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Jefferson Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jefferson?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Jefferson, ranked the 680th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Jefferson has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #253 in 1891.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2009 with 444 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Jefferson in any given year was 11 in 1899.

Jefferson, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1903-1907, 1908-1915, 1948-1951, 1952-1955, 1956-1959, 1965-1970, 1996-1999, and 2001-2007, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1890-1893, 1894-1897, and 1980-1983.

Jefferson's popularity has been moving upward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Jefferson has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jefferson?

Jefferson's popularity is at a very high point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Jefferson still has a solid footing but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Jefferso. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 364 680
2017 353 695
2016 431 619
2015 378 672
2014 438 609
2013 414 610
2012 394 617
2011 325 704
2010 363 662
2009 444 587
2008 419 600
2007 417 602
2006 359 645
2005 348 630
2004 310 659
2003 249 731
2002 254 706
2001 225 762
2000 243 717
1999 287 628
1998 227 723
1997 236 684
1996 236 691
1995 241 682
1994 225 695
1993 266 633
1992 209 713
1991 224 678
1990 206 708
1989 186 726
1988 170 720
1987 145 761
1986 153 732
1985 170 682
1984 159 689
1983 139 733
1982 158 690
1981 180 634
1980 175 658
1979 175 644
1978 164 656
1977 161 665
1976 194 587
1975 177 614
1974 234 516
1973 286 462
1972 233 515
1971 266 496
1970 277 489
1969 246 492
1968 214 518
1967 208 518
1966 186 560
1965 171 585
1964 205 551
1963 179 589
1962 214 544
1961 223 531
1960 173 597
1959 233 516
1958 192 558
1957 159 608
1956 159 604
1955 197 521
1954 177 549
1953 155 577
1952 153 567
1951 162 532
1950 147 559
1949 132 593
1948 124 611
1947 138 576
1946 121 584
1945 105 594
1944 119 556
1943 98 644
1942 101 634
1941 104 581
1940 102 587
1939 88 624
1938 61 789
1937 73 703
1936 67 739
1935 101 578
1934 105 577
1933 86 626
1932 119 539
1931 107 570
1930 100 617
1929 94 631
1928 109 593
1927 129 545
1926 142 510
1925 143 510
1924 177 462
1923 159 483
1922 160 491
1921 162 484
1920 154 488
1919 146 493
1918 149 489
1917 152 463
1916 109 548
1915 150 447
1914 105 473
1913 92 449
1912 64 498
1911 47 421
1910 25 575
1909 24 537
1908 25 506
1907 32 400
1906 25 448
1905 22 486
1904 21 473
1903 20 477
1902 24 421
1901 27 354
1900 24 475
1899 11 638
1898 38 313
1897 17 486
1896 23 411
1895 28 351
1894 30 325
1893 25 364
1892 40 291
1891 40 253
1890 39 275
1889 39 269
1888 33 313
1887 32 296
1886 34 296
1885 38 269
1884 39 274
1883 32 291
1882 34 296
1881 31 287
1880 43 255

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.