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Rob Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Rob?

Ranking 11,781st in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Rob is rare.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Rob has seen higher popularity rankings.

Position 334, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1963 and as recently as 1964.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1963 with 554 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Rob in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2015.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Rob occurred roughly during the years 1915-1918, 1926-1929, 1938-1948, 1949-1963, and 1985-1988, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1964-1967, 1971-1981, and 1992-1997.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

How popular will Rob be?

The popularity trend for Rob has steadily decreased for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Rob has dropped.

The name Rob is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Rob (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 6 11,781
2017 10 7,985
2016 5 13,751
2015 < 5 --
2014 14 6,232
2013 7 10,488
2012 8 9,516
2011 13 6,503
2010 14 6,300
2009 12 7,139
2008 10 8,165
2007 17 5,386
2006 < 5 --
2005 13 6,143
2004 14 5,731
2003 12 6,175
2002 11 6,431
2001 14 5,341
2000 15 4,997
1999 18 4,124
1998 18 3,976
1997 14 4,630
1996 19 3,644
1995 22 3,168
1994 20 3,442
1993 25 2,855
1992 39 2,031
1991 35 2,129
1990 36 2,075
1989 43 1,788
1988 57 1,388
1987 42 1,648
1986 41 1,611
1985 30 1,959
1984 42 1,497
1983 38 1,586
1982 53 1,289
1981 38 1,594
1980 58 1,211
1979 56 1,236
1978 78 982
1977 79 970
1976 70 997
1975 104 817
1974 115 757
1973 127 716
1972 199 568
1971 274 485
1970 333 450
1969 405 394
1968 334 421
1967 273 456
1966 327 422
1965 437 370
1964 547 334
1963 554 334
1962 487 361
1961 442 377
1960 354 428
1959 342 432
1958 316 439
1957 252 492
1956 171 582
1955 129 651
1954 113 680
1953 84 777
1952 58 936
1951 41 1,133
1950 45 1,060
1949 39 1,141
1948 48 1,021
1947 35 1,249
1946 30 1,293
1945 31 1,200
1944 25 1,359
1943 21 1,570
1942 10 2,498
1941 17 1,742
1940 13 2,064
1939 13 2,033
1938 13 2,073
1937 13 2,073
1936 11 2,272
1935 14 2,009
1934 13 2,099
1933 10 2,511
1932 17 1,835
1931 14 2,084
1930 17 1,878
1929 19 1,779
1928 15 2,137
1927 15 2,180
1926 11 2,701
1925 22 1,666
1924 14 2,326
1923 17 2,009
1922 20 1,814
1921 15 2,245
1920 17 2,035
1919 12 2,483
1918 18 1,893
1917 11 2,536
1916 13 2,241
1915 8 3,018
1914 11 2,081
1913 7 2,456
1912 14 1,337
1911 < 5 --
1910 < 5 --
1909 < 5 --
1908 < 5 --
1907 < 5 --
1906 < 5 --
1905 < 5 --
1904 < 5 --
1903 < 5 --
1902 < 5 --
1901 < 5 --
1900 < 5 --
1899 < 5 --
1898 < 5 --
1897 < 5 --
1896 < 5 --
1895 6 1,060
1894 < 5 --
1893 < 5 --
1892 < 5 --
1891 < 5 --
1890 6 977
1889 < 5 --
1888 < 5 --
1887 < 5 --
1886 < 5 --
1885 6 920
1884 5 1,094
1883 < 5 --
1882 < 5 --
1881 < 5 --
1880 < 5 --

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.