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Peter Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Peter?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Peter, ranked the 213th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Peter has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 31, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1880.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1957 with 11,593 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Peter was 343 in 1901.

Peter, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1905-1916, 1933-1942, 1944-1947, and 1949-1956, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1970-1973, 1989-1992, 1995-2001, and 2004-2009.

The popularity trend for Peter has steadily decreased for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Peter for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Peter?

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

The name Peter 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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   Peter (Girl)Peter (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 1,777 213
2016 < 5 -- 1,917 207
2015 < 5 -- 1,931 205
2014 < 5 -- 1,919 204
2013 < 5 -- 1,850 206
2012 < 5 -- 1,865 204
2011 < 5 -- 1,835 197
2010 < 5 -- 1,931 193
2009 < 5 -- 2,008 190
2008 < 5 -- 2,181 181
2007 < 5 -- 2,336 177
2006 5 19,320 2,477 167
2005 6 15,952 2,551 161
2004 7 13,824 2,787 143
2003 < 5 -- 2,803 146
2002 < 5 -- 2,867 134
2001 < 5 -- 2,947 133
2000 6 14,545 3,146 125
1999 < 5 -- 3,434 105
1998 < 5 -- 3,386 111
1997 10 8,848 3,827 102
1996 7 11,470 4,079 95
1995 15 6,176 4,110 89
1994 16 5,910 4,221 87
1993 9 9,315 4,538 82
1992 18 5,416 4,595 81
1991 11 7,817 4,960 77
1990 21 4,644 5,217 74
1989 21 4,469 5,406 66
1988 29 3,372 5,422 64
1987 33 2,954 5,542 64
1986 44 2,327 5,798 60
1985 30 3,061 5,664 60
1984 43 2,286 5,634 60
1983 37 2,501 5,482 59
1982 41 2,402 5,781 57
1981 33 2,762 5,996 55
1980 47 2,175 5,967 55
1979 38 2,457 6,078 53
1978 36 2,457 5,884 54
1977 33 2,595 5,825 54
1976 34 2,423 5,447 54
1975 22 3,229 5,706 54
1974 31 2,482 5,946 50
1973 26 2,721 5,918 52
1972 30 2,438 6,480 48
1971 39 2,131 7,035 47
1970 40 2,072 8,056 44
1969 36 2,126 7,836 43
1968 30 2,231 8,131 39
1967 24 2,540 8,324 39
1966 33 2,046 8,578 39
1965 20 2,799 9,395 39
1964 16 3,344 9,904 39
1963 23 2,593 9,622 40
1962 16 3,259 9,583 43
1961 39 1,858 10,338 42
1960 31 2,080 10,722 41
1959 27 2,222 11,286 40
1958 20 2,641 10,741 41
1957 25 2,261 11,593 37
1956 19 2,695 11,318 37
1955 19 2,614 11,004 35
1954 19 2,578 10,078 37
1953 23 2,223 9,730 38
1952 13 3,156 9,590 36
1951 14 2,895 9,008 38
1950 6 5,147 8,367 37
1949 16 2,599 8,263 38
1948 21 2,174 8,050 37
1947 19 2,336 8,591 36
1946 15 2,571 7,482 38
1945 22 1,817 6,484 38
1944 22 1,856 6,341 40
1943 17 2,228 6,877 39
1942 18 2,103 6,586 39
1941 13 2,506 5,611 44
1940 20 1,832 5,049 43
1939 11 2,710 4,642 46
1938 16 2,097 4,295 48
1937 14 2,289 3,807 52
1936 13 2,362 3,713 56
1935 11 2,699 3,422 59
1934 23 1,597 3,290 61
1933 16 2,031 3,134 60
1932 22 1,672 3,130 62
1931 16 2,090 3,121 61
1930 16 2,192 3,266 56
1929 25 1,590 3,216 55
1928 29 1,496 3,300 56
1927 26 1,663 3,302 59
1926 19 2,059 3,358 58
1925 13 2,743 3,374 60
1924 17 2,295 3,520 59
1923 18 2,148 3,409 58
1922 24 1,775 3,547 57
1921 16 2,357 3,547 57
1920 17 2,244 3,497 57
1919 16 2,238 3,375 57
1918 11 2,983 3,712 53
1917 13 2,522 3,464 50
1916 13 2,464 3,370 50
1915 20 1,730 3,302 49
1914 12 2,101 2,624 48
1913 9 2,295 1,934 51
1912 5 3,335 1,679 48
1911 5 2,789 845 50
1910 < 5 -- 631 56
1909 < 5 -- 539 56
1908 < 5 -- 542 53
1907 < 5 -- 473 61
1906 6 1,907 427 59
1905 < 5 -- 409 62
1904 < 5 -- 395 62
1903 < 5 -- 372 58
1902 < 5 -- 433 51
1901 < 5 -- 343 57
1900 < 5 -- 443 58
1899 6 1,553 354 53
1898 < 5 -- 409 54
1897 < 5 -- 397 51
1896 < 5 -- 402 52
1895 < 5 -- 412 53
1894 < 5 -- 391 55
1893 < 5 -- 392 54
1892 < 5 -- 465 45
1891 < 5 -- 396 45
1890 < 5 -- 410 45
1889 < 5 -- 425 45
1888 < 5 -- 498 41
1887 6 1,130 421 43
1886 < 5 -- 437 42
1885 < 5 -- 516 33
1884 < 5 -- 524 34
1883 < 5 -- 450 36
1882 < 5 -- 461 36
1881 < 5 -- 428 37
1880 < 5 -- 496 31

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.