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Ronald Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ronald?

Ranking 493rd in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Ronald is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 9, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1941 and as recently as 1943.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 34,887 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ronald was less than 5, most recently in 1885.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ronald occurred roughly during the years 1887-1890, 1893-1897, 1898-1902, 1903-1915, and 1918-1947, whereas 1948-1955, 1957-1977, 1980-1983, 1988-1998, 1999-2003, 2004-2009, and 2016-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

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

How popular will Ronald be?

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

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

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

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   Ronald (Girl)Ronald (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 578 493
2017 < 5 -- 657 461
2016 < 5 -- 727 428
2015 < 5 -- 704 434
2014 < 5 -- 790 395
2013 < 5 -- 742 402
2012 < 5 -- 796 378
2011 < 5 -- 887 341
2010 < 5 -- 913 343
2009 < 5 -- 924 341
2008 < 5 -- 1,089 307
2007 < 5 -- 1,175 293
2006 < 5 -- 1,374 249
2005 < 5 -- 1,301 255
2004 < 5 -- 1,451 232
2003 < 5 -- 1,404 237
2002 < 5 -- 1,520 227
2001 < 5 -- 1,652 212
2000 < 5 -- 1,750 203
1999 5 16,333 1,871 186
1998 < 5 -- 1,846 182
1997 < 5 -- 2,096 164
1996 < 5 -- 2,230 156
1995 < 5 -- 2,399 146
1994 6 13,043 2,563 137
1993 9 9,350 2,882 122
1992 12 7,409 3,222 112
1991 10 8,448 3,669 101
1990 15 6,067 3,900 97
1989 20 4,636 4,106 86
1988 38 2,784 4,173 79
1987 30 3,146 4,152 73
1986 44 2,328 4,223 75
1985 33 2,844 4,299 71
1984 46 2,177 4,506 67
1983 38 2,468 4,707 64
1982 44 2,276 5,209 60
1981 42 2,365 5,535 59
1980 40 2,427 5,762 58
1979 49 2,077 5,702 54
1978 37 2,422 5,758 55
1977 62 1,691 6,029 53
1976 47 1,929 6,461 49
1975 58 1,668 7,066 45
1974 51 1,766 7,667 42
1973 70 1,413 8,329 40
1972 68 1,443 9,511 32
1971 78 1,373 11,632 31
1970 78 1,350 13,615 29
1969 91 1,173 14,624 29
1968 85 1,175 15,423 25
1967 100 1,034 16,439 24
1966 87 1,142 16,957 24
1965 69 1,319 17,620 24
1964 79 1,243 18,838 24
1963 71 1,314 19,780 23
1962 60 1,441 19,975 25
1961 76 1,277 20,818 24
1960 83 1,197 21,701 21
1959 89 1,133 23,104 21
1958 65 1,318 24,802 19
1957 92 1,095 27,185 17
1956 61 1,337 27,741 15
1955 72 1,186 26,159 18
1954 70 1,203 27,604 15
1953 64 1,211 27,724 15
1952 72 1,116 27,798 15
1951 66 1,159 29,050 12
1950 68 1,121 29,914 12
1949 84 978 31,492 11
1948 71 1,054 33,518 10
1947 73 1,046 34,887 11
1946 94 856 31,855 10
1945 55 1,059 23,663 10
1944 61 1,002 25,511 10
1943 73 913 29,235 9
1942 78 885 27,134 9
1941 54 1,001 24,399 9
1940 58 951 20,730 10
1939 54 973 19,835 10
1938 64 886 20,296 10
1937 56 928 18,136 11
1936 46 1,034 16,920 12
1935 51 972 15,484 12
1934 58 903 14,084 11
1933 33 1,258 12,061 12
1932 43 1,094 11,141 16
1931 39 1,160 6,724 27
1930 38 1,230 5,635 37
1929 27 1,519 4,478 45
1928 23 1,768 3,974 50
1927 19 2,085 3,111 63
1926 15 2,451 2,287 88
1925 11 3,087 1,676 104
1924 5 5,753 1,360 130
1923 11 3,086 1,148 142
1922 < 5 -- 1,042 147
1921 < 5 -- 993 154
1920 < 5 -- 832 168
1919 5 5,433 784 171
1918 < 5 -- 751 176
1917 < 5 -- 767 165
1916 < 5 -- 723 167
1915 < 5 -- 764 155
1914 < 5 -- 541 163
1913 < 5 -- 417 167
1912 < 5 -- 302 191
1911 < 5 -- 136 218
1910 < 5 -- 118 215
1909 < 5 -- 93 225
1908 < 5 -- 75 247
1907 < 5 -- 88 218
1906 < 5 -- 76 226
1905 < 5 -- 51 279
1904 < 5 -- 50 271
1903 < 5 -- 52 254
1902 < 5 -- 49 271
1901 < 5 -- 43 265
1900 < 5 -- 40 348
1899 < 5 -- 27 352
1898 < 5 -- 26 388
1897 < 5 -- 34 319
1896 < 5 -- 23 416
1895 < 5 -- 25 389
1894 < 5 -- 21 415
1893 < 5 -- 8 818
1892 < 5 -- 17 493
1891 < 5 -- 8 755
1890 < 5 -- 20 411
1889 < 5 -- 10 663
1888 < 5 -- 15 521
1887 < 5 -- 8 735
1886 < 5 -- 13 534
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- 11 601
1883 < 5 -- 6 868
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
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.