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Lance Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lance?

Ranking 650th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Lance is less frequently given.

Currently in the top 1000, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Position 76, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1970 with 4,165 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Lance in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1907.

Approximately during the years 1911-1917, 1932-1938, 1943-1950, 1951-1955, and 1956-1960, the name Lance took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1970-1974, 1992-1997, 2005-2009, and 2010-2013.

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Lance be?

The popularity trend for Lance has steadily decreased for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Lance has dropped.

The name Lance still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Lance has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Lance (Girl)Lance (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 391 650
2017 < 5 -- 408 635
2016 < 5 -- 434 618
2015 < 5 -- 454 603
2014 < 5 -- 509 542
2013 < 5 -- 458 569
2012 < 5 -- 539 495
2011 < 5 -- 575 467
2010 < 5 -- 602 445
2009 < 5 -- 639 438
2008 < 5 -- 751 395
2007 < 5 -- 826 372
2006 < 5 -- 1,002 319
2005 < 5 -- 1,255 264
2004 5 17,607 1,161 275
2003 < 5 -- 1,167 269
2002 < 5 -- 1,232 261
2001 < 5 -- 1,285 256
2000 < 5 -- 1,221 267
1999 < 5 -- 1,003 287
1998 < 5 -- 880 316
1997 < 5 -- 918 298
1996 < 5 -- 1,048 268
1995 < 5 -- 1,094 257
1994 < 5 -- 1,119 258
1993 < 5 -- 1,259 230
1992 < 5 -- 1,507 204
1991 7 10,908 1,574 197
1990 5 14,184 1,696 182
1989 15 5,689 1,822 165
1988 10 7,433 1,892 146
1987 11 6,552 1,992 142
1986 11 6,377 2,051 134
1985 8 7,951 2,152 130
1984 15 4,860 2,138 126
1983 11 6,013 1,962 135
1982 14 5,077 1,972 142
1981 11 6,108 1,685 160
1980 15 4,855 1,786 152
1979 22 3,602 1,872 142
1978 11 5,768 1,973 134
1977 14 4,786 1,927 139
1976 8 6,949 1,737 144
1975 < 5 -- 1,498 163
1974 7 7,278 1,527 159
1973 15 4,065 1,687 148
1972 17 3,631 2,254 126
1971 15 4,039 3,179 98
1970 13 4,374 4,165 76
1969 9 5,255 3,028 103
1968 14 3,698 1,994 144
1967 8 5,210 1,805 152
1966 < 5 -- 1,818 156
1965 9 4,658 1,752 169
1964 8 5,232 2,088 157
1963 7 5,609 1,872 166
1962 5 7,072 2,002 160
1961 < 5 -- 1,808 173
1960 8 4,974 1,875 171
1959 6 5,926 1,431 203
1958 < 5 -- 1,132 231
1957 5 6,591 1,158 222
1956 6 5,627 1,115 218
1955 < 5 -- 1,056 222
1954 < 5 -- 922 231
1953 < 5 -- 710 261
1952 < 5 -- 708 257
1951 < 5 -- 751 245
1950 < 5 -- 735 249
1949 < 5 -- 616 263
1948 < 5 -- 609 268
1947 < 5 -- 604 276
1946 < 5 -- 414 316
1945 < 5 -- 401 299
1944 < 5 -- 404 298
1943 < 5 -- 294 357
1942 < 5 -- 338 330
1941 < 5 -- 247 371
1940 < 5 -- 254 358
1939 < 5 -- 291 322
1938 < 5 -- 267 339
1937 < 5 -- 70 727
1936 < 5 -- 72 705
1935 < 5 -- 41 1,002
1934 < 5 -- 18 1,703
1933 < 5 -- 35 1,113
1932 < 5 -- 24 1,445
1931 < 5 -- 24 1,441
1930 < 5 -- 26 1,447
1929 < 5 -- 28 1,358
1928 < 5 -- 24 1,547
1927 < 5 -- 31 1,339
1926 < 5 -- 29 1,369
1925 < 5 -- 26 1,478
1924 < 5 -- 26 1,513
1923 < 5 -- 24 1,574
1922 < 5 -- 38 1,173
1921 < 5 -- 40 1,132
1920 < 5 -- 36 1,216
1919 < 5 -- 29 1,335
1918 < 5 -- 25 1,479
1917 < 5 -- 32 1,212
1916 < 5 -- 21 1,573
1915 < 5 -- 23 1,436
1914 < 5 -- 25 1,177
1913 < 5 -- 13 1,547
1912 < 5 -- 6 2,428
1911 < 5 -- 5 1,883
1910 < 5 -- 5 1,734
1909 < 5 -- 6 1,379
1908 < 5 -- 8 1,070
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- 6 1,189
1905 < 5 -- 7 1,040
1904 < 5 -- 6 1,141
1903 < 5 -- 5 1,220
1902 < 5 -- 8 894
1901 < 5 -- 7 901
1900 < 5 -- 8 1,007
1899 < 5 -- 5 1,141
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
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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.