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Laurence Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Laurence?

Ranking 2,237th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Laurence is rare.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Laurence has seen higher popularity rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #201 in 1898.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1952 with 844 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Laurence in any given year was 24 in 1884.

Approximately during the years 1889-1893, 1894-1897, 1909-1916, 1936-1940, and 2013-2017, the name Laurence took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1968-1972, and 2006-2010.

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

How popular will Laurence be?

Laurence's popularity has been moving downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Laurence has risen.

The name Laurence is quite distinctive but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Laurence (Girl)Laurence (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 6 14,779 61 2,237
2017 < 5 -- 72 1,985
2016 < 5 -- 55 2,376
2015 < 5 -- 59 2,263
2014 < 5 -- 59 2,263
2013 < 5 -- 45 2,645
2012 < 5 -- 51 2,467
2011 < 5 -- 48 2,568
2010 < 5 -- 41 2,897
2009 < 5 -- 55 2,370
2008 < 5 -- 53 2,419
2007 < 5 -- 55 2,352
2006 5 18,805 71 1,902
2005 < 5 -- 61 2,050
2004 < 5 -- 71 1,773
2003 < 5 -- 81 1,575
2002 5 16,968 74 1,627
2001 < 5 -- 68 1,703
2000 6 14,180 71 1,649
1999 < 5 -- 86 1,380
1998 < 5 -- 97 1,256
1997 6 13,023 90 1,279
1996 5 14,792 109 1,104
1995 < 5 -- 125 996
1994 < 5 -- 102 1,121
1993 < 5 -- 101 1,121
1992 < 5 -- 124 971
1991 < 5 -- 116 997
1990 11 7,623 122 936
1989 7 10,336 145 828
1988 7 9,851 106 932
1987 < 5 -- 115 873
1986 < 5 -- 119 831
1985 5 11,630 138 759
1984 < 5 -- 152 708
1983 < 5 -- 134 748
1982 < 5 -- 165 677
1981 < 5 -- 168 662
1980 < 5 -- 160 686
1979 < 5 -- 152 695
1978 6 9,166 140 712
1977 6 9,090 157 675
1976 < 5 -- 174 622
1975 < 5 -- 180 606
1974 < 5 -- 184 588
1973 < 5 -- 204 554
1972 < 5 -- 214 544
1971 < 5 -- 230 529
1970 < 5 -- 304 465
1969 6 7,060 302 448
1968 9 4,958 321 429
1967 7 5,756 348 408
1966 5 7,118 350 405
1965 5 7,053 364 411
1964 7 5,763 456 364
1963 7 5,617 505 344
1962 < 5 -- 519 342
1961 12 3,893 541 338
1960 < 5 -- 511 345
1959 < 5 -- 519 341
1958 < 5 -- 538 332
1957 5 6,599 606 309
1956 < 5 -- 651 288
1955 < 5 -- 642 284
1954 < 5 -- 710 264
1953 7 4,817 749 250
1952 11 3,468 844 231
1951 6 5,154 822 229
1950 < 5 -- 807 227
1949 < 5 -- 802 226
1948 6 4,969 768 233
1947 < 5 -- 778 232
1946 < 5 -- 708 224
1945 < 5 -- 591 227
1944 < 5 -- 581 233
1943 < 5 -- 648 225
1942 5 5,009 666 220
1941 5 4,756 524 244
1940 < 5 -- 604 211
1939 < 5 -- 549 220
1938 6 4,095 479 245
1937 < 5 -- 448 255
1936 < 5 -- 432 258
1935 < 5 -- 427 261
1934 < 5 -- 489 236
1933 < 5 -- 426 255
1932 < 5 -- 479 244
1931 8 3,363 517 228
1930 7 3,870 563 226
1929 6 4,343 586 218
1928 12 2,695 573 229
1927 6 4,568 583 228
1926 < 5 -- 610 221
1925 18 2,155 552 239
1924 6 4,767 574 239
1923 7 4,182 543 241
1922 12 2,882 580 230
1921 11 3,049 599 223
1920 11 3,004 550 228
1919 16 2,202 531 227
1918 10 3,138 557 222
1917 8 3,532 495 222
1916 9 3,153 470 227
1915 9 3,010 462 222
1914 5 3,924 379 214
1913 6 3,025 314 209
1912 6 2,805 271 204
1911 7 2,080 121 233
1910 9 1,699 114 219
1909 5 2,382 89 234
1908 6 1,976 91 217
1907 6 1,947 78 230
1906 8 1,490 81 218
1905 5 2,088 77 218
1904 7 1,566 73 217
1903 < 5 -- 77 202
1902 6 1,707 71 212
1901 < 5 -- 60 224
1900 5 2,079 81 220
1899 8 1,237 63 209
1898 9 1,216 74 201
1897 < 5 -- 69 206
1896 5 1,718 59 236
1895 < 5 -- 58 232
1894 < 5 -- 46 258
1893 5 1,536 53 237
1892 < 5 -- 45 268
1891 7 1,153 39 258
1890 5 1,426 42 268
1889 < 5 -- 32 308
1888 < 5 -- 38 287
1887 < 5 -- 28 315
1886 < 5 -- 43 261
1885 < 5 -- 33 293
1884 < 5 -- 24 366
1883 < 5 -- 28 315
1882 < 5 -- 24 368
1881 < 5 -- 28 310
1880 < 5 -- 25 347

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.