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Matthew Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Matthew?

In 2018 the very popular name Matthew, ranked the 20th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Matthew has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 2, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1995 and as recently as 1996.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1983 with 50,217 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Matthew was 80 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1907-1916, 1938-1942, 1944-1958, and 1960-1983, the name Matthew took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1988-2017.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Matthew?

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

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

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   Matthew (Girl)Matthew (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 10 10,228 9,924 20
2017 12 9,118 11,671 16
2016 12 9,212 12,621 15
2015 15 7,846 12,749 15
2014 15 7,922 12,912 16
2013 17 7,261 13,338 15
2012 21 6,249 13,971 12
2011 22 6,067 14,166 12
2010 15 8,150 14,134 16
2009 18 7,234 15,986 13
2008 23 6,059 17,580 10
2007 23 6,018 18,739 9
2006 22 6,053 20,331 5
2005 33 4,235 21,468 4
2004 105 1,815 22,874 4
2003 38 3,704 24,001 4
2002 34 3,857 25,153 4
2001 49 2,945 26,808 3
2000 44 3,146 28,573 3
1999 37 3,414 30,415 3
1998 55 2,517 31,142 3
1997 48 2,643 31,514 3
1996 68 2,051 32,073 2
1995 63 2,143 32,875 2
1994 74 1,922 33,648 3
1993 70 2,002 35,770 3
1992 93 1,638 37,734 3
1991 102 1,529 41,640 3
1990 125 1,304 44,804 3
1989 173 1,000 45,374 3
1988 253 742 45,870 3
1987 287 658 46,481 3
1986 282 655 46,925 3
1985 294 636 47,079 3
1984 293 611 49,776 3
1983 317 570 50,217 3
1982 273 655 46,066 3
1981 201 802 43,333 3
1980 194 819 37,855 6
1979 162 917 35,657 6
1978 156 912 34,310 6
1977 167 869 31,973 9
1976 140 929 29,981 9
1975 113 1,052 28,550 9
1974 108 1,088 27,224 9
1973 110 1,056 24,546 10
1972 119 1,000 22,943 10
1971 93 1,220 22,556 19
1970 64 1,537 20,200 24
1969 70 1,377 17,468 24
1968 76 1,263 15,836 24
1967 49 1,632 13,579 28
1966 39 1,845 10,809 34
1965 24 2,514 9,991 36
1964 20 2,882 8,984 43
1963 21 2,754 8,035 50
1962 10 4,435 7,286 56
1961 18 3,032 7,073 59
1960 12 3,850 6,925 61
1959 22 2,497 6,553 63
1958 15 3,183 6,374 60
1957 6 5,846 5,225 83
1956 8 4,709 4,363 90
1955 6 5,624 3,280 105
1954 < 5 -- 2,686 124
1953 7 4,879 2,375 130
1952 < 5 -- 2,037 142
1951 < 5 -- 1,604 163
1950 < 5 -- 1,301 173
1949 < 5 -- 1,219 177
1948 5 5,747 1,054 190
1947 < 5 -- 1,046 196
1946 5 5,432 891 194
1945 < 5 -- 730 198
1944 < 5 -- 765 196
1943 < 5 -- 820 197
1942 < 5 -- 841 189
1941 < 5 -- 729 197
1940 5 4,815 664 198
1939 < 5 -- 622 202
1938 < 5 -- 607 205
1937 < 5 -- 606 201
1936 < 5 -- 608 202
1935 < 5 -- 654 195
1934 5 4,748 610 202
1933 < 5 -- 581 201
1932 < 5 -- 703 188
1931 < 5 -- 607 209
1930 8 3,549 657 204
1929 5 5,039 727 189
1928 < 5 -- 784 182
1927 5 5,346 790 183
1926 6 4,663 775 186
1925 < 5 -- 840 174
1924 < 5 -- 851 171
1923 < 5 -- 935 163
1922 < 5 -- 983 159
1921 5 5,627 914 162
1920 < 5 -- 967 152
1919 < 5 -- 879 152
1918 < 5 -- 963 148
1917 < 5 -- 862 149
1916 < 5 -- 825 148
1915 < 5 -- 798 150
1914 < 5 -- 613 151
1913 < 5 -- 491 151
1912 < 5 -- 380 156
1911 5 2,724 220 153
1910 < 5 -- 197 158
1909 < 5 -- 147 170
1908 < 5 -- 152 157
1907 < 5 -- 124 174
1906 < 5 -- 136 150
1905 < 5 -- 107 177
1904 < 5 -- 97 186
1903 < 5 -- 102 167
1902 < 5 -- 104 170
1901 < 5 -- 90 166
1900 < 5 -- 130 162
1899 < 5 -- 101 151
1898 < 5 -- 133 135
1897 < 5 -- 100 156
1896 < 5 -- 123 136
1895 < 5 -- 112 139
1894 < 5 -- 124 132
1893 < 5 -- 108 138
1892 < 5 -- 132 128
1891 < 5 -- 113 123
1890 < 5 -- 86 165
1889 < 5 -- 118 118
1888 < 5 -- 114 136
1887 < 5 -- 108 123
1886 < 5 -- 112 124
1885 < 5 -- 111 124
1884 < 5 -- 117 124
1883 < 5 -- 86 152
1882 < 5 -- 109 127
1881 < 5 -- 80 157
1880 < 5 -- 113 117

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.