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Lucas Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lucas?

Ranking 14th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2016, the name Lucas is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #14 for the first time this year with 12,838 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 1911-1915, 1949-1952, 1954-1961, 1965-1981, 1987-1993, 1997-2008, and 2009-2015, 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. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Lucas lately has risen.

The name Lucas is a huge favorite and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Lucas (Girl)Lucas (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 8 12,331 12,838 14
2015 16 7,443 12,285 16
2014 8 12,587 12,144 19
2013 10 10,676 11,534 23
2012 7 14,385 10,696 27
2011 13 8,935 10,395 29
2010 14 8,534 10,374 35
2009 10 11,146 9,603 39
2008 15 8,355 9,321 46
2007 15 8,350 8,751 53
2006 11 10,321 8,134 59
2005 10 10,613 7,573 58
2004 39 3,720 6,711 66
2003 < 5 -- 5,753 71
2002 13 8,107 5,379 75
2001 < 5 -- 4,898 83
2000 6 14,231 4,818 83
1999 6 13,683 4,219 90
1998 9 9,783 4,091 93
1997 8 10,387 4,031 98
1996 < 5 -- 4,103 93
1995 7 11,233 4,083 91
1994 9 9,280 4,010 95
1993 < 5 -- 3,919 95
1992 8 10,047 3,377 106
1991 7 10,980 3,235 107
1990 9 8,929 3,086 112
1989 11 7,254 2,860 114
1988 11 6,920 2,712 113
1987 9 7,738 2,325 121
1986 11 6,402 2,195 126
1985 8 7,995 2,314 122
1984 12 5,724 2,112 130
1983 15 4,794 2,360 117
1982 16 4,634 2,741 106
1981 18 4,260 3,376 88
1980 14 5,121 3,084 98
1979 11 5,974 2,543 108
1978 14 4,816 1,951 136
1977 10 6,143 1,101 205
1976 7 7,766 878 231
1975 < 5 -- 891 231
1974 < 5 -- 568 318
1973 < 5 -- 305 450
1972 < 5 -- 232 516
1971 < 5 -- 200 578
1970 < 5 -- 161 643
1969 < 5 -- 123 706
1968 < 5 -- 98 750
1967 < 5 -- 59 944
1966 < 5 -- 82 809
1965 < 5 -- 81 823
1964 < 5 -- 90 796
1963 < 5 -- 74 873
1962 < 5 -- 86 822
1961 < 5 -- 88 815
1960 < 5 -- 78 862
1959 < 5 -- 62 980
1958 < 5 -- 53 1,053
1957 < 5 -- 31 1,424
1956 < 5 -- 34 1,327
1955 < 5 -- 33 1,328
1954 < 5 -- 20 1,737
1953 < 5 -- 22 1,659
1952 < 5 -- 34 1,286
1951 < 5 -- 27 1,446
1950 < 5 -- 24 1,520
1949 < 5 -- 25 1,487
1948 < 5 -- 29 1,369
1947 < 5 -- 34 1,266
1946 < 5 -- 29 1,321
1945 < 5 -- 24 1,366
1944 < 5 -- 29 1,250
1943 < 5 -- 22 1,514
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 1,367
1931 < 5 -- 27 1,351
1930 < 5 -- 30 1,322
1929 < 5 -- 32 1,257
1928 < 5 -- 38 1,159
1927 < 5 -- 36 1,218
1926 < 5 -- 40 1,141
1925 < 5 -- 36 1,195
1924 < 5 -- 49 1,012
1923 < 5 -- 50 989
1922 < 5 -- 37 1,188
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 -- 42 975
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.