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Israel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Israel?

Ranking 241st in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Israel is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 250, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #202 in 2006.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2007 with 1,935 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Israel was 11 in 1897.

Approximately during the years 1901-1904, 1907-1913, 1944-1951, 1963-1971, 1986-1989, 1994-1998, and 2001-2006, the name Israel took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1921-1924, and 1925-1928 were years of successive downward movement.

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

How popular will Israel be?

Israel's popularity has been moving upward for some time. however, the number of children named Israel lately has remained about the same.

The name Israel is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Israel (Girl)Israel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 68 2,551 1,574 241
2017 53 3,059 1,591 235
2016 52 3,148 1,675 231
2015 60 2,901 1,576 240
2014 58 2,941 1,537 243
2013 47 3,378 1,471 245
2012 33 4,420 1,447 253
2011 36 4,094 1,610 219
2010 39 3,909 1,626 220
2009 33 4,517 1,776 211
2008 49 3,394 1,828 210
2007 58 3,031 1,935 204
2006 33 4,392 1,926 202
2005 40 3,666 1,654 217
2004 32 4,317 1,634 215
2003 32 4,136 1,368 246
2002 31 4,110 1,297 251
2001 37 3,576 1,340 249
2000 38 3,477 1,384 244
1999 36 3,462 1,269 249
1998 46 2,861 1,279 243
1997 23 4,569 1,169 251
1996 24 4,358 1,064 264
1995 32 3,445 974 281
1994 34 3,320 959 282
1993 19 5,071 912 300
1992 33 3,360 902 297
1991 21 4,705 848 304
1990 15 5,938 792 317
1989 < 5 -- 759 316
1988 11 6,808 654 329
1987 7 9,141 614 333
1986 < 5 -- 616 325
1985 < 5 -- 598 329
1984 10 6,455 589 325
1983 7 8,352 590 323
1982 8 7,723 636 310
1981 10 6,501 594 323
1980 16 4,586 663 301
1979 14 4,921 687 295
1978 8 7,194 590 305
1977 8 7,117 630 306
1976 5 9,834 565 312
1975 9 6,138 530 331
1974 < 5 -- 528 331
1973 7 6,921 474 352
1972 6 7,610 486 350
1971 5 8,789 470 373
1970 < 5 -- 424 390
1969 < 5 -- 357 418
1968 < 5 -- 334 420
1967 6 6,304 271 461
1966 < 5 -- 292 448
1965 < 5 -- 260 481
1964 < 5 -- 242 504
1963 < 5 -- 223 532
1962 < 5 -- 230 526
1961 < 5 -- 233 521
1960 < 5 -- 232 525
1959 < 5 -- 218 534
1958 < 5 -- 227 514
1957 < 5 -- 179 578
1956 < 5 -- 197 533
1955 < 5 -- 190 534
1954 < 5 -- 163 578
1953 < 5 -- 185 518
1952 < 5 -- 178 525
1951 5 5,746 172 524
1950 < 5 -- 142 569
1949 < 5 -- 146 556
1948 < 5 -- 123 614
1947 < 5 -- 112 654
1946 < 5 -- 107 621
1945 < 5 -- 82 667
1944 < 5 -- 82 690
1943 < 5 -- 90 676
1942 < 5 -- 65 799
1941 < 5 -- 84 667
1940 < 5 -- 73 712
1939 < 5 -- 75 688
1938 < 5 -- 84 653
1937 < 5 -- 70 726
1936 < 5 -- 80 657
1935 < 5 -- 80 665
1934 < 5 -- 73 720
1933 < 5 -- 74 700
1932 < 5 -- 66 783
1931 < 5 -- 73 713
1930 < 5 -- 101 614
1929 < 5 -- 79 696
1928 < 5 -- 73 757
1927 < 5 -- 99 635
1926 < 5 -- 94 653
1925 < 5 -- 103 619
1924 < 5 -- 105 623
1923 < 5 -- 118 578
1922 < 5 -- 162 484
1921 < 5 -- 142 523
1920 < 5 -- 135 525
1919 < 5 -- 129 524
1918 < 5 -- 162 465
1917 < 5 -- 143 480
1916 < 5 -- 120 522
1915 < 5 -- 137 470
1914 < 5 -- 100 488
1913 < 5 -- 116 398
1912 < 5 -- 75 457
1911 < 5 -- 40 464
1910 < 5 -- 29 527
1909 < 5 -- 27 497
1908 < 5 -- 24 517
1907 < 5 -- 19 572
1906 < 5 -- 19 532
1905 < 5 -- 19 536
1904 < 5 -- 30 373
1903 < 5 -- 14 602
1902 < 5 -- 24 420
1901 < 5 -- 14 544
1900 < 5 -- 20 543
1899 < 5 -- 12 598
1898 < 5 -- 17 514
1897 < 5 -- 11 665
1896 < 5 -- 27 375
1895 < 5 -- 15 541
1894 < 5 -- 12 609
1893 < 5 -- 14 520
1892 < 5 -- 20 431
1891 < 5 -- 18 422
1890 < 5 -- 18 428
1889 < 5 -- 20 409
1888 < 5 -- 23 391
1887 < 5 -- 15 441
1886 < 5 -- 17 441
1885 < 5 -- 22 382
1884 < 5 -- 25 355
1883 < 5 -- 18 422
1882 < 5 -- 22 381
1881 < 5 -- 23 344
1880 < 5 -- 17 434

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.