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Joe Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Joe?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Joe, ranked the 695th 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 8,020 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Joe in any given year was 345 in 2018.

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, 1990-1995, and 2014-2017.

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
2018 < 5 -- 345 695
2017 < 5 -- 363 685
2016 < 5 -- 431 620
2015 < 5 -- 457 598
2014 < 5 -- 488 570
2013 < 5 -- 474 555
2012 < 5 -- 494 529
2011 < 5 -- 534 490
2010 < 5 -- 592 451
2009 < 5 -- 605 453
2008 < 5 -- 723 410
2007 5 18,892 732 402
2006 < 5 -- 809 370
2005 < 5 -- 796 370
2004 < 5 -- 819 347
2003 < 5 -- 898 327
2002 < 5 -- 917 311
2001 6 14,318 960 302
2000 < 5 -- 918 315
1999 < 5 -- 969 296
1998 5 15,200 1,009 285
1997 6 12,792 1,013 276
1996 11 7,822 1,056 266
1995 10 8,358 1,077 260
1994 6 12,470 1,204 243
1993 7 11,083 1,254 231
1992 10 8,350 1,393 220
1991 10 8,238 1,464 213
1990 11 7,534 1,459 210
1989 17 5,145 1,492 195
1988 20 4,381 1,472 187
1987 20 4,180 1,488 184
1986 23 3,687 1,537 173
1985 24 3,560 1,591 170
1984 22 3,653 1,592 167
1983 20 3,864 1,615 163
1982 19 4,081 1,873 149
1981 34 2,678 1,860 149
1980 20 3,900 1,990 140
1979 28 3,019 1,967 136
1978 39 2,328 2,037 128
1977 43 2,171 2,122 128
1976 34 2,404 2,170 118
1975 39 2,179 2,238 116
1974 48 1,827 2,346 113
1973 45 1,863 2,521 105
1972 54 1,658 2,824 100
1971 56 1,649 3,152 101
1970 68 1,482 3,569 90
1969 69 1,390 3,621 83
1968 80 1,228 3,526 85
1967 63 1,386 3,718 85
1966 92 1,099 4,332 74
1965 77 1,234 4,837 71
1964 90 1,164 5,818 62
1963 94 1,131 6,382 58
1962 102 1,070 6,781 60
1961 108 1,056 7,060 60
1960 129 942 7,310 57
1959 153 828 7,387 57
1958 160 795 7,065 56
1957 172 762 6,762 57
1956 196 686 6,129 62
1955 183 694 5,857 68
1954 215 620 5,868 67
1953 191 648 5,800 66
1952 174 672 5,891 63
1951 196 613 5,827 57
1950 204 591 6,035 54
1949 217 569 6,530 52
1948 203 586 7,289 47
1947 227 566 7,902 43
1946 220 532 7,535 37
1945 193 527 6,627 36
1944 202 508 7,059 33
1943 229 489 7,308 35
1942 237 478 7,383 33
1941 226 461 7,152 30
1940 217 454 7,222 28
1939 249 428 7,189 27
1938 239 433 7,436 28
1937 226 434 7,744 25
1936 244 412 8,020 23
1935 224 429 7,555 25
1934 265 399 7,086 26
1933 249 406 6,409 27
1932 244 421 6,698 29
1931 228 430 6,444 29
1930 249 418 6,877 27
1929 218 447 6,595 30
1928 212 472 6,682 30
1927 231 459 6,540 30
1926 212 476 6,336 33
1925 158 571 6,107 34
1924 151 610 6,044 35
1923 143 614 6,004 35
1922 149 590 6,091 35
1921 137 631 6,203 36
1920 134 618 6,071 35
1919 130 615 5,709 35
1918 114 668 5,804 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.