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Mike Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Mike?

In 2018 the uncommon name Mike, ranked the 1,125th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 36, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1960 and as recently as 1961.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1960 with 12,045 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Mike was 44 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Mike occurred roughly during the years 1895-1900, 1905-1918, 1937-1947, and 1955-1959, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1918-1922, 1947-1951, 1961-1978, and 1979-1982.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Mike?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

The name Mike is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Mike is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Mike (Girl)Mike (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 171 1,125
2017 < 5 -- 218 953
2016 < 5 -- 190 1,043
2015 < 5 -- 196 1,034
2014 < 5 -- 215 977
2013 < 5 -- 236 883
2012 < 5 -- 245 860
2011 < 5 -- 239 876
2010 < 5 -- 241 872
2009 < 5 -- 260 833
2008 < 5 -- 292 761
2007 < 5 -- 292 754
2006 < 5 -- 329 686
2005 < 5 -- 300 690
2004 < 5 -- 338 624
2003 < 5 -- 321 641
2002 < 5 -- 342 596
2001 < 5 -- 315 614
2000 < 5 -- 329 601
1999 < 5 -- 284 632
1998 < 5 -- 290 627
1997 < 5 -- 334 564
1996 < 5 -- 362 533
1995 < 5 -- 332 563
1994 5 14,934 288 616
1993 < 5 -- 288 613
1992 < 5 -- 351 544
1991 < 5 -- 376 513
1990 < 5 -- 379 506
1989 < 5 -- 401 476
1988 6 11,270 381 468
1987 7 9,447 309 511
1986 < 5 -- 322 487
1985 < 5 -- 351 459
1984 < 5 -- 291 494
1983 8 7,783 309 482
1982 < 5 -- 322 471
1981 5 11,497 409 403
1980 < 5 -- 408 402
1979 6 9,743 438 386
1978 < 5 -- 440 367
1977 5 10,659 521 344
1976 7 7,824 591 302
1975 9 6,276 683 280
1974 8 6,637 815 245
1973 7 7,149 1,039 208
1972 11 4,988 1,391 178
1971 10 5,374 1,924 153
1970 24 2,905 2,468 137
1969 27 2,561 2,872 112
1968 17 3,267 3,217 93
1967 10 4,515 3,757 84
1966 13 3,681 4,525 69
1965 22 2,659 6,038 51
1964 21 2,799 7,770 47
1963 20 2,836 9,047 44
1962 16 3,253 10,526 39
1961 25 2,451 11,664 36
1960 24 2,486 12,045 36
1959 26 2,275 11,996 37
1958 23 2,430 10,776 40
1957 12 3,614 7,242 53
1956 12 3,627 3,908 96
1955 10 3,976 2,726 123
1954 12 3,441 2,501 130
1953 10 3,884 2,279 136
1952 7 4,791 2,105 136
1951 10 3,645 2,199 128
1950 8 4,211 2,614 113
1949 9 3,805 3,740 88
1948 13 2,923 5,047 68
1947 20 2,262 5,749 65
1946 21 2,070 4,854 64
1945 17 2,128 3,592 69
1944 16 2,258 3,084 80
1943 6 4,540 2,802 90
1942 11 2,936 2,293 106
1941 8 3,462 1,933 111
1940 8 3,421 1,549 122
1939 5 4,731 1,349 129
1938 5 4,784 1,054 154
1937 < 5 -- 872 168
1936 < 5 -- 774 174
1935 5 4,690 728 183
1934 < 5 -- 650 193
1933 5 4,666 574 203
1932 < 5 -- 624 207
1931 5 4,774 693 190
1930 9 3,248 711 197
1929 12 2,690 697 194
1928 5 5,203 758 188
1927 < 5 -- 802 180
1926 8 3,791 857 170
1925 6 4,785 908 164
1924 10 3,299 963 164
1923 < 5 -- 1,006 155
1922 < 5 -- 931 163
1921 < 5 -- 1,080 145
1920 < 5 -- 1,074 141
1919 5 5,334 1,122 132
1918 5 5,346 1,287 127
1917 < 5 -- 1,181 126
1916 5 4,929 1,114 125
1915 < 5 -- 1,029 129
1914 < 5 -- 794 129
1913 < 5 -- 520 145
1912 < 5 -- 430 145
1911 < 5 -- 243 138
1910 < 5 -- 222 143
1909 < 5 -- 167 152
1908 < 5 -- 139 167
1907 < 5 -- 157 147
1906 < 5 -- 141 146
1905 < 5 -- 117 167
1904 < 5 -- 118 161
1903 < 5 -- 113 157
1902 < 5 -- 99 173
1901 < 5 -- 98 158
1900 < 5 -- 132 159
1899 < 5 -- 83 176
1898 < 5 -- 106 160
1897 < 5 -- 92 168
1896 < 5 -- 85 193
1895 < 5 -- 85 186
1894 < 5 -- 87 173
1893 < 5 -- 67 207
1892 < 5 -- 76 199
1891 < 5 -- 64 196
1890 < 5 -- 83 170
1889 < 5 -- 72 186
1888 < 5 -- 81 185
1887 < 5 -- 73 175
1886 < 5 -- 84 166
1885 < 5 -- 84 159
1884 < 5 -- 84 166
1883 < 5 -- 73 170
1882 < 5 -- 89 156
1881 < 5 -- 44 231
1880 < 5 -- 95 143

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.