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Gilbert Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gilbert?

In 2018 the uncommon name Gilbert, ranked the 1,146th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #90 in 1930 with 2,118 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Gilbert was 77 in 1885.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Gilbert occurred roughly during the years 1905-1915, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1962-1968, 2007-2012, and 2014-2017.

Gilbert's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Gilbert for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gilbert?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

The name Gilbert is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Gilbert has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Gilbert (Girl)Gilbert (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 166 1,146
2017 < 5 -- 194 1,032
2016 < 5 -- 213 964
2015 < 5 -- 209 985
2014 < 5 -- 241 893
2013 < 5 -- 233 892
2012 < 5 -- 201 990
2011 < 5 -- 242 868
2010 < 5 -- 258 829
2009 < 5 -- 278 802
2008 < 5 -- 316 731
2007 < 5 -- 347 684
2006 < 5 -- 347 662
2005 < 5 -- 378 598
2004 < 5 -- 408 560
2003 < 5 -- 361 596
2002 < 5 -- 351 592
2001 < 5 -- 408 536
2000 < 5 -- 419 527
1999 < 5 -- 419 508
1998 < 5 -- 420 508
1997 < 5 -- 448 481
1996 < 5 -- 468 465
1995 < 5 -- 502 453
1994 < 5 -- 505 446
1993 < 5 -- 639 371
1992 < 5 -- 611 379
1991 6 12,018 686 354
1990 5 13,714 725 341
1989 < 5 -- 677 340
1988 < 5 -- 710 313
1987 < 5 -- 738 290
1986 < 5 -- 781 273
1985 12 5,774 686 297
1984 8 7,619 776 269
1983 < 5 -- 757 273
1982 10 6,515 792 269
1981 7 8,409 822 263
1980 9 6,971 832 262
1979 10 6,346 778 267
1978 8 7,165 796 255
1977 5 10,128 786 256
1976 10 5,733 825 244
1975 6 8,333 879 235
1974 10 5,478 886 234
1973 10 5,303 918 228
1972 5 8,710 963 224
1971 7 6,840 1,065 220
1970 6 7,361 1,169 214
1969 6 6,907 1,109 216
1968 9 4,890 1,168 199
1967 11 4,130 1,267 191
1966 10 4,288 1,267 194
1965 7 5,459 1,347 189
1964 6 6,259 1,517 183
1963 11 4,107 1,629 180
1962 11 4,085 1,627 184
1961 7 5,487 1,709 178
1960 12 3,776 1,785 175
1959 13 3,500 1,745 177
1958 8 4,654 1,808 169
1957 12 3,546 1,956 163
1956 10 4,007 1,962 159
1955 6 5,429 1,852 156
1954 5 6,049 1,960 147
1953 10 3,791 1,911 148
1952 8 4,249 1,849 151
1951 < 5 -- 1,916 142
1950 7 4,467 1,882 144
1949 10 3,467 1,811 147
1948 12 3,032 1,868 145
1947 5 5,610 1,874 146
1946 < 5 -- 1,751 138
1945 9 3,228 1,623 130
1944 10 3,014 1,649 126
1943 13 2,606 1,813 123
1942 9 3,278 1,724 128
1941 < 5 -- 1,704 117
1940 6 4,042 1,530 124
1939 6 3,944 1,552 115
1938 14 2,269 1,597 116
1937 < 5 -- 1,684 112
1936 9 2,949 1,664 113
1935 11 2,627 1,684 111
1934 13 2,343 1,776 106
1933 10 2,753 1,703 104
1932 14 2,290 1,975 97
1931 12 2,478 1,991 92
1930 19 1,897 2,118 90
1929 7 3,826 2,057 91
1928 12 2,675 2,049 96
1927 15 2,375 1,976 99
1926 12 2,779 1,781 101
1925 10 3,202 1,656 105
1924 10 3,226 1,797 100
1923 14 2,523 1,704 102
1922 8 3,804 1,748 100
1921 8 3,807 1,704 103
1920 9 3,438 1,763 97
1919 6 4,478 1,592 102
1918 14 2,428 1,576 105
1917 11 2,767 1,510 105
1916 11 2,724 1,441 106
1915 11 2,600 1,452 100
1914 5 3,857 1,060 104
1913 6 2,982 868 103
1912 6 2,763 649 115
1911 6 2,303 369 103
1910 < 5 -- 274 116
1909 < 5 -- 239 116
1908 < 5 -- 223 116
1907 < 5 -- 212 112
1906 < 5 -- 199 107
1905 < 5 -- 183 117
1904 7 1,551 188 112
1903 < 5 -- 138 137
1902 < 5 -- 166 115
1901 < 5 -- 129 131
1900 < 5 -- 145 146
1899 < 5 -- 107 145
1898 < 5 -- 143 127
1897 < 5 -- 121 135
1896 < 5 -- 129 131
1895 < 5 -- 132 128
1894 < 5 -- 139 116
1893 < 5 -- 122 124
1892 < 5 -- 120 133
1891 < 5 -- 86 153
1890 < 5 -- 116 125
1889 < 5 -- 105 137
1888 < 5 -- 109 141
1887 < 5 -- 102 127
1886 < 5 -- 91 154
1885 < 5 -- 77 172
1884 < 5 -- 100 140
1883 < 5 -- 92 136
1882 < 5 -- 88 157
1881 < 5 -- 92 133
1880 < 5 -- 101 134

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.