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Martin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Martin?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Martin, ranked the 272nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #45 in 1880.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1963 with 6,072 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Martin was 260 in 1899.

Approximately during the years 1910-1917, 1938-1942, 1944-1951, and 1953-1956, the name Martin took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1967, 1968-1972, 1992-1996, and 2006-2010.

Martin's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Martin for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Martin?

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

The name Martin 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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   Martin (Girl)Martin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 1,286 272
2017 < 5 -- 1,282 281
2016 < 5 -- 1,395 257
2015 < 5 -- 1,343 275
2014 5 18,230 1,431 260
2013 < 5 -- 1,342 264
2012 < 5 -- 1,350 264
2011 < 5 -- 1,318 262
2010 < 5 -- 1,332 258
2009 < 5 -- 1,524 234
2008 < 5 -- 1,698 221
2007 6 16,836 1,882 208
2006 5 19,023 1,936 201
2005 8 12,585 1,835 206
2004 < 5 -- 1,858 203
2003 < 5 -- 1,887 199
2002 7 13,117 1,959 192
2001 5 16,988 2,059 182
2000 < 5 -- 2,108 175
1999 < 5 -- 2,036 174
1998 5 15,678 2,067 165
1997 9 9,528 2,229 155
1996 8 10,179 2,282 152
1995 14 6,492 2,395 147
1994 13 6,937 2,594 135
1993 22 4,607 2,816 124
1992 16 5,902 2,931 118
1991 15 6,144 2,893 115
1990 26 3,967 3,079 113
1989 20 4,610 2,797 117
1988 19 4,590 2,649 117
1987 30 3,139 2,403 118
1986 37 2,658 2,376 119
1985 23 3,685 2,136 132
1984 21 3,823 2,137 127
1983 16 4,601 2,173 122
1982 28 3,141 2,171 126
1981 19 4,104 2,154 127
1980 22 3,679 2,227 123
1979 24 3,406 2,019 133
1978 19 3,859 2,050 126
1977 24 3,233 2,157 125
1976 14 4,498 2,174 117
1975 15 4,278 2,164 119
1974 19 3,511 2,372 109
1973 17 3,736 2,401 108
1972 21 3,130 2,425 117
1971 17 3,739 3,018 105
1970 19 3,381 3,508 93
1969 22 2,884 3,764 78
1968 27 2,403 4,077 68
1967 21 2,751 3,831 80
1966 22 2,634 4,208 78
1965 26 2,382 4,938 67
1964 32 2,135 5,725 63
1963 18 3,032 6,072 62
1962 19 2,883 5,540 74
1961 20 2,805 5,462 73
1960 15 3,303 5,497 77
1959 15 3,205 5,346 80
1958 12 3,677 5,665 72
1957 20 2,616 5,959 69
1956 11 3,830 5,675 73
1955 20 2,519 5,068 77
1954 18 2,667 4,965 79
1953 11 3,605 4,782 82
1952 14 3,010 4,733 80
1951 11 3,409 4,599 81
1950 12 3,164 4,180 85
1949 10 3,533 3,903 83
1948 11 3,272 3,699 88
1947 13 3,009 3,726 90
1946 8 3,866 3,333 92
1945 7 3,900 2,822 90
1944 10 3,078 2,768 91
1943 9 3,401 3,079 83
1942 8 3,624 3,046 85
1941 10 2,977 2,605 85
1940 10 2,891 2,422 85
1939 12 2,525 2,192 91
1938 8 3,362 2,313 87
1937 13 2,404 2,277 87
1936 13 2,349 2,106 92
1935 15 2,176 2,116 93
1934 13 2,385 2,178 91
1933 14 2,235 2,063 89
1932 18 1,926 2,254 88
1931 12 2,523 2,103 91
1930 16 2,171 2,325 83
1929 25 1,584 2,309 83
1928 17 2,156 2,427 83
1927 21 1,917 2,383 87
1926 18 2,131 2,493 80
1925 13 2,722 2,417 83
1924 15 2,477 2,453 82
1923 15 2,422 2,458 80
1922 13 2,710 2,403 80
1921 15 2,457 2,461 78
1920 10 3,262 2,439 78
1919 15 2,343 2,204 81
1918 < 5 -- 2,403 81
1917 7 3,962 2,336 77
1916 11 2,763 2,122 81
1915 16 2,017 2,070 79
1914 14 1,872 1,676 73
1913 10 2,117 1,259 75
1912 8 2,285 1,064 75
1911 8 1,894 567 75
1910 7 2,058 396 86
1909 6 2,140 391 79
1908 < 5 -- 331 83
1907 6 1,980 329 79
1906 < 5 -- 334 75
1905 < 5 -- 332 75
1904 < 5 -- 334 71
1903 < 5 -- 283 77
1902 < 5 -- 325 72
1901 5 1,853 304 64
1900 < 5 -- 383 70
1899 < 5 -- 260 72
1898 7 1,459 339 63
1897 < 5 -- 312 60
1896 < 5 -- 343 61
1895 < 5 -- 317 65
1894 < 5 -- 299 66
1893 < 5 -- 347 61
1892 < 5 -- 359 61
1891 < 5 -- 331 56
1890 5 1,460 347 58
1889 < 5 -- 367 53
1888 < 5 -- 378 54
1887 5 1,247 331 51
1886 < 5 -- 329 58
1885 < 5 -- 357 49
1884 < 5 -- 385 49
1883 < 5 -- 377 46
1882 < 5 -- 387 48
1881 < 5 -- 327 46
1880 < 5 -- 357 45

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.