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Jack Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jack?

In 2018 the very popular name Jack, ranked the 28th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Jack has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #14 for the first time in 1929 and as recently as 1930.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1927 with 12,798 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jack was 197 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1893-1896, 1897-1900, 1906-1927, and 1992-2005, the name Jack took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1930-1933, 1934-1939, 1957-1967, and 1968-1974.

Jack's popularity has been moving upward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Jack for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jack?

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

The name Jack 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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   Jack (Girl)Jack (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 8 11,771 8,834 28
2017 9 11,028 8,454 35
2016 11 9,655 8,413 38
2015 6 15,214 8,499 40
2014 9 11,324 8,747 41
2013 7 13,714 8,574 40
2012 10 10,731 7,937 46
2011 5 17,840 8,180 45
2010 7 14,044 8,518 45
2009 14 8,615 9,023 42
2008 15 8,270 9,895 39
2007 16 7,870 10,670 38
2006 21 6,213 10,836 36
2005 11 9,707 10,904 34
2004 27 4,854 9,578 42
2003 14 7,732 9,316 45
2002 13 8,002 8,998 44
2001 11 8,982 8,148 48
2000 7 12,299 8,121 46
1999 9 9,805 7,383 52
1998 11 8,212 6,374 61
1997 7 11,287 4,983 76
1996 6 12,416 4,243 89
1995 5 14,288 3,447 110
1994 5 14,251 2,777 127
1993 < 5 -- 2,420 143
1992 8 9,817 2,070 155
1991 9 8,870 1,945 166
1990 < 5 -- 1,831 166
1989 7 10,101 1,714 179
1988 12 6,416 1,649 171
1987 17 4,727 1,651 165
1986 6 9,994 1,516 175
1985 12 5,786 1,523 175
1984 8 7,647 1,482 173
1983 19 4,004 1,525 172
1982 14 5,033 1,623 166
1981 8 7,645 1,613 166
1980 13 5,337 1,629 158
1979 17 4,297 1,586 161
1978 17 4,140 1,580 156
1977 15 4,501 1,673 149
1976 14 4,438 1,667 149
1975 7 7,438 1,747 142
1974 8 6,458 1,652 149
1973 10 5,316 1,853 138
1972 17 3,613 1,903 142
1971 11 4,920 2,367 132
1970 16 3,771 2,571 129
1969 17 3,370 2,612 122
1968 13 3,868 2,695 110
1967 13 3,732 2,786 112
1966 9 4,632 2,964 106
1965 22 2,628 3,200 104
1964 13 3,767 3,809 99
1963 14 3,516 3,816 102
1962 14 3,491 4,171 98
1961 17 3,101 4,634 90
1960 15 3,265 4,914 85
1959 16 3,025 5,014 85
1958 12 3,621 5,298 80
1957 14 3,206 6,021 67
1956 14 3,232 6,053 66
1955 16 2,882 6,203 60
1954 19 2,549 6,471 57
1953 15 2,867 6,542 57
1952 9 3,937 6,936 52
1951 18 2,420 7,003 48
1950 15 2,710 6,838 48
1949 21 2,170 7,133 47
1948 14 2,752 7,612 43
1947 23 2,062 8,508 37
1946 21 2,052 7,801 35
1945 18 2,015 6,853 32
1944 21 1,883 7,254 30
1943 25 1,722 7,399 34
1942 23 1,780 7,360 34
1941 24 1,626 6,950 32
1940 20 1,813 7,046 29
1939 32 1,316 7,307 26
1938 38 1,191 8,140 25
1937 26 1,472 8,193 23
1936 21 1,660 8,856 20
1935 40 1,107 9,436 18
1934 43 1,064 9,985 17
1933 53 942 9,835 17
1932 51 992 10,719 17
1931 85 730 11,478 15
1930 88 748 12,429 14
1929 81 778 12,168 14
1928 96 723 12,493 15
1927 82 807 12,798 16
1926 84 793 12,200 16
1925 95 764 12,008 17
1924 75 865 11,923 17
1923 61 944 11,192 17
1922 65 912 10,846 18
1921 59 965 10,757 18
1920 60 942 9,599 20
1919 55 960 8,263 21
1918 40 1,195 8,342 21
1917 50 991 6,874 22
1916 43 1,074 6,162 26
1915 37 1,129 5,748 27
1914 22 1,358 4,486 27
1913 19 1,330 3,538 28
1912 20 1,195 2,870 28
1911 10 1,593 1,668 25
1910 15 1,185 1,576 23
1909 < 5 -- 1,150 27
1908 6 1,967 1,086 27
1907 6 1,934 1,019 26
1906 6 1,833 880 30
1905 6 1,800 907 28
1904 8 1,417 908 27
1903 < 5 -- 831 28
1902 10 1,169 743 32
1901 < 5 -- 645 32
1900 5 2,064 1,053 27
1899 8 1,229 582 35
1898 < 5 -- 633 37
1897 < 5 -- 497 42
1896 5 1,699 539 40
1895 6 1,499 479 46
1894 < 5 -- 441 47
1893 < 5 -- 406 50
1892 < 5 -- 401 54
1891 < 5 -- 290 62
1890 5 1,418 368 53
1889 5 1,377 322 61
1888 < 5 -- 329 64
1887 < 5 -- 251 68
1886 < 5 -- 299 64
1885 < 5 -- 295 61
1884 < 5 -- 274 68
1883 < 5 -- 242 65
1882 < 5 -- 271 66
1881 < 5 -- 197 73
1880 < 5 -- 204 77

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.