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Nigel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nigel?

The uncommon name Nigel was the 1,416th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Nigel, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

Its highest popularity ranking of #478 was reached in 1994 with 447 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Nigel was less than 5, most recently in 1945.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Nigel occurred roughly during the years 1951-1955, 1963-1971, 1972-1975, 1978-1981, and 1984-1993.

Sometimes the name Nigel has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Nigel popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Nigel has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Nigel for their newborn has dropped.

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

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   Nigel (Girl)Nigel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 123 1,416
2017 < 5 -- 148 1,233
2016 < 5 -- 144 1,269
2015 < 5 -- 173 1,113
2014 < 5 -- 154 1,196
2013 < 5 -- 170 1,092
2012 < 5 -- 178 1,067
2011 < 5 -- 194 1,001
2010 < 5 -- 216 935
2009 < 5 -- 249 858
2008 < 5 -- 270 812
2007 < 5 -- 303 742
2006 < 5 -- 309 708
2005 < 5 -- 276 735
2004 < 5 -- 237 766
2003 < 5 -- 265 708
2002 < 5 -- 280 667
2001 < 5 -- 305 623
2000 < 5 -- 349 577
1999 < 5 -- 361 556
1998 < 5 -- 373 537
1997 < 5 -- 372 536
1996 < 5 -- 383 523
1995 < 5 -- 405 507
1994 7 11,397 447 478
1993 < 5 -- 432 488
1992 7 11,332 384 519
1991 5 14,696 317 567
1990 < 5 -- 314 572
1989 5 13,847 285 580
1988 < 5 -- 240 611
1987 < 5 -- 208 636
1986 < 5 -- 208 622
1985 6 10,237 195 630
1984 < 5 -- 154 705
1983 < 5 -- 161 673
1982 < 5 -- 145 721
1981 < 5 -- 190 619
1980 < 5 -- 165 677
1979 < 5 -- 145 720
1978 7 8,257 117 783
1977 11 5,771 146 705
1976 < 5 -- 123 751
1975 7 7,709 132 723
1974 8 6,666 90 848
1973 5 9,335 95 814
1972 < 5 -- 90 849
1971 < 5 -- 95 831
1970 < 5 -- 56 1,099
1969 < 5 -- 55 1,048
1968 < 5 -- 46 1,113
1967 < 5 -- 44 1,122
1966 < 5 -- 23 1,641
1965 < 5 -- 27 1,504
1964 < 5 -- 28 1,500
1963 < 5 -- 22 1,728
1962 < 5 -- 26 1,576
1961 < 5 -- 25 1,625
1960 < 5 -- 22 1,759
1959 < 5 -- 22 1,747
1958 < 5 -- 24 1,627
1957 < 5 -- 29 1,473
1956 < 5 -- 15 2,147
1955 < 5 -- 26 1,529
1954 < 5 -- 20 1,743
1953 < 5 -- 10 2,663
1952 < 5 -- 11 2,466
1951 < 5 -- 5 4,094
1950 < 5 -- 9 2,716
1949 < 5 -- 5 4,065
1948 < 5 -- 9 2,734
1947 < 5 -- 7 3,277
1946 < 5 -- 6 3,420
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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.