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Ralph Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ralph?

Ranking 992nd in popularity in the United States for boys in 2016, the name Ralph is less frequently given.

Currently in the top 1000, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #21 for the first time in 1914 and as recently as 1917.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1921 with 8,861 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ralph was 180 in 2012.

Approximately during the years 1885-1888, 1889-1892, 1907-1918, and 1944-1947, the name Ralph took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1965-1976, and 1977-1981 were years of successive downward movement.

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Ralph be?

Ralph's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. however, the number of children named Ralph lately has remained about the same.

The name Ralph is used by only a select few and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Ralph has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Ralph (Girl)Ralph (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 < 5 -- 204 992
2015 < 5 -- 184 1,074
2014 < 5 -- 193 1,041
2013 < 5 -- 193 1,011
2012 < 5 -- 180 1,056
2011 < 5 -- 208 954
2010 < 5 -- 204 969
2009 < 5 -- 210 961
2008 < 5 -- 246 864
2007 < 5 -- 239 869
2006 < 5 -- 277 762
2005 < 5 -- 258 770
2004 < 5 -- 270 712
2003 < 5 -- 300 659
2002 < 5 -- 312 630
2001 < 5 -- 320 610
2000 < 5 -- 341 585
1999 < 5 -- 343 572
1998 < 5 -- 332 584
1997 < 5 -- 364 544
1996 < 5 -- 415 503
1995 < 5 -- 413 502
1994 < 5 -- 422 489
1993 < 5 -- 520 429
1992 < 5 -- 499 441
1991 < 5 -- 562 406
1990 5 14,639 603 385
1989 < 5 -- 662 347
1988 6 11,375 628 339
1987 6 10,885 725 297
1986 6 10,507 729 286
1985 5 11,971 752 277
1984 10 6,639 778 267
1983 5 11,533 845 249
1982 < 5 -- 949 243
1981 6 10,025 897 247
1980 8 7,931 1,038 230
1979 10 6,554 1,079 216
1978 12 5,453 1,077 206
1977 12 5,443 1,253 187
1976 8 7,096 1,163 193
1975 14 4,533 1,342 173
1974 7 7,459 1,372 174
1973 18 3,594 1,561 157
1972 15 4,037 1,672 159
1971 10 5,418 1,991 149
1970 21 3,180 2,248 147
1969 17 3,421 2,418 126
1968 21 2,845 2,323 127
1967 22 2,683 2,550 117
1966 24 2,503 2,784 112
1965 12 3,893 3,228 103
1964 15 3,476 3,564 103
1963 17 3,154 3,932 99
1962 16 3,258 4,173 97
1961 23 2,594 4,436 95
1960 17 3,071 4,773 89
1959 19 2,732 5,039 84
1958 22 2,495 5,446 78
1957 23 2,402 5,709 76
1956 23 2,368 6,028 67
1955 16 2,931 5,967 67
1954 17 2,765 6,301 61
1953 17 2,674 6,511 59
1952 17 2,650 6,475 56
1951 16 2,670 6,527 51
1950 15 2,749 6,406 52
1949 14 2,821 6,742 50
1948 20 2,240 6,911 51
1947 20 2,271 7,389 50
1946 22 2,012 6,585 48
1945 18 2,043 5,784 44
1944 16 2,266 6,271 42
1943 11 2,992 6,766 40
1942 17 2,185 6,634 38
1941 15 2,252 6,038 38
1940 27 1,508 5,836 37
1939 21 1,721 5,957 35
1938 19 1,861 6,018 35
1937 19 1,837 5,921 34
1936 28 1,409 6,028 31
1935 32 1,298 6,091 32
1934 34 1,233 6,281 31
1933 36 1,193 6,184 29
1932 32 1,312 6,725 27
1931 45 1,055 6,957 25
1930 45 1,114 7,636 25
1929 58 950 7,707 26
1928 56 1,006 8,104 24
1927 59 997 8,435 24
1926 44 1,164 8,454 24
1925 43 1,189 8,465 25
1924 44 1,203 8,767 23
1923 42 1,208 8,629 23
1922 56 1,006 8,485 23
1921 42 1,199 8,861 23
1920 42 1,185 8,557 22
1919 45 1,098 7,710 22
1918 30 1,441 8,161 22
1917 30 1,365 7,393 21
1916 32 1,294 7,085 21
1915 24 1,513 6,816 21
1914 13 1,994 5,010 21
1913 25 1,114 3,963 22
1912 14 1,526 3,435 23
1911 7 2,152 1,674 24
1910 7 2,100 1,279 28
1909 5 2,481 1,091 30
1908 6 2,056 1,138 25
1907 < 5 -- 998 29
1906 5 2,167 984 26
1905 < 5 -- 938 27
1904 < 5 -- 899 28
1903 5 2,023 807 29
1902 7 1,567 867 28
1901 5 1,894 682 29
1900 < 5 -- 896 31
1899 5 1,792 742 29
1898 < 5 -- 803 31
1897 5 1,748 697 32
1896 < 5 -- 746 30
1895 5 1,770 736 30
1894 5 1,664 692 31
1893 < 5 -- 636 31
1892 < 5 -- 725 30
1891 8 1,078 587 28
1890 5 1,496 587 32
1889 5 1,448 495 39
1888 6 1,253 547 36
1887 < 5 -- 463 38
1886 < 5 -- 440 41
1885 < 5 -- 422 44
1884 5 1,140 464 41
1883 < 5 -- 385 45
1882 < 5 -- 407 43
1881 < 5 -- 329 45
1880 < 5 -- 317 54

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.