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Joss Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Joss?

In 2016 the rare name Joss, ranked the 5,628th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Joss would be a striking name choice.

Its highest popularity ranking of #3871 was reached in 2005 with 24 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Joss was less than 5, most recently in 1996.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Joss occurred roughly during the years 2001-2005, and 2010-2014.

Sometimes the name Joss has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

For a number of years, the name Joss has been soaring upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Joss lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Joss?

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

The name Joss is mostly unused but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Joss (Girl)Joss (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 17 6,999 16 5,628
2015 20 6,310 15 5,844
2014 18 6,824 21 4,601
2013 5 17,799 16 5,512
2012 9 11,683 15 5,833
2011 12 9,401 11 7,218
2010 17 7,340 8 9,196
2009 13 9,108 14 6,250
2008 18 7,204 9 8,642
2007 8 13,226 20 4,714
2006 20 6,461 14 5,932
2005 17 6,972 24 3,871
2004 < 5 -- 10 7,245
2003 < 5 -- 15 5,145
2002 < 5 -- 13 5,550
2001 < 5 -- 6 9,884
2000 < 5 -- 7 8,640
1999 < 5 -- 5 10,724
1998 < 5 -- 5 10,423
1997 < 5 -- 7 7,678
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1990 < 5 -- 6 7,599
1989 < 5 -- 5 8,528
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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.