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Lee Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lee?

Ranking 689th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Lee 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.

Position 39, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1900.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1951 with 3,683 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Lee was 342 in 1891.

Lee, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1897-1900, 1909-1916, and 1943-1947, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1980-1983, and 1988-1997.

Lee's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Lee be?

The popularity trend for Lee has been moving downward for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Lee for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Lee 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, Lee has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Lee (Girl)Lee (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 25 5,206 350 689
2017 21 5,931 366 680
2016 32 4,478 386 666
2015 24 5,571 373 679
2014 23 5,718 349 702
2013 29 4,824 359 671
2012 22 6,012 355 665
2011 20 6,457 351 672
2010 31 4,672 353 676
2009 29 5,024 374 658
2008 17 7,589 360 672
2007 22 6,211 381 639
2006 28 5,030 390 611
2005 22 5,700 384 589
2004 43 3,467 412 556
2003 43 3,393 403 557
2002 42 3,308 439 517
2001 56 2,679 513 464
2000 67 2,322 501 469
1999 81 1,949 510 449
1998 87 1,795 607 404
1997 72 1,997 615 388
1996 94 1,632 721 343
1995 102 1,527 774 330
1994 125 1,343 917 298
1993 159 1,126 989 284
1992 156 1,136 1,129 255
1991 162 1,110 1,299 229
1990 197 957 1,450 213
1989 232 820 1,545 188
1988 269 707 1,782 157
1987 242 746 1,811 154
1986 286 646 1,934 145
1985 310 610 2,008 142
1984 361 533 2,164 124
1983 373 513 1,917 138
1982 485 444 2,204 123
1981 532 414 2,212 123
1980 651 364 2,208 125
1979 622 364 2,081 129
1978 489 414 1,980 133
1977 561 377 2,016 133
1976 532 386 1,876 138
1975 585 360 1,859 137
1974 608 356 2,113 124
1973 658 335 2,110 123
1972 690 333 2,262 125
1971 874 308 2,476 128
1970 970 298 2,792 118
1969 1,134 257 2,761 118
1968 1,160 239 2,872 106
1967 1,140 248 2,962 103
1966 1,212 241 2,962 107
1965 1,300 237 2,774 116
1964 1,272 248 3,037 117
1963 1,479 225 3,016 119
1962 1,379 233 3,259 115
1961 1,493 222 3,125 122
1960 1,533 218 3,437 116
1959 1,549 213 3,502 115
1958 1,698 200 3,514 114
1957 1,836 192 3,589 105
1956 1,936 184 3,510 104
1955 1,817 182 3,601 96
1954 1,357 216 3,565 96
1953 1,016 255 3,587 93
1952 948 256 3,654 92
1951 891 259 3,683 92
1950 818 268 3,610 91
1949 818 271 3,563 93
1948 842 264 3,443 93
1947 857 254 3,677 92
1946 807 248 3,344 91
1945 689 256 2,938 87
1944 599 280 2,934 85
1943 597 285 2,788 91
1942 583 282 2,923 87
1941 520 283 2,742 81
1940 492 283 2,624 80
1939 477 286 2,586 78
1938 450 295 2,575 80
1937 438 298 2,499 78
1936 440 291 2,418 76
1935 473 280 2,425 80
1934 422 307 2,378 79
1933 403 311 2,302 79
1932 455 295 2,284 86
1931 448 302 2,124 90
1930 465 308 2,361 82
1929 474 308 2,210 85
1928 513 291 2,280 87
1927 490 302 2,391 86
1926 542 285 2,312 85
1925 531 292 2,537 82
1924 489 303 2,419 83
1923 493 291 2,359 85
1922 496 291 2,371 83
1921 459 303 2,354 86
1920 543 281 2,321 82
1919 484 289 2,190 82
1918 507 281 2,159 86
1917 479 282 2,004 85
1916 475 275 2,016 83
1915 445 279 1,916 84
1914 405 255 1,451 84
1913 294 272 1,228 78
1912 312 253 1,030 78
1911 258 245 646 67
1910 224 256 741 49
1909 196 258 584 52
1908 197 246 553 51
1907 192 245 516 54
1906 150 272 436 58
1905 165 253 486 49
1904 139 267 532 45
1903 110 298 477 45
1902 134 269 475 46
1901 95 305 424 45
1900 138 278 675 39
1899 94 308 388 50
1898 111 293 498 46
1897 97 293 453 47
1896 73 341 455 48
1895 98 283 478 47
1894 83 305 455 45
1893 66 332 445 46
1892 68 326 460 46
1891 68 305 342 52
1890 58 333 410 44
1889 77 272 415 46
1888 61 305 430 48
1887 60 273 400 44
1886 37 354 399 47
1885 46 295 348 50
1884 48 277 435 43
1883 55 241 388 43
1882 43 266 427 41
1881 39 259 342 44
1880 28 300 361 43

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.