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Jakob Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jakob?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Jakob, ranked the 701st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Jakob has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 171, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 2001 with 2,192 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Jakob in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1969.

Approximately during the years 1970-1980, and 1982-2000, the name Jakob took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2001-2005, and 2009-2017.

The popularity trend for Jakob has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Jakob has dropped significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jakob?

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

The name Jakob still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Jakob (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 342 701
2017 403 639
2016 474 583
2015 546 525
2014 644 458
2013 710 415
2012 741 395
2011 907 334
2010 1,097 298
2009 987 324
2008 1,083 308
2007 1,108 303
2006 1,156 293
2005 1,214 275
2004 1,416 235
2003 1,605 218
2002 1,836 203
2001 2,192 171
2000 2,161 173
1999 1,692 200
1998 1,784 191
1997 1,387 220
1996 611 381
1995 561 407
1994 530 430
1993 486 450
1992 436 482
1991 368 522
1990 306 578
1989 249 634
1988 179 698
1987 148 752
1986 146 752
1985 83 1,002
1984 84 971
1983 90 933
1982 78 1,029
1981 80 1,017
1980 78 1,028
1979 62 1,142
1978 46 1,359
1977 49 1,275
1976 27 1,851
1975 33 1,575
1974 27 1,766
1973 11 3,105
1972 17 2,279
1971 11 3,045
1970 6 4,466
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1968 6 3,897
1967 9 2,861
1966 5 4,203
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1964 6 3,797
1963 5 4,310
1962 6 3,824
1961 5 4,334
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1959 6 3,772
1958 6 3,712
1957 7 3,384
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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.