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Ryan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ryan?

Ranking 46th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Ryan is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #11 was reached for the first time in 1986 and as recently as 1991.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1985 with 29,903 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Ryan was less than 5, most recently in 1915.

Approximately during the years 1940-1947, 1948-1959, and 1960-1985, the name Ryan took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1990-1997, 1998-2002, and 2004-2017.

Currently, the name is at a low point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Ryan be?

For a number of years, the name Ryan has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Ryan for their newborn has dropped.

The name Ryan is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Ryan (Girl)Ryan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 860 364 6,905 46
2017 773 410 7,674 43
2016 686 464 8,240 40
2015 679 473 8,526 39
2014 606 512 9,085 37
2013 438 646 9,876 30
2012 467 615 10,937 26
2011 506 575 11,494 25
2010 464 631 11,969 23
2009 527 579 13,107 20
2008 574 537 14,681 18
2007 706 456 15,716 16
2006 689 459 16,427 14
2005 676 450 17,985 14
2004 700 435 19,493 12
2003 598 487 19,573 13
2002 518 531 17,660 16
2001 465 560 18,286 15
2000 448 581 20,264 13
1999 454 556 21,013 12
1998 477 529 20,195 17
1997 360 624 20,526 16
1996 382 600 21,807 16
1995 356 621 23,086 15
1994 359 617 24,053 16
1993 350 642 26,722 13
1992 377 603 27,007 13
1991 431 548 27,529 11
1990 451 526 29,249 11
1989 566 435 28,411 13
1988 615 390 27,738 13
1987 698 344 28,483 13
1986 703 342 29,512 11
1985 570 394 29,903 12
1984 543 397 28,727 12
1983 609 370 27,845 13
1982 596 388 26,700 13
1981 675 347 26,825 13
1980 602 383 24,808 15
1979 558 390 23,218 14
1978 580 368 21,335 14
1977 362 516 21,258 16
1976 163 841 17,497 16
1975 139 927 15,304 23
1974 126 977 13,191 25
1973 83 1,262 10,515 30
1972 56 1,623 8,892 39
1971 45 1,927 6,190 51
1970 24 2,916 2,331 139
1969 16 3,586 2,252 134
1968 14 3,738 2,170 131
1967 15 3,444 1,928 147
1966 17 3,126 1,573 171
1965 6 6,369 1,086 220
1964 5 7,598 518 345
1963 < 5 -- 646 310
1962 < 5 -- 398 405
1961 < 5 -- 389 401
1960 5 7,120 381 408
1959 7 5,473 398 397
1958 < 5 -- 310 446
1957 < 5 -- 277 464
1956 < 5 -- 191 549
1955 < 5 -- 178 553
1954 < 5 -- 132 641
1953 < 5 -- 146 601
1952 < 5 -- 126 626
1951 < 5 -- 105 682
1950 < 5 -- 99 690
1949 < 5 -- 102 680
1948 < 5 -- 82 750
1947 < 5 -- 102 689
1946 < 5 -- 65 818
1945 < 5 -- 35 1,118
1944 < 5 -- 23 1,432
1943 < 5 -- 34 1,182
1942 < 5 -- 26 1,376
1941 < 5 -- 13 2,072
1940 < 5 -- 18 1,674
1939 < 5 -- 21 1,482
1938 < 5 -- 8 2,829
1937 < 5 -- 14 1,976
1936 < 5 -- 13 2,049
1935 < 5 -- 11 2,375
1934 < 5 -- 13 2,104
1933 < 5 -- 11 2,347
1932 < 5 -- 14 2,080
1931 < 5 -- 15 1,989
1930 < 5 -- 14 2,155
1929 < 5 -- 6 3,891
1928 < 5 -- 14 2,249
1927 < 5 -- 9 3,108
1926 < 5 -- 14 2,283
1925 < 5 -- 14 2,302
1924 < 5 -- 7 3,800
1923 < 5 -- 10 2,908
1922 < 5 -- 8 3,484
1921 < 5 -- 17 2,044
1920 < 5 -- 12 2,581
1919 < 5 -- 6 4,095
1918 < 5 -- 12 2,514
1917 < 5 -- 8 3,163
1916 < 5 -- 7 3,455
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1914 < 5 -- 9 2,424
1913 < 5 -- 7 2,464
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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.