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Matthew Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Matthew?

In 2017 the very popular name Matthew, ranked the 16th 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 50,214 occurrences.

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

Approximately during the years 1907-1916, 1939-1942, 1944-1958, and 1960-1983, the name Matthew took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1988-2016.

The popularity trend for Matthew has steadily decreased 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 a huge favorite but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Matthew (Girl)Matthew (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 12 9,087 11,611 16
2016 12 9,203 12,605 15
2015 15 7,844 12,737 15
2014 15 7,919 12,898 16
2013 17 7,258 13,329 15
2012 21 6,247 13,964 12
2011 22 6,065 14,159 12
2010 15 8,147 14,126 16
2009 18 7,234 15,984 13
2008 23 6,057 17,579 10
2007 23 6,016 18,734 9
2006 22 6,050 20,331 5
2005 33 4,235 21,467 4
2004 105 1,815 22,873 4
2003 37 3,784 23,996 4
2002 35 3,775 25,151 4
2001 49 2,945 26,806 3
2000 44 3,145 28,572 3
1999 37 3,413 30,415 3
1998 55 2,517 31,142 3
1997 48 2,642 31,513 3
1996 68 2,051 32,073 2
1995 63 2,143 32,876 2
1994 74 1,922 33,646 3
1993 70 2,002 35,769 3
1992 93 1,638 37,736 3
1991 102 1,529 41,636 3
1990 125 1,304 44,800 3
1989 173 1,000 45,371 3
1988 253 742 45,868 3
1987 287 658 46,481 3
1986 282 655 46,923 3
1985 294 636 47,073 3
1984 293 610 49,775 3
1983 317 570 50,214 3
1982 273 656 46,060 3
1981 201 802 43,330 3
1980 194 819 37,860 6
1979 162 917 35,659 6
1978 156 912 34,312 6
1977 167 869 31,974 9
1976 140 929 29,982 9
1975 113 1,052 28,552 9
1974 108 1,088 27,224 9
1973 110 1,056 24,548 10
1972 119 1,000 22,947 10
1971 93 1,220 22,560 19
1970 64 1,538 20,201 24
1969 70 1,377 17,472 24
1968 76 1,263 15,839 24
1967 49 1,631 13,580 28
1966 39 1,845 10,807 34
1965 24 2,515 9,991 36
1964 20 2,882 8,983 43
1963 21 2,754 8,034 50
1962 10 4,434 7,289 56
1961 18 3,032 7,075 59
1960 12 3,849 6,930 61
1959 22 2,497 6,558 63
1958 15 3,181 6,373 60
1957 6 5,846 5,223 83
1956 8 4,709 4,358 90
1955 6 5,625 3,281 105
1954 < 5 -- 2,686 124
1953 7 4,877 2,373 130
1952 < 5 -- 2,040 142
1951 < 5 -- 1,605 163
1950 < 5 -- 1,303 173
1949 < 5 -- 1,219 176
1948 5 5,746 1,054 190
1947 < 5 -- 1,046 196
1946 5 5,432 892 194
1945 < 5 -- 730 198
1944 < 5 -- 765 196
1943 < 5 -- 819 197
1942 < 5 -- 841 189
1941 < 5 -- 729 197
1940 5 4,815 664 198
1939 < 5 -- 621 202
1938 < 5 -- 608 205
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 5,345 790 183
1926 6 4,662 775 186
1925 < 5 -- 840 174
1924 < 5 -- 851 171
1923 < 5 -- 935 163
1922 < 5 -- 983 159
1921 5 5,627 915 161
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.