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Jesse Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jesse?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Jesse, ranked the 186th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Jesse has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #26 was reached for the first time in 1882 and as recently as 1887.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1981 with 10,451 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Jesse was 388 in 1903.

Jesse, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1911-1916, 1937-1940, 1944-1947, and 1967-1981, whereas 1994-2000, and 2004-2013 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Jesse has steadily decreased in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Jesse lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jesse?

Jesse's popularity is at a low point when measured against its most notable year.

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

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   Jesse (Girl)Jesse (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 75 2,397 2,074 186
2016 66 2,643 2,290 174
2015 64 2,746 2,339 178
2014 72 2,491 2,452 173
2013 70 2,541 2,560 156
2012 79 2,361 2,698 150
2011 81 2,307 2,965 140
2010 107 1,888 3,273 124
2009 107 1,949 3,675 112
2008 120 1,810 3,947 110
2007 117 1,817 4,125 107
2006 122 1,712 4,365 102
2005 173 1,295 4,744 89
2004 181 1,226 4,759 94
2003 172 1,230 4,599 94
2002 190 1,108 4,430 90
2001 195 1,087 4,220 90
2000 282 807 4,483 90
1999 355 651 5,003 82
1998 271 792 5,440 70
1997 263 792 5,917 63
1996 289 725 7,075 51
1995 367 608 7,493 46
1994 357 621 8,682 45
1993 336 662 8,262 48
1992 312 694 8,560 50
1991 338 651 8,365 51
1990 347 648 8,982 48
1989 314 653 8,855 50
1988 318 624 7,908 55
1987 322 605 7,981 55
1986 353 565 8,541 48
1985 279 654 8,217 51
1984 287 620 7,606 50
1983 257 670 8,468 46
1982 308 591 9,505 43
1981 380 518 10,451 37
1980 292 625 8,381 45
1979 227 730 6,685 50
1978 190 790 6,109 51
1977 163 882 5,820 55
1976 136 944 5,304 55
1975 118 1,025 4,435 64
1974 82 1,303 4,105 67
1973 61 1,531 3,448 75
1972 52 1,703 3,227 88
1971 51 1,760 3,005 107
1970 52 1,741 2,770 119
1969 51 1,694 2,378 128
1968 28 2,319 2,151 134
1967 30 2,185 2,185 135
1966 39 1,838 2,314 132
1965 22 2,635 2,213 139
1964 30 2,216 2,188 151
1963 31 2,151 2,231 149
1962 29 2,232 2,274 149
1961 36 1,932 2,302 150
1960 34 1,962 2,378 150
1959 15 3,164 2,433 143
1958 21 2,536 2,486 142
1957 24 2,309 2,738 133
1956 26 2,170 2,620 126
1955 25 2,186 2,779 122
1954 26 2,101 2,760 119
1953 27 1,982 2,819 114
1952 37 1,593 2,727 112
1951 37 1,565 2,669 115
1950 28 1,808 2,607 114
1949 20 2,241 2,705 110
1948 21 2,153 2,702 108
1947 27 1,880 2,752 107
1946 14 2,670 2,466 109
1945 21 1,852 2,187 104
1944 22 1,826 2,309 102
1943 24 1,765 2,426 105
1942 24 1,730 2,393 100
1941 17 2,049 2,188 99
1940 25 1,566 2,206 93
1939 27 1,445 2,009 99
1938 29 1,396 1,908 107
1937 19 1,813 1,867 102
1936 19 1,766 1,825 104
1935 29 1,369 1,867 104
1934 23 1,574 1,853 102
1933 24 1,531 1,801 100
1932 31 1,333 1,863 99
1931 35 1,235 1,898 97
1930 28 1,481 2,035 94
1929 42 1,143 2,029 94
1928 41 1,195 2,171 91
1927 45 1,148 2,319 89
1926 53 1,026 2,296 87
1925 52 1,057 2,375 85
1924 55 1,053 2,290 86
1923 36 1,314 2,388 83
1922 35 1,351 2,396 81
1921 45 1,140 2,486 77
1920 36 1,294 2,419 79
1919 48 1,046 2,356 77
1918 56 962 2,433 78
1917 25 1,532 2,200 79
1916 31 1,315 2,230 77
1915 43 1,019 2,111 77
1914 26 1,211 1,457 82
1913 31 970 1,214 79
1912 27 990 1,106 74
1911 16 1,141 596 72
1910 11 1,468 590 60
1909 18 979 517 59
1908 8 1,610 482 62
1907 10 1,340 466 63
1906 15 983 436 57
1905 23 769 443 54
1904 12 1,076 443 53
1903 16 879 388 57
1902 15 920 437 50
1901 13 939 411 49
1900 10 1,267 536 50
1899 17 800 423 47
1898 15 900 476 47
1897 10 1,066 529 38
1896 15 857 586 35
1895 11 1,016 577 35
1894 11 976 567 38
1893 12 880 541 36
1892 14 812 602 35
1891 11 865 519 35
1890 10 902 576 33
1889 14 704 576 31
1888 12 769 637 32
1887 10 764 601 26
1886 6 1,034 614 30
1885 15 564 556 31
1884 14 571 670 27
1883 6 865 584 28
1882 5 969 660 26
1881 5 880 536 27
1880 5 877 569 28

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.