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Ocean Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ocean?

Ranking 1,149th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Ocean is uncommon.

Ocean, would be a stand out, distinctive name selection.

Position 1149, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time this year with 166 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ocean was less than 5, most recently in 1989.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ocean occurred roughly during the years 1990-1994, 1999-2003, 2004-2008, and 2011-2017.

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

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

How popular will Ocean be?

The popularity trend for Ocean has been soaring upward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Ocean lately has risen.

The name Ocean is still rare but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Ocean (Girl)Ocean (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 116 1,760 166 1,149
2017 77 2,370 109 1,517
2016 83 2,296 104 1,582
2015 65 2,727 82 1,818
2014 79 2,341 83 1,804
2013 62 2,794 86 1,718
2012 58 2,960 63 2,146
2011 43 3,643 68 2,012
2010 57 3,000 80 1,825
2009 60 2,922 89 1,740
2008 75 2,529 109 1,502
2007 90 2,209 99 1,589
2006 67 2,691 83 1,707
2005 93 2,026 67 1,905
2004 73 2,359 45 2,472
2003 66 2,485 69 1,759
2002 56 2,736 54 2,039
2001 50 2,910 32 2,906
2000 46 3,055 28 3,130
1999 43 3,091 27 3,074
1998 57 2,449 32 2,634
1997 71 2,018 35 2,384
1996 39 3,072 32 2,470
1995 33 3,406 25 2,900
1994 39 3,025 38 2,162
1993 23 4,491 24 2,921
1992 19 5,204 10 5,538
1991 10 8,413 6 7,966
1990 16 5,756 6 7,827
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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.