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Oscar Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Oscar?

Ranking 192nd in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Oscar is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 250, this name has been part of the top 250 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #26 in 1886.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2006 with 3,601 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Oscar was 397 in 1902.

Approximately during the years 1910-1916, 1944-1947, and 1986-1993, the name Oscar took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 2008-2012 were years of successive downward movement.

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Oscar be?

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

The name Oscar is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Oscar (Girl)Oscar (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 2,040 192
2016 < 5 -- 2,258 176
2015 5 18,410 2,293 181
2014 < 5 -- 2,319 184
2013 < 5 -- 2,241 178
2012 < 5 -- 2,195 177
2011 < 5 -- 2,376 162
2010 5 19,099 2,662 147
2009 7 14,824 3,114 131
2008 < 5 -- 3,560 120
2007 8 13,603 3,546 121
2006 6 16,602 3,601 118
2005 7 14,130 3,459 117
2004 15 7,729 3,345 123
2003 14 7,886 3,299 122
2002 17 6,618 3,233 120
2001 8 11,783 3,192 122
2000 8 11,510 3,178 122
1999 18 5,843 3,125 116
1998 11 8,429 3,006 129
1997 17 5,806 2,970 127
1996 14 6,644 2,998 125
1995 18 5,382 2,727 130
1994 24 4,343 2,844 122
1993 20 4,942 2,848 123
1992 19 5,205 2,585 130
1991 21 4,761 2,444 134
1990 22 4,476 2,326 135
1989 10 7,868 1,962 154
1988 7 10,044 1,731 161
1987 15 5,246 1,659 163
1986 12 6,044 1,571 169
1985 11 6,326 1,592 169
1984 19 4,116 1,420 178
1983 16 4,628 1,368 184
1982 11 6,236 1,486 175
1981 9 7,203 1,464 171
1980 15 4,912 1,397 176
1979 11 6,041 1,311 184
1978 14 4,855 1,315 178
1977 11 5,774 1,274 181
1976 13 4,821 1,231 183
1975 10 5,846 1,233 184
1974 8 6,678 1,196 190
1973 8 6,489 1,068 203
1972 10 5,344 1,112 205
1971 12 4,739 1,066 220
1970 8 6,200 1,045 225
1969 10 4,946 1,008 228
1968 < 5 -- 905 237
1967 5 7,541 934 234
1966 < 5 -- 943 229
1965 8 5,162 986 233
1964 11 4,287 1,000 243
1963 6 6,394 1,021 235
1962 5 7,286 1,009 245
1961 < 5 -- 1,043 245
1960 < 5 -- 1,067 245
1959 5 6,949 1,080 245
1958 8 4,790 1,070 238
1957 8 4,797 1,200 217
1956 6 5,774 1,133 217
1955 7 5,076 1,153 211
1954 11 3,654 1,269 197
1953 8 4,491 1,198 203
1952 9 4,033 1,086 203
1951 7 4,708 1,066 199
1950 9 3,875 1,103 192
1949 6 5,103 1,126 186
1948 8 4,119 1,099 184
1947 8 4,250 1,110 186
1946 10 3,377 1,017 182
1945 7 3,930 938 176
1944 6 4,434 911 178
1943 10 3,196 1,074 169
1942 6 4,504 957 172
1941 8 3,490 1,020 165
1940 6 4,231 936 167
1939 8 3,349 1,001 159
1938 11 2,692 1,023 158
1937 7 3,719 988 154
1936 13 2,359 1,008 153
1935 7 3,665 1,091 143
1934 11 2,692 1,095 143
1933 11 2,649 1,110 142
1932 14 2,339 1,255 138
1931 21 1,727 1,334 129
1930 17 2,089 1,466 124
1929 19 1,941 1,479 117
1928 9 3,387 1,467 122
1927 14 2,518 1,632 113
1926 13 2,678 1,716 105
1925 10 3,305 1,757 99
1924 7 4,345 1,818 99
1923 9 3,588 1,880 96
1922 13 2,730 2,007 92
1921 18 2,176 1,978 92
1920 12 2,855 2,006 90
1919 5 5,392 1,991 88
1918 11 2,978 2,113 87
1917 9 3,299 1,961 87
1916 8 3,481 1,916 86
1915 14 2,228 1,788 88
1914 8 2,816 1,553 77
1913 7 2,750 1,249 76
1912 7 2,574 1,157 73
1911 < 5 -- 636 68
1910 < 5 -- 505 73
1909 7 1,917 459 70
1908 < 5 -- 476 65
1907 < 5 -- 483 59
1906 < 5 -- 412 64
1905 < 5 -- 436 56
1904 < 5 -- 442 54
1903 < 5 -- 427 51
1902 < 5 -- 397 55
1901 6 1,623 422 47
1900 5 2,153 563 47
1899 < 5 -- 447 46
1898 5 1,900 546 41
1897 < 5 -- 543 37
1896 < 5 -- 539 41
1895 < 5 -- 549 39
1894 < 5 -- 601 34
1893 < 5 -- 574 33
1892 5 1,612 634 33
1891 < 5 -- 551 32
1890 7 1,174 628 29
1889 5 1,434 572 32
1888 < 5 -- 647 31
1887 < 5 -- 574 29
1886 5 1,240 645 26
1885 < 5 -- 623 28
1884 < 5 -- 615 30
1883 < 5 -- 607 27
1882 < 5 -- 625 28
1881 < 5 -- 530 28
1880 < 5 -- 544 29

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.