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Josephine Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Josephine?

In 2018 the popular name Josephine, ranked the 91st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Josephine has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #21 was reached for the first time in 1916 and as recently as 1917.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 8,682 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Josephine was 423 in 1985.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Josephine occurred roughly during the years 1896-1900, 1906-1916, 1999-2005, and 2009-2016, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1941-1945, 1949-1959, and 1961-1965.

For a number of years, the name Josephine has been soaring upward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Josephine for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Josephine?

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

The name Josephine is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Josephin. (Girl)Josephin. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 3,023 91 < 5 --
2017 2,813 107 < 5 --
2016 2,789 114 < 5 --
2015 2,500 131 < 5 --
2014 2,283 147 < 5 --
2013 2,009 160 < 5 --
2012 1,953 160 < 5 --
2011 1,730 182 < 5 --
2010 1,676 185 < 5 --
2009 1,625 201 < 5 --
2008 1,631 208 < 5 --
2007 1,562 223 < 5 --
2006 1,548 221 < 5 --
2005 1,490 229 < 5 --
2004 1,337 242 < 5 --
2003 1,257 258 < 5 --
2002 1,198 264 < 5 --
2001 1,153 275 < 5 --
2000 1,116 288 < 5 --
1999 989 311 < 5 --
1998 840 347 < 5 --
1997 783 353 < 5 --
1996 725 371 < 5 --
1995 700 376 < 5 --
1994 648 390 < 5 --
1993 595 418 < 5 --
1992 591 427 < 5 --
1991 606 421 < 5 --
1990 579 435 < 5 --
1989 528 459 9 5,375
1988 503 450 5 7,863
1987 434 498 < 5 --
1986 455 471 < 5 --
1985 423 485 < 5 --
1984 437 472 < 5 --
1983 479 440 < 5 --
1982 490 440 < 5 --
1981 476 452 < 5 --
1980 502 430 < 5 --
1979 435 465 < 5 --
1978 457 438 < 5 --
1977 442 452 < 5 --
1976 430 451 < 5 --
1975 456 434 6 5,114
1974 536 389 < 5 --
1973 535 383 < 5 --
1972 580 372 < 5 --
1971 603 382 < 5 --
1970 676 365 < 5 --
1969 699 339 < 5 --
1968 692 332 < 5 --
1967 744 319 < 5 --
1966 838 306 < 5 --
1965 864 309 7 3,397
1964 960 298 9 2,956
1963 1,054 281 6 3,827
1962 1,099 269 5 4,340
1961 1,203 257 7 3,511
1960 1,158 263 7 3,495
1959 1,175 257 < 5 --
1958 1,277 239 5 4,224
1957 1,439 221 < 5 --
1956 1,486 210 9 2,874
1955 1,594 199 6 3,699
1954 1,719 186 7 3,300
1953 1,798 172 8 3,033
1952 1,862 169 6 3,559
1951 1,965 157 9 2,762
1950 2,092 146 < 5 --
1949 2,164 143 < 5 --
1948 2,229 134 7 3,163
1947 2,349 133 < 5 --
1946 2,230 127 6 3,351
1945 2,145 120 10 2,319
1944 2,325 115 13 2,038
1943 2,664 108 15 1,945
1942 2,747 100 17 1,769
1941 2,726 92 20 1,558
1940 2,741 89 12 2,133
1939 2,839 84 22 1,438
1938 2,978 83 24 1,389
1937 2,941 82 26 1,323
1936 3,142 77 25 1,343
1935 3,261 75 24 1,409
1934 3,741 60 20 1,584
1933 3,570 62 20 1,566
1932 4,094 57 37 1,118
1931 4,496 51 36 1,139
1930 4,988 49 33 1,243
1929 5,298 45 26 1,430
1928 5,670 42 30 1,342
1927 6,109 39 32 1,309
1926 6,407 37 18 1,873
1925 6,809 36 25 1,519
1924 7,275 34 17 2,005
1923 7,559 30 15 2,177
1922 7,865 27 23 1,616
1921 8,133 28 21 1,741
1920 8,094 28 14 2,282
1919 8,105 26 20 1,730
1918 8,682 24 27 1,388
1917 8,326 21 18 1,783
1916 8,127 21 15 2,001
1915 7,606 22 16 1,835
1914 5,896 23 17 1,525
1913 4,822 24 13 1,541
1912 3,980 28 10 1,683
1911 3,011 29 14 913
1910 2,801 30 8 1,260
1909 2,416 31 11 926
1908 2,389 28 8 1,066
1907 2,156 33 8 1,048
1906 1,900 38 8 969
1905 1,894 37 7 1,036
1904 1,701 40 < 5 --
1903 1,587 40 12 676
1902 1,566 41 7 982
1901 1,434 43 8 811
1900 1,743 47 6 1,241
1899 1,388 44 6 992
1898 1,425 46 < 5 --
1897 1,267 47 7 892
1896 1,256 50 7 937
1895 1,334 47 < 5 --
1894 1,256 48 < 5 --
1893 1,178 50 < 5 --
1892 1,210 49 6 1,021
1891 1,031 49 5 1,045
1890 1,118 49 6 946
1889 1,047 49 6 930
1888 1,001 49 5 1,112
1887 815 50 < 5 --
1886 844 47 < 5 --
1885 783 48 6 881
1884 800 45 < 5 --
1883 697 46 < 5 --
1882 638 49 < 5 --
1881 563 48 < 5 --
1880 544 50 < 5 --

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.