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Harry Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Harry?

The less frequently given name Harry was the 620th 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 #8 in 1889.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1918 with 9,896 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Harry in any given year was 301 in 2015.

Approximately during the years 1910-1918, 1939-1942, and 1944-1947, the name Harry took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1964-1975.

Where is the name Harry popularity headed?

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

Harry's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Harry has risen.

The name Harry still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Harry (Girl)Harry (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 427 620
2017 < 5 -- 399 649
2016 < 5 -- 375 678
2015 < 5 -- 301 779
2014 < 5 -- 336 716
2013 < 5 -- 328 715
2012 < 5 -- 325 721
2011 < 5 -- 324 706
2010 < 5 -- 364 658
2009 < 5 -- 384 646
2008 < 5 -- 381 642
2007 < 5 -- 445 577
2006 < 5 -- 414 595
2005 < 5 -- 459 528
2004 < 5 -- 446 531
2003 < 5 -- 447 524
2002 < 5 -- 437 519
2001 < 5 -- 454 501
2000 < 5 -- 438 513
1999 < 5 -- 460 483
1998 < 5 -- 479 468
1997 < 5 -- 449 480
1996 < 5 -- 482 456
1995 < 5 -- 508 448
1994 < 5 -- 551 417
1993 < 5 -- 567 408
1992 < 5 -- 644 366
1991 < 5 -- 634 368
1990 < 5 -- 626 371
1989 < 5 -- 748 321
1988 8 8,672 671 322
1987 5 11,936 710 303
1986 < 5 -- 677 301
1985 8 7,813 781 268
1984 7 8,462 727 286
1983 11 5,943 753 275
1982 8 7,711 767 273
1981 5 10,954 836 258
1980 8 7,642 859 258
1979 9 6,896 914 239
1978 11 5,690 912 231
1977 9 6,523 949 228
1976 10 5,737 966 216
1975 13 4,677 1,073 204
1974 15 4,096 1,079 206
1973 7 6,909 1,204 189
1972 13 4,377 1,332 183
1971 8 6,208 1,531 175
1970 11 4,859 1,695 169
1969 11 4,533 1,627 171
1968 12 4,081 1,777 153
1967 11 4,136 1,878 148
1966 9 4,625 1,993 144
1965 10 4,309 2,110 146
1964 11 4,192 2,401 136
1963 13 3,690 2,495 137
1962 8 5,023 2,625 134
1961 19 2,879 2,741 131
1960 21 2,678 3,018 124
1959 15 3,158 3,280 120
1958 16 3,011 3,583 111
1957 15 3,080 3,796 100
1956 15 3,106 3,926 95
1955 16 2,879 4,137 89
1954 15 2,930 4,354 86
1953 13 3,176 4,577 83
1952 16 2,720 4,993 75
1951 15 2,734 5,304 70
1950 18 2,381 5,376 61
1949 16 2,554 5,541 59
1948 20 2,212 5,946 57
1947 15 2,686 6,512 54
1946 23 1,933 6,028 50
1945 21 1,847 5,653 47
1944 22 1,824 5,477 49
1943 23 1,810 5,720 50
1942 20 1,934 5,628 48
1941 25 1,580 5,057 48
1940 17 1,993 4,678 47
1939 16 2,070 4,663 45
1938 19 1,830 4,822 44
1937 23 1,598 4,813 41
1936 24 1,526 4,929 39
1935 33 1,250 5,054 37
1934 20 1,728 5,097 36
1933 28 1,382 5,136 35
1932 40 1,136 5,705 32
1931 35 1,234 6,039 30
1930 44 1,119 6,849 28
1929 60 926 7,141 27
1928 60 963 7,607 26
1927 56 1,026 8,017 25
1926 52 1,037 8,214 25
1925 45 1,154 8,610 23
1924 43 1,213 9,113 22
1923 52 1,059 9,261 22
1922 43 1,176 9,079 22
1921 54 1,022 9,731 21
1920 46 1,109 9,407 21
1919 39 1,202 8,989 20
1918 42 1,157 9,896 20
1917 35 1,224 8,856 19
1916 47 1,007 8,476 19
1915 27 1,379 8,470 19
1914 24 1,279 6,588 19
1913 22 1,193 5,458 15
1912 24 1,065 4,624 16
1911 12 1,407 2,538 13
1910 9 1,687 1,978 16
1909 9 1,521 1,924 14
1908 7 1,746 1,934 14
1907 11 1,243 1,813 14
1906 14 1,015 1,631 14
1905 12 1,119 1,619 14
1904 9 1,307 1,722 13
1903 9 1,252 1,647 13
1902 11 1,094 1,750 13
1901 8 1,265 1,594 13
1900 7 1,638 2,272 13
1899 < 5 -- 1,732 13
1898 5 1,806 2,129 12
1897 9 1,114 1,879 13
1896 11 1,013 2,091 11
1895 15 834 2,128 12
1894 10 1,025 2,189 10
1893 19 672 2,245 10
1892 11 932 2,460 9
1891 9 966 2,132 9
1890 12 803 2,345 10
1889 5 1,363 2,559 8
1888 13 741 2,759 9
1887 13 647 2,057 12
1886 15 585 2,257 12
1885 11 672 2,198 12
1884 15 550 2,323 12
1883 6 858 2,110 12
1882 14 496 2,232 12
1881 < 5 -- 2,002 12
1880 6 785 2,152 12

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.