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Jose Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jose?

In 2017 the popular name Jose, ranked the 81st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Jose has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #28 was reached in 2004.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2002 with 12,861 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jose was 74 in 1883.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Jose occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1911-1920, 1924-1928, 1945-1954, 1957-1960, 1965-1970, 1977-1980, and 1986-1990, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1930-1933, and 2007-2013.

For a number of years, the name Jose has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Jose for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jose?

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

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

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   Jose (Girl)Jose (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 6 14,834 4,775 81
2016 11 9,689 5,111 77
2015 11 9,747 5,163 80
2014 10 10,490 5,476 76
2013 6 15,452 5,619 76
2012 13 8,856 6,034 71
2011 11 10,021 6,758 65
2010 19 6,757 7,699 52
2009 12 9,657 8,810 43
2008 22 6,233 9,817 40
2007 25 5,597 11,249 35
2006 32 4,505 11,597 30
2005 37 3,909 12,063 30
2004 46 3,294 12,178 28
2003 32 4,147 12,392 30
2002 48 3,032 12,861 30
2001 56 2,674 12,138 34
2000 55 2,684 12,581 34
1999 54 2,621 12,152 35
1998 45 2,905 12,371 33
1997 49 2,599 11,924 32
1996 64 2,133 12,154 32
1995 73 1,909 11,778 35
1994 79 1,816 11,724 36
1993 73 1,928 11,843 36
1992 95 1,615 11,820 37
1991 96 1,588 11,723 37
1990 113 1,399 11,508 41
1989 83 1,657 10,329 46
1988 99 1,410 9,001 49
1987 78 1,597 8,728 48
1986 91 1,412 8,361 51
1985 90 1,414 8,400 49
1984 83 1,407 8,007 49
1983 73 1,544 8,073 48
1982 79 1,517 8,618 46
1981 75 1,571 8,766 45
1980 88 1,411 8,320 46
1979 91 1,356 7,844 44
1978 91 1,318 7,147 44
1977 76 1,454 6,917 45
1976 84 1,303 7,053 45
1975 81 1,339 6,967 48
1974 67 1,479 6,720 47
1973 58 1,596 6,092 49
1972 58 1,582 5,934 50
1971 58 1,617 6,002 55
1970 60 1,585 5,696 56
1969 57 1,579 5,189 56
1968 43 1,819 4,792 58
1967 41 1,831 4,414 64
1966 32 2,075 4,186 79
1965 42 1,756 3,966 89
1964 26 2,438 3,973 95
1963 39 1,878 4,020 98
1962 35 1,960 3,828 103
1961 40 1,821 3,761 107
1960 43 1,735 3,906 107
1959 24 2,369 3,579 112
1958 31 2,005 3,404 118
1957 26 2,198 3,469 110
1956 36 1,775 3,397 108
1955 24 2,248 3,305 104
1954 30 1,921 3,231 107
1953 28 1,947 3,013 110
1952 31 1,800 2,689 114
1951 37 1,566 2,686 113
1950 21 2,155 2,639 109
1949 25 1,942 2,440 120
1948 16 2,546 2,259 126
1947 28 1,841 2,090 136
1946 20 2,122 1,861 133
1945 16 2,192 1,606 132
1944 20 1,939 1,513 139
1943 16 2,301 1,374 151
1942 19 2,009 1,310 150
1941 20 1,841 1,194 149
1940 13 2,360 1,169 148
1939 25 1,528 1,096 148
1938 13 2,386 1,159 142
1937 20 1,753 1,085 142
1936 12 2,443 1,119 139
1935 19 1,813 1,167 135
1934 16 2,039 1,221 133
1933 19 1,804 1,171 136
1932 18 1,913 1,315 131
1931 22 1,656 1,359 126
1930 45 1,108 1,600 113
1929 19 1,916 1,692 108
1928 31 1,411 1,769 108
1927 30 1,501 1,637 112
1926 30 1,495 1,473 125
1925 15 2,434 1,450 125
1924 23 1,838 1,393 128
1923 15 2,407 1,325 127
1922 18 2,151 1,258 131
1921 19 2,080 1,209 132
1920 11 2,997 1,241 130
1919 14 2,442 1,026 141
1918 9 3,385 871 160
1917 15 2,258 800 158
1916 12 2,571 686 175
1915 7 3,613 659 174
1914 < 5 -- 552 160
1913 6 3,014 432 161
1912 < 5 -- 356 163
1911 < 5 -- 268 130
1910 6 2,281 249 134
1909 5 2,373 213 127
1908 < 5 -- 192 133
1907 < 5 -- 170 139
1906 < 5 -- 154 136
1905 5 2,081 200 108
1904 < 5 -- 144 141
1903 < 5 -- 141 132
1902 < 5 -- 125 146
1901 5 1,804 127 134
1900 < 5 -- 161 137
1899 < 5 -- 90 165
1898 6 1,602 110 156
1897 6 1,462 85 180
1896 5 1,708 104 158
1895 < 5 -- 104 149
1894 < 5 -- 94 163
1893 < 5 -- 84 171
1892 5 1,553 106 153
1891 5 1,420 77 168
1890 < 5 -- 93 151
1889 < 5 -- 80 169
1888 < 5 -- 99 154
1887 < 5 -- 95 134
1886 < 5 -- 85 164
1885 < 5 -- 111 123
1884 < 5 -- 112 129
1883 < 5 -- 74 166
1882 < 5 -- 95 144
1881 < 5 -- 76 159
1880 < 5 -- 84 161

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.