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Nicolas Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nicolas?

The somewhat popular name Nicolas was the 192nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 250 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #132 in 1998.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2003 with 3,003 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Nicolas in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1906.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Nicolas occurred roughly during the years 1911-1915, 1921-1924, 1943-1947, 1966-1970, 1972-1979, 1985-1990, and 1993-1998, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1935-1939.

Where is the name Nicolas popularity headed?

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

Nicolas's popularity has been moving downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Nicolas has remained about the same.

The name Nicolas is favored by many parents 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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   Nicolas (Girl)Nicolas (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 2,094 192
2017 5 17,652 1,912 206
2016 < 5 -- 2,078 194
2015 < 5 -- 1,995 202
2014 < 5 -- 2,074 196
2013 < 5 -- 2,129 190
2012 < 5 -- 2,131 180
2011 < 5 -- 2,239 168
2010 < 5 -- 2,392 163
2009 < 5 -- 2,489 157
2008 < 5 -- 2,682 151
2007 6 17,020 2,833 144
2006 5 19,229 2,939 140
2005 < 5 -- 2,964 136
2004 8 12,425 2,871 138
2003 9 11,074 3,003 134
2002 < 5 -- 2,810 137
2001 9 10,765 2,824 141
2000 5 16,837 2,846 137
1999 < 5 -- 2,762 138
1998 < 5 -- 2,920 132
1997 5 15,414 2,430 143
1996 < 5 -- 2,296 151
1995 7 11,388 2,005 164
1994 < 5 -- 1,954 164
1993 5 15,062 1,819 177
1992 10 8,530 1,799 179
1991 10 8,411 1,588 195
1990 6 12,428 1,643 187
1989 8 9,378 1,530 191
1988 14 5,808 1,202 218
1987 10 7,175 1,019 230
1986 7 9,257 974 238
1985 11 6,320 998 231
1984 8 7,922 958 233
1983 9 7,102 943 237
1982 < 5 -- 892 249
1981 < 5 -- 895 248
1980 10 6,625 847 260
1979 7 8,679 906 243
1978 < 5 -- 799 253
1977 < 5 -- 434 375
1976 < 5 -- 308 445
1975 < 5 -- 308 455
1974 < 5 -- 226 533
1973 < 5 -- 250 495
1972 < 5 -- 205 561
1971 < 5 -- 211 558
1970 < 5 -- 223 544
1969 < 5 -- 181 582
1968 < 5 -- 169 586
1967 < 5 -- 173 576
1966 < 5 -- 123 670
1965 < 5 -- 138 639
1964 < 5 -- 131 675
1963 < 5 -- 122 704
1962 < 5 -- 114 719
1961 < 5 -- 107 746
1960 < 5 -- 134 677
1959 < 5 -- 123 694
1958 < 5 -- 111 714
1957 < 5 -- 101 749
1956 < 5 -- 103 723
1955 < 5 -- 88 779
1954 < 5 -- 106 707
1953 < 5 -- 102 704
1952 < 5 -- 105 681
1951 < 5 -- 111 666
1950 < 5 -- 93 714
1949 < 5 -- 95 705
1948 < 5 -- 66 843
1947 < 5 -- 88 735
1946 < 5 -- 79 742
1945 < 5 -- 69 741
1944 < 5 -- 61 808
1943 < 5 -- 62 843
1942 < 5 -- 58 863
1941 < 5 -- 56 849
1940 < 5 -- 60 807
1939 < 5 -- 34 1,116
1938 < 5 -- 54 850
1937 < 5 -- 55 829
1936 < 5 -- 46 913
1935 < 5 -- 57 828
1934 < 5 -- 57 833
1933 < 5 -- 49 892
1932 5 4,912 69 760
1931 < 5 -- 70 739
1930 < 5 -- 76 729
1929 < 5 -- 79 699
1928 < 5 -- 78 729
1927 < 5 -- 65 838
1926 < 5 -- 61 851
1925 < 5 -- 83 714
1924 < 5 -- 96 661
1923 < 5 -- 69 813
1922 < 5 -- 74 773
1921 < 5 -- 74 787
1920 < 5 -- 70 804
1919 < 5 -- 54 914
1918 < 5 -- 45 1,004
1917 < 5 -- 64 790
1916 < 5 -- 27 1,322
1915 < 5 -- 57 810
1914 < 5 -- 43 812
1913 < 5 -- 32 866
1912 < 5 -- 22 985
1911 < 5 -- 9 1,258
1910 < 5 -- 14 849
1909 < 5 -- 12 881
1908 < 5 -- 12 813
1907 < 5 -- 6 1,292
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- 7 1,061
1904 < 5 -- 9 855
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- 5 1,442
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- 6 1,089
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- 6 1,070
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- 7 925
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 5 1,067
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 7 818
1885 < 5 -- 9 681
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- 5 1,049
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.