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Leonard Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Leonard?

Ranking 602nd in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Leonard 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 #37 in 1923.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1921 with 5,651 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Leonard was 200 in 1883.

Leonard, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1895-1898, 1910-1920, 1939-1942, and 1944-1947, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1971-1974, and 1990-1995.

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

How popular will Leonard be?

Leonard's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Leonard for their newborn has risen.

The name Leonard still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Leonard (Girl)Leonard (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 434 602
2016 < 5 -- 448 601
2015 < 5 -- 398 652
2014 < 5 -- 385 665
2013 < 5 -- 348 688
2012 < 5 -- 338 702
2011 < 5 -- 326 702
2010 < 5 -- 388 626
2009 < 5 -- 323 727
2008 < 5 -- 400 620
2007 < 5 -- 356 672
2006 < 5 -- 383 620
2005 < 5 -- 384 590
2004 < 5 -- 385 579
2003 < 5 -- 401 559
2002 < 5 -- 396 562
2001 < 5 -- 435 519
2000 < 5 -- 451 508
1999 < 5 -- 479 474
1998 < 5 -- 471 471
1997 < 5 -- 454 474
1996 < 5 -- 547 415
1995 < 5 -- 528 433
1994 < 5 -- 645 369
1993 < 5 -- 672 350
1992 < 5 -- 777 326
1991 < 5 -- 832 312
1990 < 5 -- 863 293
1989 7 10,344 913 270
1988 < 5 -- 911 258
1987 9 7,728 966 242
1986 11 6,395 901 249
1985 12 5,868 954 243
1984 8 7,813 1,053 217
1983 13 5,311 1,103 210
1982 11 6,167 1,202 205
1981 7 8,616 1,191 208
1980 13 5,408 1,277 194
1979 11 5,963 1,262 191
1978 9 6,681 1,314 179
1977 12 5,377 1,302 178
1976 18 3,753 1,309 177
1975 23 3,109 1,433 166
1974 10 5,577 1,470 164
1973 10 5,387 1,665 150
1972 9 5,717 1,719 151
1971 19 3,438 2,039 146
1970 7 6,717 2,296 144
1969 15 3,700 2,264 133
1968 19 3,013 2,258 128
1967 21 2,740 2,414 125
1966 12 3,848 2,456 126
1965 10 4,364 2,715 121
1964 12 3,998 3,069 115
1963 18 3,020 3,049 118
1962 19 2,873 3,149 117
1961 20 2,796 3,425 114
1960 19 2,869 3,633 113
1959 26 2,269 3,737 109
1958 15 3,169 4,011 103
1957 16 2,983 4,329 94
1956 20 2,576 4,374 89
1955 13 3,310 4,258 88
1954 14 3,092 4,485 85
1953 28 1,950 4,418 85
1952 15 2,871 4,619 83
1951 13 3,026 4,736 80
1950 19 2,302 4,582 77
1949 12 3,092 4,550 74
1948 19 2,292 4,780 71
1947 15 2,702 5,158 70
1946 16 2,438 4,699 67
1945 6 4,305 4,122 57
1944 19 2,000 4,186 56
1943 14 2,503 4,613 55
1942 11 2,913 4,371 57
1941 12 2,602 3,983 55
1940 28 1,454 3,815 54
1939 14 2,260 3,713 54
1938 24 1,580 3,667 57
1937 20 1,757 3,478 58
1936 13 2,336 3,715 54
1935 22 1,630 3,806 54
1934 14 2,242 3,835 53
1933 22 1,637 3,954 47
1932 18 1,919 4,101 48
1931 29 1,386 4,278 48
1930 31 1,390 4,659 45
1929 40 1,184 4,827 42
1928 42 1,184 5,135 42
1927 29 1,539 5,310 40
1926 41 1,208 5,403 38
1925 35 1,360 5,464 38
1924 27 1,661 5,602 38
1923 21 1,919 5,485 37
1922 26 1,663 5,407 38
1921 25 1,746 5,651 39
1920 32 1,424 5,511 38
1919 26 1,586 5,010 39
1918 30 1,432 4,980 41
1917 16 2,149 4,694 41
1916 19 1,839 4,328 42
1915 11 2,622 3,993 44
1914 9 2,539 2,923 45
1913 11 1,967 2,276 46
1912 10 1,917 1,928 45
1911 5 2,681 953 46
1910 10 1,577 793 46
1909 < 5 -- 665 46
1908 < 5 -- 614 48
1907 5 2,232 547 51
1906 6 1,846 492 50
1905 < 5 -- 495 47
1904 < 5 -- 508 46
1903 < 5 -- 448 49
1902 7 1,525 426 52
1901 < 5 -- 362 54
1900 < 5 -- 465 54
1899 < 5 -- 321 60
1898 < 5 -- 421 53
1897 < 5 -- 310 61
1896 < 5 -- 350 60
1895 < 5 -- 342 61
1894 < 5 -- 343 60
1893 < 5 -- 275 69
1892 7 1,226 294 71
1891 < 5 -- 235 72
1890 < 5 -- 275 67
1889 < 5 -- 229 77
1888 < 5 -- 225 83
1887 < 5 -- 207 79
1886 < 5 -- 236 74
1885 < 5 -- 204 80
1884 < 5 -- 206 83
1883 < 5 -- 200 79
1882 < 5 -- 231 77
1881 < 5 -- 206 72
1880 < 5 -- 200 78

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.