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Joan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Joan?

In 2017 the uncommon name Joan, ranked the 1,680th 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 2011-2016, 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
2017 127 1,680 171 1,117
2016 112 1,838 188 1,046
2015 99 1,998 170 1,125
2014 75 2,424 150 1,217
2013 72 2,491 167 1,103
2012 79 2,362 140 1,258
2011 63 2,778 144 1,212
2010 61 2,849 150 1,196
2009 70 2,624 178 1,060
2008 68 2,704 173 1,080
2007 67 2,727 217 913
2006 80 2,356 188 989
2005 105 1,852 173 995
2004 94 1,974 161 1,020
2003 104 1,804 139 1,104
2002 111 1,658 221 782
2001 141 1,355 186 865
2000 163 1,221 169 913
1999 125 1,411 92 1,316
1998 129 1,355 91 1,306
1997 144 1,241 113 1,122
1996 135 1,281 66 1,525
1995 161 1,103 41 2,043
1994 172 1,057 43 1,946
1993 215 897 46 1,838
1992 251 802 43 1,895
1991 256 801 38 1,999
1990 270 763 46 1,739
1989 280 707 37 1,970
1988 280 688 37 1,832
1987 279 667 33 1,916
1986 285 647 26 2,186
1985 316 601 23 2,323
1984 327 564 19 2,575
1983 347 539 15 2,988
1982 361 538 23 2,232
1981 402 499 17 2,721
1980 421 492 18 2,669
1979 401 502 14 3,077
1978 421 470 14 2,983
1977 432 457 15 2,837
1976 461 434 13 3,011
1975 550 378 10 3,533
1974 579 371 17 2,401
1973 578 367 11 3,118
1972 729 322 14 2,590
1971 1,022 280 17 2,322
1970 1,307 241 15 2,443
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 1,922
1965 3,282 116 19 1,834
1964 4,148 99 30 1,449
1963 4,560 95 26 1,563
1962 4,881 94 22 1,733
1961 5,548 89 19 1,909
1960 5,879 80 29 1,501
1959 6,338 76 32 1,394
1958 6,779 68 20 1,803
1957 7,583 60 31 1,420
1956 8,078 52 25 1,588
1955 8,554 47 31 1,384
1954 9,518 40 31 1,366
1953 9,772 37 29 1,417
1952 10,277 37 25 1,535
1951 9,404 39 22 1,620
1950 8,863 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 10,396 25 24 1,360
1944 11,921 22 53 872
1943 13,228 21 53 919
1942 14,513 18 67 788
1941 13,382 17 75 715
1940 13,287 14 63 784
1939 14,140 11 65 751
1938 14,302 10 71 726
1937 15,298 9 88 620
1936 17,068 7 80 658
1935 18,224 7 90 619
1934 19,463 7 85 656
1933 19,289 5 64 765
1932 21,045 5 88 644
1931 19,116 5 81 666
1930 15,480 8 68 778
1929 11,664 13 55 910
1928 7,856 27 36 1,201
1927 6,032 41 33 1,283
1926 4,995 51 27 1,419
1925 4,029 66 27 1,436
1924 3,023 95 15 2,169
1923 2,305 117 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.