 5 -- 1,304 183
1950 < 5 -- 1,161 191
1949 < 5 -- 1,043 197
1948 < 5 -- 971 202
1947 5 5,607 983 202
1946 < 5 -- 883 197
1945 < 5 -- 681 210
1944 < 5 -- 720 205
1943 < 5 -- 770 205
1942 < 5 -- 830 194
1941 5 4,653 689 200
1940 < 5 -- 553 224
1939 < 5 -- 521 228
1938 < 5 -- 535 225
1937 < 5 -- 478 242
1936 < 5 -- 468 241
1935 < 5 -- 525 225
1934 5 4,539 545 220
1933 < 5 -- 536 215
1932 < 5 -- 542 222
1931 < 5 -- 551 222
1930 5 4,812 601 215
1929 < 5 -- 552 229
1928 < 5 -- 594 222
1927 < 5 -- 629 211
1926 7 4,033 584 229
1925 < 5 -- 555 236
1924 < 5 -- 541 248
1923 < 5 -- 554 238
1922 5 5,300 542 242
1921 < 5 -- 530 244
1920 < 5 -- 408 275
1919 < 5 -- 410 263
1918 < 5 -- 447 252
1917 < 5 -- 413 248
1916 < 5 -- 359 265
1915 < 5 -- 323 272
1914 < 5 -- 236 291
1913 5 3,386 201 272
1912 < 5 -- 149 294
1911 < 5 -- 89 277
1910 < 5 -- 49 366
1909 < 5 -- 39 392
1908 < 5 -- 30 441
1907 < 5 -- 32 398
1906 < 5 -- 25 445
1905 < 5 -- 25 435
1904 < 5 -- 18 523
1903 < 5 -- 11 711
1902 < 5 -- 8 884
1901 < 5 -- 15 514
1900 < 5 -- 11 806
1899 < 5 -- 5 1,105
1898 < 5 -- 5 1,199
1897 < 5 -- 5 1,126
1896 < 5 -- 10 747
1895 < 5 -- 14 566
1894 < 5 -- 9 756
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 5 1,136
1891 < 5 -- 8 727
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 9 692
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 5 1,020
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.