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Moses Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Moses?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Moses, ranked the 499th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Moses has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #119 was reached in 1880.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2016 with 665 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Moses was 52 in 1901.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Moses occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1906-1916, 1945-1948, 1972-1975, 1995-2000, and 2003-2006.

For a number of years, the name Moses has been moving upward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Moses for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Moses?

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

The name Moses still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Moses (Girl)Moses (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 573 499
2017 < 5 -- 626 473
2016 < 5 -- 665 459
2015 < 5 -- 638 468
2014 < 5 -- 584 483
2013 < 5 -- 601 464
2012 < 5 -- 483 541
2011 < 5 -- 503 515
2010 < 5 -- 514 503
2009 < 5 -- 542 500
2008 < 5 -- 562 490
2007 < 5 -- 606 456
2006 < 5 -- 615 443
2005 < 5 -- 475 518
2004 < 5 -- 492 495
2003 < 5 -- 501 492
2002 < 5 -- 509 467
2001 < 5 -- 537 449
2000 < 5 -- 519 457
1999 < 5 -- 459 484
1998 < 5 -- 425 503
1997 < 5 -- 400 511
1996 < 5 -- 372 530
1995 < 5 -- 304 587
1994 < 5 -- 347 552
1993 < 5 -- 359 542
1992 < 5 -- 325 564
1991 < 5 -- 339 553
1990 < 5 -- 293 586
1989 < 5 -- 334 524
1988 < 5 -- 296 530
1987 6 10,780 312 507
1986 < 5 -- 290 523
1985 < 5 -- 314 488
1984 < 5 -- 338 455
1983 < 5 -- 332 455
1982 < 5 -- 347 457
1981 < 5 -- 360 436
1980 < 5 -- 351 444
1979 9 7,107 365 417
1978 5 10,839 314 451
1977 < 5 -- 316 451
1976 < 5 -- 319 435
1975 < 5 -- 341 424
1974 < 5 -- 295 467
1973 < 5 -- 248 498
1972 < 5 -- 198 570
1971 < 5 -- 199 580
1970 < 5 -- 184 598
1969 < 5 -- 187 575
1968 < 5 -- 169 585
1967 < 5 -- 172 580
1966 < 5 -- 165 586
1965 < 5 -- 230 504
1964 < 5 -- 175 600
1963 < 5 -- 216 538
1962 < 5 -- 240 512
1961 < 5 -- 249 504
1960 < 5 -- 302 459
1959 < 5 -- 273 474
1958 < 5 -- 292 459
1957 < 5 -- 267 477
1956 5 6,596 248 483
1955 < 5 -- 266 456
1954 < 5 -- 270 443
1953 < 5 -- 273 429
1952 < 5 -- 279 414
1951 < 5 -- 316 382
1950 < 5 -- 291 397
1949 < 5 -- 293 392
1948 < 5 -- 316 383
1947 < 5 -- 282 408
1946 6 4,809 249 404
1945 < 5 -- 234 394
1944 < 5 -- 271 367
1943 < 5 -- 301 352
1942 < 5 -- 274 367
1941 < 5 -- 276 352
1940 < 5 -- 275 343
1939 5 4,744 250 351
1938 < 5 -- 265 341
1937 < 5 -- 278 326
1936 < 5 -- 230 356
1935 < 5 -- 256 344
1934 < 5 -- 286 321
1933 < 5 -- 280 320
1932 < 5 -- 284 325
1931 < 5 -- 298 316
1930 < 5 -- 289 324
1929 < 5 -- 315 311
1928 < 5 -- 318 316
1927 < 5 -- 321 321
1926 < 5 -- 341 307
1925 9 3,577 343 308
1924 < 5 -- 358 302
1923 < 5 -- 381 288
1922 < 5 -- 387 285
1921 < 5 -- 378 288
1920 < 5 -- 383 286
1919 < 5 -- 347 289
1918 < 5 -- 352 290
1917 < 5 -- 339 281
1916 < 5 -- 333 281
1915 < 5 -- 287 300
1914 < 5 -- 258 272
1913 < 5 -- 208 265
1912 < 5 -- 207 245
1911 < 5 -- 128 225
1910 < 5 -- 132 197
1909 < 5 -- 108 201
1908 < 5 -- 82 231
1907 < 5 -- 91 211
1906 < 5 -- 73 228
1905 < 5 -- 78 217
1904 < 5 -- 87 199
1903 < 5 -- 86 187
1902 < 5 -- 73 209
1901 < 5 -- 52 240
1900 < 5 -- 117 181
1899 < 5 -- 77 183
1898 < 5 -- 69 210
1897 < 5 -- 70 202
1896 < 5 -- 81 199
1895 < 5 -- 70 206
1894 < 5 -- 83 183
1893 < 5 -- 81 178
1892 < 5 -- 86 183
1891 < 5 -- 70 183
1890 < 5 -- 64 206
1889 < 5 -- 78 171
1888 < 5 -- 80 186
1887 < 5 -- 87 147
1886 < 5 -- 84 167
1885 < 5 -- 74 179
1884 < 5 -- 77 181
1883 < 5 -- 82 157
1882 < 5 -- 93 147
1881 < 5 -- 93 131
1880 < 5 -- 111 119

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.