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Gunnar Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gunnar?

In 2016 the somewhat popular name Gunnar, ranked the 398th 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 824 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 still has a solid footing 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
2016 6 14,902 791 398
2015 5 17,339 824 386
2014 < 5 -- 814 382
2013 < 5 -- 755 398
2012 < 5 -- 602 450
2011 < 5 -- 519 501
2010 < 5 -- 457 553
2009 < 5 -- 479 551
2008 < 5 -- 487 541
2007 < 5 -- 464 553
2006 < 5 -- 512 507
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 -- 337 553
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 1,669
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 2,521
1980 < 5 -- 20 2,473
1979 < 5 -- 22 2,261
1978 < 5 -- 21 2,236
1977 < 5 -- 14 2,964
1976 < 5 -- 15 2,747
1975 < 5 -- 27 1,803
1974 < 5 -- 28 1,722
1973 < 5 -- 25 1,791
1972 < 5 -- 17 2,275
1971 < 5 -- 39 1,359
1970 < 5 -- 28 1,635
1969 < 5 -- 23 1,742
1968 < 5 -- 27 1,523
1967 < 5 -- 17 1,935
1966 < 5 -- 19 1,783
1965 < 5 -- 18 1,887
1964 < 5 -- 22 1,713
1963 < 5 -- 21 1,764
1962 < 5 -- 21 1,779
1961 < 5 -- 28 1,537
1960 < 5 -- 20 1,833
1959 < 5 -- 15 2,148
1958 < 5 -- 32 1,379
1957 < 5 -- 15 2,127
1956 < 5 -- 22 1,691
1955 < 5 -- 17 1,924
1954 < 5 -- 12 2,364
1953 < 5 -- 27 1,461
1952 < 5 -- 8 2,960
1951 < 5 -- 19 1,748
1950 < 5 -- 16 1,910
1949 < 5 -- 11 2,388
1948 < 5 -- 13 2,157
1947 < 5 -- 11 2,427
1946 < 5 -- 13 2,073
1945 < 5 -- 9 2,467
1944 < 5 -- 10 2,370
1943 < 5 -- 10 2,460
1942 < 5 -- 7 3,049
1941 < 5 -- 10 2,402
1940 < 5 -- 8 2,746
1939 < 5 -- 8 2,698
1938 < 5 -- 12 2,124
1937 < 5 -- 8 2,764
1936 < 5 -- 7 2,989
1935 < 5 -- 9 2,610
1934 < 5 -- 8 2,831
1933 < 5 -- 9 2,620
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 2,233
1926 < 5 -- 18 1,862
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 1,385
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.