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Russell Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Russell?

Ranking 413th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Russell is somewhat popular.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #48 was reached in 1904.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1959 with 7,479 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Russell was 62 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Russell occurred roughly during the years 1885-1892, 1907-1918, 1939-1942, 1943-1947, and 1952-1956, whereas 1969-1974, and 1988-1999 were years of successive downward movement.

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

How popular will Russell be?

For a number of years, the name Russell has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. however, the number of children named Russell lately has risen.

The name Russell still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Russell (Girl)Russell (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 764 413
2017 < 5 -- 785 404
2016 < 5 -- 784 407
2015 < 5 -- 765 403
2014 < 5 -- 756 409
2013 < 5 -- 669 433
2012 < 5 -- 657 426
2011 < 5 -- 707 402
2010 < 5 -- 697 405
2009 < 5 -- 646 434
2008 < 5 -- 725 407
2007 < 5 -- 712 409
2006 < 5 -- 740 403
2005 < 5 -- 730 394
2004 10 10,525 768 363
2003 < 5 -- 811 343
2002 < 5 -- 838 327
2001 < 5 -- 925 307
2000 < 5 -- 894 320
1999 < 5 -- 855 325
1998 < 5 -- 951 298
1997 < 5 -- 1,100 256
1996 11 7,999 1,086 260
1995 < 5 -- 1,205 240
1994 < 5 -- 1,271 234
1993 11 7,933 1,516 201
1992 < 5 -- 1,711 185
1991 14 6,507 1,834 174
1990 < 5 -- 2,213 142
1989 10 7,901 2,218 136
1988 10 7,552 2,298 128
1987 19 4,431 2,379 119
1986 20 4,159 2,405 116
1985 7 9,058 2,570 110
1984 24 3,500 2,685 106
1983 33 2,712 2,744 104
1982 31 2,938 3,035 97
1981 31 2,905 3,046 98
1980 30 2,982 3,272 92
1979 25 3,309 3,133 92
1978 28 2,921 2,985 93
1977 27 2,975 3,125 89
1976 12 5,124 2,997 87
1975 22 3,234 3,233 82
1974 12 4,947 3,172 83
1973 24 2,894 3,399 77
1972 24 2,884 3,784 69
1971 26 2,787 4,540 64
1970 26 2,764 5,114 58
1969 26 2,633 5,158 57
1968 26 2,469 5,099 56
1967 21 2,767 4,888 58
1966 23 2,561 4,859 61
1965 17 3,128 5,649 58
1964 25 2,518 6,240 58
1963 24 2,532 6,706 57
1962 24 2,517 7,039 57
1961 31 2,140 7,337 55
1960 23 2,567 7,476 56
1959 24 2,385 7,479 55
1958 21 2,566 7,145 54
1957 23 2,404 7,218 54
1956 18 2,801 7,404 52
1955 15 3,074 6,532 57
1954 16 2,871 5,763 69
1953 16 2,794 5,375 71
1952 19 2,489 5,350 70
1951 13 3,079 5,176 73
1950 18 2,414 4,943 67
1949 15 2,706 5,006 69
1948 22 2,116 5,111 67
1947 20 2,272 5,267 69
1946 18 2,298 4,740 66
1945 14 2,431 3,803 64
1944 11 2,918 3,931 63
1943 16 2,335 3,751 73
1942 15 2,400 3,673 70
1941 16 2,177 3,032 75
1940 13 2,391 3,012 72
1939 10 2,892 2,831 73
1938 11 2,707 2,948 70
1937 15 2,179 2,896 67
1936 15 2,134 2,832 69
1935 14 2,288 2,831 68
1934 20 1,760 2,733 70
1933 14 2,259 2,696 67
1932 17 2,016 3,022 63
1931 22 1,672 2,943 63
1930 27 1,527 3,100 60
1929 27 1,520 3,184 56
1928 32 1,391 3,326 55
1927 23 1,817 3,540 54
1926 28 1,585 3,793 52
1925 18 2,179 3,803 53
1924 23 1,858 3,946 52
1923 23 1,823 3,805 52
1922 28 1,606 3,966 49
1921 29 1,568 3,946 52
1920 33 1,401 3,901 51
1919 21 1,847 3,646 50
1918 18 2,091 3,833 50
1917 24 1,599 3,436 52
1916 23 1,625 3,330 51
1915 10 2,866 3,250 51
1914 12 2,106 2,568 49
1913 12 1,865 1,946 50
1912 13 1,608 1,449 56
1911 9 1,773 770 55
1910 < 5 -- 615 58
1909 7 1,933 528 58
1908 5 2,378 523 57
1907 < 5 -- 503 57
1906 6 1,919 459 53
1905 6 1,894 432 58
1904 5 2,129 473 48
1903 < 5 -- 390 56
1902 < 5 -- 422 53
1901 7 1,446 395 50
1900 < 5 -- 427 62
1899 5 1,801 338 56
1898 9 1,244 359 61
1897 < 5 -- 295 64
1896 < 5 -- 327 64
1895 < 5 -- 300 66
1894 < 5 -- 278 72
1893 < 5 -- 246 75
1892 5 1,633 269 75
1891 < 5 -- 186 87
1890 < 5 -- 182 95
1889 < 5 -- 198 89
1888 < 5 -- 146 115
1887 < 5 -- 96 133
1886 < 5 -- 115 122
1885 < 5 -- 94 145
1884 < 5 -- 107 135
1883 < 5 -- 67 180
1882 < 5 -- 73 185
1881 < 5 -- 65 181
1880 < 5 -- 62 197

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.