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Randy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Randy?

Ranking 665th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Randy is less frequently given.

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

Position 28, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1956 with 16,549 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Randy was less than 5, most recently in 1921.

Approximately during the years 1931-1956, the name Randy took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1957-1973, 1980-1983, 1988-1993, 1994-1999, and 2007-2016 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 Randy be?

The popularity trend for Randy has been spiralling downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Randy lately has dropped.

The name Randy still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Randy is very rarely used as a given name.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Randy (Girl)Randy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5 17,742 381 665
2016 < 5 -- 422 632
2015 6 15,955 492 570
2014 < 5 -- 546 510
2013 < 5 -- 640 448
2012 < 5 -- 695 413
2011 < 5 -- 841 356
2010 5 19,171 881 347
2009 7 14,859 993 322
2008 8 13,524 1,101 301
2007 6 17,121 1,004 318
2006 7 14,766 1,051 310
2005 6 15,985 1,082 306
2004 6 15,624 977 316
2003 8 12,130 935 317
2002 8 11,929 1,017 293
2001 14 7,637 1,053 285
2000 10 9,711 1,136 278
1999 12 8,101 1,139 263
1998 7 12,088 1,276 244
1997 14 6,742 1,362 226
1996 15 6,302 1,509 206
1995 19 5,171 1,508 202
1994 21 4,801 1,644 186
1993 23 4,494 1,702 188
1992 25 4,193 2,007 158
1991 24 4,302 2,161 148
1990 26 3,977 2,474 131
1989 26 3,867 2,604 127
1988 36 2,917 2,718 112
1987 36 2,763 2,789 104
1986 43 2,368 2,729 103
1985 57 1,941 2,883 102
1984 46 2,175 2,906 100
1983 46 2,148 2,924 96
1982 42 2,354 3,232 94
1981 38 2,517 3,339 92
1980 52 2,037 3,390 87
1979 41 2,331 3,417 86
1978 50 1,952 3,217 86
1977 45 2,116 3,396 86
1976 55 1,742 3,318 79
1975 39 2,188 3,384 78
1974 41 2,054 3,348 79
1973 47 1,821 3,348 79
1972 47 1,826 3,737 70
1971 67 1,510 4,347 67
1970 58 1,631 5,040 59
1969 67 1,436 5,266 55
1968 57 1,517 5,713 54
1967 87 1,140 6,795 49
1966 87 1,141 7,764 45
1965 114 965 8,864 42
1964 106 1,058 10,299 38
1963 118 982 10,533 37
1962 132 924 11,849 35
1961 151 868 12,588 33
1960 153 836 14,215 32
1959 188 741 15,025 31
1958 145 849 15,179 32
1957 154 821 16,453 31
1956 195 688 16,549 28
1955 190 681 14,957 30
1954 196 657 12,624 33
1953 205 620 10,666 35
1952 239 563 8,660 41
1951 227 567 6,033 56
1950 200 598 4,357 80
1949 163 655 3,623 92
1948 163 654 3,141 99
1947 120 793 2,501 116
1946 109 790 1,637 148
1945 50 1,115 1,106 162
1944 38 1,309 805 191
1943 49 1,166 585 242
1942 34 1,408 379 316
1941 8 3,501 207 409
1940 7 3,781 181 433
1939 5 4,804 137 492
1938 7 3,776 101 584
1937 < 5 -- 80 667
1936 6 4,066 60 793
1935 < 5 -- 48 921
1934 < 5 -- 33 1,168
1933 < 5 -- 19 1,631
1932 < 5 -- 18 1,766
1931 < 5 -- 14 2,080
1930 < 5 -- 21 1,639
1929 < 5 -- 12 2,435
1928 < 5 -- 9 3,022
1927 7 4,199 12 2,496
1926 5 5,478 13 2,402
1925 < 5 -- 7 3,665
1924 5 5,730 5 4,827
1923 6 4,862 7 3,742
1922 < 5 -- 8 3,473
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1920 < 5 -- 7 3,748
1919 < 5 -- 6 4,068
1918 < 5 -- 7 3,631
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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.