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Morgan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Morgan?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Morgan, ranked the 152nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Morgan has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #22 in 1997.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1995 with 10,875 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Morgan was less than 5, most recently in 1948.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Morgan occurred roughly during the years 1953-1964, 1966-1971, and 1972-1994, whereas 1995-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Morgan became more popular as a girls name in 1980.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Morgan?

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

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

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   Morgan (Girl)Morgan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 1,911 152 362 685
2016 2,328 132 409 643
2015 2,682 120 379 671
2014 3,000 102 404 651
2013 3,114 100 365 662
2012 3,398 82 441 583
2011 3,669 75 475 536
2010 4,072 63 498 518
2009 4,610 56 592 460
2008 5,334 46 713 415
2007 5,662 43 729 404
2006 6,491 35 821 365
2005 6,748 33 901 334
2004 7,294 31 1,009 309
2003 7,926 29 748 361
2002 8,432 29 709 372
2001 8,735 29 782 349
2000 9,502 25 839 332
1999 9,606 24 897 317
1998 10,217 23 951 297
1997 10,341 22 1,062 266
1996 10,292 25 1,216 244
1995 10,875 23 1,257 236
1994 10,655 25 1,023 272
1993 8,571 34 862 312
1992 7,788 41 988 287
1991 6,792 49 907 288
1990 6,049 58 936 278
1989 4,427 69 827 294
1988 3,795 78 829 281
1987 2,924 95 768 283
1986 2,477 113 674 304
1985 2,281 127 684 298
1984 2,175 132 701 290
1983 1,659 167 622 314
1982 1,716 169 630 313
1981 1,769 162 766 275
1980 1,061 244 708 290
1979 443 459 502 350
1978 260 634 389 391
1977 211 732 370 408
1976 143 915 304 449
1975 115 1,041 282 476
1974 96 1,175 277 478
1973 91 1,191 255 487
1972 59 1,574 303 454
1971 81 1,330 311 463
1970 75 1,401 340 444
1969 63 1,494 333 435
1968 36 2,013 264 468
1967 42 1,803 271 462
1966 34 2,010 223 508
1965 44 1,710 206 538
1964 44 1,767 224 522
1963 22 2,678 219 537
1962 14 3,549 254 500
1961 33 2,060 204 553
1960 26 2,353 252 498
1959 15 3,211 223 528
1958 22 2,491 192 559
1957 10 4,112 184 570
1956 12 3,639 198 531
1955 16 2,921 198 518
1954 11 3,644 179 544
1953 7 4,889 150 589
1952 6 5,363 169 542
1951 12 3,234 153 553
1950 5 5,867 121 625
1949 5 5,791 121 620
1948 < 5 -- 124 612
1947 < 5 -- 175 514
1946 11 3,158 147 528
1945 < 5 -- 112 574
1944 6 4,401 128 537
1943 < 5 -- 123 571
1942 < 5 -- 114 583
1941 < 5 -- 100 595
1940 < 5 -- 130 507
1939 < 5 -- 104 562
1938 < 5 -- 116 541
1937 5 4,724 102 572
1936 < 5 -- 118 526
1935 < 5 -- 131 499
1934 < 5 -- 123 528
1933 < 5 -- 122 509
1932 < 5 -- 140 485
1931 < 5 -- 135 495
1930 < 5 -- 108 577
1929 < 5 -- 138 502
1928 < 5 -- 131 528
1927 < 5 -- 146 501
1926 < 5 -- 156 482
1925 < 5 -- 160 480
1924 < 5 -- 155 497
1923 < 5 -- 154 496
1922 < 5 -- 144 514
1921 < 5 -- 184 455
1920 < 5 -- 160 481
1919 < 5 -- 138 507
1918 5 5,358 168 459
1917 < 5 -- 179 424
1916 < 5 -- 155 450
1915 < 5 -- 136 474
1914 < 5 -- 125 430
1913 < 5 -- 106 421
1912 < 5 -- 78 445
1911 < 5 -- 54 387
1910 < 5 -- 45 391
1909 < 5 -- 34 431
1908 < 5 -- 33 420
1907 < 5 -- 21 532
1906 < 5 -- 25 452
1905 < 5 -- 30 387
1904 < 5 -- 18 530
1903 < 5 -- 26 390
1902 < 5 -- 23 433
1901 < 5 -- 16 500
1900 < 5 -- 31 410
1899 < 5 -- 30 329
1898 < 5 -- 28 372
1897 < 5 -- 29 349
1896 < 5 -- 25 394
1895 < 5 -- 26 378
1894 < 5 -- 32 314
1893 < 5 -- 22 388
1892 < 5 -- 21 418
1891 < 5 -- 19 405
1890 < 5 -- 23 375
1889 < 5 -- 24 365
1888 < 5 -- 21 411
1887 < 5 -- 17 418
1886 < 5 -- 32 306
1885 < 5 -- 26 338
1884 < 5 -- 33 304
1883 < 5 -- 19 409
1882 < 5 -- 24 369
1881 < 5 -- 23 346
1880 < 5 -- 33 288

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.