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Melvin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Melvin?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Melvin, ranked the 737th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Melvin has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #47 in 1926.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1928 with 4,248 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Melvin was 76 in 1881.

Melvin, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1892-1895, 1897-1900, and 1903-1920, whereas 2006-2011 were years of successive downward movement.

Melvin's popularity has been moving downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Melvin lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Melvin?

Melvin's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Melvin still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Melvin (Girl)Melvin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 321 737
2016 < 5 -- 332 735
2015 < 5 -- 361 696
2014 < 5 -- 379 672
2013 < 5 -- 398 621
2012 < 5 -- 389 622
2011 < 5 -- 386 616
2010 < 5 -- 453 558
2009 < 5 -- 529 508
2008 < 5 -- 588 469
2007 < 5 -- 629 444
2006 < 5 -- 667 425
2005 < 5 -- 621 429
2004 < 5 -- 606 431
2003 < 5 -- 647 401
2002 < 5 -- 904 315
2001 < 5 -- 528 458
2000 < 5 -- 518 457
1999 < 5 -- 551 426
1998 < 5 -- 575 415
1997 < 5 -- 587 400
1996 < 5 -- 596 396
1995 < 5 -- 656 365
1994 < 5 -- 699 351
1993 < 5 -- 729 341
1992 < 5 -- 785 324
1991 5 14,569 854 299
1990 8 9,837 939 277
1989 8 9,324 900 276
1988 12 6,531 893 263
1987 9 7,772 824 264
1986 12 6,020 861 258
1985 11 6,304 907 249
1984 11 6,141 908 241
1983 7 8,647 947 236
1982 14 5,107 1,035 226
1981 7 8,685 1,051 227
1980 18 4,248 1,105 218
1979 17 4,351 1,159 204
1978 13 5,100 1,160 197
1977 15 4,563 1,144 199
1976 20 3,484 1,165 190
1975 14 4,501 1,208 187
1974 25 2,887 1,199 189
1973 11 5,080 1,379 170
1972 12 4,695 1,457 171
1971 23 3,025 1,581 172
1970 28 2,624 1,678 171
1969 20 3,069 1,771 162
1968 15 3,554 1,798 150
1967 20 2,835 1,842 150
1966 21 2,719 2,044 142
1965 23 2,585 2,230 138
1964 26 2,451 2,428 134
1963 27 2,340 2,546 133
1962 35 1,975 2,575 137
1961 26 2,395 2,842 128
1960 29 2,175 3,006 125
1959 19 2,725 3,172 122
1958 23 2,427 3,143 122
1957 28 2,100 3,397 113
1956 25 2,229 3,634 101
1955 33 1,870 3,645 95
1954 35 1,759 3,709 92
1953 31 1,813 3,814 91
1952 36 1,629 3,923 91
1951 23 2,097 3,835 88
1950 37 1,542 3,888 87
1949 35 1,586 3,972 82
1948 25 1,932 4,055 81
1947 34 1,653 4,167 85
1946 31 1,609 3,747 86
1945 25 1,689 3,400 78
1944 33 1,422 3,746 68
1943 33 1,458 4,069 63
1942 27 1,616 4,183 60
1941 29 1,467 3,954 56
1940 36 1,235 3,934 53
1939 31 1,339 3,852 51
1938 24 1,586 3,818 54
1937 25 1,525 3,891 50
1936 40 1,127 3,727 53
1935 22 1,639 3,599 57
1934 31 1,308 3,700 55
1933 35 1,212 3,590 51
1932 34 1,256 3,776 51
1931 36 1,212 3,699 51
1930 46 1,098 4,049 50
1929 40 1,188 4,098 49
1928 62 949 4,248 48
1927 43 1,186 4,201 48
1926 34 1,379 4,194 47
1925 33 1,433 4,146 50
1924 53 1,076 4,169 48
1923 44 1,169 4,011 48
1922 43 1,180 3,909 50
1921 40 1,232 3,886 53
1920 36 1,303 3,718 54
1919 28 1,513 3,384 56
1918 30 1,437 3,469 56
1917 24 1,581 3,155 57
1916 23 1,619 2,984 57
1915 18 1,853 2,780 60
1914 27 1,193 2,064 59
1913 14 1,650 1,642 61
1912 16 1,399 1,185 71
1911 11 1,517 594 73
1910 13 1,313 482 75
1909 9 1,559 448 71
1908 6 2,023 366 75
1907 7 1,753 331 78
1906 < 5 -- 285 83
1905 5 2,136 291 83
1904 < 5 -- 234 92
1903 < 5 -- 230 88
1902 6 1,728 248 87
1901 < 5 -- 176 97
1900 < 5 -- 231 102
1899 < 5 -- 166 106
1898 < 5 -- 159 115
1897 5 1,713 128 129
1896 < 5 -- 158 115
1895 5 1,746 158 111
1894 < 5 -- 125 129
1893 < 5 -- 111 137
1892 < 5 -- 114 144
1891 < 5 -- 108 127
1890 < 5 -- 98 146
1889 < 5 -- 97 150
1888 < 5 -- 119 131
1887 < 5 -- 95 135
1886 < 5 -- 83 169
1885 < 5 -- 110 125
1884 < 5 -- 95 145
1883 < 5 -- 96 130
1882 < 5 -- 86 160
1881 < 5 -- 76 160
1880 < 5 -- 103 129

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.