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Ian Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ian?

Ranking 79th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Ian is popular.

Currently in the top 100, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Position 65, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2003.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2005 with 6,686 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ian was less than 5, most recently in 1911.

Approximately during the years 1913-1917, 1925-1928, 1938-1942, 1949-1957, 1959-1982, 1986-1990, and 1997-2000 the name Ian took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

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

How popular will Ian be?

The popularity trend for Ian has remained mostly unchanged for a while. however, the number of children named Ian lately has dropped.

The name Ian is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Ian (Girl)Ian (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 6 14,408 4,675 79
2017 10 10,215 5,018 76
2016 9 11,184 5,070 78
2015 13 8,618 5,321 76
2014 6 15,290 5,455 77
2013 < 5 -- 5,425 80
2012 9 11,618 5,692 77
2011 14 8,343 5,617 72
2010 < 5 -- 5,557 72
2009 5 18,327 5,804 73
2008 8 13,030 5,722 80
2007 12 9,768 6,249 75
2006 12 9,510 6,153 80
2005 16 7,265 6,686 67
2004 24 5,265 6,504 69
2003 14 7,726 6,466 65
2002 8 11,495 6,361 67
2001 16 6,733 6,084 70
2000 6 13,789 5,886 73
1999 12 7,894 5,450 72
1998 12 7,724 5,352 73
1997 7 11,261 5,207 70
1996 16 5,881 5,410 70
1995 7 10,939 5,594 67
1994 7 10,982 5,267 74
1993 19 5,068 5,398 70
1992 10 8,301 5,535 68
1991 26 3,973 5,322 73
1990 30 3,555 5,459 70
1989 29 3,510 4,947 68
1988 33 3,056 4,314 77
1987 20 4,173 3,925 81
1986 35 2,745 3,715 85
1985 31 2,964 3,998 78
1984 30 2,943 3,792 78
1983 24 3,364 3,670 77
1982 29 3,040 3,581 83
1981 12 5,675 2,933 101
1980 19 4,044 2,910 104
1979 15 4,694 2,553 107
1978 17 4,137 2,173 117
1977 14 4,742 2,292 117
1976 21 3,325 1,938 135
1975 16 4,006 1,722 144
1974 17 3,755 1,658 147
1973 10 5,314 1,302 180
1972 12 4,622 1,249 189
1971 8 6,212 1,199 202
1970 5 8,447 1,118 222
1969 5 7,882 828 252
1968 8 5,304 717 274
1967 < 5 -- 771 260
1966 < 5 -- 622 297
1965 5 6,886 490 345
1964 < 5 -- 432 381
1963 < 5 -- 361 422
1962 < 5 -- 281 474
1961 < 5 -- 244 509
1960 < 5 -- 242 512
1959 < 5 -- 207 543
1958 < 5 -- 205 540
1957 < 5 -- 214 531
1956 < 5 -- 194 540
1955 < 5 -- 173 561
1954 < 5 -- 171 558
1953 < 5 -- 158 568
1952 < 5 -- 120 640
1951 < 5 -- 104 684
1950 < 5 -- 123 621
1949 < 5 -- 102 679
1948 < 5 -- 87 720
1947 < 5 -- 111 656
1946 < 5 -- 85 705
1945 < 5 -- 64 770
1944 < 5 -- 68 759
1943 < 5 -- 64 824
1942 < 5 -- 80 719
1941 < 5 -- 61 808
1940 5 4,636 56 844
1939 < 5 -- 61 778
1938 < 5 -- 49 903
1937 < 5 -- 50 872
1936 < 5 -- 44 931
1935 < 5 -- 45 945
1934 < 5 -- 41 1,014
1933 < 5 -- 27 1,293
1932 < 5 -- 40 1,066
1931 < 5 -- 43 1,020
1930 < 5 -- 45 1,029
1929 < 5 -- 31 1,282
1928 < 5 -- 40 1,114
1927 < 5 -- 27 1,452
1926 < 5 -- 24 1,538
1925 < 5 -- 19 1,836
1924 < 5 -- 28 1,434
1923 < 5 -- 22 1,668
1922 < 5 -- 9 3,125
1921 < 5 -- 15 2,202
1920 < 5 -- 10 2,861
1919 < 5 -- 9 2,985
1918 < 5 -- 11 2,617
1917 < 5 -- 19 1,727
1916 < 5 -- 15 1,997
1915 < 5 -- 15 1,920
1914 < 5 -- 10 2,179
1913 < 5 -- 7 2,375
1912 < 5 -- 6 2,409
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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.