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Miguel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Miguel?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Miguel, ranked the 179th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Miguel has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #86 was reached in 2000.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2007 with 4,903 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Miguel in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1888.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Miguel occurred roughly during the years 1906-1915, 1916-1919, 1940-1952, 1953-1957, 1965-1974, 1977-1982, and 1986-1991, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1892-1895, and 2009-2017.

For a number of years, the name Miguel has been moving downward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Miguel has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Miguel?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

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

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   Miguel (Girl)Miguel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 2,171 179
2017 < 5 -- 2,272 176
2016 5 17,944 2,503 163
2015 < 5 -- 2,566 162
2014 < 5 -- 2,752 147
2013 6 15,890 2,884 134
2012 < 5 -- 2,940 130
2011 < 5 -- 3,169 126
2010 7 14,462 3,455 113
2009 < 5 -- 4,169 100
2008 18 7,287 4,447 101
2007 8 13,497 4,903 94
2006 7 14,604 4,899 89
2005 12 9,256 4,674 93
2004 14 8,100 4,522 96
2003 10 10,181 4,591 95
2002 17 6,595 4,643 89
2001 15 7,203 4,558 87
2000 20 5,622 4,671 86
1999 16 6,390 4,205 91
1998 17 5,985 4,255 90
1997 14 6,711 4,234 91
1996 24 4,408 4,160 91
1995 29 3,742 3,951 94
1994 31 3,582 4,033 94
1993 34 3,330 4,347 88
1992 41 2,903 4,170 90
1991 31 3,510 3,945 92
1990 37 3,055 3,696 100
1989 23 4,207 3,080 108
1988 25 3,768 2,730 111
1987 34 2,885 2,637 110
1986 18 4,474 2,575 111
1985 30 3,055 2,525 113
1984 35 2,655 2,419 113
1983 33 2,707 2,380 114
1982 23 3,610 2,631 110
1981 17 4,460 2,397 116
1980 30 2,972 2,176 128
1979 21 3,743 1,962 137
1978 29 2,838 1,824 145
1977 16 4,349 1,755 145
1976 21 3,367 1,759 143
1975 15 4,286 1,660 148
1974 7 7,394 1,657 148
1973 14 4,283 1,461 163
1972 21 3,133 1,421 174
1971 16 3,884 1,474 180
1970 11 4,962 1,347 197
1969 14 3,908 1,304 198
1968 13 3,930 1,108 212
1967 5 7,496 1,058 215
1966 6 6,310 1,017 220
1965 11 4,119 952 238
1964 9 4,875 949 249
1963 7 5,705 882 260
1962 7 5,666 872 259
1961 < 5 -- 825 273
1960 10 4,366 821 279
1959 < 5 -- 795 281
1958 8 4,773 774 274
1957 < 5 -- 742 278
1956 14 3,274 671 284
1955 6 5,643 610 289
1954 < 5 -- 610 285
1953 < 5 -- 543 305
1952 < 5 -- 512 315
1951 < 5 -- 464 322
1950 < 5 -- 445 323
1949 7 4,534 367 353
1948 < 5 -- 383 343
1947 5 5,859 292 403
1946 < 5 -- 262 398
1945 < 5 -- 227 397
1944 < 5 -- 216 409
1943 < 5 -- 214 424
1942 < 5 -- 183 456
1941 < 5 -- 166 460
1940 < 5 -- 170 446
1939 < 5 -- 161 455
1938 < 5 -- 139 493
1937 < 5 -- 143 474
1936 < 5 -- 155 453
1935 < 5 -- 145 471
1934 5 4,768 153 455
1933 < 5 -- 179 404
1932 < 5 -- 171 427
1931 < 5 -- 190 407
1930 < 5 -- 221 382
1929 < 5 -- 245 363
1928 < 5 -- 226 397
1927 6 4,645 201 428
1926 < 5 -- 195 434
1925 < 5 -- 191 432
1924 < 5 -- 191 443
1923 < 5 -- 175 464
1922 < 5 -- 162 485
1921 < 5 -- 129 553
1920 < 5 -- 127 547
1919 < 5 -- 137 510
1918 < 5 -- 102 610
1917 < 5 -- 107 574
1916 < 5 -- 89 619
1915 < 5 -- 104 554
1914 < 5 -- 68 613
1913 < 5 -- 61 557
1912 < 5 -- 47 597
1911 < 5 -- 36 493
1910 < 5 -- 32 497
1909 < 5 -- 18 647
1908 < 5 -- 24 519
1907 < 5 -- 19 580
1906 < 5 -- 19 536
1905 < 5 -- 25 444
1904 < 5 -- 18 529
1903 < 5 -- 18 515
1902 < 5 -- 21 469
1901 < 5 -- 13 579
1900 < 5 -- 17 617
1899 < 5 -- 14 539
1898 < 5 -- 13 623
1897 < 5 -- 14 573
1896 < 5 -- 7 948
1895 < 5 -- 16 519
1894 < 5 -- 13 586
1893 < 5 -- 12 598
1892 < 5 -- 16 509
1891 < 5 -- 7 817
1890 < 5 -- 9 717
1889 < 5 -- 8 765
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 13 531
1885 < 5 -- 10 627
1884 < 5 -- 9 687
1883 < 5 -- 12 548
1882 < 5 -- 10 631
1881 < 5 -- 9 632
1880 < 5 -- 12 551

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.