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Jonathan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jonathan?

In 2017 the popular name Jonathan, ranked the 55th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Jonathan has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 15, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1988 with 24,346 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Jonathan was 8 in 1899.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Jonathan occurred roughly during the years 1908-1916, 1934-1955, 1958-1962, and 1965-1981, whereas 1991-1995, 1996-2004, and 2005-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Jonathan has steadily decreased for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Jonathan lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jonathan?

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

The name Jonathan is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Jonathan (Girl)Jonathan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5 16,915 6,471 55
2016 16 7,383 6,941 56
2015 11 9,745 7,619 48
2014 10 10,489 8,102 44
2013 12 9,268 8,550 42
2012 10 10,782 9,355 34
2011 21 6,228 10,230 31
2010 14 8,462 11,121 28
2009 14 8,638 11,371 29
2008 17 7,550 12,883 26
2007 24 5,790 13,792 23
2006 27 5,152 14,374 22
2005 27 4,880 14,436 19
2004 76 2,295 14,363 21
2003 32 4,146 14,985 22
2002 35 3,758 15,509 21
2001 39 3,445 16,143 23
2000 49 2,914 16,882 21
1999 38 3,343 17,062 22
1998 37 3,321 17,647 21
1997 43 2,848 18,539 21
1996 62 2,191 18,592 21
1995 56 2,352 18,153 23
1994 76 1,876 19,060 23
1993 71 1,971 19,946 22
1992 64 2,113 21,403 21
1991 87 1,694 22,971 20
1990 92 1,622 24,074 17
1989 101 1,455 23,599 17
1988 164 1,001 24,346 15
1987 179 924 23,100 18
1986 174 923 23,969 16
1985 181 884 24,119 17
1984 183 842 23,337 19
1983 177 863 22,747 19
1982 168 902 23,128 16
1981 153 959 22,600 16
1980 104 1,253 18,994 21
1979 80 1,486 14,331 31
1978 81 1,427 12,520 31
1977 81 1,386 12,324 28
1976 82 1,321 11,320 31
1975 56 1,696 10,914 30
1974 63 1,536 10,237 33
1973 63 1,503 10,274 31
1972 51 1,734 9,226 37
1971 44 1,944 8,633 40
1970 35 2,252 8,204 42
1969 31 2,316 7,087 46
1968 23 2,665 5,812 53
1967 20 2,815 4,920 56
1966 20 2,796 4,669 65
1965 15 3,319 4,730 74
1964 19 2,954 4,643 83
1963 16 3,239 4,469 88
1962 14 3,503 4,263 94
1961 21 2,708 3,476 112
1960 11 4,024 3,350 118
1959 9 4,449 3,082 124
1958 7 5,114 3,083 124
1957 12 3,565 3,044 124
1956 6 5,579 3,117 114
1955 11 3,665 3,019 116
1954 8 4,440 2,739 121
1953 < 5 -- 2,337 133
1952 < 5 -- 2,065 139
1951 < 5 -- 1,776 147
1950 < 5 -- 1,538 163
1949 < 5 -- 1,433 164
1948 < 5 -- 1,283 173
1947 < 5 -- 1,196 177
1946 < 5 -- 1,102 173
1945 < 5 -- 881 179
1944 < 5 -- 640 217
1943 < 5 -- 575 245
1942 < 5 -- 553 243
1941 < 5 -- 359 303
1940 < 5 -- 276 342
1939 < 5 -- 295 318
1938 < 5 -- 234 367
1937 < 5 -- 197 397
1936 < 5 -- 171 428
1935 < 5 -- 167 440
1934 < 5 -- 132 504
1933 < 5 -- 127 500
1932 < 5 -- 118 541
1931 < 5 -- 117 541
1930 < 5 -- 103 603
1929 < 5 -- 91 645
1928 < 5 -- 116 571
1927 < 5 -- 108 596
1926 < 5 -- 106 609
1925 < 5 -- 114 589
1924 < 5 -- 97 655
1923 < 5 -- 98 652
1922 < 5 -- 117 599
1921 < 5 -- 122 573
1920 < 5 -- 111 596
1919 < 5 -- 77 725
1918 < 5 -- 83 688
1917 < 5 -- 96 608
1916 < 5 -- 100 576
1915 < 5 -- 83 638
1914 < 5 -- 77 573
1913 < 5 -- 53 607
1912 < 5 -- 48 588
1911 < 5 -- 24 633
1910 < 5 -- 19 693
1909 < 5 -- 15 738
1908 < 5 -- 12 803
1907 < 5 -- 11 843
1906 < 5 -- 12 730
1905 < 5 -- 14 651
1904 < 5 -- 14 631
1903 < 5 -- 19 495
1902 < 5 -- 22 447
1901 < 5 -- 9 752
1900 < 5 -- 11 818
1899 < 5 -- 8 825
1898 < 5 -- 13 620
1897 < 5 -- 15 534
1896 < 5 -- 18 490
1895 < 5 -- 10 724
1894 < 5 -- 16 509
1893 < 5 -- 9 734
1892 < 5 -- 13 588
1891 < 5 -- 12 541
1890 < 5 -- 16 472
1889 < 5 -- 12 567
1888 < 5 -- 17 474
1887 < 5 -- 10 612
1886 < 5 -- 19 411
1885 < 5 -- 30 311
1884 < 5 -- 21 391
1883 < 5 -- 17 441
1882 < 5 -- 27 340
1881 < 5 -- 21 369
1880 < 5 -- 18 415

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.