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Jean Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jean?

In 2018 the rare name Jean, ranked the 2,393rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #12 was reached for the first time in 1926 and as recently as 1929.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1927 with 12,511 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jean was 44 in 1881.

Jean, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1881-1889, 1890-1894, 1895-1900, 1901-1927, and 2011-2014, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1930-1939, 1955-1976, 1982-1986, 1989-2002, and 2005-2009.

Jean became more popular as a boys name in 1990.

For a number of years, the name Jean has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Jean for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jean?

Jean's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Jean is quite distinctive but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Jean (Girl)Jean (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 75 2,393 148 1,240
2017 73 2,464 162 1,160
2016 75 2,448 182 1,080
2015 67 2,655 154 1,199
2014 77 2,376 184 1,064
2013 63 2,736 185 1,040
2012 59 2,912 190 1,025
2011 58 2,964 209 950
2010 69 2,620 272 800
2009 46 3,529 210 958
2008 61 2,902 222 920
2007 86 2,259 241 861
2006 73 2,517 299 722
2005 80 2,267 242 798
2004 77 2,269 294 687
2003 89 2,020 267 705
2002 86 2,021 261 695
2001 112 1,634 286 653
2000 118 1,536 292 628
1999 109 1,552 246 685
1998 151 1,218 190 806
1997 137 1,283 249 660
1996 140 1,250 240 681
1995 158 1,123 291 602
1994 189 980 297 606
1993 214 903 428 489
1992 211 923 363 533
1991 274 753 306 577
1990 265 772 357 522
1989 348 610 262 609
1988 329 609 289 540
1987 380 530 283 542
1986 401 516 260 551
1985 465 461 250 557
1984 519 409 268 522
1983 525 410 279 502
1982 602 382 271 515
1981 605 380 240 546
1980 682 347 214 590
1979 658 353 206 595
1978 654 334 182 618
1977 765 311 180 627
1976 811 282 217 548
1975 885 272 193 582
1974 960 261 229 524
1973 1,111 230 226 523
1972 1,300 212 228 524
1971 1,776 173 294 472
1970 2,109 159 273 491
1969 1,909 167 236 503
1968 2,079 158 231 497
1967 2,546 136 207 520
1966 2,919 123 200 539
1965 3,363 112 199 545
1964 4,099 100 165 610
1963 4,482 97 151 639
1962 4,880 94 136 669
1961 5,364 92 157 631
1960 5,638 86 144 650
1959 6,235 77 152 629
1958 6,522 73 146 638
1957 7,044 67 167 595
1956 7,177 65 169 584
1955 7,481 60 152 597
1954 7,665 56 159 587
1953 7,570 52 121 649
1952 7,510 50 147 576
1951 7,626 49 141 584
1950 7,432 48 165 522
1949 7,760 45 164 523
1948 7,773 47 150 545
1947 8,941 40 155 540
1946 8,555 37 151 521
1945 7,427 38 156 481
1944 7,649 37 172 465
1943 8,096 36 163 484
1942 8,255 36 157 492
1941 7,840 32 152 477
1940 8,066 29 151 470
1939 7,289 32 157 459
1938 7,761 27 166 449
1937 8,395 23 156 449
1936 8,535 20 179 414
1935 8,851 18 195 391
1934 9,717 16 178 419
1933 9,966 14 204 382
1932 10,670 15 240 360
1931 11,012 13 286 324
1930 11,985 14 288 326
1929 11,867 12 288 327
1928 12,205 12 327 309
1927 12,511 14 263 360
1926 12,168 12 298 336
1925 11,597 14 303 333
1924 10,724 16 335 313
1923 9,511 19 307 332
1922 9,108 20 289 349
1921 8,593 25 291 348
1920 7,714 33 277 357
1919 6,799 37 224 392
1918 6,600 37 226 396
1917 5,692 40 187 412
1916 5,081 45 162 440
1915 4,603 48 162 424
1914 3,281 54 113 451
1913 2,545 60 100 428
1912 2,056 64 90 411
1911 1,381 74 44 442
1910 1,246 77 44 400
1909 940 90 23 550
1908 852 91 31 434
1907 770 96 40 344
1906 666 100 28 416
1905 548 115 22 485
1904 483 122 26 414
1903 462 121 22 440
1902 408 138 22 446
1901 329 149 31 320
1900 473 132 22 499
1899 318 147 13 565
1898 341 147 21 443
1897 258 172 20 429
1896 255 173 27 376
1895 232 177 19 465
1894 242 167 19 449
1893 215 171 15 488
1892 194 182 19 453
1891 181 178 17 436
1890 160 187 15 498
1889 171 173 12 566
1888 145 185 14 540
1887 112 187 21 363
1886 124 182 11 585
1885 99 189 17 451
1884 103 173 25 357
1883 83 183 19 408
1882 60 223 12 560
1881 44 237 9 625
1880 59 203 12 546

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.