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Rodney Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Rodney?

Ranking 775th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Rodney is less frequently given.

Currently in the top 1000, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity ranking of #33 was reached in 1965 with 11,081 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Rodney was 6 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Rodney occurred roughly during the years 1907-1915, 1916-1920, 1923-1927, 1928-1947, 1948-1953, and 1962-1965, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1898-1901, 1965-1983, and 1989-1996.

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

How popular will Rodney be?

For a number of years, the name Rodney has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Rodney for their newborn has dropped.

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

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

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   Rodney (Girl)Rodney (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 301 775
2016 < 5 -- 339 721
2015 < 5 -- 346 716
2014 < 5 -- 356 697
2013 < 5 -- 392 627
2012 < 5 -- 429 594
2011 < 5 -- 461 553
2010 < 5 -- 458 551
2009 < 5 -- 553 495
2008 < 5 -- 545 503
2007 < 5 -- 637 438
2006 < 5 -- 605 447
2005 < 5 -- 578 447
2004 < 5 -- 602 432
2003 < 5 -- 688 379
2002 < 5 -- 714 369
2001 < 5 -- 740 358
2000 9 10,554 799 342
1999 < 5 -- 868 321
1998 < 5 -- 865 319
1997 < 5 -- 995 280
1996 < 5 -- 1,054 267
1995 < 5 -- 1,099 256
1994 6 13,041 1,183 244
1993 < 5 -- 1,310 225
1992 8 10,241 1,476 210
1991 6 12,726 1,560 198
1990 7 11,093 1,709 181
1989 12 6,854 1,736 177
1988 10 7,546 1,730 162
1987 14 5,541 1,594 171
1986 17 4,684 1,630 166
1985 18 4,410 1,620 168
1984 19 4,129 1,625 165
1983 19 4,076 1,693 161
1982 11 6,253 1,947 145
1981 26 3,312 2,029 135
1980 25 3,389 2,265 121
1979 17 4,371 2,300 117
1978 19 3,885 2,556 102
1977 29 2,825 2,712 96
1976 33 2,468 2,989 88
1975 31 2,555 3,583 76
1974 33 2,378 3,849 72
1973 26 2,724 4,062 68
1972 28 2,567 4,367 65
1971 47 1,868 5,199 59
1970 36 2,231 5,860 55
1969 46 1,829 6,668 49
1968 45 1,771 7,511 42
1967 45 1,720 8,440 37
1966 51 1,583 10,264 35
1965 46 1,662 11,081 33
1964 24 2,592 6,074 59
1963 26 2,411 5,188 76
1962 23 2,583 5,441 76
1961 30 2,188 5,658 72
1960 27 2,288 5,857 68
1959 17 2,960 5,915 67
1958 24 2,365 5,856 65
1957 11 3,885 5,864 70
1956 20 2,604 6,065 65
1955 15 3,070 6,048 64
1954 15 2,988 5,958 66
1953 16 2,791 6,533 58
1952 8 4,401 4,404 84
1951 13 3,073 4,297 84
1950 9 3,904 3,856 88
1949 7 4,573 3,827 87
1948 12 3,105 3,464 92
1947 8 4,272 3,563 94
1946 8 3,927 3,303 93
1945 9 3,344 2,185 105
1944 14 2,489 1,782 123
1943 5 5,242 1,984 118
1942 7 4,048 1,785 123
1941 7 3,882 1,553 127
1940 7 3,792 1,398 133
1939 8 3,364 1,446 122
1938 < 5 -- 1,300 133
1937 < 5 -- 1,026 151
1936 7 3,647 1,009 152
1935 < 5 -- 1,027 149
1934 < 5 -- 930 160
1933 < 5 -- 782 173
1932 < 5 -- 828 172
1931 12 2,555 707 186
1930 7 3,983 639 208
1929 5 5,158 539 233
1928 7 4,117 589 223
1927 7 4,208 562 236
1926 6 4,749 482 256
1925 5 5,633 447 271
1924 < 5 -- 397 290
1923 < 5 -- 389 286
1922 6 4,917 400 278
1921 < 5 -- 361 298
1920 < 5 -- 353 304
1919 < 5 -- 315 313
1918 5 5,453 253 369
1917 < 5 -- 234 363
1916 < 5 -- 237 350
1915 < 5 -- 235 349
1914 < 5 -- 189 337
1913 < 5 -- 131 365
1912 < 5 -- 88 417
1911 < 5 -- 59 360
1910 < 5 -- 34 477
1909 < 5 -- 25 529
1908 < 5 -- 27 488
1907 < 5 -- 17 632
1906 < 5 -- 29 406
1905 < 5 -- 20 520
1904 < 5 -- 13 676
1903 < 5 -- 13 650
1902 < 5 -- 19 502
1901 < 5 -- 10 719
1900 < 5 -- 21 530
1899 < 5 -- 18 451
1898 < 5 -- 20 469
1897 < 5 -- 17 489
1896 < 5 -- 14 583
1895 < 5 -- 19 472
1894 < 5 -- 9 778
1893 < 5 -- 19 429
1892 < 5 -- 16 516
1891 < 5 -- 11 584
1890 < 5 -- 19 422
1889 < 5 -- 9 715
1888 < 5 -- 12 601
1887 < 5 -- 9 671
1886 < 5 -- 14 504
1885 < 5 -- 13 542
1884 < 5 -- 13 541
1883 < 5 -- 11 587
1882 < 5 -- 12 571
1881 < 5 -- 6 849
1880 < 5 -- 13 520

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.