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Leo Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Leo?

Ranking 50th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Leo is popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #38 in 1903.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2018 with 6,719 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Leo was 122 in 1881.

Leo, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1883-1888, 1908-1916, and 1999-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1927-1935, 1957-1967, and 1969-1972.

Leo's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Leo be?

Leo's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Leo for their newborn has risen.

The name Leo is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Leo (Girl)Leo (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 19 6,370 6,719 50
2017 17 6,960 5,950 61
2016 13 8,658 5,287 74
2015 11 9,850 4,594 91
2014 16 7,494 3,966 97
2013 9 11,532 3,505 112
2012 8 12,896 2,876 134
2011 6 15,928 2,248 167
2010 < 5 -- 1,942 191
2009 6 16,366 1,800 210
2008 5 19,244 1,625 228
2007 < 5 -- 1,530 238
2006 < 5 -- 1,501 235
2005 7 13,844 1,272 259
2004 5 17,660 1,239 265
2003 8 11,934 1,095 285
2002 6 14,650 809 339
2001 < 5 -- 735 360
2000 < 5 -- 657 389
1999 < 5 -- 523 441
1998 < 5 -- 527 434
1997 < 5 -- 457 472
1996 < 5 -- 447 482
1995 5 14,752 446 486
1994 < 5 -- 474 462
1993 6 12,740 456 465
1992 < 5 -- 468 464
1991 < 5 -- 506 441
1990 < 5 -- 430 477
1989 5 13,591 427 454
1988 6 11,155 449 427
1987 7 9,353 453 410
1986 < 5 -- 415 422
1985 5 11,656 447 405
1984 < 5 -- 430 395
1983 7 8,576 429 388
1982 6 9,890 484 366
1981 6 9,794 533 341
1980 < 5 -- 474 367
1979 < 5 -- 483 362
1978 7 8,124 480 352
1977 5 10,507 484 359
1976 7 7,744 481 348
1975 7 7,594 516 336
1974 < 5 -- 513 340
1973 8 6,395 508 335
1972 7 6,932 550 327
1971 7 7,007 651 302
1970 6 7,560 703 294
1969 < 5 -- 742 273
1968 5 7,635 693 279
1967 8 5,226 768 261
1966 < 5 -- 856 244
1965 6 6,183 904 247
1964 9 4,812 1,026 234
1963 6 6,254 1,015 238
1962 9 4,721 1,103 232
1961 < 5 -- 1,177 230
1960 9 4,622 1,204 230
1959 11 3,930 1,432 202
1958 9 4,361 1,421 196
1957 8 4,728 1,517 189
1956 9 4,323 1,551 184
1955 9 4,240 1,576 175
1954 6 5,475 1,607 173
1953 13 3,203 1,656 162
1952 6 5,238 1,557 171
1951 5 5,842 1,658 156
1950 6 5,031 1,553 161
1949 10 3,510 1,646 153
1948 5 5,654 1,717 151
1947 8 4,188 1,806 147
1946 13 2,814 1,647 147
1945 11 2,845 1,578 139
1944 10 3,054 1,593 132
1943 11 2,963 1,693 133
1942 15 2,358 1,799 120
1941 15 2,228 1,727 116
1940 15 2,160 1,752 112
1939 14 2,259 1,842 108
1938 14 2,284 1,951 104
1937 13 2,388 2,014 97
1936 16 1,988 2,016 94
1935 13 2,376 2,143 92
1934 19 1,808 2,309 86
1933 23 1,576 2,350 75
1932 22 1,660 2,500 74
1931 39 1,154 2,703 68
1930 46 1,094 3,034 63
1929 28 1,467 3,018 60
1928 44 1,153 3,094 61
1927 58 1,006 3,538 55
1926 52 1,041 3,551 54
1925 53 1,042 3,775 54
1924 48 1,133 3,989 51
1923 51 1,071 3,974 49
1922 50 1,086 3,901 51
1921 50 1,078 4,066 50
1920 62 926 4,054 48
1919 53 992 3,802 49
1918 62 912 4,036 48
1917 51 983 3,779 47
1916 59 883 3,621 47
1915 48 960 3,527 47
1914 35 1,012 2,655 47
1913 26 1,079 2,031 48
1912 17 1,330 1,654 49
1911 18 1,057 844 51
1910 25 868 707 51
1909 19 951 609 49
1908 22 842 584 49
1907 16 969 651 42
1906 11 1,197 508 47
1905 14 1,042 512 46
1904 19 843 552 42
1903 11 1,105 636 38
1902 14 955 551 43
1901 12 983 456 42
1900 17 930 570 46
1899 10 1,063 482 43
1898 20 763 588 39
1897 12 955 462 46
1896 22 675 497 47
1895 7 1,369 509 42
1894 10 1,031 515 42
1893 19 675 448 45
1892 14 817 444 49
1891 8 1,056 353 51
1890 12 807 393 49
1889 8 995 325 59
1888 10 871 353 59
1887 6 1,094 232 74
1886 8 864 240 73
1885 11 679 199 83
1884 6 980 192 84
1883 < 5 -- 142 95
1882 < 5 -- 146 99
1881 6 790 122 103
1880 6 799 147 93

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.