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Melvyn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Melvyn?

Mostly unused in the United States, less than 5 babies were bestowed the name in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #323 in 1938 with 293 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Melvyn was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

Melvyn, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1911-1917, 1922-1925, 1928-1932, 1934-1938, and 1952-1955, whereas 1942-1945, and 1947-1952 were years of successive downward movement.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Melvyn?

Melvyn's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Melvyn is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Melvyn (Girl)Melvyn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- < 5 --
2017 < 5 -- 5 13,542
2016 < 5 -- 7 10,352
2015 < 5 -- 5 13,351
2014 < 5 -- < 5 --
2013 < 5 -- 6 11,671
2012 < 5 -- 8 9,412
2011 < 5 -- 9 8,529
2010 < 5 -- 9 8,552
2009 < 5 -- 9 8,757
2008 < 5 -- 18 5,185
2007 < 5 -- 14 6,151
2006 < 5 -- 20 4,623
2005 < 5 -- 13 6,099
2004 < 5 -- 7 9,595
2003 < 5 -- 11 6,567
2002 < 5 -- 18 4,431
2001 < 5 -- 12 5,897
2000 < 5 -- 8 7,939
1999 < 5 -- 11 5,917
1998 < 5 -- 6 9,237
1997 < 5 -- 9 6,433
1996 < 5 -- < 5 --
1995 < 5 -- 7 7,523
1994 < 5 -- 9 6,180
1993 < 5 -- 7 7,335
1992 < 5 -- 6 8,103
1991 < 5 -- 10 5,375
1990 < 5 -- 10 5,256
1989 < 5 -- 9 5,447
1988 < 5 -- 8 5,546
1987 < 5 -- 8 5,277
1986 < 5 -- 9 4,709
1985 < 5 -- 6 6,256
1984 < 5 -- 8 4,832
1983 < 5 -- 12 3,549
1982 < 5 -- 11 3,856
1981 < 5 -- 10 4,041
1980 < 5 -- 14 3,198
1979 < 5 -- 14 3,109
1978 < 5 -- 7 4,871
1977 < 5 -- 11 3,516
1976 < 5 -- 21 2,215
1975 < 5 -- 6 5,230
1974 < 5 -- 8 4,059
1973 < 5 -- 14 2,670
1972 < 5 -- 7 4,283
1971 < 5 -- 18 2,247
1970 < 5 -- 12 2,826
1969 < 5 -- 19 1,955
1968 < 5 -- 21 1,763
1967 < 5 -- 12 2,428
1966 < 5 -- 27 1,503
1965 < 5 -- 16 2,046
1964 < 5 -- 24 1,646
1963 < 5 -- 25 1,621
1962 < 5 -- 16 2,090
1961 < 5 -- 19 1,921
1960 < 5 -- 29 1,507
1959 < 5 -- 33 1,376
1958 < 5 -- 29 1,469
1957 < 5 -- 21 1,777
1956 < 5 -- 21 1,752
1955 < 5 -- 33 1,333
1954 < 5 -- 22 1,653
1953 < 5 -- 23 1,621
1952 < 5 -- 18 1,843
1951 < 5 -- 36 1,236
1950 < 5 -- 39 1,156
1949 < 5 -- 81 768
1948 5 5,763 77 777
1947 < 5 -- 100 694
1946 < 5 -- 76 765
1945 < 5 -- 78 689
1944 < 5 -- 89 661
1943 < 5 -- 177 467
1942 < 5 -- 282 359
1941 < 5 -- 290 339
1940 < 5 -- 254 359
1939 < 5 -- 273 340
1938 < 5 -- 293 323
1937 < 5 -- 221 365
1936 < 5 -- 120 514
1935 < 5 -- 90 622
1934 < 5 -- 74 714
1933 < 5 -- 73 710
1932 < 5 -- 93 618
1931 < 5 -- 54 874
1930 < 5 -- 38 1,147
1929 5 5,056 45 1,020
1928 < 5 -- 31 1,320
1927 < 5 -- 43 1,093
1926 < 5 -- 43 1,078
1925 < 5 -- 54 921
1924 < 5 -- 41 1,129
1923 < 5 -- 43 1,096
1922 < 5 -- 32 1,301
1921 < 5 -- 42 1,097
1920 < 5 -- 24 1,578
1919 < 5 -- 20 1,739
1918 < 5 -- 24 1,520
1917 < 5 -- 33 1,195
1916 < 5 -- 14 2,114
1915 < 5 -- 16 1,856
1914 < 5 -- 13 1,833
1913 < 5 -- 11 1,767
1912 < 5 -- 5 2,785
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.