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Samuel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Samuel?

In 2018 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 14,794 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 whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2014-2017.

For a number of years, the name Samuel has been moving downward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Samuel has dropped.

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 favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Samuel (Girl)Samuel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 11 9,635 9,734 21
2017 16 7,361 10,395 21
2016 16 7,521 10,576 21
2015 12 9,378 10,865 23
2014 14 8,406 10,995 23
2013 14 8,491 11,117 25
2012 14 8,553 11,454 25
2011 6 16,407 11,349 26
2010 28 5,079 11,963 24
2009 20 6,764 12,152 24
2008 23 6,096 12,754 27
2007 16 8,022 13,354 25
2006 19 6,783 13,632 25
2005 26 5,083 14,251 21
2004 53 2,990 14,106 23
2003 25 5,061 14,665 23
2002 19 6,079 14,560 25
2001 32 4,013 14,794 26
2000 27 4,504 14,171 28
1999 22 5,002 14,040 27
1998 27 4,219 13,909 28
1997 23 4,632 14,234 27
1996 27 4,029 13,624 30
1995 29 3,755 12,435 33
1994 44 2,792 12,143 33
1993 40 2,978 11,704 37
1992 36 3,199 11,340 40
1991 27 3,916 11,228 39
1990 34 3,279 10,887 45
1989 37 2,973 10,103 47
1988 63 1,947 9,559 45
1987 63 1,851 8,574 50
1986 56 1,970 7,576 52
1985 64 1,783 7,005 54
1984 48 2,107 6,364 55
1983 63 1,728 6,203 54
1982 45 2,245 6,014 56
1981 44 2,295 6,037 54
1980 36 2,640 6,013 54
1979 47 2,143 5,685 55
1978 33 2,616 5,393 57
1977 40 2,293 5,262 60
1976 37 2,282 5,030 59
1975 37 2,269 4,622 61
1974 33 2,379 4,674 60
1973 33 2,340 4,266 66
1972 39 2,045 4,215 66
1971 38 2,160 4,405 66
1970 26 2,765 4,558 62
1969 29 2,440 4,435 64
1968 27 2,414 4,121 66
1967 20 2,849 4,230 69
1966 23 2,562 4,161 81
1965 26 2,393 4,396 84
1964 27 2,399 4,467 86
1963 25 2,475 4,522 87
1962 34 2,015 4,545 88
1961 27 2,342 4,674 89
1960 27 2,290 4,709 91
1959 32 2,008 4,959 86
1958 19 2,731 5,041 85
1957 14 3,276 5,230 82
1956 28 2,096 5,577 74
1955 24 2,269 5,530 71
1954 17 2,769 5,636 71
1953 21 2,350 5,430 70
1952 29 1,885 5,649 67
1951 17 2,558 5,476 67
1950 18 2,416 5,226 62
1949 21 2,205 5,360 62
1948 15 2,683 5,002 70
1947 14 2,872 5,108 72
1946 27 1,763 4,521 70
1945 16 2,222 3,955 62
1944 18 2,085 3,947 62
1943 17 2,235 4,137 62
1942 30 1,526 4,194 59
1941 15 2,254 3,536 65
1940 20 1,837 3,361 65
1939 18 1,942 3,254 63
1938 23 1,641 3,243 62
1937 23 1,621 3,027 66
1936 9 3,064 2,892 67
1935 17 1,991 3,149 62
1934 15 2,163 3,138 66
1933 21 1,710 3,109 61
1932 17 2,017 3,410 56
1931 28 1,417 3,379 56
1930 19 1,926 3,532 55
1929 31 1,389 3,567 53
1928 27 1,581 3,845 52
1927 37 1,330 4,187 49
1926 24 1,765 4,179 48
1925 25 1,739 4,405 46
1924 23 1,861 4,594 45
1923 17 2,252 4,579 45
1922 16 2,368 4,600 43
1921 20 2,039 4,755 44
1920 17 2,248 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 1,900 877 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.