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Jeffrey Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jeffrey?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Jeffrey, ranked the 331st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Jeffrey has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #9 in 1966.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1962 with 33,521 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Jeffrey in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1909.

Jeffrey, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1911-1915, 1918-1922, 1925-1928, and 1931-1962, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1962-1967, 1968-1976, 1977-2011, and 2012-2017.

Jeffrey's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Jeffrey has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jeffrey?

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

The name Jeffrey is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Jeffrey (Girl)Jeffrey (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 1,003 331
2017 < 5 -- 1,052 324
2016 < 5 -- 1,169 301
2015 < 5 -- 1,258 290
2014 < 5 -- 1,377 266
2013 < 5 -- 1,405 256
2012 5 18,007 1,505 240
2011 < 5 -- 1,438 246
2010 < 5 -- 1,623 221
2009 < 5 -- 1,718 216
2008 < 5 -- 1,997 198
2007 < 5 -- 2,127 191
2006 < 5 -- 2,266 180
2005 < 5 -- 2,424 171
2004 12 8,937 2,723 148
2003 5 16,852 2,883 140
2002 8 11,553 2,999 132
2001 6 14,282 3,207 119
2000 7 12,350 3,563 104
1999 10 9,088 3,814 100
1998 6 13,122 4,188 91
1997 10 8,622 4,583 84
1996 9 9,118 5,263 72
1995 12 7,238 5,730 64
1994 17 5,558 6,525 55
1993 17 5,518 7,536 53
1992 34 3,296 8,471 51
1991 28 3,761 9,895 45
1990 40 2,867 10,979 43
1989 40 2,782 12,012 37
1988 78 1,666 12,394 36
1987 78 1,595 13,477 32
1986 91 1,410 13,649 32
1985 104 1,291 14,498 29
1984 96 1,297 14,762 28
1983 114 1,162 15,657 28
1982 98 1,296 16,038 29
1981 91 1,366 15,932 29
1980 94 1,344 16,384 27
1979 91 1,355 16,873 24
1978 99 1,249 17,001 19
1977 81 1,386 17,485 19
1976 81 1,336 17,023 17
1975 81 1,337 18,331 14
1974 96 1,171 19,326 15
1973 88 1,211 19,225 17
1972 99 1,122 21,686 17
1971 112 1,077 25,847 12
1970 140 923 30,153 11
1969 114 1,021 28,979 11
1968 112 985 28,368 11
1967 116 947 28,091 13
1966 86 1,146 30,202 9
1965 69 1,312 29,587 10
1964 83 1,214 30,732 10
1963 99 1,094 31,719 10
1962 79 1,242 33,521 10
1961 84 1,206 32,010 11
1960 84 1,190 28,830 14
1959 60 1,389 26,261 16
1958 60 1,369 24,212 21
1957 46 1,595 23,957 21
1956 42 1,646 23,272 19
1955 36 1,751 22,510 20
1954 34 1,788 19,057 23
1953 39 1,572 15,943 25
1952 20 2,360 12,013 31
1951 13 3,009 9,715 35
1950 22 2,079 7,647 43
1949 25 1,939 6,986 48
1948 22 2,097 5,928 58
1947 21 2,162 5,665 66
1946 14 2,665 4,125 78
1945 14 2,388 2,782 91
1944 6 4,267 2,327 101
1943 9 3,358 2,170 116
1942 5 4,943 2,056 116
1941 7 3,753 1,500 134
1940 < 5 -- 799 183
1939 < 5 -- 378 284
1938 < 5 -- 157 463
1937 < 5 -- 87 624
1936 < 5 -- 69 722
1935 < 5 -- 43 975
1934 < 5 -- 47 925
1933 < 5 -- 36 1,097
1932 < 5 -- 37 1,117
1931 < 5 -- 17 1,805
1930 < 5 -- 34 1,226
1929 < 5 -- 19 1,757
1928 < 5 -- 36 1,200
1927 < 5 -- 26 1,495
1926 < 5 -- 27 1,418
1925 < 5 -- 26 1,476
1924 < 5 -- 31 1,341
1923 < 5 -- 27 1,447
1922 < 5 -- 30 1,358
1921 < 5 -- 19 1,865
1920 < 5 -- 22 1,666
1919 < 5 -- 22 1,600
1918 < 5 -- 16 2,035
1917 < 5 -- 18 1,781
1916 < 5 -- 21 1,571
1915 < 5 -- 21 1,533
1914 < 5 -- 11 2,038
1913 < 5 -- 13 1,540
1912 < 5 -- 12 1,477
1911 < 5 -- 6 1,635
1910 < 5 -- 7 1,370
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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.