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Samuel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Samuel?

In 2016 the very popular name Samuel, ranked the 21st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Samuel has been a top 100 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #17 was reached for the first time in 1880 and as recently as 1884.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2001 with 14,788 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Samuel in any given year was 628 in 1901.

Approximately during the years 1909-1915, 1939-1942, 1944-1947, 1973-1978, 1982-1997, and 1998-2001 the name Samuel took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Samuel?

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

The name Samuel is a huge favorite and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Samuel (Girl)Samuel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 15 7,868 10,492 21
2015 12 9,361 10,832 23
2014 14 8,398 10,975 23
2013 14 8,478 11,105 25
2012 14 8,546 11,442 25
2011 6 16,398 11,338 26
2010 28 5,077 11,954 24
2009 20 6,763 12,145 24
2008 23 6,093 12,748 27
2007 16 8,016 13,348 25
2006 19 6,781 13,631 25
2005 26 5,083 14,249 21
2004 53 2,990 14,104 23
2003 25 5,058 14,658 23
2002 19 6,077 14,555 25
2001 32 4,012 14,788 26
2000 27 4,504 14,167 28
1999 22 5,000 14,028 27
1998 27 4,219 13,902 28
1997 23 4,632 14,226 27
1996 27 4,028 13,620 30
1995 29 3,755 12,432 33
1994 44 2,792 12,142 33
1993 40 2,978 11,701 37
1992 36 3,199 11,337 40
1991 27 3,915 11,227 39
1990 34 3,279 10,884 45
1989 37 2,974 10,101 47
1988 63 1,947 9,556 45
1987 63 1,851 8,571 50
1986 56 1,970 7,570 52
1985 64 1,783 7,003 54
1984 48 2,108 6,359 55
1983 63 1,729 6,198 54
1982 45 2,243 6,009 56
1981 44 2,294 6,038 54
1980 36 2,639 6,011 54
1979 47 2,143 5,684 55
1978 33 2,617 5,394 57
1977 40 2,293 5,263 60
1976 37 2,283 5,030 59
1975 37 2,268 4,622 61
1974 33 2,380 4,675 60
1973 33 2,340 4,267 66
1972 39 2,045 4,215 66
1971 38 2,158 4,408 66
1970 26 2,765 4,563 62
1969 29 2,442 4,436 64
1968 27 2,413 4,124 66
1967 20 2,849 4,232 69
1966 23 2,562 4,165 81
1965 26 2,392 4,400 84
1964 27 2,399 4,470 86
1963 25 2,475 4,519 87
1962 34 2,016 4,547 88
1961 27 2,341 4,677 89
1960 27 2,291 4,711 91
1959 32 2,007 4,958 86
1958 19 2,732 5,039 85
1957 14 3,274 5,231 82
1956 28 2,098 5,573 74
1955 24 2,268 5,529 71
1954 17 2,769 5,639 71
1953 21 2,349 5,420 70
1952 29 1,883 5,658 66
1951 17 2,557 5,476 67
1950 18 2,416 5,233 62
1949 21 2,204 5,362 62
1948 15 2,683 5,000 70
1947 14 2,872 5,109 72
1946 27 1,763 4,520 70
1945 16 2,222 3,954 62
1944 18 2,085 3,950 62
1943 17 2,235 4,136 62
1942 30 1,526 4,195 59
1941 15 2,255 3,536 65
1940 20 1,837 3,361 65
1939 18 1,942 3,253 63
1938 23 1,642 3,244 62
1937 23 1,621 3,030 66
1936 9 3,063 2,889 67
1935 17 1,991 3,151 62
1934 15 2,163 3,138 66
1933 21 1,710 3,109 61
1932 17 2,017 3,409 56
1931 28 1,417 3,376 56
1930 19 1,926 3,527 55
1929 31 1,389 3,568 53
1928 27 1,581 3,846 52
1927 37 1,330 4,186 49
1926 24 1,765 4,179 48
1925 25 1,739 4,406 46
1924 23 1,861 4,595 45
1923 17 2,252 4,578 45
1922 16 2,368 4,600 43
1921 20 2,039 4,755 44
1920 17 2,247 4,654 44
1919 15 2,370 4,472 43
1918 23 1,746 4,771 43
1917 16 2,192 4,491 42
1916 14 2,348 4,399 41
1915 10 2,868 4,351 39
1914 9 2,604 3,704 35
1913 5 3,627 2,850 36
1912 6 2,917 2,602 30
1911 < 5 -- 1,398 30
1910 < 5 -- 1,129 32
1909 < 5 -- 983 32
1908 5 2,382 960 33
1907 < 5 -- 892 32
1906 6 1,922 783 33
1905 7 1,672 856 30
1904 < 5 -- 727 34
1903 < 5 -- 741 31
1902 < 5 -- 702 33
1901 < 5 -- 628 33
1900 6 1,901 877 33
1899 < 5 -- 704 30
1898 < 5 -- 749 32
1897 < 5 -- 759 28
1896 < 5 -- 734 31
1895 < 5 -- 814 25
1894 < 5 -- 776 26
1893 5 1,622 851 20
1892 < 5 -- 902 20
1891 6 1,316 753 20
1890 5 1,506 815 20
1889 < 5 -- 810 20
1888 < 5 -- 931 18
1887 < 5 -- 802 18
1886 < 5 -- 870 18
1885 < 5 -- 888 18
1884 < 5 -- 945 17
1883 < 5 -- 937 17
1882 < 5 -- 1,003 17
1881 < 5 -- 919 17
1880 < 5 -- 1,024 17

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.