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Harold Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Harold?

The less frequently given name Harold was the 797th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #12 for the first time in 1915 and as recently as 1921.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1924 with 14,151 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Harold in any given year was 108 in 1883.

Approximately during the years 1883-1896, 1897-1900, and 1901-1920, the name Harold took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1928-1933, 1955-1967, 1968-1978, 1979-1983, 1990-1994, and 2006-2009.

Where is the name Harold popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

Harold's popularity has been moving downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Harold has risen.

The name Harold is used by only a select few but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Harold is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Harold (Girl)Harold (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 281 797
2017 < 5 -- 285 799
2016 < 5 -- 287 802
2015 < 5 -- 283 809
2014 < 5 -- 272 829
2013 < 5 -- 234 889
2012 < 5 -- 260 837
2011 < 5 -- 256 840
2010 < 5 -- 304 746
2009 < 5 -- 265 827
2008 < 5 -- 311 736
2007 < 5 -- 350 681
2006 < 5 -- 356 650
2005 < 5 -- 349 627
2004 6 14,805 350 613
2003 < 5 -- 343 611
2002 < 5 -- 363 588
2001 < 5 -- 377 556
2000 < 5 -- 406 538
1999 < 5 -- 413 514
1998 < 5 -- 407 514
1997 < 5 -- 433 491
1996 < 5 -- 508 442
1995 < 5 -- 519 441
1994 < 5 -- 518 440
1993 < 5 -- 602 381
1992 7 10,884 664 355
1991 < 5 -- 683 355
1990 < 5 -- 771 324
1989 6 11,328 783 305
1988 9 7,932 801 290
1987 8 8,256 803 273
1986 9 7,329 803 270
1985 12 5,776 858 259
1984 5 10,989 861 254
1983 7 8,339 939 240
1982 12 5,658 1,044 225
1981 14 5,057 1,099 223
1980 12 5,645 1,191 207
1979 9 6,895 1,248 195
1978 13 5,019 1,242 190
1977 15 4,495 1,437 167
1976 15 4,210 1,439 162
1975 18 3,678 1,589 153
1974 12 4,815 1,680 146
1973 8 6,278 1,811 140
1972 21 3,101 2,036 132
1971 24 2,894 2,388 130
1970 20 3,241 2,725 122
1969 19 3,133 2,767 117
1968 19 2,996 2,834 108
1967 19 2,902 2,958 104
1966 15 3,307 3,322 99
1965 29 2,220 3,540 99
1964 13 3,763 3,877 98
1963 16 3,227 4,097 95
1962 14 3,490 4,230 95
1961 23 2,568 4,439 94
1960 27 2,263 4,677 92
1959 23 2,423 4,939 87
1958 15 3,150 5,142 84
1957 28 2,084 5,750 74
1956 24 2,281 5,955 72
1955 28 2,036 6,089 63
1954 24 2,205 6,346 60
1953 25 2,092 6,585 56
1952 19 2,443 6,958 51
1951 15 2,733 7,174 46
1950 22 2,078 7,219 45
1949 20 2,237 7,813 42
1948 24 1,973 8,143 36
1947 25 1,964 8,902 35
1946 35 1,490 8,370 33
1945 23 1,769 7,524 28
1944 28 1,557 7,978 27
1943 25 1,721 8,664 27
1942 26 1,643 8,582 27
1941 35 1,300 8,103 24
1940 35 1,256 8,078 23
1939 25 1,526 8,300 23
1938 30 1,354 8,559 23
1937 36 1,208 8,549 21
1936 28 1,397 8,629 21
1935 42 1,078 9,166 20
1934 37 1,176 9,925 18
1933 40 1,108 9,544 18
1932 61 903 10,427 18
1931 63 869 10,692 18
1930 69 863 11,660 18
1929 98 708 11,672 16
1928 91 745 12,681 14
1927 99 725 13,230 14
1926 91 762 13,311 14
1925 86 797 13,596 14
1924 81 835 14,151 13
1923 58 981 13,875 13
1922 62 947 13,593 13
1921 75 853 13,811 12
1920 66 895 13,678 12
1919 71 831 12,021 13
1918 50 1,023 12,185 13
1917 61 890 11,194 12
1916 35 1,216 10,698 13
1915 44 1,004 10,444 12
1914 38 962 7,563 14
1913 25 1,102 6,157 13
1912 20 1,190 5,102 13
1911 11 1,491 2,448 16
1910 12 1,374 1,909 18
1909 10 1,408 1,725 16
1908 9 1,478 1,542 17
1907 7 1,716 1,452 17
1906 7 1,627 1,330 17
1905 8 1,470 1,258 20
1904 < 5 -- 1,186 20
1903 < 5 -- 1,065 20
1902 6 1,685 1,077 19
1901 < 5 -- 915 21
1900 7 1,637 1,246 20
1899 5 1,706 914 19
1898 < 5 -- 963 22
1897 8 1,205 860 21
1896 6 1,488 862 23
1895 9 1,158 753 29
1894 < 5 -- 690 32
1893 6 1,342 566 34
1892 < 5 -- 583 37
1891 < 5 -- 419 42
1890 < 5 -- 408 47
1889 < 5 -- 340 57
1888 < 5 -- 298 70
1887 < 5 -- 279 61
1886 < 5 -- 224 78
1885 < 5 -- 201 82
1884 < 5 -- 191 85
1883 < 5 -- 108 117
1882 < 5 -- 127 115
1881 < 5 -- 120 106
1880 < 5 -- 113 116

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.