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Lawrence Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lawrence?

Ranking 498th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Lawrence is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 30, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1942 and as recently as 1945.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1952 with 10,306 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Lawrence in any given year was 244 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1889-1892, 1897-1900, 1903-1918, 1937-1942, and 1943-1947, the name Lawrence took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1957-1960, 1963-1967, 1968-1973, 1981-1984, and 1990-1997.

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

How popular will Lawrence be?

The popularity trend for Lawrence has been moving downward for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Lawrence has remained about the same.

The name Lawrence still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Lawrence is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Lawrence (Girl)Lawrence (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 573 498
2017 5 17,244 582 495
2016 < 5 -- 614 493
2015 < 5 -- 582 499
2014 6 15,686 637 461
2013 < 5 -- 584 477
2012 < 5 -- 599 454
2011 < 5 -- 593 454
2010 < 5 -- 581 458
2009 < 5 -- 635 442
2008 < 5 -- 676 429
2007 < 5 -- 771 392
2006 < 5 -- 728 406
2005 8 12,483 725 395
2004 < 5 -- 768 362
2003 < 5 -- 817 341
2002 < 5 -- 794 345
2001 < 5 -- 810 340
2000 < 5 -- 888 322
1999 < 5 -- 918 311
1998 < 5 -- 1,040 277
1997 < 5 -- 984 285
1996 7 11,260 1,115 256
1995 < 5 -- 1,149 248
1994 6 12,697 1,267 236
1993 < 5 -- 1,551 196
1992 7 11,152 1,616 193
1991 16 5,821 1,732 182
1990 11 7,626 1,779 174
1989 14 5,998 1,752 173
1988 14 5,762 1,861 150
1987 21 4,062 1,898 146
1986 23 3,706 1,789 151
1985 14 5,213 1,942 144
1984 15 4,869 1,869 143
1983 19 4,037 2,028 132
1982 17 4,444 2,136 128
1981 21 3,800 2,194 125
1980 19 4,073 2,170 129
1979 21 3,726 2,257 122
1978 26 3,053 2,246 113
1977 31 2,693 2,311 115
1976 21 3,357 2,252 113
1975 24 3,009 2,364 110
1974 21 3,261 2,544 100
1973 25 2,787 2,525 104
1972 23 2,944 2,823 101
1971 26 2,774 3,522 85
1970 30 2,483 3,823 83
1969 29 2,428 4,047 71
1968 17 3,248 4,102 67
1967 31 2,148 4,344 67
1966 29 2,224 4,647 66
1965 23 2,575 4,962 66
1964 23 2,632 5,453 68
1963 25 2,456 5,708 68
1962 28 2,287 5,620 70
1961 26 2,388 6,084 67
1960 27 2,273 6,384 64
1959 34 1,933 6,602 62
1958 28 2,141 7,530 52
1957 28 2,091 8,739 46
1956 29 2,028 8,887 42
1955 24 2,256 9,132 42
1954 26 2,106 9,599 39
1953 27 1,988 9,856 37
1952 34 1,697 10,306 35
1951 22 2,162 10,261 33
1950 23 2,029 10,174 33
1949 24 1,990 10,252 32
1948 25 1,920 9,764 31
1947 23 2,069 9,580 32
1946 21 2,056 8,515 31
1945 23 1,775 7,165 30
1944 32 1,446 7,126 32
1943 22 1,867 7,581 32
1942 33 1,426 7,639 30
1941 29 1,462 6,652 34
1940 24 1,616 6,171 36
1939 29 1,390 5,882 36
1938 25 1,527 5,872 36
1937 24 1,558 5,504 38
1936 22 1,619 5,341 37
1935 28 1,401 5,350 35
1934 25 1,499 5,325 34
1933 29 1,343 4,908 38
1932 30 1,363 5,294 35
1931 30 1,356 5,367 38
1930 31 1,389 5,636 36
1929 30 1,405 5,306 38
1928 43 1,172 5,596 38
1927 44 1,165 5,571 37
1926 39 1,253 5,582 36
1925 26 1,673 5,633 36
1924 24 1,788 5,775 36
1923 27 1,617 5,913 36
1922 22 1,866 5,786 36
1921 32 1,456 5,977 37
1920 22 1,855 5,727 36
1919 26 1,585 5,205 38
1918 33 1,348 5,372 38
1917 22 1,683 5,094 36
1916 16 2,080 4,742 38
1915 28 1,353 4,688 37
1914 20 1,467 3,703 36
1913 17 1,435 2,853 35
1912 9 2,057 2,467 38
1911 10 1,600 1,221 37
1910 8 1,853 1,009 35
1909 8 1,677 854 35
1908 6 1,980 815 35
1907 < 5 -- 801 34
1906 6 1,845 717 36
1905 8 1,485 670 38
1904 5 2,028 662 38
1903 10 1,170 536 43
1902 6 1,710 598 37
1901 < 5 -- 535 37
1900 < 5 -- 659 40
1899 5 1,731 497 40
1898 < 5 -- 533 44
1897 7 1,327 505 41
1896 7 1,361 499 46
1895 < 5 -- 509 41
1894 < 5 -- 430 49
1893 < 5 -- 395 51
1892 < 5 -- 468 44
1891 < 5 -- 389 46
1890 6 1,278 372 52
1889 < 5 -- 342 56
1888 < 5 -- 343 61
1887 < 5 -- 283 60
1886 < 5 -- 331 57
1885 < 5 -- 288 64
1884 < 5 -- 262 71
1883 < 5 -- 282 61
1882 < 5 -- 287 63
1881 < 5 -- 244 66
1880 < 5 -- 257 65

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.