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Lincoln Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lincoln?

Ranking 41st in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Lincoln is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 41, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time this year with 8,146 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Lincoln in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1884.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lincoln occurred roughly during the years 1890-1895, 1906-1916, 1921-1924, 1960-1963, 1968-1971, 1988-1993, and 1998-2016, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1964-1968.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

How popular will Lincoln be?

The popularity trend for Lincoln has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Lincoln has risen significantly.

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

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   Lincoln (Girl)Lincoln (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 237 1,069 8,146 41
2016 164 1,412 7,114 50
2015 158 1,454 5,992 66
2014 127 1,667 4,816 87
2013 61 2,821 4,033 95
2012 34 4,343 2,907 132
2011 24 5,642 2,158 178
2010 15 8,120 1,869 199
2009 21 6,449 2,011 188
2008 22 6,261 1,817 211
2007 13 9,320 1,655 224
2006 9 12,005 1,109 300
2005 10 10,602 501 496
2004 10 10,367 413 554
2003 6 14,965 410 549
2002 5 17,026 329 610
2001 7 12,864 309 616
2000 7 12,574 247 711
1999 < 5 -- 214 748
1998 < 5 -- 165 883
1997 7 11,535 156 889
1996 < 5 -- 149 899
1995 9 9,207 191 777
1994 6 12,712 187 771
1993 12 7,300 178 794
1992 6 12,657 156 849
1991 7 10,962 153 840
1990 5 14,253 143 856
1989 < 5 -- 122 920
1988 6 11,166 122 861
1987 < 5 -- 123 844
1986 5 11,965 86 999
1985 5 11,680 117 828
1984 < 5 -- 141 734
1983 < 5 -- 112 824
1982 < 5 -- 119 810
1981 < 5 -- 119 806
1980 < 5 -- 94 922
1979 < 5 -- 98 886
1978 < 5 -- 95 885
1977 < 5 -- 149 695
1976 < 5 -- 151 668
1975 < 5 -- 147 679
1974 < 5 -- 108 775
1973 < 5 -- 103 783
1972 < 5 -- 140 679
1971 < 5 -- 182 618
1970 < 5 -- 145 688
1969 < 5 -- 105 766
1968 < 5 -- 71 864
1967 < 5 -- 99 741
1966 < 5 -- 114 695
1965 < 5 -- 128 657
1964 < 5 -- 202 556
1963 < 5 -- 193 568
1962 < 5 -- 142 649
1961 < 5 -- 119 701
1960 < 5 -- 85 827
1959 < 5 -- 79 858
1958 < 5 -- 72 892
1957 < 5 -- 96 770
1956 < 5 -- 73 879
1955 < 5 -- 85 794
1954 < 5 -- 68 898
1953 < 5 -- 87 762
1952 < 5 -- 95 723
1951 < 5 -- 76 808
1950 < 5 -- 87 739
1949 < 5 -- 90 725
1948 < 5 -- 75 791
1947 < 5 -- 94 710
1946 < 5 -- 75 771
1945 < 5 -- 89 644
1944 < 5 -- 76 713
1943 < 5 -- 92 670
1942 < 5 -- 96 658
1941 < 5 -- 88 648
1940 < 5 -- 70 733
1939 < 5 -- 78 673
1938 < 5 -- 76 697
1937 < 5 -- 75 694
1936 < 5 -- 72 706
1935 < 5 -- 76 695
1934 < 5 -- 92 628
1933 < 5 -- 91 611
1932 < 5 -- 96 603
1931 < 5 -- 110 561
1930 < 5 -- 86 675
1929 < 5 -- 101 601
1928 < 5 -- 130 530
1927 < 5 -- 131 539
1926 < 5 -- 144 507
1925 < 5 -- 142 512
1924 < 5 -- 156 494
1923 < 5 -- 133 529
1922 < 5 -- 108 622
1921 < 5 -- 120 579
1920 < 5 -- 137 523
1919 < 5 -- 117 555
1918 < 5 -- 128 534
1917 < 5 -- 127 511
1916 < 5 -- 131 498
1915 < 5 -- 118 513
1914 < 5 -- 103 479
1913 < 5 -- 63 548
1912 < 5 -- 49 576
1911 < 5 -- 34 511
1910 < 5 -- 36 459
1909 < 5 -- 33 443
1908 < 5 -- 20 571
1907 < 5 -- 13 763
1906 < 5 -- 18 558
1905 < 5 -- 19 539
1904 < 5 -- 15 602
1903 < 5 -- 11 721
1902 < 5 -- 17 531
1901 < 5 -- 10 709
1900 < 5 -- 20 545
1899 < 5 -- 14 534
1898 < 5 -- 8 852
1897 < 5 -- 14 570
1896 < 5 -- 13 614
1895 < 5 -- 26 375
1894 < 5 -- 10 704
1893 < 5 -- 11 636
1892 < 5 -- 17 489
1891 < 5 -- 15 463
1890 < 5 -- 13 553
1889 < 5 -- 14 513
1888 < 5 -- 15 515
1887 < 5 -- 8 717
1886 < 5 -- 6 915
1885 < 5 -- 11 589
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- 12 545
1882 < 5 -- 13 528
1881 < 5 -- 5 955
1880 < 5 -- 10 620

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.