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Madison Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Madison?

In 2018 the very popular name Madison, ranked the 22nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Madison has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #2 was reached for the first time in 2001 and as recently as 2002.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 2001 with 22,164 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Madison in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1983.

Approximately during the years 1983-2001, the name Madison took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2002-2017.

Madison became more popular as a girls name in 1985.

For a number of years, the name Madison has steadily decreased in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Madison has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Madison?

Currently, the name is at a low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Madison is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Madison (Girl)Madison (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 7,036 22 36 3,191
2017 7,875 17 38 3,094
2016 9,030 15 42 2,860
2015 10,088 11 74 1,965
2014 10,320 9 40 2,914
2013 10,596 9 40 2,873
2012 11,397 9 31 3,491
2011 12,389 8 49 2,529
2010 13,183 8 34 3,278
2009 15,239 7 56 2,336
2008 17,032 6 57 2,312
2007 17,961 5 69 2,025
2006 18,626 3 67 1,999
2005 19,568 3 80 1,683
2004 20,622 3 207 858
2003 20,199 3 86 1,509
2002 21,773 2 104 1,299
2001 22,164 2 126 1,121
2000 19,968 3 138 1,045
1999 18,053 7 173 876
1998 17,787 9 213 754
1997 15,188 10 268 633
1996 13,410 15 263 638
1995 9,774 29 269 628
1994 6,261 51 235 677
1993 4,383 78 223 694
1992 3,165 107 179 781
1991 2,468 128 176 774
1990 1,407 203 145 850
1989 1,226 222 130 885
1988 823 300 103 954
1987 750 326 129 823
1986 649 365 77 1,061
1985 300 625 81 1,018
1984 42 2,326 42 1,494
1983 < 5 -- 23 2,248
1982 < 5 -- 20 2,484
1981 6 9,831 30 1,883
1980 < 5 -- 32 1,789
1979 < 5 -- 22 2,285
1978 < 5 -- 19 2,444
1977 < 5 -- 25 1,979
1976 < 5 -- 21 2,214
1975 6 8,617 25 1,920
1974 < 5 -- 25 1,866
1973 < 5 -- 22 1,962
1972 5 9,049 36 1,433
1971 6 7,920 29 1,655
1970 6 7,606 27 1,681
1969 < 5 -- 29 1,515
1968 < 5 -- 27 1,531
1967 < 5 -- 33 1,329
1966 < 5 -- 27 1,499
1965 < 5 -- 35 1,312
1964 < 5 -- 41 1,210
1963 < 5 -- 32 1,394
1962 < 5 -- 30 1,444
1961 < 5 -- 39 1,275
1960 < 5 -- 36 1,333
1959 < 5 -- 38 1,271
1958 < 5 -- 26 1,546
1957 < 5 -- 37 1,291
1956 < 5 -- 38 1,244
1955 < 5 -- 38 1,232
1954 < 5 -- 50 1,061
1953 < 5 -- 41 1,161
1952 < 5 -- 54 977
1951 < 5 -- 51 987
1950 < 5 -- 34 1,247
1949 < 5 -- 47 1,019
1948 < 5 -- 46 1,041
1947 < 5 -- 60 903
1946 < 5 -- 47 997
1945 < 5 -- 38 1,049
1944 < 5 -- 44 980
1943 < 5 -- 45 1,003
1942 < 5 -- 44 1,019
1941 < 5 -- 27 1,289
1940 < 5 -- 45 959
1939 < 5 -- 50 878
1938 < 5 -- 30 1,212
1937 < 5 -- 38 1,049
1936 < 5 -- 54 830
1935 < 5 -- 46 937
1934 < 5 -- 44 963
1933 < 5 -- 35 1,118
1932 < 5 -- 43 1,019
1931 < 5 -- 41 1,056
1930 < 5 -- 50 964
1929 < 5 -- 55 911
1928 < 5 -- 50 974
1927 < 5 -- 61 868
1926 < 5 -- 57 892
1925 < 5 -- 64 833
1924 < 5 -- 70 813
1923 < 5 -- 75 763
1922 < 5 -- 74 771
1921 < 5 -- 68 839
1920 < 5 -- 65 840
1919 < 5 -- 61 844
1918 < 5 -- 66 807
1917 < 5 -- 60 829
1916 < 5 -- 68 741
1915 < 5 -- 72 687
1914 < 5 -- 56 684
1913 < 5 -- 46 663
1912 < 5 -- 35 732
1911 < 5 -- 21 700
1910 < 5 -- 15 808
1909 < 5 -- 8 1,128
1908 < 5 -- 11 861
1907 < 5 -- 19 579
1906 < 5 -- 14 666
1905 < 5 -- 13 689
1904 < 5 -- 11 748
1903 < 5 -- 18 514
1902 < 5 -- 7 989
1901 < 5 -- 7 908
1900 < 5 -- 17 614
1899 < 5 -- 13 571
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- 13 604
1896 < 5 -- 14 578
1895 < 5 -- 15 546
1894 < 5 -- 12 617
1893 < 5 -- 12 595
1892 < 5 -- 20 436
1891 < 5 -- 20 392
1890 < 5 -- 14 524
1889 < 5 -- 23 375
1888 < 5 -- 21 410
1887 < 5 -- 18 400
1886 < 5 -- 17 444
1885 < 5 -- 20 406
1884 < 5 -- 20 409
1883 < 5 -- 22 366
1882 < 5 -- 27 342
1881 < 5 -- 28 311
1880 < 5 -- 22 370

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.