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Gregory Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gregory?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Gregory, ranked the 408th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 21, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1962 and as recently as 1963.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1962 with 21,963 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Gregory was less than 5, most recently in 1891.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Gregory occurred roughly during the years 1903-1918, 1919-1922, and 1931-1956, whereas 1963-1967, 1969-1978, 1991-2010, and 2011-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Gregory has been spiralling downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Gregory lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gregory?

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

The name Gregory still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Gregory is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Gregory (Girl)Gregory (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 778 408
2017 < 5 -- 887 373
2016 < 5 -- 921 359
2015 < 5 -- 983 346
2014 < 5 -- 1,107 314
2013 < 5 -- 1,178 299
2012 5 17,778 1,229 286
2011 < 5 -- 1,265 278
2010 < 5 -- 1,286 268
2009 < 5 -- 1,425 247
2008 < 5 -- 1,557 236
2007 5 18,591 1,679 223
2006 < 5 -- 1,833 208
2005 < 5 -- 1,901 202
2004 8 12,000 1,968 194
2003 < 5 -- 2,107 185
2002 5 16,340 2,278 169
2001 < 5 -- 2,476 157
2000 5 15,896 2,838 138
1999 7 11,798 3,047 122
1998 7 11,554 3,429 109
1997 11 7,963 3,803 103
1996 5 14,277 3,993 98
1995 12 7,200 4,442 84
1994 8 9,879 5,135 76
1993 17 5,501 5,805 65
1992 17 5,566 6,494 60
1991 24 4,249 7,552 55
1990 23 4,283 8,376 51
1989 39 2,831 8,757 52
1988 66 1,874 8,631 50
1987 58 1,950 9,129 47
1986 71 1,659 9,535 46
1985 71 1,654 9,771 45
1984 68 1,621 9,689 44
1983 64 1,702 9,984 42
1982 51 2,033 10,151 40
1981 70 1,649 8,757 46
1980 60 1,816 9,269 42
1979 54 1,927 9,114 42
1978 60 1,733 9,351 38
1977 60 1,724 10,054 35
1976 64 1,576 10,062 35
1975 78 1,368 10,402 33
1974 63 1,535 10,837 31
1973 84 1,241 11,680 26
1972 65 1,477 13,060 26
1971 80 1,340 14,767 25
1970 64 1,532 16,291 26
1969 75 1,307 16,173 26
1968 68 1,354 15,405 26
1967 89 1,112 15,780 25
1966 75 1,244 17,010 23
1965 79 1,210 18,206 23
1964 74 1,298 19,887 22
1963 89 1,158 21,431 21
1962 87 1,181 21,963 21
1961 89 1,170 21,354 23
1960 78 1,241 20,309 24
1959 62 1,364 19,876 23
1958 73 1,244 19,785 23
1957 60 1,368 21,447 23
1956 62 1,323 21,087 24
1955 62 1,280 19,809 24
1954 47 1,470 17,615 25
1953 35 1,688 16,163 24
1952 35 1,654 15,197 24
1951 33 1,678 14,104 25
1950 27 1,847 13,311 25
1949 20 2,236 10,980 31
1948 21 2,151 9,723 32
1947 20 2,229 9,325 33
1946 14 2,656 5,670 57
1945 11 2,805 2,475 96
1944 < 5 -- 1,306 152
1943 < 5 -- 1,133 163
1942 < 5 -- 1,027 165
1941 7 3,720 824 183
1940 < 5 -- 756 189
1939 < 5 -- 597 204
1938 < 5 -- 536 225
1937 5 4,501 507 234
1936 < 5 -- 393 273
1935 < 5 -- 368 282
1934 5 4,559 329 299
1933 6 3,925 254 333
1932 < 5 -- 283 327
1931 < 5 -- 256 341
1930 < 5 -- 248 363
1929 5 4,871 237 375
1928 < 5 -- 260 357
1927 < 5 -- 242 379
1926 < 5 -- 243 376
1925 < 5 -- 212 409
1924 < 5 -- 226 408
1923 < 5 -- 191 440
1922 < 5 -- 220 407
1921 < 5 -- 184 453
1920 < 5 -- 180 454
1919 < 5 -- 163 466
1918 < 5 -- 175 448
1917 < 5 -- 158 451
1916 < 5 -- 144 477
1915 < 5 -- 135 477
1914 < 5 -- 107 468
1913 < 5 -- 85 465
1912 < 5 -- 65 492
1911 < 5 -- 36 491
1910 < 5 -- 25 573
1909 < 5 -- 26 511
1908 < 5 -- 26 493
1907 < 5 -- 21 523
1906 < 5 -- 16 601
1905 < 5 -- 13 682
1904 < 5 -- 16 575
1903 < 5 -- 10 751
1902 < 5 -- 10 768
1901 < 5 -- 16 496
1900 < 5 -- 12 759
1899 < 5 -- 11 635
1898 < 5 -- 14 588
1897 < 5 -- 8 818
1896 < 5 -- 10 748
1895 < 5 -- 9 761
1894 < 5 -- 10 694
1893 < 5 -- 9 726
1892 < 5 -- 9 766
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- 12 579
1889 < 5 -- 6 922
1888 < 5 -- 5 1,097
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 7 795
1885 < 5 -- 5 999
1884 < 5 -- 5 1,039
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- 6 816
1880 < 5 -- 5 967

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.