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Oliver Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Oliver?

Ranking 5th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Oliver is uber popular.

Currently in the top 10, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #5 for the first time this year with 13,389 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Oliver was 161 in 1899.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Oliver occurred roughly during the years 1909-1915, 1967-1971, 1985-1990, and 1995-2016.

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

How popular will Oliver be?

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

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

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   Oliver (Girl)Oliver (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 19 6,412 13,389 5
2017 15 7,725 13,193 9
2016 18 6,821 13,037 12
2015 20 6,389 11,655 19
2014 13 8,822 9,439 32
2013 12 9,458 7,267 52
2012 9 11,987 5,918 73
2011 9 11,915 5,410 78
2010 6 16,414 4,663 88
2009 7 14,816 4,286 98
2008 11 10,609 3,600 118
2007 7 15,064 2,910 140
2006 < 5 -- 2,351 173
2005 < 5 -- 1,793 209
2004 5 18,087 1,491 228
2003 5 17,682 1,374 245
2002 5 17,415 1,166 268
2001 < 5 -- 978 299
2000 < 5 -- 978 305
1999 < 5 -- 782 340
1998 5 15,915 734 356
1997 < 5 -- 668 367
1996 < 5 -- 607 386
1995 < 5 -- 596 393
1994 < 5 -- 643 370
1993 5 15,092 665 355
1992 < 5 -- 663 356
1991 < 5 -- 582 390
1990 < 5 -- 625 372
1989 < 5 -- 459 440
1988 < 5 -- 440 428
1987 6 10,838 460 406
1986 6 10,476 339 471
1985 < 5 -- 370 444
1984 7 8,847 396 417
1983 < 5 -- 433 385
1982 < 5 -- 455 380
1981 6 9,995 403 410
1980 6 9,973 394 413
1979 < 5 -- 407 396
1978 8 7,433 421 375
1977 7 8,158 338 431
1976 5 10,391 337 424
1975 < 5 -- 356 408
1974 < 5 -- 347 421
1973 7 7,201 374 404
1972 5 9,192 367 412
1971 6 8,034 416 396
1970 < 5 -- 367 428
1969 7 6,410 326 438
1968 7 6,066 323 428
1967 < 5 -- 290 444
1966 5 7,306 338 411
1965 < 5 -- 302 445
1964 < 5 -- 368 422
1963 < 5 -- 358 427
1962 < 5 -- 313 449
1961 < 5 -- 347 425
1960 < 5 -- 371 411
1959 8 4,916 370 413
1958 < 5 -- 454 362
1957 < 5 -- 454 358
1956 5 6,634 481 341
1955 < 5 -- 508 327
1954 < 5 -- 535 311
1953 8 4,490 521 314
1952 11 3,501 556 300
1951 < 5 -- 553 294
1950 < 5 -- 555 284
1949 6 5,097 597 272
1948 11 3,293 631 258
1947 5 5,900 624 271
1946 6 4,824 619 251
1945 5 5,069 558 239
1944 7 3,976 565 239
1943 15 2,419 668 217
1942 5 5,181 613 228
1941 < 5 -- 600 219
1940 7 3,759 582 215
1939 6 4,131 598 203
1938 < 5 -- 568 216
1937 6 4,149 609 200
1936 < 5 -- 590 205
1935 9 3,102 647 197
1934 9 3,094 733 181
1933 < 5 -- 594 199
1932 6 4,294 739 182
1931 6 4,224 779 175
1930 9 3,265 851 170
1929 11 2,875 884 163
1928 8 3,672 934 161
1927 12 2,818 1,002 157
1926 5 5,431 1,065 150
1925 13 2,737 1,049 151
1924 11 3,110 1,172 141
1923 10 3,302 1,221 136
1922 10 3,316 1,214 134
1921 10 3,343 1,194 135
1920 11 3,049 1,164 135
1919 11 2,956 1,209 128
1918 10 3,182 1,248 130
1917 10 3,027 1,175 127
1916 15 2,215 1,103 127
1915 9 3,070 1,131 119
1914 12 2,095 861 122
1913 < 5 -- 645 124
1912 7 2,567 645 117
1911 5 2,767 333 115
1910 < 5 -- 307 103
1909 < 5 -- 246 112
1908 < 5 -- 207 122
1907 < 5 -- 207 117
1906 < 5 -- 183 118
1905 9 1,392 211 102
1904 < 5 -- 200 108
1903 < 5 -- 210 93
1902 < 5 -- 181 107
1901 < 5 -- 187 92
1900 < 5 -- 256 95
1899 < 5 -- 161 109
1898 < 5 -- 186 102
1897 < 5 -- 174 102
1896 < 5 -- 194 99
1895 < 5 -- 216 88
1894 < 5 -- 222 88
1893 < 5 -- 214 86
1892 < 5 -- 238 84
1891 < 5 -- 212 77
1890 < 5 -- 218 81
1889 < 5 -- 210 84
1888 < 5 -- 206 88
1887 < 5 -- 203 80
1886 < 5 -- 230 75
1885 < 5 -- 258 72
1884 < 5 -- 245 74
1883 < 5 -- 219 72
1882 < 5 -- 244 72
1881 < 5 -- 238 67
1880 < 5 -- 234 69

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.