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Owen Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Owen?

Ranking 28th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Owen is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 23, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 2016 with 10,282 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Owen was 63 in 1902.

Owen, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1908-1918, 1992-2006, and 2013-2016.

Owen's popularity is at a very high point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Owen be?

The popularity trend for Owen has been soaring upward for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Owen for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Owen 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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   Owen (Girl)Owen (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 29 4,765 9,312 28
2016 26 5,233 10,282 23
2015 18 6,894 9,587 36
2014 23 5,740 9,143 36
2013 15 8,045 8,755 38
2012 20 6,505 8,689 38
2011 18 7,032 8,329 44
2010 10 11,036 8,174 47
2009 14 8,768 8,139 51
2008 25 5,703 7,795 58
2007 13 9,404 8,246 56
2006 11 10,429 8,170 58
2005 21 5,949 7,167 60
2004 28 4,782 6,706 67
2003 14 7,887 5,700 72
2002 11 9,320 4,188 94
2001 < 5 -- 3,031 130
2000 7 12,792 2,714 145
1999 6 13,968 2,374 153
1998 8 10,871 1,872 179
1997 6 13,288 1,365 224
1996 < 5 -- 1,005 277
1995 6 12,918 700 350
1994 < 5 -- 488 454
1993 < 5 -- 458 460
1992 < 5 -- 453 474
1991 6 12,643 455 462
1990 < 5 -- 479 453
1989 < 5 -- 434 451
1988 < 5 -- 466 417
1987 < 5 -- 462 404
1986 < 5 -- 405 430
1985 6 10,261 413 422
1984 < 5 -- 398 415
1983 6 9,857 357 437
1982 6 10,087 377 431
1981 < 5 -- 381 429
1980 < 5 -- 353 440
1979 < 5 -- 371 412
1978 5 10,934 272 489
1977 < 5 -- 323 446
1976 < 5 -- 279 472
1975 < 5 -- 297 468
1974 < 5 -- 336 430
1973 6 8,109 336 427
1972 < 5 -- 317 446
1971 < 5 -- 248 519
1970 6 7,715 239 524
1969 < 5 -- 274 462
1968 6 6,785 215 516
1967 < 5 -- 230 496
1966 < 5 -- 265 472
1965 < 5 -- 272 471
1964 < 5 -- 295 463
1963 < 5 -- 279 477
1962 < 5 -- 348 429
1961 < 5 -- 354 423
1960 < 5 -- 387 404
1959 < 5 -- 385 405
1958 < 5 -- 370 406
1957 5 6,789 406 382
1956 < 5 -- 398 372
1955 < 5 -- 346 387
1954 < 5 -- 404 358
1953 < 5 -- 413 341
1952 < 5 -- 455 328
1951 < 5 -- 376 354
1950 6 5,137 390 341
1949 < 5 -- 370 351
1948 < 5 -- 385 341
1947 < 5 -- 405 339
1946 < 5 -- 392 324
1945 < 5 -- 369 308
1944 < 5 -- 392 304
1943 < 5 -- 418 300
1942 < 5 -- 414 299
1941 < 5 -- 413 284
1940 < 5 -- 363 294
1939 < 5 -- 383 283
1938 6 4,225 406 274
1937 < 5 -- 411 269
1936 < 5 -- 385 276
1935 < 5 -- 411 269
1934 < 5 -- 435 259
1933 < 5 -- 440 249
1932 < 5 -- 444 256
1931 5 4,828 456 252
1930 8 3,588 513 245
1929 9 3,334 525 236
1928 < 5 -- 507 250
1927 < 5 -- 550 239
1926 5 5,450 555 238
1925 < 5 -- 582 227
1924 < 5 -- 634 213
1923 5 5,528 587 224
1922 < 5 -- 632 205
1921 < 5 -- 703 195
1920 < 5 -- 598 217
1919 < 5 -- 556 221
1918 8 3,783 591 212
1917 6 4,471 489 224
1916 5 4,985 489 219
1915 5 4,802 479 216
1914 < 5 -- 356 225
1913 < 5 -- 293 216
1912 < 5 -- 265 209
1911 < 5 -- 156 196
1910 < 5 -- 118 214
1909 < 5 -- 90 233
1908 < 5 -- 105 197
1907 < 5 -- 104 195
1906 < 5 -- 82 217
1905 < 5 -- 89 196
1904 < 5 -- 71 220
1903 < 5 -- 83 192
1902 < 5 -- 63 227
1901 < 5 -- 80 182
1900 < 5 -- 93 203
1899 < 5 -- 66 201
1898 < 5 -- 64 221
1897 < 5 -- 70 203
1896 < 5 -- 83 197
1895 < 5 -- 75 195
1894 < 5 -- 80 186
1893 < 5 -- 80 184
1892 < 5 -- 102 158
1891 < 5 -- 73 180
1890 < 5 -- 68 197
1889 < 5 -- 75 181
1888 < 5 -- 98 156
1887 < 5 -- 68 184
1886 < 5 -- 83 170
1885 < 5 -- 70 188
1884 < 5 -- 91 151
1883 < 5 -- 63 189
1882 < 5 -- 65 199
1881 < 5 -- 67 174
1880 < 5 -- 78 169

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.