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Mark Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Mark?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Mark, ranked the 203rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Mark has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #6 for the first time in 1959 and as recently as 1964.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 1960 with 58,731 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Mark was 67 in 1908.

Approximately during the years 1893-1896, 1897-1900, 1906-1915, and 1936-1960, the name Mark took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1961-1966, 1967-1981, and 1983-2010.

Mark's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Mark for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Mark?

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

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

Relative to what it once was, Mark is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Mark (Girl)Mark (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 1,936 203
2016 < 5 -- 2,061 195
2015 < 5 -- 2,064 196
2014 8 12,648 2,181 189
2013 6 15,817 2,202 184
2012 < 5 -- 2,203 176
2011 < 5 -- 2,426 159
2010 6 16,229 2,413 161
2009 < 5 -- 2,573 153
2008 < 5 -- 2,912 139
2007 5 19,446 2,971 138
2006 6 16,401 3,246 128
2005 9 11,495 3,527 114
2004 11 9,658 3,768 113
2003 5 17,393 4,028 105
2002 11 9,239 4,222 93
2001 10 9,831 4,752 84
2000 12 8,356 5,224 79
1999 12 8,035 5,606 69
1998 13 7,379 5,892 64
1997 14 6,700 6,168 58
1996 14 6,607 6,597 55
1995 22 4,625 6,886 52
1994 22 4,632 7,486 48
1993 19 5,117 8,058 49
1992 20 4,969 8,743 49
1991 26 4,001 9,682 47
1990 43 2,719 10,679 47
1989 49 2,393 11,317 42
1988 84 1,571 11,704 39
1987 66 1,786 11,993 36
1986 84 1,490 12,605 35
1985 91 1,406 13,190 32
1984 74 1,546 13,215 32
1983 96 1,280 13,812 31
1982 97 1,306 13,871 32
1981 87 1,413 13,544 33
1980 79 1,511 14,156 31
1979 89 1,387 14,394 30
1978 91 1,325 14,870 26
1977 82 1,373 15,442 25
1976 77 1,387 15,517 25
1975 89 1,262 16,751 19
1974 111 1,065 18,916 16
1973 95 1,156 20,388 15
1972 81 1,272 21,507 18
1971 114 1,057 25,136 13
1970 138 933 31,494 9
1969 139 893 33,396 8
1968 157 807 35,421 7
1967 143 847 34,931 7
1966 126 899 34,805 7
1965 119 935 38,269 7
1964 120 968 45,273 6
1963 121 967 49,353 6
1962 130 932 53,503 6
1961 159 836 57,764 6
1960 133 924 58,731 6
1959 129 920 56,917 6
1958 114 972 52,662 7
1957 82 1,172 52,802 7
1956 84 1,132 48,811 8
1955 56 1,353 42,223 9
1954 50 1,433 36,199 12
1953 37 1,636 29,319 12
1952 39 1,544 25,682 17
1951 24 2,048 21,210 20
1950 31 1,705 16,605 23
1949 21 2,189 13,728 24
1948 15 2,663 10,268 29
1947 10 3,612 7,773 47
1946 14 2,696 5,330 58
1945 8 3,579 3,544 72
1944 < 5 -- 2,741 93
1943 10 3,181 2,515 101
1942 7 3,985 2,040 117
1941 5 4,822 1,625 122
1940 6 4,168 1,165 149
1939 8 3,322 868 170
1938 < 5 -- 903 166
1937 5 4,684 809 176
1936 6 3,992 712 182
1935 9 3,081 787 175
1934 14 2,256 703 185
1933 < 5 -- 693 180
1932 7 3,793 716 186
1931 14 2,266 665 197
1930 12 2,639 591 219
1929 10 3,064 577 222
1928 13 2,578 650 209
1927 13 2,648 701 200
1926 9 3,443 705 199
1925 18 2,164 651 211
1924 15 2,476 672 206
1923 11 3,051 659 203
1922 13 2,709 667 199
1921 11 3,085 626 212
1920 13 2,681 590 219
1919 13 2,596 587 212
1918 9 3,419 627 205
1917 16 2,162 528 214
1916 5 4,899 571 199
1915 15 2,104 529 205
1914 8 2,787 386 210
1913 9 2,268 349 194
1912 6 2,848 284 201
1911 < 5 -- 142 207
1910 7 2,056 131 200
1909 < 5 -- 101 214
1908 7 1,783 67 259
1907 7 1,747 97 200
1906 5 2,125 85 210
1905 < 5 -- 94 189
1904 < 5 -- 114 165
1903 < 5 -- 81 196
1902 < 5 -- 104 169
1901 5 1,852 92 164
1900 6 1,858 137 153
1899 < 5 -- 89 166
1898 < 5 -- 108 159
1897 < 5 -- 104 149
1896 < 5 -- 119 140
1895 5 1,741 102 154
1894 5 1,628 84 181
1893 < 5 -- 92 159
1892 5 1,584 86 182
1891 < 5 -- 86 154
1890 < 5 -- 83 169
1889 < 5 -- 101 146
1888 < 5 -- 115 135
1887 < 5 -- 76 167
1886 < 5 -- 106 129
1885 < 5 -- 74 178
1884 < 5 -- 96 144
1883 < 5 -- 91 142
1882 < 5 -- 90 154
1881 < 5 -- 94 129
1880 < 5 -- 85 160

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.