Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."  More

Herbert Name Popularity

    

Charts | Table | About | By Year

How popular is Herbert?

The rare name Herbert was the 1,880th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #25 for the first time in 1928 and as recently as 1929.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1928 with 8,070 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Herbert was 72 in 2012.

Herbert, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1910-1918, and 1925-1928, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1929-1936, 1954-1968, 1969-1973, 1996-1999, 2000-2003, and 2008-2012.

Where is the name Herbert popularity headed?

Herbert's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

Herbert's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Herbert for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Herbert is quite distinctive and has recently started 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, Herbert has fallen out of favor as a given name.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
Mouse over or Click for Percentages.
   Herbert (Girl)Herbert (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 77 1,880
2016 < 5 -- 80 1,861
2015 < 5 -- 79 1,855
2014 < 5 -- 75 1,930
2013 < 5 -- 79 1,813
2012 < 5 -- 72 1,968
2011 < 5 -- 80 1,795
2010 < 5 -- 99 1,590
2009 < 5 -- 94 1,673
2008 < 5 -- 110 1,481
2007 < 5 -- 104 1,519
2006 < 5 -- 113 1,403
2005 < 5 -- 118 1,297
2004 < 5 -- 109 1,344
2003 < 5 -- 120 1,220
2002 < 5 -- 161 976
2001 < 5 -- 148 1,011
2000 < 5 -- 157 965
1999 < 5 -- 151 958
1998 < 5 -- 193 793
1997 < 5 -- 195 763
1996 < 5 -- 204 744
1995 < 5 -- 217 725
1994 < 5 -- 235 674
1993 < 5 -- 273 623
1992 < 5 -- 307 586
1991 < 5 -- 285 604
1990 < 5 -- 348 530
1989 < 5 -- 351 512
1988 < 5 -- 400 450
1987 5 11,944 349 475
1986 5 11,560 382 439
1985 < 5 -- 430 410
1984 < 5 -- 436 391
1983 < 5 -- 481 363
1982 5 11,077 518 354
1981 5 10,964 550 336
1980 5 10,942 569 331
1979 6 9,384 618 313
1978 5 10,309 567 313
1977 7 7,814 587 318
1976 < 5 -- 632 295
1975 < 5 -- 672 287
1974 7 7,153 677 276
1973 9 5,720 708 267
1972 5 8,727 805 252
1971 11 4,914 951 241
1970 6 7,380 1,035 230
1969 5 7,876 1,011 227
1968 < 5 -- 1,056 217
1967 9 4,736 1,150 201
1966 9 4,627 1,158 203
1965 12 3,813 1,379 183
1964 10 4,458 1,391 201
1963 6 6,129 1,504 196
1962 16 3,211 1,578 191
1961 12 3,857 1,686 181
1960 12 3,779 1,784 176
1959 6 5,824 1,843 169
1958 7 5,075 2,083 157
1957 9 4,350 2,276 151
1956 8 4,598 2,391 137
1955 17 2,765 2,505 129
1954 12 3,394 2,592 128
1953 11 3,550 2,614 125
1952 16 2,720 2,656 115
1951 15 2,736 2,706 112
1950 8 4,091 2,623 112
1949 12 3,065 2,730 107
1948 12 3,041 2,871 103
1947 15 2,687 2,855 104
1946 9 3,509 2,819 97
1945 18 2,014 2,659 94
1944 9 3,222 2,773 90
1943 11 2,925 3,043 86
1942 7 3,890 3,110 83
1941 12 2,586 2,963 76
1940 16 2,054 2,874 75
1939 18 1,912 3,097 68
1938 15 2,158 3,014 68
1937 13 2,370 3,038 65
1936 19 1,763 3,115 62
1935 18 1,874 3,441 58
1934 11 2,633 3,601 57
1933 21 1,676 3,682 49
1932 31 1,331 4,368 44
1931 36 1,205 4,787 41
1930 47 1,078 5,671 35
1929 48 1,055 7,869 25
1928 48 1,090 8,070 25
1927 39 1,267 5,020 42
1926 41 1,204 4,938 44
1925 32 1,452 4,922 42
1924 28 1,626 5,121 41
1923 20 1,975 5,072 40
1922 19 2,056 5,046 40
1921 21 1,949 5,218 42
1920 19 2,035 5,250 41
1919 21 1,821 4,960 40
1918 20 1,912 5,128 40
1917 22 1,677 4,745 40
1916 16 2,070 4,463 40
1915 18 1,835 4,341 40
1914 14 1,852 3,253 42
1913 10 2,088 2,723 39
1912 12 1,659 2,236 39
1911 10 1,587 1,125 41
1910 < 5 -- 886 41
1909 < 5 -- 831 37
1908 6 1,959 759 36
1907 < 5 -- 710 39
1906 5 2,068 689 37
1905 7 1,601 681 37
1904 < 5 -- 680 37
1903 < 5 -- 668 34
1902 < 5 -- 615 36
1901 < 5 -- 573 35
1900 < 5 -- 751 36
1899 < 5 -- 590 33
1898 < 5 -- 716 34
1897 5 1,650 565 35
1896 < 5 -- 635 34
1895 < 5 -- 569 36
1894 5 1,575 585 36
1893 < 5 -- 519 41
1892 < 5 -- 513 43
1891 < 5 -- 501 38
1890 < 5 -- 467 42
1889 < 5 -- 472 42
1888 < 5 -- 485 43
1887 < 5 -- 445 41
1886 < 5 -- 400 46
1885 < 5 -- 388 45
1884 < 5 -- 421 46
1883 < 5 -- 422 41
1882 < 5 -- 431 40
1881 < 5 -- 369 40
1880 < 5 -- 424 38

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.