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Herb Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Herb?

Less than 5 babies were given the name Herb in the United States in 2018.

Herb, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #791 in 1941.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1947 with 70 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Herb was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

Herb, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1914-1916, 1923-1930, 1932-1935, and 1954-1958, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1945-1950.

Where is the name Herb popularity headed?

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

Herb's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Herb for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Herb is mostly unused and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Herb (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 --
2017 < 5 --
2016 < 5 --
2015 < 5 --
2014 < 5 --
2013 < 5 --
2012 < 5 --
2011 < 5 --
2010 < 5 --
2009 < 5 --
2008 < 5 --
2007 < 5 --
2006 < 5 --
2005 < 5 --
2004 < 5 --
2003 < 5 --
2002 < 5 --
2001 < 5 --
2000 < 5 --
1999 < 5 --
1998 < 5 --
1997 < 5 --
1996 < 5 --
1995 < 5 --
1994 < 5 --
1993 6 8,011
1992 6 7,817
1991 5 8,693
1990 < 5 --
1989 6 7,339
1988 6 6,729
1987 < 5 --
1986 < 5 --
1985 8 4,861
1984 6 5,856
1983 < 5 --
1982 5 6,726
1981 6 5,779
1980 9 4,271
1979 < 5 --
1978 < 5 --
1977 7 4,792
1976 6 5,180
1975 7 4,506
1974 < 5 --
1973 10 3,303
1972 13 2,731
1971 18 2,234
1970 23 1,867
1969 18 2,007
1968 19 1,860
1967 22 1,682
1966 18 1,845
1965 35 1,305
1964 44 1,167
1963 43 1,184
1962 55 1,033
1961 57 1,040
1960 66 931
1959 55 1,040
1958 64 955
1957 49 1,097
1956 28 1,491
1955 20 1,754
1954 15 2,074
1953 20 1,734
1952 19 1,772
1951 28 1,418
1950 24 1,513
1949 32 1,287
1948 42 1,098
1947 70 833
1946 59 857
1945 57 831
1944 51 890
1943 45 1,001
1942 65 797
1941 63 791
1940 46 943
1939 55 822
1938 47 923
1937 46 926
1936 42 959
1935 43 973
1934 34 1,138
1933 27 1,291
1932 28 1,304
1931 34 1,178
1930 38 1,143
1929 26 1,427
1928 30 1,338
1927 20 1,774
1926 18 1,866
1925 14 2,247
1924 13 2,397
1923 8 3,291
1922 < 5 --
1921 9 3,088
1920 11 2,668
1919 7 3,559
1918 < 5 --
1917 15 2,035
1916 11 2,452
1915 12 2,235
1914 7 2,772
1913 7 2,367
1912 6 2,399
1911 < 5 --
1910 < 5 --
1909 5 1,564
1908 7 1,153
1907 < 5 --
1906 < 5 --
1905 < 5 --
1904 < 5 --
1903 < 5 --
1902 < 5 --
1901 < 5 --
1900 < 5 --
1899 < 5 --
1898 < 5 --
1897 < 5 --
1896 < 5 --
1895 5 1,160
1894 < 5 --
1893 < 5 --
1892 < 5 --
1891 < 5 --
1890 < 5 --
1889 < 5 --
1888 < 5 --
1887 < 5 --
1886 < 5 --
1885 < 5 --
1884 7 810
1883 < 5 --
1882 < 5 --
1881 < 5 --
1880 < 5 --

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.