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Norman Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Norman?

The uncommon name Norman was the 1,224th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #37 for the first time in 1931 and as recently as 1933.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1928 with 5,589 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Norman was 95 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Norman occurred roughly during the years 1883-1886, 1889-1892, 1896-1900, 1906-1916, and 1918-1922, whereas 1971-1975, 1991-1995, and 2007-2011 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Norman popularity headed?

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

Norman's popularity has been moving downward for some time. however, the number of children named Norman lately has remained about the same.

The name Norman is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Norman has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Norman (Girl)Norman (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 151 1,224
2017 < 5 -- 170 1,123
2016 < 5 -- 181 1,087
2015 < 5 -- 147 1,238
2014 < 5 -- 173 1,106
2013 < 5 -- 159 1,142
2012 < 5 -- 160 1,148
2011 < 5 -- 126 1,347
2010 < 5 -- 146 1,215
2009 < 5 -- 161 1,139
2008 < 5 -- 189 1,017
2007 < 5 -- 191 1,011
2006 < 5 -- 178 1,029
2005 < 5 -- 195 909
2004 < 5 -- 209 850
2003 < 5 -- 219 798
2002 < 5 -- 209 812
2001 < 5 -- 227 758
2000 < 5 -- 269 665
1999 < 5 -- 238 704
1998 < 5 -- 271 645
1997 < 5 -- 294 601
1996 < 5 -- 263 639
1995 < 5 -- 279 617
1994 < 5 -- 328 566
1993 < 5 -- 393 517
1992 < 5 -- 405 500
1991 < 5 -- 521 429
1990 < 5 -- 443 470
1989 < 5 -- 496 420
1988 8 8,971 492 403
1987 6 10,826 525 369
1986 < 5 -- 503 371
1985 9 7,377 574 334
1984 7 8,841 594 324
1983 6 9,848 624 313
1982 5 11,738 634 312
1981 < 5 -- 686 292
1980 7 8,777 725 286
1979 8 7,808 697 291
1978 13 5,121 739 266
1977 14 4,845 755 262
1976 8 7,070 825 245
1975 9 6,302 849 242
1974 9 6,093 1,000 215
1973 10 5,460 987 220
1972 11 5,004 1,174 198
1971 20 3,334 1,343 190
1970 14 4,187 1,522 181
1969 20 3,078 1,650 169
1968 22 2,766 1,766 155
1967 20 2,841 1,954 146
1966 15 3,360 2,171 137
1965 19 2,896 2,302 134
1964 14 3,640 2,254 144
1963 20 2,838 2,482 139
1962 12 3,942 2,789 130
1961 13 3,737 2,688 135
1960 24 2,488 2,692 132
1959 20 2,650 2,776 130
1958 18 2,828 3,068 125
1957 15 3,113 3,336 118
1956 19 2,692 3,422 107
1955 27 2,094 3,411 102
1954 12 3,448 3,413 99
1953 15 2,902 3,371 98
1952 16 2,766 3,571 96
1951 14 2,890 3,732 90
1950 23 2,038 3,639 90
1949 8 4,139 3,668 90
1948 18 2,394 3,894 85
1947 15 2,743 4,411 81
1946 21 2,076 4,162 76
1945 16 2,216 3,725 65
1944 26 1,652 4,068 58
1943 21 1,933 4,522 56
1942 20 1,961 4,681 53
1941 23 1,683 4,457 49
1940 25 1,579 4,575 48
1939 17 2,016 4,741 44
1938 38 1,194 4,951 43
1937 23 1,615 4,674 43
1936 24 1,540 4,645 43
1935 19 1,828 5,041 38
1934 21 1,685 4,989 38
1933 39 1,133 4,955 37
1932 46 1,052 5,270 37
1931 36 1,217 5,421 37
1930 41 1,175 5,296 40
1929 55 974 5,157 40
1928 47 1,108 5,589 39
1927 48 1,106 5,487 39
1926 55 1,011 5,287 39
1925 37 1,316 4,976 41
1924 35 1,400 5,044 42
1923 28 1,579 4,707 44
1922 37 1,300 4,526 44
1921 26 1,710 4,479 46
1920 33 1,396 4,109 47
1919 24 1,689 3,808 48
1918 28 1,525 3,867 49
1917 20 1,823 3,789 46
1916 24 1,571 3,609 48
1915 20 1,726 3,262 50
1914 13 1,985 2,335 54
1913 11 1,981 1,748 57
1912 11 1,802 1,367 61
1911 < 5 -- 691 63
1910 < 5 -- 557 63
1909 < 5 -- 415 75
1908 < 5 -- 374 74
1907 6 1,990 362 75
1906 < 5 -- 324 76
1905 5 2,152 350 71
1904 < 5 -- 305 77
1903 < 5 -- 238 86
1902 5 1,966 256 84
1901 < 5 -- 238 83
1900 5 2,141 316 83
1899 5 1,771 223 83
1898 < 5 -- 207 96
1897 < 5 -- 197 91
1896 < 5 -- 178 104
1895 < 5 -- 211 91
1894 < 5 -- 199 96
1893 6 1,393 166 106
1892 < 5 -- 191 98
1891 < 5 -- 163 100
1890 < 5 -- 156 108
1889 < 5 -- 141 112
1888 < 5 -- 156 108
1887 < 5 -- 119 113
1886 < 5 -- 161 97
1885 < 5 -- 118 116
1884 < 5 -- 130 113
1883 < 5 -- 106 120
1882 < 5 -- 107 131
1881 < 5 -- 95 125
1880 < 5 -- 102 133

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.