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Jordan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jordan?

In 2017 the popular name Jordan, ranked the 73rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Jordan has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #26 in 1997.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1990 with 16,133 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Jordan was less than 5, most recently in 1890.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Jordan occurred roughly during the years 1890-1895, 1906-1915, 1916-1920, 1921-1924, 1950-1953, 1954-1957, 1963-1966, 1967-1970, and 1971-1990, whereas 1998-2004, and 2010-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Jordan's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Jordan lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jordan?

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

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

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   Jordan (Girl)Jordan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 882 356 5,114 73
2016 1,118 289 5,618 67
2015 1,215 262 6,287 60
2014 1,310 246 6,860 56
2013 1,234 261 7,189 53
2012 1,421 221 7,802 48
2011 1,634 196 8,065 46
2010 1,726 178 8,230 46
2009 2,094 150 8,651 45
2008 2,649 128 9,086 48
2007 3,327 101 10,046 44
2006 3,541 97 9,923 46
2005 3,693 86 9,394 46
2004 4,445 71 9,554 43
2003 5,650 48 10,328 38
2002 6,151 45 11,147 37
2001 5,803 47 10,813 39
2000 5,808 50 12,167 36
1999 5,730 48 13,051 30
1998 7,112 42 14,409 27
1997 7,166 40 14,759 26
1996 6,297 49 13,852 27
1995 6,479 50 13,567 29
1994 6,257 52 14,160 29
1993 5,824 58 14,753 28
1992 5,366 63 14,029 32
1991 5,560 62 16,013 29
1990 5,956 59 16,133 29
1989 4,280 72 10,871 44
1988 2,128 136 8,485 52
1987 1,900 146 8,408 52
1986 2,082 135 7,300 53
1985 975 257 5,456 62
1984 594 381 4,539 65
1983 498 431 4,013 71
1982 470 453 3,535 85
1981 484 443 2,922 102
1980 372 517 1,619 160
1979 283 622 1,406 168
1978 195 781 981 219
1977 111 1,141 649 298
1976 95 1,196 517 334
1975 68 1,503 397 394
1974 40 2,085 369 404
1973 16 3,852 305 449
1972 9 5,664 258 489
1971 9 5,719 290 476
1970 9 5,573 279 486
1969 9 5,206 223 525
1968 8 5,334 189 551
1967 8 5,170 221 505
1966 8 5,044 212 524
1965 6 6,104 179 572
1964 11 4,212 165 611
1963 < 5 -- 154 633
1962 < 5 -- 182 579
1961 5 7,007 187 578
1960 7 5,402 137 670
1959 5 6,679 159 614
1958 7 5,116 184 569
1957 < 5 -- 207 539
1956 6 5,583 101 734
1955 < 5 -- 106 712
1954 < 5 -- 107 701
1953 5 6,070 98 721
1952 < 5 -- 83 775
1951 < 5 -- 75 815
1950 7 4,518 69 824
1949 < 5 -- 74 801
1948 < 5 -- 68 829
1947 < 5 -- 72 817
1946 < 5 -- 72 782
1945 < 5 -- 66 758
1944 < 5 -- 77 709
1943 < 5 -- 78 733
1942 < 5 -- 63 816
1941 < 5 -- 63 792
1940 < 5 -- 57 831
1939 < 5 -- 67 736
1938 < 5 -- 65 759
1937 < 5 -- 71 717
1936 < 5 -- 68 735
1935 < 5 -- 78 684
1934 < 5 -- 86 653
1933 < 5 -- 79 660
1932 < 5 -- 76 712
1931 < 5 -- 102 580
1930 < 5 -- 78 707
1929 < 5 -- 90 652
1928 < 5 -- 89 668
1927 < 5 -- 97 645
1926 < 5 -- 90 668
1925 < 5 -- 98 642
1924 < 5 -- 96 660
1923 < 5 -- 87 696
1922 < 5 -- 54 954
1921 < 5 -- 79 748
1920 < 5 -- 75 764
1919 < 5 -- 48 977
1918 < 5 -- 46 990
1917 < 5 -- 53 880
1916 < 5 -- 36 1,085
1915 < 5 -- 62 764
1914 < 5 -- 53 717
1913 < 5 -- 41 728
1912 < 5 -- 31 790
1911 < 5 -- 12 1,014
1910 < 5 -- 13 901
1909 < 5 -- 20 601
1908 < 5 -- 13 767
1907 < 5 -- 13 760
1906 < 5 -- 9 887
1905 < 5 -- 9 878
1904 < 5 -- 9 846
1903 < 5 -- 21 457
1902 < 5 -- 6 1,083
1901 < 5 -- 12 620
1900 < 5 -- 11 819
1899 < 5 -- 7 905
1898 < 5 -- 7 941
1897 < 5 -- 11 667
1896 < 5 -- 10 755
1895 < 5 -- 26 374
1894 < 5 -- 16 510
1893 < 5 -- 16 470
1892 < 5 -- 12 621
1891 < 5 -- 12 542
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 7 847
1888 < 5 -- 18 456
1887 < 5 -- 12 531
1886 < 5 -- 9 668
1885 < 5 -- 17 452
1884 < 5 -- 25 358
1883 < 5 -- 17 442
1882 < 5 -- 12 561
1881 < 5 -- 18 405
1880 < 5 -- 23 359

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.