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Jeff Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jeff?

In 2018 the rare name Jeff, ranked the 2,113th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #44 in 1962.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1961 with 9,459 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Jeff in any given year was 44 in 1883.

Jeff, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1888, 1908-1915, 1934-1947, and 1952-1961, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1962-1981, and 1991-1995.

Jeff's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Jeff has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jeff?

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

The name Jeff is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Jeff has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Jeff (Girl)Jeff (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 66 2,113
2017 < 5 -- 59 2,248
2016 < 5 -- 58 2,285
2015 < 5 -- 72 2,003
2014 < 5 -- 100 1,579
2013 < 5 -- 79 1,815
2012 < 5 -- 78 1,870
2011 < 5 -- 90 1,670
2010 < 5 -- 113 1,458
2009 < 5 -- 128 1,349
2008 < 5 -- 142 1,230
2007 < 5 -- 161 1,122
2006 < 5 -- 141 1,189
2005 < 5 -- 130 1,219
2004 < 5 -- 162 1,015
2003 < 5 -- 156 1,014
2002 < 5 -- 162 974
2001 < 5 -- 171 911
2000 < 5 -- 164 931
1999 < 5 -- 165 906
1998 < 5 -- 135 1,008
1997 < 5 -- 134 976
1996 < 5 -- 156 880
1995 < 5 -- 154 880
1994 < 5 -- 213 718
1993 < 5 -- 209 716
1992 < 5 -- 221 695
1991 < 5 -- 254 643
1990 < 5 -- 249 643
1989 < 5 -- 284 581
1988 5 12,586 322 513
1987 < 5 -- 304 515
1986 6 10,034 343 466
1985 6 9,801 373 441
1984 < 5 -- 365 441
1983 5 10,919 390 413
1982 5 11,163 424 396
1981 < 5 -- 434 388
1980 < 5 -- 543 339
1979 < 5 -- 551 330
1978 < 5 -- 645 293
1977 6 8,888 703 276
1976 5 9,867 750 262
1975 < 5 -- 883 233
1974 5 9,284 975 217
1973 < 5 -- 1,183 192
1972 5 8,778 1,540 167
1971 5 8,828 2,153 140
1970 9 5,561 2,882 116
1969 16 3,518 2,977 106
1968 14 3,681 3,280 90
1967 16 3,252 3,592 88
1966 11 4,055 4,393 72
1965 15 3,316 5,413 62
1964 14 3,585 6,940 52
1963 13 3,700 8,099 48
1962 17 3,082 9,426 44
1961 11 4,109 9,459 49
1960 20 2,769 8,509 49
1959 7 5,251 7,727 52
1958 15 3,156 5,816 68
1957 7 5,103 4,093 96
1956 5 6,339 2,222 145
1955 5 6,228 1,477 182
1954 < 5 -- 978 221
1953 < 5 -- 849 231
1952 < 5 -- 658 268
1951 < 5 -- 569 286
1950 < 5 -- 539 291
1949 < 5 -- 696 245
1948 < 5 -- 888 212
1947 < 5 -- 1,009 199
1946 < 5 -- 764 219
1945 < 5 -- 540 247
1944 < 5 -- 471 273
1943 < 5 -- 481 280
1942 < 5 -- 424 294
1941 < 5 -- 361 302
1940 < 5 -- 279 340
1939 < 5 -- 163 449
1938 < 5 -- 187 416
1937 < 5 -- 153 454
1936 < 5 -- 128 501
1935 5 4,518 137 483
1934 < 5 -- 122 533
1933 < 5 -- 143 467
1932 < 5 -- 157 453
1931 < 5 -- 154 457
1930 < 5 -- 177 444
1929 < 5 -- 174 451
1928 < 5 -- 178 452
1927 5 5,184 192 441
1926 < 5 -- 159 478
1925 5 5,360 189 438
1924 < 5 -- 186 448
1923 < 5 -- 207 419
1922 < 5 -- 206 417
1921 < 5 -- 164 481
1920 < 5 -- 207 410
1919 < 5 -- 184 434
1918 < 5 -- 198 415
1917 < 5 -- 180 422
1916 < 5 -- 186 407
1915 < 5 -- 183 398
1914 < 5 -- 165 369
1913 < 5 -- 143 345
1912 < 5 -- 134 322
1911 < 5 -- 76 309
1910 < 5 -- 83 267
1909 < 5 -- 68 271
1908 < 5 -- 65 262
1907 < 5 -- 73 243
1906 < 5 -- 59 259
1905 < 5 -- 62 248
1904 < 5 -- 71 219
1903 < 5 -- 46 273
1902 < 5 -- 47 276
1901 < 5 -- 45 258
1900 < 5 -- 69 246
1899 < 5 -- 48 242
1898 < 5 -- 60 228
1897 < 5 -- 59 218
1896 < 5 -- 62 231
1895 < 5 -- 65 215
1894 < 5 -- 64 210
1893 < 5 -- 87 167
1892 < 5 -- 62 222
1891 < 5 -- 77 167
1890 < 5 -- 77 177
1889 < 5 -- 70 189
1888 < 5 -- 93 162
1887 < 5 -- 70 180
1886 < 5 -- 63 210
1885 < 5 -- 63 200
1884 < 5 -- 74 185
1883 < 5 -- 44 243
1882 < 5 -- 81 166
1881 < 5 -- 61 190
1880 < 5 -- 66 188

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.