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Jonah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jonah?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Jonah, ranked the 145th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Jonah has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 128, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2012.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2008 with 2,977 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Jonah was less than 5, most recently in 1901.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Jonah occurred roughly during the years 1882-1884, 1912-1915, 1917-1920, 1931-1934, 1947-1951, 1966-1971, 1973-1979, 1990-1996, 1997-2002, and 2005-2008, whereas 1922-1926, 1934-1938, and 1955-1958 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Jonah has been moving upward for a while. however, the number of children named Jonah lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jonah?

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

The name Jonah is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Jonah (Girl)Jonah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 36 4,003 2,697 145
2017 23 5,560 2,508 155
2016 26 5,197 2,766 150
2015 24 5,548 2,907 143
2014 26 5,208 2,913 138
2013 18 6,851 2,897 132
2012 17 7,273 2,949 128
2011 23 5,822 2,866 143
2010 23 5,862 2,773 143
2009 16 7,855 2,717 147
2008 17 7,550 2,977 136
2007 26 5,439 2,509 165
2006 21 6,229 2,409 170
2005 17 6,974 2,222 184
2004 19 6,341 2,296 177
2003 15 7,374 2,431 164
2002 20 5,758 2,312 167
2001 15 7,114 1,982 187
2000 18 6,070 1,833 192
1999 18 5,767 1,710 197
1998 17 5,918 1,465 219
1997 20 5,109 1,620 196
1996 14 6,524 1,568 197
1995 12 7,255 1,370 215
1994 11 7,837 1,178 245
1993 10 8,326 449 469
1992 11 7,745 225 693
1991 6 12,162 246 649
1990 7 10,698 239 654
1989 6 11,447 260 613
1988 < 5 -- 243 603
1987 < 5 -- 290 528
1986 6 10,060 235 581
1985 9 7,208 268 531
1984 7 8,545 269 519
1983 < 5 -- 260 519
1982 9 7,124 288 501
1981 7 8,484 385 425
1980 8 7,699 394 412
1979 10 6,390 391 403
1978 < 5 -- 168 648
1977 7 7,879 226 557
1976 5 9,898 185 597
1975 < 5 -- 132 721
1974 < 5 -- 151 657
1973 < 5 -- 130 705
1972 < 5 -- 154 641
1971 < 5 -- 161 650
1970 < 5 -- 70 963
1969 < 5 -- 44 1,192
1968 < 5 -- 39 1,225
1967 < 5 -- 30 1,396
1966 < 5 -- 20 1,740
1965 < 5 -- 33 1,346
1964 5 7,215 31 1,419
1963 < 5 -- 25 1,613
1962 < 5 -- 33 1,375
1961 < 5 -- 21 1,799
1960 < 5 -- 28 1,540
1959 < 5 -- 22 1,740
1958 < 5 -- 24 1,614
1957 < 5 -- 28 1,499
1956 < 5 -- 32 1,366
1955 < 5 -- 43 1,143
1954 < 5 -- 20 1,729
1953 < 5 -- 32 1,345
1952 < 5 -- 38 1,204
1951 < 5 -- 36 1,231
1950 < 5 -- 22 1,589
1949 < 5 -- 17 1,854
1948 < 5 -- 26 1,444
1947 < 5 -- 19 1,757
1946 < 5 -- 26 1,395
1945 < 5 -- 30 1,213
1944 < 5 -- 20 1,554
1943 < 5 -- 31 1,251
1942 < 5 -- 25 1,399
1941 < 5 -- 26 1,318
1940 < 5 -- 29 1,266
1939 < 5 -- 31 1,181
1938 < 5 -- 18 1,652
1937 < 5 -- 24 1,390
1936 < 5 -- 33 1,152
1935 < 5 -- 27 1,311
1934 < 5 -- 36 1,108
1933 < 5 -- 24 1,383
1932 < 5 -- 23 1,491
1931 < 5 -- 17 1,807
1930 < 5 -- 19 1,729
1929 < 5 -- 27 1,399
1928 < 5 -- 30 1,341
1927 < 5 -- 29 1,391
1926 < 5 -- 21 1,684
1925 < 5 -- 33 1,270
1924 < 5 -- 33 1,279
1923 < 5 -- 32 1,289
1922 < 5 -- 44 1,066
1921 < 5 -- 33 1,285
1920 < 5 -- 47 1,013
1919 < 5 -- 25 1,467
1918 < 5 -- 31 1,272
1917 < 5 -- 25 1,417
1916 < 5 -- 32 1,167
1915 < 5 -- 33 1,136
1914 < 5 -- 19 1,420
1913 < 5 -- 18 1,228
1912 < 5 -- 15 1,246
1911 < 5 -- 18 777
1910 < 5 -- 6 1,509
1909 < 5 -- 5 1,582
1908 < 5 -- 17 645
1907 < 5 -- 10 905
1906 < 5 -- 5 1,334
1905 < 5 -- 7 1,034
1904 < 5 -- 5 1,302
1903 < 5 -- 5 1,213
1902 < 5 -- 6 1,082
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- 11 817
1899 < 5 -- 7 904
1898 < 5 -- 8 848
1897 < 5 -- 6 1,011
1896 < 5 -- 5 1,180
1895 < 5 -- 7 935
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- 7 872
1892 < 5 -- 8 832
1891 < 5 -- 8 735
1890 < 5 -- 9 705
1889 < 5 -- 7 846
1888 < 5 -- 6 984
1887 < 5 -- 11 567
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 16 469
1884 < 5 -- 11 588
1883 < 5 -- 10 618
1882 < 5 -- 5 1,017
1881 < 5 -- 5 945
1880 < 5 -- 8 714

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.