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Luke Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Luke?

Ranking 30th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Luke 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 28, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 2014 and as recently as 2015.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2014 with 10,503 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Luke was 23 in 1891.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Luke occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1907-1914, 1976-1980, 1991-2003, and 2011-2014.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very high point.

How popular will Luke be?

The popularity trend for Luke has been moving upward for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Luke for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Luke is favored by many parents 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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   Luke (Girl)Luke (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5 17,276 9,163 30
2016 11 9,780 9,974 29
2015 8 12,487 10,270 28
2014 13 8,748 10,503 28
2013 5 18,165 9,568 34
2012 8 12,925 9,008 37
2011 8 12,892 8,701 39
2010 6 16,144 8,838 41
2009 < 5 -- 8,616 47
2008 11 10,493 9,417 43
2007 7 14,842 9,603 46
2006 13 9,055 10,085 43
2005 16 7,352 10,004 41
2004 36 3,956 9,593 41
2003 15 7,431 9,299 46
2002 9 10,724 8,692 46
2001 16 6,832 8,005 50
2000 5 16,522 7,145 59
1999 12 8,021 6,136 67
1998 9 9,786 5,284 75
1997 8 10,391 4,952 78
1996 6 12,793 5,016 75
1995 6 12,694 4,628 82
1994 11 7,935 4,094 91
1993 11 7,824 4,352 87
1992 13 6,888 4,064 93
1991 10 8,343 3,014 113
1990 7 10,891 2,881 118
1989 7 10,369 2,709 121
1988 23 3,969 2,620 119
1987 16 4,985 2,591 111
1986 15 5,104 2,651 106
1985 19 4,214 2,742 106
1984 24 3,475 2,472 110
1983 23 3,496 2,651 105
1982 19 4,110 2,477 119
1981 11 6,139 3,016 100
1980 21 3,785 3,109 97
1979 11 5,975 2,474 110
1978 10 6,195 1,890 137
1977 5 10,554 1,241 190
1976 < 5 -- 915 223
1975 < 5 -- 777 256
1974 < 5 -- 726 265
1973 < 5 -- 636 285
1972 5 9,040 575 319
1971 9 5,804 532 347
1970 6 7,594 538 348
1969 < 5 -- 451 367
1968 < 5 -- 388 396
1967 < 5 -- 347 409
1966 < 5 -- 356 398
1965 < 5 -- 400 392
1964 < 5 -- 446 374
1963 < 5 -- 423 386
1962 < 5 -- 427 392
1961 < 5 -- 416 391
1960 < 5 -- 422 385
1959 < 5 -- 352 425
1958 < 5 -- 336 429
1957 < 5 -- 291 451
1956 < 5 -- 247 484
1955 < 5 -- 220 499
1954 < 5 -- 197 519
1953 < 5 -- 170 543
1952 < 5 -- 158 556
1951 < 5 -- 168 528
1950 < 5 -- 171 514
1949 < 5 -- 155 535
1948 < 5 -- 155 533
1947 < 5 -- 151 550
1946 < 5 -- 130 564
1945 < 5 -- 117 555
1944 < 5 -- 117 568
1943 < 5 -- 126 566
1942 < 5 -- 110 601
1941 < 5 -- 122 534
1940 < 5 -- 115 551
1939 < 5 -- 116 533
1938 < 5 -- 123 524
1937 < 5 -- 113 547
1936 < 5 -- 116 532
1935 < 5 -- 121 526
1934 < 5 -- 122 534
1933 < 5 -- 110 547
1932 < 5 -- 165 439
1931 < 5 -- 142 475
1930 < 5 -- 141 503
1929 < 5 -- 153 475
1928 < 5 -- 149 495
1927 < 5 -- 158 481
1926 < 5 -- 161 473
1925 < 5 -- 166 466
1924 < 5 -- 206 426
1923 < 5 -- 185 450
1922 < 5 -- 190 441
1921 < 5 -- 165 478
1920 < 5 -- 166 472
1919 < 5 -- 165 460
1918 < 5 -- 176 447
1917 < 5 -- 163 444
1916 < 5 -- 183 412
1915 < 5 -- 157 432
1914 < 5 -- 168 366
1913 < 5 -- 115 403
1912 < 5 -- 83 429
1911 < 5 -- 62 351
1910 < 5 -- 71 294
1909 < 5 -- 57 306
1908 < 5 -- 52 304
1907 < 5 -- 45 320
1906 < 5 -- 57 261
1905 < 5 -- 53 271
1904 < 5 -- 40 317
1903 < 5 -- 46 274
1902 < 5 -- 41 301
1901 < 5 -- 37 287
1900 < 5 -- 70 243
1899 < 5 -- 35 296
1898 < 5 -- 38 314
1897 < 5 -- 44 264
1896 < 5 -- 45 274
1895 < 5 -- 53 248
1894 < 5 -- 32 313
1893 < 5 -- 48 255
1892 < 5 -- 42 282
1891 < 5 -- 23 362
1890 < 5 -- 42 269
1889 < 5 -- 44 245
1888 < 5 -- 45 268
1887 < 5 -- 47 236
1886 < 5 -- 50 241
1885 < 5 -- 50 234
1884 < 5 -- 39 275
1883 < 5 -- 38 270
1882 < 5 -- 44 259
1881 < 5 -- 42 241
1880 < 5 -- 43 256

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.