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Scott Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Scott?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Scott, ranked the 484th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Scott has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #10 in 1971 with 30,918 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Scott was 24 in 1903.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Scott occurred roughly during the years 1908-1915, 1931-1962, and 1968-1971, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1971-1978, 1979-1985, and 1986-2009.

Scott's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Scott for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Scott?

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

The name Scott still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Scott is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Scott (Girl)Scott (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 602 484
2016 < 5 -- 656 464
2015 < 5 -- 662 459
2014 < 5 -- 722 424
2013 < 5 -- 681 428
2012 < 5 -- 776 383
2011 < 5 -- 801 371
2010 < 5 -- 872 352
2009 < 5 -- 916 343
2008 < 5 -- 1,034 321
2007 < 5 -- 1,249 274
2006 < 5 -- 1,363 253
2005 < 5 -- 1,474 233
2004 < 5 -- 1,640 214
2003 < 5 -- 1,770 206
2002 < 5 -- 2,026 186
2001 6 14,987 2,296 167
2000 < 5 -- 2,457 158
1999 10 9,347 2,719 140
1998 < 5 -- 3,062 123
1997 8 10,620 3,344 113
1996 8 10,353 3,671 108
1995 5 15,290 4,083 92
1994 5 15,273 4,916 80
1993 24 4,353 5,573 69
1992 11 7,944 6,448 61
1991 19 5,143 7,112 57
1990 24 4,202 8,084 53
1989 33 3,239 8,851 51
1988 59 2,027 9,346 47
1987 72 1,695 10,190 43
1986 56 1,971 9,962 44
1985 63 1,801 10,141 44
1984 70 1,601 10,581 39
1983 58 1,834 10,854 38
1982 64 1,751 12,211 34
1981 61 1,826 12,723 34
1980 65 1,732 13,311 33
1979 92 1,348 14,462 29
1978 66 1,629 13,544 30
1977 59 1,753 14,211 27
1976 63 1,599 15,736 24
1975 91 1,248 17,322 17
1974 83 1,296 18,042 18
1973 79 1,298 18,981 18
1972 95 1,153 22,864 11
1971 132 966 30,918 10
1970 124 1,010 28,591 12
1969 121 983 28,687 12
1968 98 1,073 26,031 14
1967 73 1,266 25,543 16
1966 73 1,271 26,033 16
1965 81 1,198 25,441 15
1964 67 1,381 28,507 14
1963 80 1,232 30,415 12
1962 72 1,311 30,707 11
1961 44 1,738 23,920 19
1960 33 2,010 21,600 23
1959 39 1,786 19,753 24
1958 32 1,978 19,158 25
1957 32 1,948 15,738 32
1956 21 2,515 13,219 34
1955 12 3,547 10,775 38
1954 21 2,435 9,451 40
1953 19 2,503 7,489 46
1952 18 2,570 6,543 54
1951 15 2,794 5,382 68
1950 8 4,257 4,271 82
1949 9 3,842 3,051 99
1948 7 4,576 2,300 122
1947 5 5,993 2,030 139
1946 5 5,582 1,522 155
1945 < 5 -- 847 182
1944 < 5 -- 610 226
1943 5 5,266 540 261
1942 < 5 -- 520 257
1941 < 5 -- 402 289
1940 < 5 -- 339 303
1939 < 5 -- 276 336
1938 < 5 -- 260 346
1937 < 5 -- 218 373
1936 < 5 -- 218 369
1935 < 5 -- 209 377
1934 < 5 -- 171 429
1933 < 5 -- 168 423
1932 < 5 -- 173 425
1931 < 5 -- 139 484
1930 < 5 -- 146 492
1929 5 5,182 164 460
1928 < 5 -- 188 436
1927 < 5 -- 176 462
1926 < 5 -- 186 446
1925 < 5 -- 184 443
1924 < 5 -- 207 424
1923 < 5 -- 211 413
1922 < 5 -- 199 427
1921 < 5 -- 204 425
1920 < 5 -- 192 436
1919 < 5 -- 189 428
1918 < 5 -- 161 468
1917 < 5 -- 170 437
1916 < 5 -- 147 474
1915 < 5 -- 157 434
1914 5 4,109 138 406
1913 5 3,630 116 399
1912 < 5 -- 96 392
1911 < 5 -- 61 354
1910 < 5 -- 49 369
1909 < 5 -- 39 396
1908 < 5 -- 41 359
1907 < 5 -- 40 349
1906 < 5 -- 38 341
1905 < 5 -- 28 408
1904 < 5 -- 35 343
1903 < 5 -- 24 408
1902 < 5 -- 36 330
1901 < 5 -- 28 351
1900 < 5 -- 39 353
1899 < 5 -- 25 374
1898 < 5 -- 30 359
1897 < 5 -- 44 269
1896 < 5 -- 31 351
1895 < 5 -- 43 270
1894 < 5 -- 47 255
1893 < 5 -- 36 290
1892 < 5 -- 49 256
1891 < 5 -- 35 276
1890 < 5 -- 40 274
1889 < 5 -- 46 241
1888 < 5 -- 44 272
1887 < 5 -- 38 267
1886 < 5 -- 42 263
1885 < 5 -- 52 229
1884 < 5 -- 56 226
1883 < 5 -- 47 231
1882 < 5 -- 48 244
1881 < 5 -- 51 217
1880 < 5 -- 60 206

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.