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Joan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Joan?

In 2018 the rare name Joan, ranked the 1,727th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #5 was reached for the first time in 1931 and as recently as 1933.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1932 with 21,045 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Joan was 6 in 1883.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Joan occurred roughly during the years 1885-1892, 1894-1900, 1901-1905, 1906-1932, and 2011-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1932-1940, 1942-1945, 1961-1976, 1990-1996, and 2003-2007.

Joan became more popular as a boys name in 2000.

For a number of years, the name Joan has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Joan for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Joan?

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

The name Joan is still rare but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Joan (Girl)Joan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 118 1,727 178 1,093
2017 127 1,684 172 1,117
2016 112 1,839 188 1,046
2015 99 1,998 170 1,125
2014 75 2,425 150 1,217
2013 72 2,491 167 1,104
2012 79 2,363 140 1,258
2011 63 2,779 144 1,212
2010 61 2,850 150 1,196
2009 70 2,624 178 1,060
2008 68 2,704 173 1,080
2007 67 2,728 217 913
2006 80 2,359 188 989
2005 105 1,852 173 995
2004 94 1,974 161 1,020
2003 104 1,804 139 1,105
2002 111 1,658 221 782
2001 141 1,355 186 865
2000 163 1,221 170 911
1999 125 1,411 92 1,316
1998 129 1,355 91 1,306
1997 144 1,241 113 1,121
1996 135 1,281 66 1,525
1995 161 1,103 41 2,043
1994 171 1,063 43 1,946
1993 215 897 46 1,837
1992 251 802 43 1,896
1991 256 801 38 1,999
1990 270 763 46 1,740
1989 280 707 36 2,007
1988 280 688 37 1,833
1987 279 667 33 1,916
1986 285 647 26 2,186
1985 316 601 23 2,323
1984 327 565 19 2,575
1983 347 539 15 2,989
1982 361 538 23 2,232
1981 402 499 17 2,722
1980 422 491 18 2,669
1979 401 502 14 3,076
1978 421 470 14 2,984
1977 433 457 15 2,837
1976 461 434 13 3,012
1975 550 378 10 3,534
1974 579 371 17 2,401
1973 579 367 11 3,118
1972 729 322 14 2,589
1971 1,022 280 17 2,321
1970 1,307 241 15 2,444
1969 1,566 200 14 2,359
1968 1,784 182 30 1,444
1967 2,306 149 15 2,083
1966 2,724 132 17 1,923
1965 3,281 116 19 1,834
1964 4,148 99 30 1,449
1963 4,560 95 26 1,564
1962 4,880 95 22 1,733
1961 5,548 89 19 1,909
1960 5,879 80 29 1,500
1959 6,337 76 32 1,393
1958 6,779 68 20 1,803
1957 7,581 60 31 1,420
1956 8,080 52 25 1,588
1955 8,553 47 31 1,386
1954 9,518 40 31 1,369
1953 9,774 37 29 1,419
1952 10,277 37 25 1,533
1951 9,404 39 22 1,621
1950 8,862 40 28 1,379
1949 9,205 36 39 1,137
1948 9,272 37 19 1,735
1947 11,273 30 26 1,465
1946 11,219 28 29 1,315
1945 10,395 25 24 1,360
1944 11,922 22 53 872
1943 13,228 21 53 919
1942 14,514 18 67 788
1941 13,383 17 75 716
1940 13,286 14 63 784
1939 14,140 11 65 751
1938 14,302 10 71 726
1937 15,299 9 88 620
1936 17,069 7 80 658
1935 18,223 7 90 619
1934 19,464 7 85 656
1933 19,290 5 64 765
1932 21,045 5 88 644
1931 19,117 5 81 666
1930 15,479 8 68 778
1929 11,665 13 55 910
1928 7,855 27 36 1,201
1927 6,032 41 33 1,284
1926 4,995 51 27 1,419
1925 4,030 66 27 1,436
1924 3,023 95 15 2,170
1923 2,304 117 18 1,906
1922 2,010 127 16 2,098
1921 1,791 142 11 2,713
1920 1,647 143 16 2,094
1919 1,248 174 16 2,017
1918 1,384 160 9 2,990
1917 1,048 182 13 2,234
1916 823 212 10 2,639
1915 784 210 7 3,226
1914 578 217 6 3,085
1913 412 238 < 5 --
1912 317 250 5 2,722
1911 233 254 7 1,470
1910 196 277 < 5 --
1909 142 303 < 5 --
1908 104 354 < 5 --
1907 109 336 < 5 --
1906 94 343 < 5 --
1905 104 332 < 5 --
1904 73 387 < 5 --
1903 63 402 5 1,210
1902 65 388 < 5 --
1901 52 418 < 5 --
1900 57 443 < 5 --
1899 28 584 < 5 --
1898 40 487 < 5 --
1897 33 516 < 5 --
1896 31 541 < 5 --
1895 28 569 < 5 --
1894 21 651 < 5 --
1893 22 619 < 5 --
1892 32 484 < 5 --
1891 14 736 < 5 --
1890 18 628 < 5 --
1889 21 562 < 5 --
1888 14 704 < 5 --
1887 15 600 < 5 --
1886 16 563 < 5 --
1885 9 772 < 5 --
1884 11 661 < 5 --
1883 6 867 < 5 --
1882 11 582 < 5 --
1881 6 784 < 5 --
1880 12 508 < 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.