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Roy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Roy?

Ranking 542nd in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Roy 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 #18 was reached for the first time in 1889 and as recently as 1894.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 7,564 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Roy in any given year was 440 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Roy occurred roughly during the years 1906-1918, 1937-1943, and 1944-1947, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1971-1976, 1980-1983, and 1989-1993.

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

How popular will Roy be?

For a number of years, the name Roy has been moving downward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Roy has remained about the same.

The name Roy still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Roy (Girl)Roy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 514 542
2017 < 5 -- 527 535
2016 < 5 -- 538 540
2015 7 14,191 531 537
2014 < 5 -- 523 533
2013 < 5 -- 508 523
2012 < 5 -- 464 559
2011 < 5 -- 443 566
2010 < 5 -- 453 559
2009 < 5 -- 472 558
2008 < 5 -- 552 496
2007 < 5 -- 534 496
2006 < 5 -- 598 453
2005 < 5 -- 530 473
2004 < 5 -- 542 467
2003 < 5 -- 569 442
2002 < 5 -- 564 439
2001 < 5 -- 571 428
2000 < 5 -- 636 400
1999 < 5 -- 637 393
1998 < 5 -- 655 381
1997 < 5 -- 748 344
1996 < 5 -- 719 345
1995 < 5 -- 732 336
1994 < 5 -- 861 306
1993 < 5 -- 897 306
1992 < 5 -- 991 286
1991 < 5 -- 1,127 247
1990 < 5 -- 1,226 235
1989 11 7,341 1,258 217
1988 11 7,015 1,163 220
1987 17 4,828 1,258 203
1986 10 6,998 1,283 197
1985 17 4,603 1,380 186
1984 18 4,283 1,382 182
1983 15 4,835 1,455 176
1982 11 6,261 1,616 167
1981 13 5,508 1,725 157
1980 23 3,581 1,779 153
1979 16 4,569 1,753 150
1978 17 4,212 1,798 147
1977 26 3,056 1,913 141
1976 14 4,541 1,872 139
1975 15 4,312 2,123 122
1974 18 3,659 2,186 122
1973 16 3,919 2,236 117
1972 16 3,851 2,479 113
1971 18 3,625 2,960 110
1970 15 4,001 3,041 108
1969 20 3,081 3,002 105
1968 30 2,235 3,179 94
1967 27 2,363 3,275 95
1966 23 2,560 3,520 94
1965 18 3,027 3,785 95
1964 31 2,184 4,150 91
1963 23 2,596 4,431 89
1962 29 2,249 4,478 90
1961 29 2,235 4,964 83
1960 31 2,086 5,249 80
1959 35 1,905 5,177 81
1958 30 2,061 5,522 75
1957 33 1,919 6,063 65
1956 22 2,444 6,128 63
1955 47 1,494 6,327 58
1954 34 1,794 6,510 56
1953 32 1,780 6,651 55
1952 32 1,771 6,524 55
1951 38 1,553 6,465 52
1950 32 1,674 6,455 51
1949 29 1,799 6,619 51
1948 28 1,813 7,065 49
1947 32 1,715 7,564 48
1946 37 1,461 6,917 43
1945 26 1,653 6,182 40
1944 36 1,360 6,530 39
1943 51 1,141 6,936 38
1942 45 1,191 6,307 42
1941 38 1,240 5,946 39
1940 37 1,214 5,565 42
1939 27 1,465 5,154 42
1938 23 1,639 5,040 41
1937 30 1,351 4,890 40
1936 31 1,313 4,818 41
1935 28 1,410 4,938 40
1934 41 1,121 5,104 35
1933 49 996 4,904 39
1932 36 1,209 5,237 38
1931 60 896 5,487 35
1930 56 990 5,916 33
1929 67 874 5,813 35
1928 49 1,082 6,228 34
1927 69 902 6,384 34
1926 53 1,031 6,227 34
1925 53 1,046 6,376 32
1924 46 1,168 6,557 31
1923 51 1,076 6,318 32
1922 61 961 6,458 32
1921 49 1,090 6,545 32
1920 46 1,114 6,354 32
1919 44 1,119 5,970 32
1918 44 1,120 6,211 32
1917 38 1,178 5,586 33
1916 37 1,185 5,327 33
1915 43 1,023 5,052 32
1914 21 1,430 3,852 32
1913 17 1,458 3,090 32
1912 18 1,289 2,591 31
1911 18 1,066 1,394 31
1910 9 1,749 1,267 29
1909 8 1,739 1,135 28
1908 7 1,826 1,097 26
1907 13 1,131 1,128 24
1906 9 1,400 1,024 24
1905 9 1,399 1,016 24
1904 12 1,086 1,123 21
1903 < 5 -- 975 22
1902 10 1,203 1,002 22
1901 8 1,317 917 20
1900 6 1,899 1,215 21
1899 7 1,373 912 20
1898 10 1,162 1,049 20
1897 9 1,153 999 19
1896 < 5 -- 1,027 19
1895 10 1,111 1,028 19
1894 11 988 1,018 18
1893 6 1,409 919 18
1892 5 1,630 1,048 18
1891 11 883 838 18
1890 11 866 941 18
1889 6 1,254 888 18
1888 9 950 856 20
1887 7 1,022 726 20
1886 5 1,257 767 20
1885 5 1,177 691 24
1884 < 5 -- 680 26
1883 < 5 -- 556 30
1882 < 5 -- 521 33
1881 < 5 -- 440 34
1880 < 5 -- 440 37

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.