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Jerry Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jerry?

In 2016 the less frequently given name Jerry, ranked the 506th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #14 for the first time in 1940 and as recently as 1941.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1947 with 18,790 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Jerry in any given year was 92 in 1888.

Jerry, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1896-1900, 1906-1916, and 1919-1942, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1947-1956, 1961-1967, 1969-1978, 1979-1984, 1989-1995, 1996-2002, and 2007-2010.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jerry?

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

The name Jerry still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Jerry is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Jerry (Girl)Jerry (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 < 5 -- 589 506
2015 < 5 -- 595 491
2014 < 5 -- 653 452
2013 < 5 -- 635 449
2012 < 5 -- 616 445
2011 < 5 -- 722 393
2010 < 5 -- 748 383
2009 < 5 -- 818 370
2008 8 13,107 1,045 319
2007 < 5 -- 991 323
2006 < 5 -- 1,008 318
2005 5 17,624 1,040 315
2004 7 13,362 1,086 293
2003 6 14,656 1,086 286
2002 7 12,783 1,038 287
2001 6 14,293 1,252 261
2000 10 9,473 1,246 264
1999 9 9,839 1,299 246
1998 6 13,140 1,397 228
1997 15 6,307 1,457 212
1996 12 7,331 1,607 194
1995 16 5,800 1,516 200
1994 16 5,829 1,613 192
1993 17 5,522 1,727 186
1992 18 5,360 1,769 183
1991 18 5,268 1,999 160
1990 23 4,291 2,184 146
1989 25 3,937 2,165 142
1988 36 2,896 2,262 130
1987 34 2,870 2,233 125
1986 31 3,005 2,267 121
1985 48 2,188 2,422 116
1984 34 2,696 2,456 111
1983 42 2,285 2,756 103
1982 56 1,904 2,942 100
1981 31 2,878 3,056 97
1980 57 1,894 3,192 94
1979 44 2,226 3,445 85
1978 53 1,872 3,430 82
1977 46 2,073 3,750 75
1976 68 1,518 4,070 67
1975 74 1,420 4,313 65
1974 61 1,568 4,664 61
1973 81 1,281 5,096 57
1972 93 1,166 5,602 53
1971 94 1,205 6,572 50
1970 116 1,057 7,424 45
1969 97 1,125 7,289 45
1968 109 1,003 7,454 44
1967 110 974 7,780 41
1966 101 1,034 8,424 41
1965 114 961 9,022 41
1964 139 881 9,616 40
1963 119 975 10,193 38
1962 161 827 10,579 38
1961 126 961 11,373 37
1960 158 829 11,837 37
1959 192 728 12,314 36
1958 212 679 12,918 35
1957 236 639 13,270 35
1956 215 654 12,612 35
1955 217 631 12,974 33
1954 247 569 13,659 31
1953 275 517 13,901 29
1952 265 520 14,449 26
1951 315 470 15,165 24
1950 352 429 15,270 24
1949 344 426 15,864 23
1948 433 380 16,808 21
1947 469 370 18,790 20
1946 475 346 17,563 20
1945 414 335 14,700 20
1944 540 292 16,279 19
1943 626 281 17,730 17
1942 610 276 17,479 16
1941 547 272 16,804 14
1940 522 272 15,198 14
1939 506 275 13,731 16
1938 469 290 12,170 17
1937 422 300 10,299 17
1936 446 287 9,272 18
1935 414 297 8,449 22
1934 382 320 7,131 25
1933 390 316 6,066 31
1932 375 328 5,302 34
1931 385 324 4,370 43
1930 362 346 3,891 51
1929 276 399 2,989 61
1928 281 402 2,590 79
1927 254 433 2,217 93
1926 226 450 1,932 97
1925 232 455 1,625 107
1924 217 472 1,468 123
1923 192 503 1,276 131
1922 167 551 1,197 135
1921 165 555 1,114 141
1920 167 553 1,043 144
1919 142 589 917 147
1918 140 602 986 147
1917 103 673 861 150
1916 112 639 885 145
1915 80 744 801 147
1914 54 792 649 144
1913 43 806 493 150
1912 43 764 405 147
1911 37 715 238 140
1910 33 746 251 131
1909 16 1,031 192 138
1908 20 896 198 128
1907 15 1,014 165 141
1906 17 904 146 142
1905 12 1,126 177 121
1904 8 1,419 177 120
1903 7 1,503 112 158
1902 10 1,171 148 130
1901 < 5 -- 116 142
1900 15 995 205 113
1899 7 1,326 111 142
1898 < 5 -- 143 128
1897 < 5 -- 118 138
1896 < 5 -- 94 171
1895 < 5 -- 102 152
1894 < 5 -- 127 125
1893 < 5 -- 118 128
1892 < 5 -- 117 139
1891 < 5 -- 107 128
1890 < 5 -- 103 137
1889 < 5 -- 110 129
1888 < 5 -- 92 163
1887 < 5 -- 98 131
1886 < 5 -- 125 118
1885 < 5 -- 115 119
1884 < 5 -- 121 120
1883 < 5 -- 107 119
1882 < 5 -- 105 132
1881 < 5 -- 97 122
1880 < 5 -- 136 99

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.