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Nathaniel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nathaniel?

The somewhat popular name Nathaniel was the 116th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 250 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 500 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 60, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1998.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2002 with 6,812 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Nathaniel was 43 in 1897.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1906-1915, 1916-1920, 1944-1947, 1969-1981, and 1994-1998 the name Nathaniel took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Where is the name Nathaniel popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

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

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

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   Nathanie. (Girl)Nathanie. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 3,351 116
2017 < 5 -- 3,516 112
2016 6 15,639 3,874 103
2015 < 5 -- 4,216 97
2014 < 5 -- 4,304 94
2013 6 15,953 4,527 91
2012 < 5 -- 4,783 84
2011 13 9,005 4,975 84
2010 6 16,353 5,102 81
2009 9 12,161 5,425 75
2008 8 13,440 5,851 77
2007 9 12,358 6,062 82
2006 8 13,250 6,625 69
2005 7 14,069 6,684 69
2004 35 4,069 6,670 68
2003 5 17,596 6,665 63
2002 16 6,946 6,812 62
2001 17 6,532 6,644 61
2000 14 7,454 6,797 61
1999 12 8,072 6,465 62
1998 9 9,869 6,427 60
1997 6 13,234 5,774 65
1996 7 11,421 5,419 69
1995 13 6,913 5,203 73
1994 10 8,591 5,028 78
1993 9 9,283 4,854 75
1992 13 6,925 4,687 79
1991 8 9,960 4,368 84
1990 16 5,748 4,342 86
1989 15 5,747 4,118 84
1988 22 4,118 4,054 81
1987 31 3,074 4,051 78
1986 37 2,661 4,030 78
1985 25 3,480 4,004 77
1984 26 3,296 3,601 80
1983 30 2,885 3,642 79
1982 34 2,744 3,938 75
1981 26 3,306 3,721 80
1980 28 3,110 3,494 86
1979 26 3,213 3,041 95
1978 21 3,595 2,926 94
1977 22 3,450 2,499 107
1976 8 7,055 2,212 114
1975 30 2,595 1,959 132
1974 12 4,923 1,609 153
1973 21 3,199 1,393 169
1972 12 4,705 1,208 192
1971 15 4,069 1,210 201
1970 11 4,972 1,134 218
1969 17 3,419 994 231
1968 11 4,406 923 235
1967 10 4,523 977 226
1966 13 3,687 904 235
1965 13 3,676 1,071 223
1964 8 5,323 1,023 236
1963 6 6,375 1,024 233
1962 8 5,162 1,083 234
1961 9 4,793 1,050 244
1960 8 5,053 1,144 238
1959 11 3,968 1,154 236
1958 16 3,055 1,107 235
1957 16 2,999 1,262 212
1956 11 3,842 1,306 205
1955 14 3,189 1,335 196
1954 10 3,885 1,225 205
1953 12 3,409 1,269 192
1952 13 3,147 1,258 189
1951 11 3,426 1,246 187
1950 14 2,866 1,222 182
1949 8 4,135 1,193 179
1948 11 3,287 1,159 180
1947 6 5,134 1,101 187
1946 10 3,373 977 186
1945 < 5 -- 853 181
1944 9 3,307 865 184
1943 6 4,549 839 191
1942 5 5,162 842 188
1941 5 4,876 829 182
1940 11 2,682 834 176
1939 5 4,754 768 183
1938 < 5 -- 749 186
1937 5 4,736 704 186
1936 8 3,306 738 179
1935 7 3,652 747 180
1934 8 3,383 782 174
1933 8 3,327 729 178
1932 8 3,490 780 176
1931 5 4,789 659 199
1930 7 3,940 753 185
1929 7 3,942 763 182
1928 12 2,725 727 194
1927 10 3,223 769 187
1926 6 4,680 820 176
1925 10 3,293 810 178
1924 8 3,904 800 180
1923 < 5 -- 721 193
1922 < 5 -- 799 175
1921 < 5 -- 749 187
1920 < 5 -- 837 166
1919 7 4,135 748 175
1918 < 5 -- 661 193
1917 6 4,455 640 189
1916 < 5 -- 590 194
1915 5 4,770 554 197
1914 < 5 -- 470 185
1913 < 5 -- 337 201
1912 < 5 -- 356 164
1911 < 5 -- 207 161
1910 < 5 -- 232 139
1909 < 5 -- 143 172
1908 < 5 -- 150 160
1907 < 5 -- 124 175
1906 < 5 -- 101 179
1905 < 5 -- 117 168
1904 < 5 -- 105 174
1903 < 5 -- 105 165
1902 < 5 -- 88 189
1901 < 5 -- 92 165
1900 < 5 -- 118 179
1899 < 5 -- 72 190
1898 < 5 -- 90 176
1897 < 5 -- 43 276
1896 < 5 -- 73 207
1895 < 5 -- 72 201
1894 < 5 -- 77 192
1893 < 5 -- 58 224
1892 < 5 -- 78 197
1891 < 5 -- 46 238
1890 < 5 -- 75 178
1889 < 5 -- 48 236
1888 < 5 -- 63 222
1887 < 5 -- 57 204
1886 < 5 -- 59 221
1885 < 5 -- 54 224
1884 < 5 -- 56 225
1883 < 5 -- 49 224
1882 < 5 -- 57 219
1881 < 5 -- 48 221
1880 < 5 -- 60 205

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.