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Nolan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nolan?

The popular name Nolan was the 71st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2015.

This top 100 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #71 for the first time this year with 5,713 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Nolan was less than 5, most recently in 1891.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Nolan occurred roughly during the years 1903-1916, 1918-1921, 1974-1984, 1986-1992, 1994-2000, and 2001-2014, whereas 1961-1965 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Nolan popularity headed?

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

Nolan's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Nolan lately has risen.

The name Nolan is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Nolan (Girl)Nolan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 18 6,864 5,713 71
2014 20 6,359 5,196 81
2013 14 8,426 4,739 86
2012 11 10,214 4,424 88
2011 16 7,685 4,165 92
2010 12 9,633 3,685 104
2009 9 12,180 3,434 122
2008 10 11,361 3,149 131
2007 15 8,405 3,170 133
2006 8 13,283 2,838 146
2005 7 14,107 2,717 149
2004 19 6,428 2,488 161
2003 10 10,225 2,216 175
2002 8 11,888 2,232 172
2001 7 13,099 2,092 180
2000 < 5 -- 2,027 181
1999 < 5 -- 1,623 211
1998 < 5 -- 1,364 233
1997 5 15,436 1,311 235
1996 7 11,442 1,106 257
1995 < 5 -- 1,066 263
1994 5 15,065 1,112 260
1993 < 5 -- 1,144 250
1992 < 5 -- 1,163 247
1991 7 11,120 1,055 257
1990 6 12,443 845 302
1989 < 5 -- 617 365
1988 7 10,034 508 389
1987 < 5 -- 481 393
1986 8 8,262 479 384
1985 10 6,788 478 379
1984 < 5 -- 519 352
1983 6 9,842 448 379
1982 < 5 -- 423 397
1981 < 5 -- 395 418
1980 < 5 -- 329 464
1979 < 5 -- 262 521
1978 < 5 -- 258 507
1977 < 5 -- 218 569
1976 < 5 -- 203 571
1975 < 5 -- 201 569
1974 < 5 -- 167 622
1973 < 5 -- 175 596
1972 < 5 -- 146 666
1971 < 5 -- 200 580
1970 < 5 -- 180 608
1969 < 5 -- 157 632
1968 < 5 -- 147 625
1967 < 5 -- 126 668
1966 < 5 -- 161 593
1965 < 5 -- 112 707
1964 < 5 -- 164 612
1963 < 5 -- 156 626
1962 < 5 -- 142 650
1961 < 5 -- 165 619
1960 < 5 -- 165 610
1959 < 5 -- 186 575
1958 < 5 -- 181 577
1957 < 5 -- 184 572
1956 < 5 -- 198 533
1955 < 5 -- 198 519
1954 < 5 -- 206 504
1953 < 5 -- 189 515
1952 < 5 -- 213 479
1951 < 5 -- 189 494
1950 < 5 -- 215 450
1949 < 5 -- 219 453
1948 < 5 -- 218 450
1947 < 5 -- 198 476
1946 < 5 -- 193 458
1945 5 5,060 174 450
1944 < 5 -- 206 424
1943 < 5 -- 206 437
1942 < 5 -- 192 448
1941 < 5 -- 175 445
1940 < 5 -- 222 383
1939 < 5 -- 205 398
1938 < 5 -- 196 404
1937 < 5 -- 183 419
1936 < 5 -- 166 436
1935 < 5 -- 188 399
1934 < 5 -- 188 401
1933 < 5 -- 167 424
1932 < 5 -- 190 408
1931 < 5 -- 156 450
1930 < 5 -- 180 438
1929 < 5 -- 142 491
1928 < 5 -- 157 486
1927 < 5 -- 174 464
1926 5 5,414 168 464
1925 < 5 -- 161 479
1924 < 5 -- 164 484
1923 < 5 -- 177 460
1922 < 5 -- 183 457
1921 < 5 -- 191 446
1920 < 5 -- 157 486
1919 < 5 -- 149 490
1918 < 5 -- 132 528
1917 < 5 -- 149 468
1916 7 3,825 150 466
1915 < 5 -- 118 514
1914 < 5 -- 108 465
1913 < 5 -- 90 458
1912 < 5 -- 62 501
1911 5 2,759 32 529
1910 < 5 -- 31 509
1909 < 5 -- 28 494
1908 < 5 -- 16 675
1907 < 5 -- 23 491
1906 < 5 -- 20 514
1905 < 5 -- 17 584
1904 < 5 -- 18 531
1903 < 5 -- 10 765
1902 < 5 -- 15 578
1901 < 5 -- 11 668
1900 < 5 -- 16 642
1899 < 5 -- 10 695
1898 < 5 -- 5 1,251
1897 < 5 -- 12 634
1896 < 5 -- 9 811
1895 < 5 -- 8 849
1894 < 5 -- 12 619
1893 < 5 -- 9 744
1892 < 5 -- 10 735
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 5 1,068
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- 9 665
1886 < 5 -- 5 1,064
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- 7 824
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- 5 971
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.