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Joe Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Joe?

In 2016 the less frequently given name Joe, ranked the 618th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Joe has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 20, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1880.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1936 with 8,022 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Joe in any given year was 431 in 2016.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Joe occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1904-1918, 1932-1936, and 1954-1957, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1964-1967, 1969-1974, 1980-1983, and 1990-1995.

The popularity trend for Joe has steadily decreased for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Joe has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Joe?

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

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

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

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   Joe (Girl)Joe (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 < 5 -- 431 618
2015 < 5 -- 457 596
2014 < 5 -- 488 569
2013 < 5 -- 473 555
2012 < 5 -- 492 530
2011 < 5 -- 533 491
2010 < 5 -- 592 451
2009 < 5 -- 605 453
2008 < 5 -- 722 410
2007 5 18,886 731 402
2006 < 5 -- 808 371
2005 < 5 -- 795 371
2004 < 5 -- 819 346
2003 < 5 -- 898 327
2002 < 5 -- 917 311
2001 6 14,316 959 302
2000 < 5 -- 918 315
1999 < 5 -- 967 297
1998 5 15,198 1,007 285
1997 6 12,791 1,012 277
1996 11 7,820 1,055 266
1995 10 8,359 1,076 261
1994 6 12,470 1,205 243
1993 7 11,081 1,254 231
1992 10 8,350 1,393 220
1991 10 8,238 1,464 213
1990 11 7,533 1,459 209
1989 17 5,143 1,492 195
1988 20 4,381 1,472 187
1987 20 4,179 1,488 184
1986 23 3,686 1,537 173
1985 24 3,560 1,591 169
1984 22 3,652 1,592 167
1983 20 3,863 1,615 163
1982 19 4,081 1,872 149
1981 34 2,678 1,860 149
1980 20 3,900 1,989 141
1979 28 3,019 1,965 136
1978 39 2,330 2,036 128
1977 43 2,171 2,122 128
1976 34 2,404 2,170 118
1975 39 2,181 2,238 116
1974 48 1,827 2,346 113
1973 45 1,863 2,521 105
1972 54 1,658 2,824 101
1971 56 1,649 3,152 101
1970 68 1,482 3,571 90
1969 69 1,390 3,620 83
1968 80 1,229 3,527 85
1967 63 1,387 3,718 85
1966 92 1,099 4,332 74
1965 77 1,232 4,837 71
1964 90 1,164 5,814 62
1963 94 1,131 6,383 58
1962 102 1,070 6,780 60
1961 108 1,056 7,057 60
1960 129 942 7,310 57
1959 153 828 7,390 57
1958 160 794 7,065 56
1957 172 760 6,762 57
1956 197 684 6,123 63
1955 183 694 5,853 68
1954 215 620 5,868 67
1953 191 649 5,798 66
1952 174 671 5,889 63
1951 196 613 5,828 57
1950 204 591 6,038 54
1949 217 569 6,529 52
1948 203 586 7,289 47
1947 227 565 7,900 43
1946 220 532 7,536 37
1945 193 527 6,624 36
1944 202 508 7,058 33
1943 229 489 7,307 35
1942 237 478 7,382 33
1941 227 459 7,147 30
1940 217 454 7,221 28
1939 249 428 7,190 27
1938 239 433 7,438 28
1937 226 434 7,742 25
1936 244 412 8,022 23
1935 224 429 7,553 25
1934 265 399 7,084 26
1933 249 406 6,413 27
1932 244 421 6,696 29
1931 228 430 6,445 29
1930 249 417 6,876 27
1929 218 447 6,596 30
1928 212 472 6,680 30
1927 230 460 6,539 30
1926 212 476 6,336 33
1925 158 571 6,106 34
1924 152 606 6,044 35
1923 143 614 6,005 35
1922 149 590 6,092 35
1921 137 631 6,203 36
1920 134 618 6,070 35
1919 130 615 5,710 35
1918 114 668 5,803 34
1917 97 700 5,143 35
1916 101 679 4,911 35
1915 114 612 4,648 38
1914 77 664 3,712 34
1913 62 662 2,806 37
1912 65 610 2,515 36
1911 45 645 1,449 29
1910 42 658 1,553 25
1909 43 588 1,292 23
1908 32 685 1,209 24
1907 30 696 1,177 23
1906 42 546 1,020 25
1905 28 675 1,024 23
1904 17 895 959 23
1903 25 672 895 24
1902 30 608 955 23
1901 13 940 756 27
1900 33 617 1,179 22
1899 18 775 780 24
1898 20 760 827 29
1897 24 634 798 26
1896 12 975 767 27
1895 27 583 763 28
1894 23 618 741 28
1893 24 588 721 28
1892 11 935 819 23
1891 21 580 584 29
1890 20 589 682 28
1889 18 611 708 25
1888 24 519 789 23
1887 10 765 685 21
1886 15 590 759 21
1885 12 642 681 25
1884 12 626 759 22
1883 16 490 607 26
1882 15 482 739 23
1881 10 559 639 23
1880 5 879 731 20

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.