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Larry Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Larry?

Ranking 706th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Larry is less frequently given.

Currently in the top 1000, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #10 for the first time in 1947 and as recently as 1949.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 1947 with 34,938 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Larry in any given year was 8 in 1882.

Approximately during the years 1882-1886, 1897-1900, 1901-1904, 1906-1921, and 1922-1947, the name Larry took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1951-1966, 1969-1976, 1977-1986, 1987-1997, and 1998-2001.

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

How popular will Larry be?

Larry's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Larry has dropped.

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

Relative to what it once was, Larry is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Larry (Girl)Larry (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 339 706
2017 < 5 -- 413 629
2016 < 5 -- 446 604
2015 < 5 -- 513 559
2014 < 5 -- 544 512
2013 < 5 -- 580 479
2012 < 5 -- 659 425
2011 < 5 -- 716 397
2010 < 5 -- 812 364
2009 < 5 -- 782 388
2008 < 5 -- 823 374
2007 < 5 -- 962 331
2006 < 5 -- 791 379
2005 < 5 -- 828 358
2004 < 5 -- 898 333
2003 < 5 -- 950 315
2002 < 5 -- 952 306
2001 < 5 -- 1,030 290
2000 < 5 -- 1,118 280
1999 < 5 -- 1,255 250
1998 < 5 -- 1,208 248
1997 < 5 -- 1,239 243
1996 < 5 -- 1,371 220
1995 8 10,096 1,401 210
1994 9 9,254 1,559 196
1993 9 9,164 1,781 182
1992 9 9,153 1,862 173
1991 13 6,812 2,073 157
1990 6 12,194 2,194 144
1989 12 6,765 2,338 131
1988 23 3,958 2,447 123
1987 18 4,581 2,501 115
1986 21 3,958 2,624 108
1985 28 3,202 2,947 96
1984 26 3,281 3,105 92
1983 30 2,879 3,383 85
1982 31 2,924 3,720 77
1981 40 2,429 3,952 74
1980 55 1,950 4,267 70
1979 38 2,449 4,393 69
1978 53 1,874 4,515 64
1977 50 1,964 4,839 62
1976 44 2,015 4,843 60
1975 44 2,006 5,311 56
1974 43 1,983 5,694 55
1973 69 1,425 6,083 50
1972 65 1,482 6,604 47
1971 51 1,763 7,764 44
1970 63 1,551 8,105 43
1969 68 1,409 8,285 40
1968 67 1,369 8,234 38
1967 54 1,531 8,330 38
1966 55 1,501 8,712 38
1965 51 1,565 9,403 38
1964 44 1,761 10,676 36
1963 46 1,704 11,673 36
1962 63 1,401 12,711 31
1961 63 1,410 14,575 30
1960 87 1,170 15,989 28
1959 87 1,148 18,414 25
1958 97 1,068 20,073 22
1957 107 1,011 21,919 22
1956 106 995 22,303 21
1955 117 911 22,815 19
1954 89 1,043 24,599 19
1953 96 978 25,216 18
1952 91 993 28,239 14
1951 100 917 30,561 11
1950 106 864 31,484 11
1949 93 920 31,809 10
1948 79 983 33,431 11
1947 81 982 34,938 10
1946 84 916 28,446 11
1945 64 972 22,822 11
1944 82 842 22,020 12
1943 69 951 22,973 12
1942 64 982 22,098 12
1941 58 967 20,130 11
1940 73 836 17,200 13
1939 45 1,069 14,529 14
1938 40 1,153 12,386 16
1937 31 1,319 10,320 16
1936 40 1,125 7,613 25
1935 20 1,746 5,975 33
1934 20 1,741 4,471 43
1933 15 2,103 3,252 58
1932 18 1,916 2,823 65
1931 12 2,497 2,146 88
1930 11 2,782 1,721 107
1929 10 3,043 1,269 134
1928 12 2,693 1,068 150
1927 < 5 -- 837 176
1926 7 4,090 806 178
1925 10 3,241 723 190
1924 8 3,849 576 237
1923 9 3,512 519 245
1922 8 3,845 491 254
1921 < 5 -- 491 255
1920 9 3,474 440 261
1919 9 3,336 405 265
1918 7 4,080 398 266
1917 8 3,529 322 290
1916 6 4,160 301 298
1915 < 5 -- 301 288
1914 6 3,408 267 268
1913 < 5 -- 212 262
1912 < 5 -- 164 278
1911 < 5 -- 92 272
1910 < 5 -- 114 218
1909 < 5 -- 87 237
1908 < 5 -- 70 254
1907 < 5 -- 63 265
1906 < 5 -- 72 229
1905 < 5 -- 72 230
1904 < 5 -- 70 224
1903 < 5 -- 57 246
1902 < 5 -- 46 277
1901 < 5 -- 35 299
1900 < 5 -- 62 261
1899 < 5 -- 34 302
1898 < 5 -- 39 300
1897 < 5 -- 33 325
1896 < 5 -- 38 303
1895 < 5 -- 37 299
1894 < 5 -- 36 293
1893 < 5 -- 22 387
1892 < 5 -- 19 454
1891 < 5 -- 17 437
1890 < 5 -- 24 366
1889 < 5 -- 13 537
1888 < 5 -- 19 435
1887 < 5 -- 17 416
1886 < 5 -- 23 363
1885 < 5 -- 19 419
1884 < 5 -- 18 441
1883 < 5 -- 12 544
1882 < 5 -- 8 730
1881 < 5 -- 8 678
1880 < 5 -- 13 513

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.