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Gladys Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gladys?

In 2018 the rare name Gladys, ranked the 3,439th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #11 was reached in 1901.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1920 with 8,819 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Gladys was 20 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Gladys occurred roughly during the years 1880-1900, 1905-1908, and 1909-1915, whereas 1930-1940, 1941-1945, 1949-1952, 1953-1959, 1963-1966, 1969-1972, 1975-1978, 1995-1998, 2005-2011, and 2015-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Gladys has been spiralling downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Gladys lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gladys?

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

The name Gladys is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Gladys (Girl)Gladys (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 45 3,439 < 5 --
2017 73 2,462 < 5 --
2016 72 2,505 < 5 --
2015 83 2,258 < 5 --
2014 74 2,447 < 5 --
2013 69 2,571 < 5 --
2012 81 2,320 < 5 --
2011 81 2,305 < 5 --
2010 103 1,949 < 5 --
2009 120 1,795 < 5 --
2008 135 1,659 < 5 --
2007 160 1,461 < 5 --
2006 207 1,174 < 5 --
2005 203 1,145 < 5 --
2004 186 1,202 < 5 --
2003 190 1,140 < 5 --
2002 198 1,074 < 5 --
2001 184 1,136 < 5 --
2000 184 1,108 < 5 --
1999 214 967 < 5 --
1998 192 1,033 < 5 --
1997 250 830 < 5 --
1996 277 766 < 5 --
1995 282 726 < 5 --
1994 288 722 < 5 --
1993 321 680 < 5 --
1992 313 690 < 5 --
1991 332 660 5 8,665
1990 448 529 < 5 --
1989 265 743 < 5 --
1988 243 771 < 5 --
1987 236 763 6 6,386
1986 231 753 < 5 --
1985 256 692 < 5 --
1984 226 725 < 5 --
1983 216 753 5 6,627
1982 292 617 < 5 --
1981 255 679 6 5,758
1980 291 628 < 5 --
1979 237 714 < 5 --
1978 201 768 < 5 --
1977 270 623 < 5 --
1976 257 609 5 5,913
1975 311 550 < 5 --
1974 267 593 < 5 --
1973 270 585 < 5 --
1972 244 632 < 5 --
1971 343 534 < 5 --
1970 365 524 5 4,990
1969 398 485 < 5 --
1968 382 496 < 5 --
1967 441 453 < 5 --
1966 435 449 < 5 --
1965 579 379 < 5 --
1964 626 384 < 5 --
1963 688 363 6 3,781
1962 714 357 < 5 --
1961 820 328 < 5 --
1960 861 320 < 5 --
1959 845 321 6 3,745
1958 952 291 5 4,159
1957 1,070 265 < 5 --
1956 1,173 243 5 4,154
1955 1,228 231 6 3,657
1954 1,263 226 9 2,820
1953 1,368 216 < 5 --
1952 1,304 215 5 3,948
1951 1,450 199 5 3,910
1950 1,528 182 < 5 --
1949 1,545 178 9 2,682
1948 1,601 173 6 3,447
1947 1,820 165 < 5 --
1946 1,714 157 6 3,307
1945 1,708 141 < 5 --
1944 1,901 137 7 2,960
1943 2,111 131 < 5 --
1942 2,191 127 7 3,046
1941 2,222 118 16 1,788
1940 2,246 116 11 2,231
1939 2,417 104 22 1,432
1938 2,589 104 16 1,769
1937 2,872 86 18 1,658
1936 2,944 84 14 1,914
1935 3,148 78 16 1,782
1934 3,611 66 27 1,300
1933 3,581 60 32 1,169
1932 4,184 54 16 1,872
1931 4,351 55 30 1,263
1930 5,064 48 25 1,477
1929 5,328 44 23 1,542
1928 5,794 41 32 1,282
1927 6,414 37 38 1,168
1926 6,633 35 27 1,416
1925 7,232 33 29 1,369
1924 7,791 30 20 1,802
1923 7,695 29 25 1,521
1922 8,042 25 21 1,724
1921 8,813 24 23 1,609
1920 8,819 22 13 2,377
1919 8,717 21 24 1,502
1918 8,735 22 25 1,468
1917 8,075 23 34 1,156
1916 8,019 22 30 1,223
1915 7,857 21 29 1,225
1914 6,227 20 33 975
1913 5,428 19 19 1,187
1912 4,980 19 18 1,113
1911 3,933 18 14 908
1910 3,842 15 20 663
1909 3,538 15 12 867
1908 3,580 15 16 667
1907 3,303 14 14 717
1906 3,000 16 12 725
1905 2,996 14 17 578
1904 2,976 14 11 740
1903 2,674 14 12 673
1902 2,809 12 12 666
1901 2,676 11 10 701
1900 2,733 21 16 636
1899 2,228 20 8 813
1898 2,136 27 9 774
1897 1,737 32 9 749
1896 1,757 33 5 1,161
1895 1,464 41 6 1,019
1894 1,258 47 < 5 --
1893 1,017 58 < 5 --
1892 867 65 < 5 --
1891 633 70 < 5 --
1890 525 82 < 5 --
1889 414 96 < 5 --
1888 314 117 < 5 --
1887 201 134 < 5 --
1886 131 176 < 5 --
1885 91 197 < 5 --
1884 92 193 < 5 --
1883 71 207 < 5 --
1882 46 257 < 5 --
1881 40 253 < 5 --
1880 20 370 < 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.