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Matt Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Matt?

In 2018 the rare name Matt, ranked the 2,854th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Matt is currently less popular.

Position 230, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1884.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1959 with 975 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Matt was 19 in 1908.

Approximately during the years 1906-1914, 1915-1918, 1943-1946, and 1950-1958, the name Matt took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1971-1978, 1986-1993, and 2002-2005.

The popularity trend for Matt has been moving downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Matt for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Matt?

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

The name Matt is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Matt has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Matt (Girl)Matt (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 42 2,854
2017 < 5 -- 71 2,006
2016 < 5 -- 58 2,290
2015 < 5 -- 57 2,315
2014 < 5 -- 61 2,222
2013 < 5 -- 47 2,580
2012 < 5 -- 56 2,311
2011 < 5 -- 44 2,724
2010 < 5 -- 51 2,453
2009 < 5 -- 60 2,219
2008 < 5 -- 68 2,050
2007 < 5 -- 62 2,178
2006 < 5 -- 67 2,001
2005 < 5 -- 40 2,738
2004 < 5 -- 46 2,439
2003 < 5 -- 55 2,069
2002 < 5 -- 58 1,931
2001 < 5 -- 53 2,019
2000 < 5 -- 48 2,115
1999 < 5 -- 69 1,587
1998 < 5 -- 55 1,827
1997 < 5 -- 56 1,745
1996 < 5 -- 51 1,808
1995 < 5 -- 50 1,771
1994 < 5 -- 67 1,447
1993 < 5 -- 60 1,535
1992 < 5 -- 87 1,206
1991 < 5 -- 83 1,219
1990 < 5 -- 92 1,125
1989 < 5 -- 104 1,006
1988 < 5 -- 144 792
1987 < 5 -- 135 800
1986 < 5 -- 164 705
1985 < 5 -- 164 690
1984 < 5 -- 178 647
1983 < 5 -- 226 560
1982 < 5 -- 197 618
1981 < 5 -- 198 608
1980 < 5 -- 236 562
1979 < 5 -- 258 529
1978 < 5 -- 235 540
1977 < 5 -- 294 470
1976 < 5 -- 340 422
1975 < 5 -- 409 388
1974 < 5 -- 401 387
1973 < 5 -- 504 338
1972 5 9,097 588 312
1971 < 5 -- 807 266
1970 < 5 -- 739 285
1969 < 5 -- 800 261
1968 < 5 -- 782 258
1967 < 5 -- 708 275
1966 < 5 -- 727 271
1965 < 5 -- 800 260
1964 < 5 -- 882 258
1963 < 5 -- 907 253
1962 < 5 -- 858 261
1961 < 5 -- 889 266
1960 < 5 -- 878 269
1959 < 5 -- 975 256
1958 < 5 -- 908 258
1957 < 5 -- 572 319
1956 < 5 -- 370 393
1955 < 5 -- 195 526
1954 < 5 -- 141 622
1953 < 5 -- 108 692
1952 < 5 -- 80 788
1951 < 5 -- 92 725
1950 < 5 -- 76 787
1949 < 5 -- 77 785
1948 < 5 -- 87 721
1947 < 5 -- 78 782
1946 < 5 -- 76 764
1945 < 5 -- 60 804
1944 < 5 -- 61 807
1943 < 5 -- 63 833
1942 < 5 -- 74 745
1941 < 5 -- 55 853
1940 < 5 -- 66 765
1939 < 5 -- 53 839
1938 < 5 -- 57 823
1937 < 5 -- 49 889
1936 < 5 -- 66 743
1935 < 5 -- 59 810
1934 < 5 -- 60 804
1933 < 5 -- 55 840
1932 < 5 -- 58 839
1931 < 5 -- 59 820
1930 < 5 -- 71 762
1929 < 5 -- 65 804
1928 < 5 -- 67 802
1927 < 5 -- 73 773
1926 < 5 -- 75 743
1925 < 5 -- 87 693
1924 < 5 -- 93 674
1923 < 5 -- 89 684
1922 < 5 -- 101 644
1921 < 5 -- 104 624
1920 < 5 -- 94 659
1919 < 5 -- 101 602
1918 < 5 -- 128 535
1917 < 5 -- 114 552
1916 < 5 -- 105 560
1915 < 5 -- 106 543
1914 < 5 -- 103 480
1913 < 5 -- 60 563
1912 < 5 -- 54 548
1911 < 5 -- 40 466
1910 < 5 -- 27 551
1909 < 5 -- 32 450
1908 < 5 -- 19 606
1907 < 5 -- 22 503
1906 < 5 -- 25 450
1905 < 5 -- 24 459
1904 < 5 -- 24 442
1903 < 5 -- 27 379
1902 < 5 -- 27 386
1901 < 5 -- 21 418
1900 < 5 -- 31 409
1899 < 5 -- 21 409
1898 < 5 -- 24 408
1897 < 5 -- 20 430
1896 < 5 -- 28 365
1895 < 5 -- 26 377
1894 < 5 -- 23 393
1893 < 5 -- 30 320
1892 < 5 -- 30 345
1891 < 5 -- 27 331
1890 < 5 -- 28 333
1889 < 5 -- 33 301
1888 < 5 -- 43 275
1887 < 5 -- 34 286
1886 < 5 -- 27 328
1885 < 5 -- 41 262
1884 < 5 -- 55 230
1883 < 5 -- 39 262
1882 < 5 -- 26 351
1881 < 5 -- 29 302
1880 < 5 -- 41 264

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.