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Robert Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Robert?

Ranking 65th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Robert is popular.

Currently in the top 100, this name has been part of the top 100 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 1, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1924 and as recently as 1953.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 91,642 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Robert was 2,125 in 1887.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Robert occurred roughly during the years 1885-1888, 1897-1900, 1903-1924, and 1939-1947, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1954-1960, 1961-1967, 1968-1976, 1981-1984, and 1988-2009.

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

How popular will Robert be?

The popularity trend for Robert has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Robert for their newborn has dropped.

The name Robert is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Robert is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Robert (Girl)Robert (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 5,507 65
2016 < 5 -- 5,977 62
2015 8 12,747 6,111 63
2014 8 12,814 6,633 60
2013 8 12,906 6,708 62
2012 7 14,665 6,946 60
2011 9 11,951 6,968 62
2010 12 9,673 7,554 54
2009 11 10,513 7,826 55
2008 7 15,061 8,827 49
2007 9 12,443 9,376 47
2006 11 10,455 9,899 47
2005 17 7,074 10,159 37
2004 35 4,070 10,675 36
2003 16 7,132 11,393 35
2002 14 7,741 12,024 34
2001 21 5,526 12,663 30
2000 23 5,114 13,737 29
1999 24 4,697 14,539 26
1998 28 4,112 15,524 23
1997 36 3,284 16,304 23
1996 37 3,216 17,674 23
1995 44 2,775 18,583 22
1994 52 2,452 20,555 21
1993 70 2,005 22,443 17
1992 59 2,264 24,088 17
1991 77 1,849 26,828 13
1990 109 1,442 28,871 13
1989 126 1,256 30,064 10
1988 182 932 30,313 10
1987 219 801 30,228 10
1986 241 738 31,341 9
1985 238 724 32,088 8
1984 230 719 31,772 9
1983 255 671 32,745 10
1982 233 732 34,421 9
1981 228 726 34,402 9
1980 254 684 34,281 9
1979 252 681 34,023 8
1978 254 642 33,390 8
1977 238 666 34,220 7
1976 236 654 33,809 7
1975 244 637 35,335 6
1974 242 634 37,038 7
1973 249 619 38,701 7
1972 288 573 43,035 6
1971 297 587 50,655 5
1970 328 560 57,201 5
1969 335 538 58,327 5
1968 265 590 58,211 5
1967 255 598 56,380 5
1966 251 597 59,333 5
1965 255 609 63,134 5
1964 279 594 69,999 5
1963 255 634 70,016 5
1962 229 681 70,203 5
1961 289 592 72,900 5
1960 271 609 72,369 5
1959 237 652 74,494 5
1958 235 642 77,286 4
1957 255 613 81,706 4
1956 215 655 83,898 3
1955 234 604 83,719 4
1954 192 672 86,288 3
1953 228 589 86,195 1
1952 193 641 86,622 2
1951 210 595 86,361 2
1950 203 594 83,565 2
1949 202 584 83,869 2
1948 208 581 85,467 2
1947 237 551 91,642 2
1946 214 542 84,134 2
1945 199 516 69,933 2
1944 193 522 70,848 2
1943 250 467 74,862 2
1942 208 515 71,835 2
1941 196 498 64,233 2
1940 206 467 61,195 2
1939 209 465 59,645 1
1938 218 456 62,265 1
1937 223 441 61,829 1
1936 221 433 58,491 1
1935 231 426 56,524 1
1934 266 398 55,828 1
1933 273 391 54,212 1
1932 326 353 59,262 1
1931 343 345 60,513 1
1930 425 321 62,147 1
1929 440 314 59,796 1
1928 435 315 60,696 1
1927 411 332 61,669 1
1926 369 349 61,131 1
1925 350 364 60,896 1
1924 299 398 60,798 1
1923 250 425 56,120 2
1922 237 439 53,797 2
1921 244 439 52,781 2
1920 205 476 48,678 3
1919 184 496 41,027 4
1918 178 519 40,620 4
1917 168 515 35,220 4
1916 122 614 31,741 4
1915 116 609 28,738 4
1914 80 649 21,188 4
1913 72 614 15,683 4
1912 64 619 12,837 4
1911 39 702 6,526 5
1910 29 809 5,609 4
1909 25 828 4,563 5
1908 26 765 4,219 5
1907 22 812 4,020 5
1906 16 953 3,635 5
1905 21 820 3,410 6
1904 13 1,043 3,414 5
1903 13 1,019 3,044 7
1902 21 770 3,180 6
1901 16 850 2,543 7
1900 24 757 3,821 6
1899 18 784 2,609 7
1898 12 1,040 2,932 7
1897 18 759 2,701 8
1896 28 592 2,719 8
1895 20 722 2,635 8
1894 21 660 2,497 8
1893 17 734 2,563 8
1892 17 720 2,710 8
1891 9 993 2,240 8
1890 12 818 2,541 8
1889 14 714 2,513 9
1888 19 591 2,814 8
1887 8 928 2,125 11
1886 16 568 2,443 8
1885 11 692 2,322 9
1884 7 911 2,468 10
1883 11 608 2,334 9
1882 12 557 2,500 10
1881 9 618 2,140 11
1880 12 515 2,415 10

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.