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Jimmy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jimmy?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Jimmy, ranked the 591st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #41 was reached for the first time in 1944 and as recently as 1945.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 7,877 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Jimmy was less than 5, most recently in 1887.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Jimmy occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1902-1906, 1909-1937, 1938-1943, and 1944-1947, whereas 1947-1950, 1960-1966, 1968-1975, 1990-1994, 1995-1998, and 2008-2012 were years of successive downward movement.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jimmy?

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

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

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

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   Jimmy (Girl)Jimmy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 456 591
2016 < 5 -- 517 554
2015 < 5 -- 486 576
2014 < 5 -- 534 522
2013 < 5 -- 572 480
2012 < 5 -- 588 463
2011 < 5 -- 665 419
2010 < 5 -- 770 373
2009 < 5 -- 822 368
2008 < 5 -- 881 355
2007 < 5 -- 961 332
2006 < 5 -- 988 325
2005 < 5 -- 1,085 303
2004 < 5 -- 1,133 280
2003 < 5 -- 1,126 278
2002 5 16,628 1,169 267
2001 < 5 -- 1,106 277
2000 5 16,139 1,189 272
1999 < 5 -- 1,097 272
1998 7 11,679 1,088 265
1997 5 14,750 1,228 244
1996 5 14,487 1,361 223
1995 < 5 -- 1,355 220
1994 10 8,412 1,373 210
1993 9 9,055 1,527 199
1992 8 9,883 1,555 200
1991 6 12,145 1,729 185
1990 17 5,388 1,786 172
1989 15 5,660 1,745 175
1988 18 4,728 1,732 160
1987 16 4,939 1,810 155
1986 24 3,589 1,820 150
1985 20 4,037 1,866 149
1984 22 3,651 2,069 134
1983 20 3,863 2,089 126
1982 18 4,236 2,091 132
1981 21 3,786 2,097 129
1980 15 4,827 2,205 126
1979 26 3,187 2,233 123
1978 25 3,144 2,171 118
1977 23 3,311 2,638 98
1976 31 2,566 2,498 101
1975 22 3,203 2,360 111
1974 26 2,786 2,568 99
1973 22 3,059 2,733 95
1972 24 2,845 2,931 97
1971 34 2,304 3,318 93
1970 35 2,249 3,656 86
1969 31 2,313 3,759 79
1968 33 2,103 3,809 77
1967 41 1,828 4,024 74
1966 22 2,617 4,235 77
1965 24 2,501 4,530 81
1964 34 2,052 4,914 78
1963 26 2,390 5,041 78
1962 42 1,766 5,521 75
1961 37 1,903 5,742 71
1960 32 2,034 5,814 69
1959 39 1,776 5,834 69
1958 32 1,962 5,602 73
1957 41 1,692 5,667 77
1956 35 1,816 5,341 78
1955 39 1,650 5,028 78
1954 28 2,001 5,338 74
1953 31 1,799 5,299 72
1952 33 1,724 5,317 71
1951 32 1,717 5,687 62
1950 35 1,591 5,761 55
1949 34 1,612 6,418 53
1948 32 1,654 6,923 50
1947 57 1,195 7,877 44
1946 30 1,636 7,128 42
1945 37 1,323 6,155 41
1944 43 1,212 6,325 41
1943 39 1,313 6,441 42
1942 32 1,459 5,948 47
1941 31 1,401 5,331 45
1940 31 1,361 4,962 44
1939 26 1,494 4,751 43
1938 33 1,277 4,730 45
1937 38 1,168 4,516 45
1936 32 1,279 4,208 46
1935 35 1,211 4,173 47
1934 42 1,089 3,696 56
1933 35 1,211 2,929 64
1932 52 981 2,460 76
1931 30 1,355 2,128 89
1930 30 1,418 1,800 102
1929 24 1,618 1,489 115
1928 31 1,410 1,227 138
1927 26 1,646 992 158
1926 28 1,559 882 166
1925 31 1,483 708 199
1924 23 1,836 529 250
1923 14 2,531 439 268
1922 11 3,048 381 288
1921 6 4,766 361 297
1920 13 2,662 324 325
1919 15 2,321 239 374
1918 19 1,994 198 416
1917 8 3,513 177 427
1916 14 2,314 172 431
1915 11 2,615 136 472
1914 8 2,753 103 478
1913 11 1,957 94 443
1912 < 5 -- 79 442
1911 5 2,663 45 433
1910 < 5 -- 51 361
1909 < 5 -- 40 380
1908 < 5 -- 33 417
1907 < 5 -- 29 431
1906 < 5 -- 43 318
1905 < 5 -- 25 441
1904 < 5 -- 28 398
1903 < 5 -- 26 387
1902 < 5 -- 18 516
1901 < 5 -- 18 458
1900 < 5 -- 42 332
1899 < 5 -- 14 531
1898 < 5 -- 17 515
1897 < 5 -- 10 705
1896 < 5 -- 14 569
1895 < 5 -- 12 626
1894 < 5 -- 15 528
1893 < 5 -- 9 733
1892 < 5 -- 9 771
1891 < 5 -- 12 539
1890 < 5 -- 11 619
1889 < 5 -- 5 1,040
1888 < 5 -- 5 1,109
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- 7 817
1883 < 5 -- 7 765
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.