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Jim Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jim?

In 2018 the rare name Jim, ranked the 2,997th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #45 was reached in 1882.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1959 with 5,688 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Jim in any given year was 37 in 2017.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Jim occurred roughly during the years 1909-1917, 1922-1934, 1936-1942, 1943-1947, and 1955-1959, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1947-1951, 1963-1975, 1981-1985, 1994-1999, 2006-2009, and 2012-2015.

For a number of years, the name Jim has been spiralling downward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Jim has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jim?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

The name Jim is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Jim (Girl)Jim (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 39 2,997
2017 < 5 -- 37 3,145
2016 < 5 -- 43 2,804
2015 < 5 -- 42 2,825
2014 < 5 -- 63 2,161
2013 < 5 -- 60 2,184
2012 < 5 -- 57 2,277
2011 < 5 -- 61 2,156
2010 < 5 -- 64 2,105
2009 < 5 -- 61 2,192
2008 < 5 -- 88 1,727
2007 < 5 -- 79 1,836
2006 < 5 -- 97 1,542
2005 < 5 -- 92 1,540
2004 < 5 -- 102 1,400
2003 < 5 -- 101 1,351
2002 < 5 -- 117 1,197
2001 < 5 -- 105 1,270
2000 < 5 -- 119 1,164
1999 < 5 -- 104 1,219
1998 < 5 -- 123 1,069
1997 < 5 -- 130 995
1996 < 5 -- 157 875
1995 < 5 -- 158 861
1994 < 5 -- 170 812
1993 < 5 -- 167 820
1992 < 5 -- 194 742
1991 < 5 -- 184 753
1990 < 5 -- 217 687
1989 < 5 -- 193 709
1988 < 5 -- 215 645
1987 < 5 -- 240 583
1986 < 5 -- 222 597
1985 < 5 -- 207 608
1984 5 11,100 255 543
1983 < 5 -- 278 503
1982 < 5 -- 313 482
1981 < 5 -- 321 464
1980 < 5 -- 303 484
1979 < 5 -- 369 415
1978 < 5 -- 359 410
1977 < 5 -- 408 391
1976 < 5 -- 419 374
1975 < 5 -- 441 371
1974 < 5 -- 541 326
1973 5 8,944 586 302
1972 < 5 -- 709 274
1971 8 6,247 934 245
1970 < 5 -- 1,258 204
1969 11 4,549 1,428 190
1968 7 5,872 1,503 177
1967 11 4,152 1,808 151
1966 5 6,993 2,199 136
1965 9 4,632 2,772 117
1964 10 4,473 3,647 101
1963 7 5,563 4,235 92
1962 10 4,377 4,711 85
1961 10 4,366 5,348 78
1960 8 4,939 5,551 75
1959 9 4,442 5,688 70
1958 12 3,630 4,916 87
1957 8 4,687 3,542 106
1956 5 6,357 2,191 148
1955 7 4,931 1,703 166
1954 10 3,832 1,592 174
1953 7 4,787 1,535 174
1952 < 5 -- 1,523 172
1951 7 4,578 1,595 164
1950 6 4,986 1,930 139
1949 6 4,935 2,725 108
1948 11 3,234 3,808 86
1947 13 2,969 4,640 77
1946 12 2,955 4,336 73
1945 12 2,664 3,623 68
1944 16 2,238 3,745 67
1943 13 2,630 3,678 75
1942 15 2,349 3,515 74
1941 9 3,117 2,843 80
1940 15 2,154 2,714 78
1939 16 2,075 2,636 75
1938 13 2,384 2,498 81
1937 8 3,288 2,348 83
1936 7 3,536 2,267 85
1935 15 2,152 2,244 90
1934 16 2,038 2,206 90
1933 13 2,327 1,876 98
1932 14 2,303 1,764 104
1931 15 2,152 1,522 116
1930 17 2,063 1,463 125
1929 21 1,787 1,291 132
1928 21 1,862 1,235 137
1927 20 1,981 1,293 136
1926 13 2,629 1,166 143
1925 13 2,692 1,123 147
1924 16 2,365 991 160
1923 15 2,406 868 167
1922 19 2,060 881 169
1921 14 2,561 879 165
1920 10 3,222 838 165
1919 16 2,194 848 158
1918 23 1,724 827 165
1917 15 2,256 774 163
1916 17 1,990 684 177
1915 20 1,704 668 170
1914 10 2,342 513 174
1913 9 2,234 473 154
1912 6 2,794 401 149
1911 8 1,866 245 134
1910 13 1,295 331 100
1909 8 1,673 259 105
1908 5 2,266 220 117
1907 5 2,210 281 90
1906 < 5 -- 261 90
1905 6 1,804 236 95
1904 < 5 -- 266 85
1903 < 5 -- 257 84
1902 < 5 -- 300 77
1901 < 5 -- 239 81
1900 9 1,367 399 68
1899 5 1,722 261 71
1898 < 5 -- 269 77
1897 < 5 -- 252 75
1896 9 1,169 281 71
1895 5 1,710 279 71
1894 < 5 -- 287 70
1893 6 1,351 255 74
1892 8 1,126 334 64
1891 6 1,268 288 63
1890 7 1,144 336 62
1889 < 5 -- 328 58
1888 5 1,377 362 56
1887 < 5 -- 339 50
1886 < 5 -- 389 49
1885 < 5 -- 370 46
1884 < 5 -- 346 55
1883 < 5 -- 322 52
1882 < 5 -- 396 45
1881 < 5 -- 323 47
1880 < 5 -- 345 49

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.