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Herman Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Herman?

The rare name Herman was the 2,232nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #44 for the first time in 1886 and as recently as 1893.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1921 with 3,219 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Herman was 55 in 2017.

Herman, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1910-1915, whereas 1930-1933, 1942-1945, 1957-1961, and 1996-2000 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Herman popularity headed?

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

Herman's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Herman lately has dropped.

The name Herman is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Herman (Girl)Herman (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 61 2,232
2017 < 5 -- 55 2,356
2016 < 5 -- 82 1,830
2015 < 5 -- 91 1,706
2014 < 5 -- 73 1,965
2013 < 5 -- 80 1,796
2012 < 5 -- 65 2,095
2011 < 5 -- 89 1,677
2010 < 5 -- 76 1,888
2009 < 5 -- 94 1,674
2008 < 5 -- 100 1,584
2007 < 5 -- 94 1,638
2006 < 5 -- 101 1,502
2005 < 5 -- 107 1,390
2004 < 5 -- 120 1,259
2003 < 5 -- 116 1,249
2002 < 5 -- 113 1,217
2001 < 5 -- 119 1,164
2000 < 5 -- 128 1,099
1999 < 5 -- 146 980
1998 < 5 -- 151 933
1997 < 5 -- 164 860
1996 < 5 -- 183 793
1995 < 5 -- 174 812
1994 < 5 -- 191 763
1993 < 5 -- 207 722
1992 < 5 -- 219 698
1991 < 5 -- 269 623
1990 < 5 -- 252 636
1989 < 5 -- 294 566
1988 < 5 -- 277 552
1987 < 5 -- 282 543
1986 < 5 -- 276 536
1985 < 5 -- 309 495
1984 < 5 -- 276 513
1983 < 5 -- 352 442
1982 < 5 -- 361 448
1981 < 5 -- 330 457
1980 6 9,490 367 428
1979 < 5 -- 409 395
1978 5 10,311 383 395
1977 7 7,815 414 386
1976 5 9,808 435 367
1975 8 6,732 457 360
1974 < 5 -- 455 361
1973 < 5 -- 495 342
1972 < 5 -- 551 326
1971 8 6,210 547 335
1970 7 6,579 616 317
1969 9 5,178 666 293
1968 11 4,301 662 287
1967 9 4,738 662 282
1966 6 6,065 753 267
1965 9 4,616 796 261
1964 9 4,746 915 253
1963 < 5 -- 844 265
1962 < 5 -- 998 246
1961 8 5,036 1,009 247
1960 11 4,004 1,048 246
1959 7 5,229 1,185 230
1958 12 3,617 1,210 217
1957 8 4,671 1,320 205
1956 6 5,527 1,324 201
1955 7 4,897 1,363 194
1954 10 3,819 1,416 186
1953 11 3,553 1,410 179
1952 11 3,445 1,497 174
1951 5 5,727 1,543 166
1950 10 3,522 1,564 159
1949 5 5,553 1,611 157
1948 12 3,041 1,838 146
1947 11 3,324 1,795 149
1946 10 3,309 1,590 151
1945 13 2,518 1,417 146
1944 6 4,249 1,637 129
1943 9 3,342 1,725 129
1942 10 3,074 1,789 121
1941 12 2,587 1,778 114
1940 13 2,349 1,669 113
1939 11 2,653 1,801 111
1938 5 4,588 1,900 108
1937 12 2,496 1,874 101
1936 6 3,890 1,816 105
1935 11 2,631 1,919 101
1934 20 1,731 2,011 97
1933 22 1,629 1,946 96
1932 11 2,724 2,192 89
1931 16 2,056 2,262 83
1930 26 1,548 2,596 78
1929 14 2,364 2,623 75
1928 23 1,746 2,590 78
1927 20 1,976 2,856 70
1926 18 2,111 2,795 69
1925 29 1,550 2,891 69
1924 15 2,457 2,952 70
1923 17 2,213 2,961 66
1922 18 2,148 3,015 66
1921 20 2,013 3,219 64
1920 20 1,982 3,109 66
1919 16 2,189 3,027 61
1918 15 2,322 3,041 65
1917 15 2,251 2,974 58
1916 22 1,651 3,043 56
1915 11 2,605 2,983 56
1914 14 1,853 2,430 51
1913 8 2,430 1,905 53
1912 11 1,769 1,646 50
1911 < 5 -- 853 49
1910 6 2,263 696 52
1909 < 5 -- 618 48
1908 7 1,749 562 50
1907 < 5 -- 561 49
1906 < 5 -- 502 49
1905 5 2,068 475 51
1904 < 5 -- 497 47
1903 < 5 -- 449 48
1902 5 1,901 457 49
1901 < 5 -- 393 51
1900 < 5 -- 550 49
1899 < 5 -- 413 49
1898 < 5 -- 467 50
1897 6 1,450 412 50
1896 < 5 -- 427 49
1895 < 5 -- 439 49
1894 < 5 -- 433 48
1893 7 1,230 455 44
1892 < 5 -- 421 51
1891 7 1,143 383 47
1890 < 5 -- 382 50
1889 < 5 -- 405 48
1888 < 5 -- 403 51
1887 < 5 -- 394 45
1886 < 5 -- 418 44
1885 < 5 -- 326 55
1884 < 5 -- 385 48
1883 < 5 -- 359 47
1882 < 5 -- 348 51
1881 < 5 -- 304 52
1880 < 5 -- 347 48

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.