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Henry Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Henry?

The very popular name Henry was the 18th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 50 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 250 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 8, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1881 and as recently as 1887.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1921 with 11,412 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Henry in any given year was 1,831 in 1899.

Henry, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1897-1900, 1906-1918, and 2003-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1924-1933, 1955-1958, 1962-1968, and 1969-1973.

Where is the name Henry popularity headed?

Henry's popularity is at a very high point when measured against its most notable year.

The popularity trend for Henry has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Henry has risen.

The name Henry is a huge favorite and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Henry (Girl)Henry (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 11 9,496 10,406 18
2016 12 9,054 10,363 22
2015 10 10,377 10,164 29
2014 10 10,426 9,428 32
2013 9 11,328 8,870 37
2012 10 10,702 8,066 43
2011 7 13,867 7,229 57
2010 8 12,713 6,397 67
2009 8 12,869 5,894 71
2008 8 13,019 5,777 78
2007 5 18,639 5,112 91
2006 7 14,107 4,666 95
2005 14 8,043 4,174 102
2004 17 6,891 3,910 109
2003 7 12,907 3,467 116
2002 < 5 -- 3,329 115
2001 8 11,382 3,194 121
2000 6 13,781 3,118 126
1999 7 11,822 2,918 130
1998 5 14,997 2,792 135
1997 7 11,254 2,653 139
1996 10 8,384 2,556 139
1995 5 14,237 2,542 136
1994 7 10,974 2,417 146
1993 15 6,063 2,483 136
1992 9 8,996 2,339 141
1991 12 7,116 2,260 143
1990 19 4,927 2,254 138
1989 16 5,377 2,174 141
1988 15 5,415 2,080 140
1987 18 4,533 2,086 137
1986 23 3,679 1,995 139
1985 15 4,926 2,063 137
1984 17 4,390 2,032 135
1983 27 3,084 1,951 136
1982 16 4,582 2,079 134
1981 22 3,656 2,185 126
1980 20 3,893 2,074 135
1979 17 4,295 1,945 138
1978 16 4,325 2,042 127
1977 15 4,495 2,136 126
1976 23 3,127 2,129 122
1975 25 2,903 2,087 124
1974 31 2,456 2,322 115
1973 21 3,156 2,361 111
1972 27 2,619 2,419 118
1971 20 3,296 2,945 112
1970 25 2,808 3,131 104
1969 22 2,867 3,061 100
1968 26 2,449 3,130 95
1967 25 2,452 3,332 93
1966 29 2,213 3,578 92
1965 24 2,496 3,802 94
1964 23 2,625 4,124 92
1963 27 2,324 4,184 94
1962 27 2,333 4,349 92
1961 44 1,730 4,616 91
1960 39 1,818 4,967 84
1959 36 1,864 5,058 83
1958 29 2,085 5,143 84
1957 36 1,821 5,743 75
1956 38 1,725 5,952 71
1955 35 1,778 6,201 61
1954 42 1,566 6,401 59
1953 41 1,538 6,660 54
1952 34 1,692 6,975 50
1951 36 1,587 7,120 47
1950 34 1,612 6,964 47
1949 34 1,609 7,178 46
1948 53 1,255 7,420 45
1947 46 1,367 7,807 46
1946 39 1,405 7,315 41
1945 47 1,147 6,603 37
1944 49 1,120 6,970 35
1943 47 1,185 7,626 31
1942 65 977 7,563 31
1941 66 904 7,163 28
1940 55 964 6,820 31
1939 48 1,025 6,557 31
1938 53 980 6,558 30
1937 69 825 6,670 30
1936 53 945 6,446 28
1935 62 877 6,854 26
1934 60 881 6,735 27
1933 52 952 6,729 24
1932 68 835 7,468 23
1931 82 744 7,800 22
1930 96 709 8,593 22
1929 100 700 8,572 21
1928 81 795 9,317 21
1927 105 706 9,865 19
1926 106 705 10,000 19
1925 110 706 10,614 18
1924 96 763 11,196 18
1923 81 814 11,068 18
1922 80 819 11,208 17
1921 97 745 11,412 17
1920 66 896 11,304 17
1919 96 713 10,614 16
1918 87 767 11,354 16
1917 80 773 10,696 15
1916 82 755 10,655 14
1915 72 779 10,139 14
1914 59 753 8,110 12
1913 36 889 6,391 12
1912 30 930 5,644 12
1911 30 793 3,167 11
1910 28 818 2,899 10
1909 27 779 2,411 11
1908 27 750 2,283 11
1907 14 1,057 2,203 10
1906 23 769 2,112 11
1905 19 858 2,126 11
1904 14 975 2,086 10
1903 18 824 1,922 11
1902 14 950 2,154 10
1901 17 808 1,870 10
1900 25 735 2,606 10
1899 21 690 1,831 10
1898 16 861 2,145 11
1897 15 840 1,994 10
1896 14 884 2,183 10
1895 15 838 2,221 9
1894 17 728 2,278 9
1893 24 585 2,162 11
1892 24 570 2,452 10
1891 22 564 2,049 10
1890 19 608 2,349 9
1889 18 609 2,286 11
1888 25 506 2,596 10
1887 10 761 2,228 8
1886 14 620 2,404 9
1885 19 492 2,406 8
1884 11 657 2,474 9
1883 12 568 2,383 8
1882 17 451 2,579 9
1881 13 475 2,339 8
1880 11 530 2,444 9

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.