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Gideon Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gideon?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Gideon, ranked the 308th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Gideon has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #304 was reached in 2017 with 1,155 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Gideon was less than 5, most recently in 1911.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Gideon occurred roughly during the years 1911-1917, 1952-1955, 1960-1963, 1977-1980, 1983-1989, 1992-1995, 1997-2001, 2002-2007, and 2008-2015, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1929-1932.

For a number of years, the name Gideon has been soaring upward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Gideon for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gideon?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Gideon is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Gideon (Girl)Gideon (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5 16,410 1,092 308
2017 < 5 -- 1,155 304
2016 < 5 -- 1,026 338
2015 < 5 -- 1,051 327
2014 < 5 -- 942 348
2013 < 5 -- 844 367
2012 < 5 -- 764 391
2011 5 17,684 687 412
2010 < 5 -- 576 460
2009 < 5 -- 485 543
2008 < 5 -- 501 532
2007 < 5 -- 485 529
2006 < 5 -- 431 576
2005 < 5 -- 304 684
2004 < 5 -- 287 691
2003 < 5 -- 286 679
2002 6 14,186 222 778
2001 < 5 -- 256 699
2000 < 5 -- 179 880
1999 < 5 -- 132 1,047
1998 < 5 -- 122 1,073
1997 < 5 -- 119 1,066
1996 < 5 -- 112 1,081
1995 < 5 -- 137 950
1994 < 5 -- 101 1,131
1993 < 5 -- 106 1,086
1992 < 5 -- 82 1,250
1991 < 5 -- 94 1,134
1990 < 5 -- 78 1,255
1989 < 5 -- 99 1,039
1988 < 5 -- 78 1,133
1987 < 5 -- 80 1,067
1986 < 5 -- 60 1,249
1985 < 5 -- 51 1,364
1984 < 5 -- 60 1,181
1983 < 5 -- 48 1,351
1982 < 5 -- 77 1,032
1981 < 5 -- 67 1,116
1980 < 5 -- 83 991
1979 < 5 -- 46 1,378
1978 < 5 -- 37 1,549
1977 < 5 -- 42 1,413
1976 < 5 -- 42 1,381
1975 < 5 -- 49 1,216
1974 < 5 -- 45 1,255
1973 < 5 -- 36 1,411
1972 < 5 -- 43 1,270
1971 < 5 -- 37 1,407
1970 < 5 -- 26 1,725
1969 < 5 -- 38 1,283
1968 < 5 -- 22 1,710
1967 < 5 -- 17 1,933
1966 < 5 -- 21 1,700
1965 < 5 -- 17 1,949
1964 < 5 -- 15 2,147
1963 < 5 -- 26 1,556
1962 < 5 -- 23 1,689
1961 < 5 -- 13 2,358
1960 < 5 -- 16 2,064
1959 < 5 -- 20 1,832
1958 < 5 -- 11 2,557
1957 < 5 -- 14 2,223
1956 < 5 -- 20 1,778
1955 < 5 -- 20 1,750
1954 < 5 -- 14 2,153
1953 < 5 -- 15 2,066
1952 < 5 -- 11 2,421
1951 < 5 -- 17 1,862
1950 < 5 -- 17 1,841
1949 < 5 -- 8 2,876
1948 < 5 -- 12 2,258
1947 < 5 -- 17 1,874
1946 < 5 -- 19 1,662
1945 < 5 -- 9 2,462
1944 < 5 -- 8 2,720
1943 < 5 -- 11 2,324
1942 < 5 -- 16 1,823
1941 < 5 -- 8 2,730
1940 < 5 -- 12 2,119
1939 < 5 -- 14 1,910
1938 < 5 -- 11 2,243
1937 < 5 -- 16 1,788
1936 < 5 -- 12 2,106
1935 < 5 -- 9 2,606
1934 < 5 -- 10 2,462
1933 < 5 -- 6 3,425
1932 < 5 -- 10 2,524
1931 < 5 -- 13 2,145
1930 < 5 -- 14 2,114
1929 < 5 -- 29 1,324
1928 < 5 -- 15 2,089
1927 < 5 -- 26 1,491
1926 < 5 -- 18 1,861
1925 < 5 -- 14 2,240
1924 < 5 -- 24 1,595
1923 < 5 -- 29 1,367
1922 < 5 -- 18 1,917
1921 < 5 -- 25 1,524
1920 < 5 -- 28 1,399
1919 < 5 -- 26 1,422
1918 < 5 -- 17 1,937
1917 < 5 -- 40 1,048
1916 < 5 -- 23 1,481
1915 < 5 -- 16 1,822
1914 < 5 -- 22 1,285
1913 < 5 -- 19 1,186
1912 < 5 -- 14 1,300
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- 8 1,249
1909 < 5 -- 11 915
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- 6 1,253
1906 < 5 -- 7 1,055
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- 5 1,117
1900 < 5 -- 11 807
1899 < 5 -- 6 980
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 6 1,006
1891 < 5 -- 5 1,021
1890 < 5 -- 7 838
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 13 565
1887 < 5 -- 8 707
1886 < 5 -- 10 619
1885 < 5 -- 13 529
1884 < 5 -- 9 677
1883 < 5 -- 5 952
1882 < 5 -- 6 879
1881 < 5 -- 7 741
1880 < 5 -- 10 616

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.