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Obed Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Obed?

Ranking 2,012th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Obed is rare.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Obed has seen higher popularity rankings.

Position 883, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1880.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2005 with 137 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Obed was less than 5, most recently in 1952.

Obed, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1913-1916, 1969-1973, 1975-1979, 1988-1991, 1992-1996, and 1997-2000.

Obed's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Obed be?

The popularity trend for Obed has been moving upward for a while. however, the number of children named Obed lately has dropped.

The name Obed is quite distinctive and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Obed (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 72 2,012
2017 62 2,179
2016 97 1,645
2015 88 1,748
2014 93 1,661
2013 99 1,574
2012 93 1,664
2011 100 1,571
2010 114 1,453
2009 117 1,440
2008 110 1,486
2007 118 1,395
2006 114 1,397
2005 137 1,167
2004 97 1,443
2003 95 1,406
2002 96 1,379
2001 87 1,437
2000 111 1,218
1999 71 1,570
1998 59 1,734
1997 63 1,622
1996 77 1,385
1995 58 1,597
1994 58 1,596
1993 62 1,508
1992 41 1,972
1991 64 1,426
1990 46 1,746
1989 41 1,850
1988 40 1,759
1987 37 1,783
1986 26 2,201
1985 33 1,825
1984 28 1,962
1983 28 1,941
1982 31 1,839
1981 33 1,756
1980 29 1,941
1979 31 1,820
1978 20 2,351
1977 17 2,629
1976 21 2,218
1975 15 2,725
1974 18 2,335
1973 25 1,809
1972 10 3,279
1971 13 2,773
1970 14 2,595
1969 12 2,650
1968 15 2,165
1967 15 2,107
1966 7 3,452
1965 5 4,282
1964 21 1,778
1963 12 2,500
1962 7 3,534
1961 10 2,833
1960 10 2,807
1959 14 2,266
1958 12 2,464
1957 6 3,855
1956 8 3,130
1955 9 2,913
1954 5 4,200
1953 5 4,196
1952 < 5 --
1951 5 4,097
1950 8 2,956
1949 8 2,953
1948 8 2,946
1947 6 3,640
1946 10 2,501
1945 6 3,218
1944 < 5 --
1943 10 2,510
1942 5 3,923
1941 10 2,444
1940 5 3,803
1939 < 5 --
1938 5 3,894
1937 6 3,414
1936 9 2,571
1935 11 2,353
1934 13 2,092
1933 5 4,008
1932 11 2,426
1931 8 3,019
1930 9 2,940
1929 9 2,907
1928 8 3,284
1927 18 1,931
1926 12 2,522
1925 9 3,076
1924 18 1,949
1923 17 2,004
1922 18 1,937
1921 12 2,591
1920 15 2,196
1919 15 2,123
1918 16 2,047
1917 10 2,669
1916 17 1,821
1915 10 2,568
1914 11 2,067
1913 < 5 --
1912 6 2,474
1911 < 5 --
1910 8 1,279
1909 6 1,403
1908 < 5 --
1907 < 5 --
1906 < 5 --
1905 < 5 --
1904 < 5 --
1903 < 5 --
1902 5 1,258
1901 < 5 --
1900 < 5 --
1899 < 5 --
1898 < 5 --
1897 < 5 --
1896 < 5 --
1895 < 5 --
1894 5 1,192
1893 < 5 --
1892 < 5 --
1891 < 5 --
1890 < 5 --
1889 < 5 --
1888 < 5 --
1887 < 5 --
1886 < 5 --
1885 < 5 --
1884 < 5 --
1883 < 5 --
1882 < 5 --
1881 < 5 --
1880 6 883

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.