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Johnny Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Johnny?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Johnny, ranked the 354th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Johnny has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 45, its highest popularity RANKING, 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 7,444 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Johnny was 13 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Johnny occurred roughly during the years 1884-1887, 1897-1900, and 1903-1947, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1994-1997, and 2013-2016.

The popularity trend for Johnny has been moving downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Johnny for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Johnny?

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

The name Johnny is chosen by a number of parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Johnny (Girl)Johnny (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 13 8,288 929 354
2017 6 14,877 968 346
2016 11 9,694 1,033 335
2015 7 13,630 1,149 310
2014 9 11,384 1,183 300
2013 7 13,810 1,325 267
2012 5 18,063 1,239 281
2011 5 18,035 1,249 282
2010 7 14,150 1,292 267
2009 7 14,365 1,344 257
2008 6 16,335 1,477 246
2007 6 16,404 1,506 241
2006 5 18,446 1,456 237
2005 5 17,676 1,393 241
2004 10 10,259 1,315 251
2003 7 13,051 1,366 247
2002 11 9,124 1,438 235
2001 6 14,325 1,536 226
2000 6 13,944 1,461 235
1999 6 13,415 1,490 226
1998 8 10,547 1,484 216
1997 8 10,230 1,466 211
1996 5 14,502 1,611 193
1995 16 5,804 1,686 187
1994 16 5,837 1,948 165
1993 12 7,223 1,964 164
1992 21 4,756 2,095 153
1991 14 6,389 2,246 144
1990 17 5,389 2,480 130
1989 13 6,314 2,296 133
1988 21 4,224 2,266 129
1987 28 3,284 2,201 127
1986 26 3,398 2,205 125
1985 23 3,658 2,208 127
1984 22 3,654 2,269 120
1983 22 3,604 2,363 116
1982 25 3,363 2,489 118
1981 31 2,881 2,555 113
1980 22 3,655 2,640 113
1979 36 2,547 2,449 111
1978 38 2,368 2,561 101
1977 41 2,232 2,802 93
1976 35 2,351 2,875 93
1975 33 2,428 2,969 86
1974 38 2,148 3,168 84
1973 46 1,840 3,265 82
1972 36 2,150 3,565 74
1971 46 1,886 3,940 74
1970 47 1,868 4,441 65
1969 51 1,695 4,216 68
1968 36 2,007 4,054 69
1967 55 1,516 4,169 70
1966 44 1,704 4,363 73
1965 43 1,727 4,684 76
1964 56 1,523 5,063 75
1963 54 1,532 5,422 71
1962 64 1,386 5,779 69
1961 72 1,307 5,903 70
1960 75 1,271 6,181 65
1959 79 1,205 6,301 65
1958 62 1,343 6,326 61
1957 52 1,480 6,492 61
1956 62 1,325 6,646 55
1955 55 1,358 6,620 55
1954 60 1,279 6,605 54
1953 68 1,174 6,713 52
1952 67 1,166 6,776 53
1951 61 1,196 6,696 50
1950 64 1,156 6,583 50
1949 75 1,033 6,969 49
1948 43 1,418 6,859 52
1947 56 1,210 7,444 49
1946 52 1,198 6,605 47
1945 51 1,104 5,702 45
1944 51 1,095 5,661 45
1943 54 1,097 5,379 52
1942 53 1,077 4,586 55
1941 49 1,046 3,983 55
1940 59 939 3,998 51
1939 35 1,252 3,371 62
1938 40 1,151 3,197 63
1937 36 1,211 2,825 69
1936 49 984 2,732 72
1935 39 1,127 2,532 74
1934 30 1,332 2,336 83
1933 47 1,013 2,052 90
1932 43 1,089 2,012 96
1931 43 1,084 1,716 106
1930 54 1,006 1,822 101
1929 46 1,086 1,532 113
1928 69 883 1,529 117
1927 45 1,148 1,350 132
1926 45 1,141 1,289 136
1925 43 1,181 1,166 142
1924 45 1,177 1,047 152
1923 43 1,187 976 159
1922 40 1,241 863 170
1921 47 1,120 824 175
1920 35 1,332 767 184
1919 36 1,284 660 193
1918 34 1,314 644 199
1917 27 1,453 531 211
1916 20 1,763 458 232
1915 29 1,328 417 237
1914 19 1,511 331 234
1913 15 1,565 263 231
1912 7 2,498 217 239
1911 10 1,594 147 204
1910 11 1,469 167 173
1909 7 1,868 117 190
1908 5 2,269 107 194
1907 8 1,571 97 199
1906 6 1,835 84 212
1905 < 5 -- 83 210
1904 < 5 -- 77 209
1903 < 5 -- 59 236
1902 < 5 -- 70 214
1901 < 5 -- 48 252
1900 < 5 -- 72 240
1899 < 5 -- 36 292
1898 < 5 -- 39 298
1897 5 1,661 31 335
1896 5 1,707 38 302
1895 < 5 -- 35 306
1894 < 5 -- 29 334
1893 < 5 -- 21 395
1892 < 5 -- 33 324
1891 < 5 -- 31 301
1890 < 5 -- 23 374
1889 < 5 -- 20 410
1888 < 5 -- 21 409
1887 < 5 -- 31 302
1886 < 5 -- 23 361
1885 < 5 -- 21 389
1884 < 5 -- 15 498
1883 < 5 -- 14 489
1882 < 5 -- 16 460
1881 < 5 -- 13 495
1880 < 5 -- 20 387

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.