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Roman Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Roman?

Ranking 85th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Roman is popular.

Currently in the top 100, 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 #85 was reached for the first time this year with 4,364 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Roman was less than 5, most recently in 1892.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Roman occurred roughly during the years 1901-1916, 1946-1949, 1959-1962, 1966-1970, 1978-1982, 1985-1989, 1997-2000, 2001-2005, and 2008-2016.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

How popular will Roman be?

For a number of years, the name Roman has been soaring upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Roman lately has risen.

The name Roman is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Roman (Girl)Roman (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 18 6,689 4,364 85
2017 21 5,982 4,265 91
2016 27 5,090 4,210 98
2015 25 5,414 3,882 102
2014 16 7,562 3,467 113
2013 12 9,488 2,881 136
2012 10 11,076 2,572 159
2011 10 11,007 2,463 157
2010 6 16,530 1,989 186
2009 6 16,832 1,836 206
2008 10 11,422 1,929 205
2007 7 15,143 1,888 207
2006 8 13,348 1,814 209
2005 < 5 -- 1,863 205
2004 8 12,498 1,395 239
2003 < 5 -- 1,044 294
2002 < 5 -- 1,041 285
2001 < 5 -- 983 297
2000 5 17,023 901 318
1999 5 16,330 786 337
1998 7 12,119 804 338
1997 < 5 -- 738 349
1996 5 15,319 672 361
1995 5 15,218 647 368
1994 < 5 -- 624 376
1993 6 13,063 658 359
1992 < 5 -- 626 371
1991 < 5 -- 601 378
1990 7 11,096 623 373
1989 11 7,332 572 385
1988 7 10,103 507 390
1987 5 12,764 404 444
1986 < 5 -- 390 435
1985 7 9,047 363 451
1984 < 5 -- 410 407
1983 5 11,590 386 415
1982 < 5 -- 369 438
1981 < 5 -- 286 495
1980 < 5 -- 258 535
1979 < 5 -- 286 492
1978 7 8,320 259 506
1977 7 8,203 290 474
1976 5 10,481 316 441
1975 < 5 -- 351 414
1974 6 8,465 349 418
1973 < 5 -- 364 409
1972 6 8,007 360 419
1971 < 5 -- 390 408
1970 < 5 -- 375 423
1969 < 5 -- 248 488
1968 < 5 -- 216 514
1967 < 5 -- 154 603
1966 < 5 -- 153 602
1965 < 5 -- 184 562
1964 < 5 -- 182 588
1963 < 5 -- 182 586
1962 < 5 -- 189 571
1961 < 5 -- 150 638
1960 < 5 -- 141 661
1959 < 5 -- 155 622
1958 < 5 -- 175 587
1957 < 5 -- 167 597
1956 < 5 -- 178 568
1955 < 5 -- 157 588
1954 < 5 -- 174 555
1953 < 5 -- 184 524
1952 < 5 -- 154 565
1951 < 5 -- 156 544
1950 < 5 -- 148 556
1949 < 5 -- 144 565
1948 < 5 -- 117 628
1947 < 5 -- 118 636
1946 < 5 -- 92 675
1945 < 5 -- 92 631
1944 < 5 -- 91 656
1943 < 5 -- 122 574
1942 < 5 -- 116 579
1941 < 5 -- 99 602
1940 < 5 -- 125 521
1939 < 5 -- 93 604
1938 < 5 -- 106 570
1937 < 5 -- 87 628
1936 < 5 -- 117 528
1935 < 5 -- 106 561
1934 < 5 -- 135 494
1933 < 5 -- 130 491
1932 < 5 -- 166 436
1931 < 5 -- 184 416
1930 < 5 -- 165 462
1929 < 5 -- 187 432
1928 < 5 -- 220 405
1927 < 5 -- 235 388
1926 < 5 -- 223 398
1925 < 5 -- 223 401
1924 < 5 -- 248 380
1923 < 5 -- 256 373
1922 < 5 -- 255 377
1921 < 5 -- 257 379
1920 < 5 -- 248 379
1919 < 5 -- 258 358
1918 < 5 -- 269 354
1917 < 5 -- 256 349
1916 < 5 -- 265 326
1915 < 5 -- 234 350
1914 < 5 -- 191 335
1913 < 5 -- 134 361
1912 < 5 -- 86 423
1911 < 5 -- 57 370
1910 < 5 -- 44 405
1909 < 5 -- 33 446
1908 < 5 -- 39 373
1907 < 5 -- 31 415
1906 < 5 -- 29 407
1905 < 5 -- 31 379
1904 < 5 -- 23 449
1903 < 5 -- 18 519
1902 < 5 -- 23 436
1901 < 5 -- 18 463
1900 < 5 -- 20 549
1899 < 5 -- 21 412
1898 < 5 -- 22 431
1897 < 5 -- 19 456
1896 < 5 -- 15 549
1895 < 5 -- 19 473
1894 < 5 -- 10 717
1893 < 5 -- 9 755
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 10 628
1890 < 5 -- 10 662
1889 < 5 -- 13 546
1888 < 5 -- 14 551
1887 < 5 -- 16 436
1886 < 5 -- 9 684
1885 < 5 -- 7 823
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- 10 634
1882 < 5 -- 7 821
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.