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Lucas Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lucas?

Ranking 8th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Lucas is uber popular.

Currently in the top 10, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #8 for the first time this year.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2017 with 12,996 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Lucas was less than 5, most recently in 1901.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lucas occurred roughly during the years 1911-1918, 1949-1952, 1954-1961, 1966-1981, 1987-1993, 1997-2008, and 2009-2016, whereas 1981-1984 were years of successive downward movement.

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

How popular will Lucas be?

Lucas's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. however, the number of children named Lucas lately has remained about the same.

The name Lucas is a huge favorite and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Lucas (Girl)Lucas (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 19 6,374 12,585 8
2017 12 9,086 12,996 11
2016 11 9,786 12,881 14
2015 16 7,458 12,305 16
2014 8 12,601 12,158 19
2013 10 10,690 11,548 23
2012 7 14,391 10,707 27
2011 13 8,939 10,399 29
2010 14 8,539 10,377 35
2009 10 11,151 9,612 39
2008 15 8,359 9,323 46
2007 15 8,355 8,753 53
2006 11 10,326 8,135 59
2005 10 10,616 7,574 58
2004 39 3,721 6,712 66
2003 < 5 -- 5,754 71
2002 13 8,109 5,381 75
2001 < 5 -- 4,899 83
2000 6 14,233 4,818 83
1999 6 13,685 4,219 90
1998 9 9,784 4,091 93
1997 8 10,389 4,031 98
1996 < 5 -- 4,103 93
1995 7 11,234 4,083 91
1994 9 9,281 4,010 95
1993 < 5 -- 3,921 95
1992 9 9,188 3,377 106
1991 7 10,980 3,236 107
1990 9 8,929 3,087 112
1989 11 7,255 2,860 114
1988 11 6,919 2,713 113
1987 9 7,738 2,326 121
1986 11 6,402 2,194 126
1985 8 7,996 2,318 122
1984 12 5,725 2,114 130
1983 15 4,794 2,361 117
1982 16 4,636 2,742 106
1981 18 4,260 3,376 88
1980 15 4,874 3,083 98
1979 11 5,974 2,542 108
1978 14 4,817 1,952 136
1977 10 6,143 1,100 205
1976 7 7,766 877 231
1975 < 5 -- 891 231
1974 < 5 -- 567 318
1973 < 5 -- 306 447
1972 < 5 -- 232 516
1971 < 5 -- 199 579
1970 < 5 -- 160 646
1969 < 5 -- 123 706
1968 < 5 -- 97 754
1967 < 5 -- 59 945
1966 < 5 -- 81 811
1965 < 5 -- 81 823
1964 < 5 -- 89 804
1963 < 5 -- 74 874
1962 < 5 -- 86 822
1961 < 5 -- 88 815
1960 < 5 -- 78 862
1959 < 5 -- 62 980
1958 < 5 -- 52 1,065
1957 < 5 -- 31 1,424
1956 < 5 -- 34 1,327
1955 < 5 -- 33 1,332
1954 < 5 -- 20 1,740
1953 < 5 -- 22 1,659
1952 < 5 -- 35 1,263
1951 < 5 -- 27 1,444
1950 < 5 -- 24 1,520
1949 < 5 -- 25 1,487
1948 < 5 -- 29 1,370
1947 < 5 -- 34 1,266
1946 < 5 -- 29 1,320
1945 < 5 -- 24 1,366
1944 < 5 -- 29 1,250
1943 < 5 -- 22 1,513
1942 < 5 -- 21 1,568
1941 < 5 -- 24 1,396
1940 < 5 -- 19 1,605
1939 < 5 -- 26 1,311
1938 < 5 -- 17 1,721
1937 < 5 -- 26 1,332
1936 < 5 -- 21 1,488
1935 < 5 -- 33 1,155
1934 < 5 -- 25 1,373
1933 < 5 -- 23 1,436
1932 < 5 -- 26 1,368
1931 < 5 -- 27 1,350
1930 < 5 -- 30 1,322
1929 < 5 -- 32 1,256
1928 < 5 -- 38 1,159
1927 < 5 -- 36 1,219
1926 < 5 -- 40 1,141
1925 < 5 -- 36 1,195
1924 < 5 -- 49 1,012
1923 < 5 -- 50 989
1922 < 5 -- 37 1,189
1921 < 5 -- 44 1,064
1920 < 5 -- 41 1,114
1919 < 5 -- 32 1,257
1918 < 5 -- 52 929
1917 < 5 -- 35 1,144
1916 < 5 -- 33 1,148
1915 < 5 -- 41 989
1914 < 5 -- 26 1,146
1913 < 5 -- 27 960
1912 < 5 -- 22 982
1911 < 5 -- 7 1,482
1910 < 5 -- 11 1,016
1909 < 5 -- 10 994
1908 < 5 -- 9 995
1907 < 5 -- 5 1,465
1906 < 5 -- 7 1,072
1905 < 5 -- 5 1,348
1904 < 5 -- 6 1,149
1903 < 5 -- 7 976
1902 < 5 -- 6 1,095
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- 10 688
1898 < 5 -- 8 856
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- 7 944
1895 < 5 -- 6 1,040
1894 < 5 -- 8 832
1893 < 5 -- 10 684
1892 < 5 -- 10 724
1891 < 5 -- 8 742
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 6 1,002
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 8 731
1885 < 5 -- 6 892
1884 < 5 -- 5 1,067
1883 < 5 -- 5 988
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- 11 550
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.