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Joss Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Joss?

In 2018 the rare name Joss, ranked the 7,304th 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 steadily increased in popularity. however, the number of children named Joss lately has dropped.

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 mid point.

The name Joss is mostly unused and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Joss (Girl)Joss (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 10 10,086 11 7,304
2017 15 7,613 20 4,821
2016 18 6,748 16 5,650
2015 20 6,324 15 5,854
2014 18 6,833 21 4,611
2013 5 17,817 16 5,517
2012 9 11,695 15 5,835
2011 12 9,407 11 7,221
2010 17 7,341 8 9,200
2009 13 9,110 14 6,254
2008 18 7,207 9 8,644
2007 8 13,231 20 4,714
2006 20 6,464 14 5,932
2005 17 6,976 24 3,871
2004 < 5 -- 10 7,246
2003 < 5 -- 15 5,145
2002 < 5 -- 13 5,552
2001 < 5 -- 6 9,885
2000 < 5 -- 7 8,642
1999 < 5 -- 5 10,725
1998 < 5 -- 5 10,427
1997 < 5 -- 7 7,678
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1990 < 5 -- 6 7,602
1989 < 5 -- 5 8,529
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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.