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Jane Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jane?

In 2016 the somewhat popular name Jane, ranked the 279th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Jane has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 35, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1946.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1947 with 9,942 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jane was 215 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1906-1918, and 1939-1947, the name Jane took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1963-1974.

The popularity trend for Jane has been moving upward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Jane for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jane?

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

The name Jane is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Jane (Girl)Jane (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 1,129 279 < 5 --
2015 1,111 288 < 5 --
2014 1,026 321 < 5 --
2013 898 355 < 5 --
2012 927 340 < 5 --
2011 867 367 < 5 --
2010 833 383 < 5 --
2009 831 386 < 5 --
2008 826 389 < 5 --
2007 774 424 < 5 --
2006 665 477 < 5 --
2005 650 472 < 5 --
2004 657 459 < 5 --
2003 704 427 5 11,648
2002 696 417 < 5 --
2001 671 423 < 5 --
2000 647 436 < 5 --
1999 618 438 < 5 --
1998 638 415 < 5 --
1997 648 404 < 5 --
1996 639 407 < 5 --
1995 618 419 < 5 --
1994 706 369 < 5 --
1993 687 369 < 5 --
1992 651 395 5 8,993
1991 707 363 9 5,697
1990 771 346 8 6,075
1989 780 325 8 5,870
1988 720 341 7 6,046
1987 667 358 6 6,442
1986 668 356 10 4,265
1985 709 335 9 4,473
1984 725 323 6 5,892
1983 782 298 6 5,795
1982 841 291 5 6,773
1981 762 314 8 4,707
1980 773 312 < 5 --
1979 718 326 5 6,469
1978 699 328 < 5 --
1977 743 319 8 4,352
1976 698 320 5 5,973
1975 783 300 5 5,839
1974 827 288 8 3,993
1973 960 260 5 5,424
1972 1,161 238 6 4,682
1971 1,304 228 6 4,632
1970 1,599 202 < 5 --
1969 1,880 170 5 4,677
1968 2,196 145 8 3,217
1967 2,728 127 10 2,678
1966 3,213 111 8 3,091
1965 3,929 95 16 2,031
1964 4,567 93 7 3,430
1963 5,765 75 11 2,607
1962 6,116 73 12 2,432
1961 6,362 72 19 1,908
1960 6,584 67 19 1,886
1959 6,871 67 16 2,070
1958 7,192 61 21 1,753
1957 7,782 56 16 2,050
1956 8,247 50 11 2,563
1955 8,334 50 17 1,927
1954 8,350 49 17 1,920
1953 8,903 43 21 1,689
1952 9,325 42 16 1,970
1951 8,940 43 20 1,704
1950 8,964 39 21 1,632
1949 8,718 41 19 1,729
1948 8,781 39 20 1,679
1947 9,942 36 18 1,816
1946 8,972 35 36 1,166
1945 7,639 36 17 1,658
1944 6,565 41 19 1,601
1943 6,029 44 20 1,608
1942 5,707 46 24 1,445
1941 5,089 46 25 1,351
1940 5,090 47 29 1,265
1939 4,770 46 25 1,340
1938 4,787 44 26 1,323
1937 4,701 42 21 1,504
1936 4,720 42 26 1,307
1935 4,645 43 18 1,684
1934 4,357 48 18 1,698
1933 4,377 47 18 1,678
1932 4,345 49 18 1,748
1931 4,534 50 20 1,611
1930 4,575 55 21 1,623
1929 4,352 62 20 1,702
1928 4,410 62 21 1,670
1927 4,696 60 27 1,453
1926 4,643 56 22 1,631
1925 4,879 53 24 1,558
1924 5,104 53 17 2,003
1923 4,919 55 11 2,696
1922 4,803 55 18 1,927
1921 5,187 47 12 2,553
1920 5,055 48 9 3,075
1919 4,526 53 17 1,927
1918 4,731 53 10 2,785
1917 4,258 55 13 2,233
1916 3,826 62 6 3,685
1915 3,264 69 15 1,924
1914 2,340 71 < 5 --
1913 1,759 81 7 2,377
1912 1,390 89 < 5 --
1911 937 98 < 5 --
1910 709 116 6 1,504
1909 627 116 < 5 --
1908 531 130 5 1,502
1907 526 124 5 1,447
1906 438 140 < 5 --
1905 393 151 < 5 --
1904 395 142 < 5 --
1903 381 143 < 5 --
1902 388 142 < 5 --
1901 325 150 < 5 --
1900 495 128 < 5 --
1899 382 128 < 5 --
1898 406 130 < 5 --
1897 396 125 < 5 --
1896 413 115 < 5 --
1895 394 119 < 5 --
1894 390 120 < 5 --
1893 354 123 < 5 --
1892 396 113 < 5 --
1891 379 102 < 5 --
1890 372 108 < 5 --
1889 374 103 < 5 --
1888 446 92 < 5 --
1887 288 107 < 5 --
1886 306 105 < 5 --
1885 330 91 < 5 --
1884 295 98 < 5 --
1883 247 102 < 5 --
1882 254 101 < 5 --
1881 216 99 < 5 --
1880 215 98 < 5 --

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.