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Janet Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Janet?

In 2017 the uncommon name Janet, ranked the 1,361st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Janet is currently less popular.

Position 16, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1938.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1954 with 18,466 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Janet was 28 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1882-1891, 1902-1920, 1925-1937, 1938-1942, and 1943-1952, the name Janet took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1955-1975, 1979-1984, 1990-1997, and 2006-2014.

The popularity trend for Janet has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Janet for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Janet?

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

The name Janet is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Janet is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Janet (Girl)Janet (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 169 1,361 < 5 --
2016 162 1,422 < 5 --
2015 154 1,484 < 5 --
2014 167 1,380 < 5 --
2013 189 1,257 < 5 --
2012 212 1,156 < 5 --
2011 268 954 < 5 --
2010 297 891 < 5 --
2009 353 804 < 5 --
2008 415 718 < 5 --
2007 449 660 < 5 --
2006 523 562 < 5 --
2005 512 561 < 5 --
2004 672 452 < 5 --
2003 564 507 < 5 --
2002 630 457 < 5 --
2001 696 412 < 5 --
2000 686 411 < 5 --
1999 646 429 < 5 --
1998 759 373 < 5 --
1997 757 365 < 5 --
1996 826 338 < 5 --
1995 928 297 6 8,240
1994 1,007 278 9 6,051
1993 1,069 259 < 5 --
1992 1,196 231 8 6,357
1991 1,186 236 15 3,896
1990 1,282 223 9 5,557
1989 1,210 227 21 2,941
1988 1,179 220 13 3,780
1987 1,312 204 18 2,882
1986 1,236 214 23 2,383
1985 1,242 207 15 3,128
1984 1,266 207 8 4,729
1983 1,398 190 12 3,502
1982 1,499 182 14 3,185
1981 1,568 176 14 3,107
1980 1,610 172 13 3,332
1979 1,746 160 7 5,062
1978 1,731 159 10 3,704
1977 1,943 147 8 4,354
1976 1,878 142 10 3,590
1975 1,950 139 6 5,080
1974 2,178 130 11 3,214
1973 2,521 119 12 2,926
1972 2,954 111 9 3,460
1971 3,394 112 15 2,495
1970 4,158 96 10 3,160
1969 4,383 84 27 1,583
1968 4,834 73 13 2,382
1967 5,656 61 15 2,080
1966 6,433 57 20 1,738
1965 7,658 55 23 1,644
1964 9,255 48 26 1,558
1963 10,667 40 27 1,523
1962 12,254 35 30 1,437
1961 13,928 32 29 1,504
1960 14,251 32 25 1,638
1959 14,960 28 29 1,478
1958 14,817 28 32 1,381
1957 15,748 23 35 1,331
1956 16,763 21 37 1,272
1955 17,914 20 28 1,473
1954 18,466 19 30 1,398
1953 17,768 19 35 1,269
1952 17,927 19 29 1,420
1951 16,948 19 25 1,503
1950 16,194 18 30 1,327
1949 14,856 23 27 1,420
1948 13,979 24 25 1,473
1947 15,235 23 30 1,347
1946 14,142 21 30 1,287
1945 12,325 21 36 1,092
1944 12,591 21 36 1,116
1943 13,316 20 46 987
1942 13,060 19 39 1,099
1941 11,136 18 30 1,221
1940 10,104 19 39 1,039
1939 10,114 17 30 1,209
1938 9,868 16 32 1,157
1937 9,363 18 42 973
1936 8,082 21 35 1,108
1935 7,855 22 30 1,236
1934 8,068 21 26 1,340
1933 7,342 25 23 1,427
1932 5,787 35 29 1,275
1931 4,947 45 22 1,513
1930 4,601 53 11 2,524
1929 3,052 82 10 2,682
1928 2,783 95 9 2,948
1927 2,544 111 7 3,627
1926 2,468 110 6 3,943
1925 2,429 111 10 2,844
1924 2,295 118 5 4,658
1923 2,221 121 < 5 --
1922 2,004 129 < 5 --
1921 2,123 124 < 5 --
1920 2,057 124 < 5 --
1919 1,864 126 6 3,938
1918 1,812 129 < 5 --
1917 1,585 136 5 4,266
1916 1,449 142 < 5 --
1915 1,173 158 < 5 --
1914 883 163 < 5 --
1913 712 162 < 5 --
1912 553 177 < 5 --
1911 386 186 < 5 --
1910 296 217 < 5 --
1909 242 232 < 5 --
1908 231 226 < 5 --
1907 197 238 < 5 --
1906 139 282 < 5 --
1905 154 263 < 5 --
1904 128 278 < 5 --
1903 119 289 < 5 --
1902 115 294 < 5 --
1901 108 288 < 5 --
1900 108 326 < 5 --
1899 80 337 < 5 --
1898 122 277 < 5 --
1897 103 279 < 5 --
1896 102 290 < 5 --
1895 92 302 < 5 --
1894 89 293 < 5 --
1893 72 318 < 5 --
1892 78 308 < 5 --
1891 84 269 < 5 --
1890 76 287 < 5 --
1889 57 327 < 5 --
1888 68 284 < 5 --
1887 58 281 < 5 --
1886 56 278 < 5 --
1885 46 294 < 5 --
1884 40 308 < 5 --
1883 44 272 < 5 --
1882 35 297 < 5 --
1881 29 294 < 5 --
1880 28 299 < 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.