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Noah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Noah?

The highly popular name Noah was the number 1 Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2016.

This top 10 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Its highest popularity ranking of #1 was reached for the first time in 2013 and as recently as 2016.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2015 with 19,594 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Noah was 46 in 1904.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Noah occurred roughly during the years 1907-1916, 1939-1942, 1965-1971, 1972-1975, 1976-1982, 1988-1999, 2004-2007, and 2010-2014, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1982-1986.

Where is the name Noah popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

For a number of years, the name Noah has steadily increased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Noah for their newborn has risen.

The name Noah is a huge favorite and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Noah (Girl)Noah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 131 1,647 19,015 1
2015 137 1,586 19,594 1
2014 107 1,881 19,263 1
2013 80 2,319 18,224 1
2012 78 2,391 17,336 4
2011 78 2,383 16,848 5
2010 80 2,377 16,442 7
2009 70 2,635 17,236 9
2008 56 3,077 15,781 15
2007 90 2,206 16,588 14
2006 53 3,162 16,327 15
2005 56 2,924 13,892 23
2004 87 2,094 11,901 29
2003 64 2,544 11,834 31
2002 42 3,317 12,066 31
2001 36 3,684 13,481 28
2000 64 2,420 14,267 27
1999 56 2,556 14,916 24
1998 57 2,448 13,408 29
1997 63 2,187 9,271 38
1996 43 2,835 7,183 50
1995 20 4,965 3,821 99
1994 17 5,629 2,074 159
1993 17 5,612 1,502 203
1992 14 6,545 1,423 217
1991 13 6,866 1,313 225
1990 9 9,009 1,306 228
1989 13 6,419 1,242 219
1988 12 6,555 1,063 230
1987 8 8,509 994 236
1986 12 6,038 1,039 227
1985 < 5 -- 1,108 217
1984 8 7,926 1,245 194
1983 18 4,228 1,537 170
1982 14 5,122 1,815 154
1981 13 5,486 1,400 180
1980 5 11,606 930 240
1979 10 6,536 914 240
1978 9 6,756 688 282
1977 7 8,148 684 284
1976 < 5 -- 547 324
1975 5 10,102 582 311
1974 < 5 -- 545 324
1973 < 5 -- 493 344
1972 < 5 -- 421 385
1971 < 5 -- 478 367
1970 7 6,831 340 446
1969 < 5 -- 246 493
1968 < 5 -- 176 571
1967 < 5 -- 156 600
1966 < 5 -- 157 598
1965 < 5 -- 122 674
1964 < 5 -- 138 660
1963 < 5 -- 125 694
1962 < 5 -- 140 658
1961 5 7,248 126 683
1960 < 5 -- 139 668
1959 < 5 -- 153 625
1958 < 5 -- 137 657
1957 < 5 -- 153 622
1956 < 5 -- 137 650
1955 < 5 -- 133 646
1954 < 5 -- 131 643
1953 < 5 -- 160 565
1952 < 5 -- 144 582
1951 < 5 -- 154 549
1950 < 5 -- 153 547
1949 < 5 -- 148 551
1948 < 5 -- 150 546
1947 < 5 -- 156 539
1946 < 5 -- 130 565
1945 < 5 -- 133 518
1944 < 5 -- 157 485
1943 < 5 -- 155 498
1942 < 5 -- 182 460
1941 < 5 -- 161 470
1940 < 5 -- 150 473
1939 < 5 -- 122 516
1938 < 5 -- 145 480
1937 < 5 -- 143 475
1936 < 5 -- 147 465
1935 < 5 -- 175 422
1934 < 5 -- 148 463
1933 < 5 -- 173 413
1932 < 5 -- 181 416
1931 6 4,211 180 421
1930 < 5 -- 191 429
1929 < 5 -- 197 421
1928 < 5 -- 174 459
1927 < 5 -- 236 385
1926 < 5 -- 235 383
1925 < 5 -- 219 405
1924 < 5 -- 239 392
1923 < 5 -- 258 372
1922 < 5 -- 237 390
1921 < 5 -- 247 384
1920 < 5 -- 242 384
1919 < 5 -- 253 363
1918 < 5 -- 247 377
1917 < 5 -- 219 382
1916 < 5 -- 229 356
1915 < 5 -- 189 391
1914 < 5 -- 171 361
1913 < 5 -- 141 348
1912 < 5 -- 116 356
1911 < 5 -- 82 293
1910 < 5 -- 87 262
1909 < 5 -- 62 286
1908 < 5 -- 68 256
1907 < 5 -- 61 271
1906 < 5 -- 60 257
1905 < 5 -- 60 253
1904 < 5 -- 46 284
1903 < 5 -- 48 267
1902 < 5 -- 69 215
1901 < 5 -- 56 232
1900 < 5 -- 92 204
1899 < 5 -- 47 245
1898 < 5 -- 68 212
1897 < 5 -- 58 229
1896 < 5 -- 69 218
1895 < 5 -- 72 202
1894 < 5 -- 74 198
1893 < 5 -- 69 205
1892 < 5 -- 79 195
1891 < 5 -- 76 170
1890 < 5 -- 74 182
1889 < 5 -- 85 159
1888 < 5 -- 83 178
1887 < 5 -- 94 138
1886 < 5 -- 90 156
1885 < 5 -- 76 174
1884 < 5 -- 94 146
1883 < 5 -- 81 159
1882 < 5 -- 108 129
1881 < 5 -- 81 152
1880 < 5 -- 103 130

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.