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How popular is Prince?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Prince, ranked the 318th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Prince has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #318 for the first time this year with 1,058 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Prince was 13 in 1894.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Prince occurred roughly during the years 1906-1915, 1919-1922, 1944-1947, 1975-1984, 2001-2004, and 2005-2016, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1928-1931, and 1991-1994.

Prince's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Prince for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Prince?

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

The name Prince is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Prince (Girl)Prince (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 1,058 318
2017 < 5 -- 983 345
2016 < 5 -- 1,008 344
2015 < 5 -- 822 388
2014 < 5 -- 754 410
2013 < 5 -- 631 451
2012 < 5 -- 593 458
2011 < 5 -- 550 480
2010 < 5 -- 499 517
2009 < 5 -- 351 692
2008 < 5 -- 302 748
2007 < 5 -- 273 789
2006 < 5 -- 247 826
2005 < 5 -- 231 817
2004 < 5 -- 228 794
2003 < 5 -- 202 856
2002 < 5 -- 161 981
2001 < 5 -- 164 946
2000 < 5 -- 176 891
1999 < 5 -- 152 954
1998 < 5 -- 172 851
1997 < 5 -- 123 1,042
1996 < 5 -- 96 1,192
1995 < 5 -- 105 1,117
1994 < 5 -- 95 1,173
1993 < 5 -- 118 1,014
1992 < 5 -- 129 949
1991 5 14,757 135 905
1990 < 5 -- 126 917
1989 < 5 -- 134 874
1988 < 5 -- 138 807
1987 < 5 -- 122 849
1986 5 12,269 150 742
1985 < 5 -- 195 631
1984 < 5 -- 206 589
1983 5 11,507 167 661
1982 < 5 -- 137 756
1981 < 5 -- 146 716
1980 < 5 -- 131 767
1979 < 5 -- 92 916
1978 < 5 -- 73 1,025
1977 < 5 -- 59 1,137
1976 < 5 -- 65 1,036
1975 < 5 -- 39 1,419
1974 < 5 -- 59 1,079
1973 < 5 -- 63 1,021
1972 < 5 -- 49 1,172
1971 5 9,244 52 1,143
1970 < 5 -- 51 1,165
1969 < 5 -- 44 1,194
1968 < 5 -- 55 1,002
1967 5 7,563 45 1,110
1966 < 5 -- 46 1,098
1965 < 5 -- 48 1,077
1964 6 6,566 70 911
1963 < 5 -- 64 945
1962 < 5 -- 65 944
1961 10 4,466 54 1,063
1960 10 4,384 61 980
1959 9 4,544 63 970
1958 7 5,280 55 1,035
1957 7 5,251 81 840
1956 9 4,387 74 874
1955 9 4,301 75 851
1954 10 3,900 73 860
1953 11 3,624 71 857
1952 15 2,898 58 935
1951 15 2,783 66 866
1950 5 5,913 52 969
1949 5 5,857 77 787
1948 12 3,095 58 908
1947 18 2,427 67 849
1946 9 3,615 64 823
1945 7 3,936 52 879
1944 6 4,450 54 866
1943 6 4,579 62 844
1942 10 3,157 45 1,001
1941 9 3,194 51 894
1940 7 3,777 60 808
1939 8 3,354 56 817
1938 11 2,698 66 754
1937 15 2,172 62 784
1936 6 4,063 55 826
1935 8 3,369 59 811
1934 12 2,540 49 907
1933 6 4,130 51 873
1932 12 2,611 63 811
1931 11 2,722 49 936
1930 8 3,597 63 823
1929 11 2,882 64 811
1928 14 2,478 70 778
1927 10 3,238 69 804
1926 12 2,841 73 756
1925 10 3,313 75 764
1924 9 3,614 96 663
1923 10 3,312 66 839
1922 14 2,573 97 652
1921 9 3,615 82 732
1920 11 3,060 80 730
1919 11 2,967 80 702
1918 12 2,788 90 649
1917 10 3,038 86 644
1916 6 4,301 85 633
1915 8 3,368 80 650
1914 10 2,398 69 607
1913 10 2,135 50 634
1912 11 1,816 49 579
1911 < 5 -- 31 544
1910 8 1,903 38 451
1909 < 5 -- 30 467
1908 < 5 -- 25 511
1907 9 1,485 17 630
1906 < 5 -- 20 518
1905 6 1,882 24 460
1904 < 5 -- 29 387
1903 5 2,020 23 427
1902 < 5 -- 21 471
1901 < 5 -- 29 345
1900 < 5 -- 22 510
1899 < 5 -- 15 516
1898 < 5 -- 14 600
1897 < 5 -- 19 454
1896 < 5 -- 26 385
1895 < 5 -- 18 486
1894 < 5 -- 13 589
1893 < 5 -- 14 530
1892 < 5 -- 19 457
1891 < 5 -- 26 338
1890 < 5 -- 18 430
1889 < 5 -- 14 515
1888 < 5 -- 19 439
1887 < 5 -- 18 402
1886 < 5 -- 22 378
1885 < 5 -- 21 394
1884 < 5 -- 17 465
1883 < 5 -- 18 430
1882 < 5 -- 18 435
1881 < 5 -- 17 429
1880 < 5 -- 16 459

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.