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Gunnar Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gunnar?

In 2015 the somewhat popular name Gunnar, ranked the 386th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 382, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2014.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2015 with 821 occurrences.

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

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Gunnar occurred roughly during the years 1929-1932, 1947-1951, 1954-1958, 1967-1971, 1981-1994, 1995-1998, 2003-2006, and 2009-2013, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1918-1921.

The popularity trend for Gunnar has steadily increased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Gunnar for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gunnar?

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

The name Gunnar is chosen by a number of parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Gunnar (Girl)Gunnar (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 5 17,292 821 386
2014 < 5 -- 813 382
2013 < 5 -- 755 398
2012 < 5 -- 602 450
2011 < 5 -- 519 501
2010 < 5 -- 457 553
2009 < 5 -- 479 550
2008 < 5 -- 486 542
2007 < 5 -- 464 553
2006 < 5 -- 512 506
2005 < 5 -- 450 539
2004 6 14,787 394 574
2003 < 5 -- 373 587
2002 < 5 -- 398 558
2001 < 5 -- 357 576
2000 < 5 -- 352 574
1999 < 5 -- 370 547
1998 < 5 -- 412 510
1997 < 5 -- 347 555
1996 < 5 -- 337 552
1995 < 5 -- 317 574
1994 < 5 -- 342 555
1993 < 5 -- 188 764
1992 < 5 -- 191 746
1991 < 5 -- 206 707
1990 < 5 -- 56 1,521
1989 < 5 -- 56 1,483
1988 < 5 -- 34 1,923
1987 < 5 -- 41 1,668
1986 < 5 -- 36 1,738
1985 < 5 -- 23 2,319
1984 < 5 -- 27 2,000
1983 < 5 -- 17 2,710
1982 < 5 -- 19 2,540
1981 < 5 -- 19 2,519
1980 < 5 -- 20 2,472
1979 < 5 -- 22 2,261
1978 < 5 -- 21 2,234
1977 < 5 -- 14 2,964
1976 < 5 -- 15 2,746
1975 < 5 -- 27 1,802
1974 < 5 -- 28 1,722
1973 < 5 -- 25 1,789
1972 < 5 -- 17 2,275
1971 < 5 -- 39 1,361
1970 < 5 -- 28 1,635
1969 < 5 -- 23 1,741
1968 < 5 -- 27 1,523
1967 < 5 -- 17 1,935
1966 < 5 -- 19 1,782
1965 < 5 -- 18 1,888
1964 < 5 -- 22 1,713
1963 < 5 -- 21 1,763
1962 < 5 -- 21 1,778
1961 < 5 -- 28 1,537
1960 < 5 -- 20 1,833
1959 < 5 -- 15 2,146
1958 < 5 -- 32 1,379
1957 < 5 -- 15 2,127
1956 < 5 -- 22 1,691
1955 < 5 -- 17 1,923
1954 < 5 -- 12 2,363
1953 < 5 -- 27 1,462
1952 < 5 -- 8 2,963
1951 < 5 -- 19 1,747
1950 < 5 -- 16 1,912
1949 < 5 -- 11 2,387
1948 < 5 -- 13 2,159
1947 < 5 -- 11 2,427
1946 < 5 -- 13 2,073
1945 < 5 -- 9 2,467
1944 < 5 -- 10 2,369
1943 < 5 -- 10 2,461
1942 < 5 -- 7 3,047
1941 < 5 -- 10 2,402
1940 < 5 -- 8 2,747
1939 < 5 -- 8 2,699
1938 < 5 -- 12 2,124
1937 < 5 -- 8 2,764
1936 < 5 -- 7 2,990
1935 < 5 -- 9 2,610
1934 < 5 -- 8 2,831
1933 < 5 -- 9 2,619
1932 < 5 -- 25 1,404
1931 < 5 -- 11 2,381
1930 < 5 -- 13 2,227
1929 < 5 -- 12 2,381
1928 < 5 -- 15 2,090
1927 < 5 -- 14 2,234
1926 < 5 -- 18 1,861
1925 < 5 -- 23 1,603
1924 < 5 -- 12 2,530
1923 < 5 -- 6 3,988
1922 < 5 -- 15 2,184
1921 < 5 -- 12 2,545
1920 < 5 -- 11 2,661
1919 < 5 -- 15 2,096
1918 < 5 -- 27 1,386
1917 < 5 -- 22 1,555
1916 < 5 -- 20 1,615
1915 < 5 -- 23 1,432
1914 < 5 -- 13 1,817
1913 < 5 -- 21 1,127
1912 < 5 -- 13 1,385
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1910 < 5 -- 5 1,689
1909 < 5 -- 7 1,203
1908 < 5 -- 5 1,478
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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.