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Sebastian Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sebastian?

In 2017 the very popular name Sebastian, ranked the 22nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Sebastian has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 22, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time this year.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2016 with 10,276 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Sebastian was less than 5, most recently in 1900.

Sebastian, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1906-1916, 1957-1962, 1977-1992, 1993-2000, 2003-2006, and 2009-2014, whereas 1930-1933 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Sebastian has been soaring upward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Sebastian lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sebastian?

Sebastian's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Sebastian is a huge favorite and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Sebastia. (Girl)Sebastia. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 13 8,650 10,136 22
2016 16 7,521 10,276 24
2015 21 6,189 9,608 35
2014 9 11,763 9,303 34
2013 7 14,330 7,545 46
2012 13 9,027 6,731 64
2011 11 10,272 6,543 68
2010 6 16,607 6,357 68
2009 7 14,955 5,989 70
2008 13 9,389 6,034 74
2007 13 9,444 6,270 73
2006 18 7,092 6,281 76
2005 12 9,349 4,952 86
2004 25 5,182 4,520 97
2003 9 11,165 4,646 93
2002 18 6,338 5,137 80
2001 10 9,964 4,978 81
2000 9 10,586 5,027 81
1999 11 8,687 2,377 152
1998 7 12,169 1,697 198
1997 6 13,404 1,767 189
1996 5 15,399 1,588 195
1995 10 8,625 1,432 207
1994 7 11,529 1,302 223
1993 < 5 -- 1,307 227
1992 8 10,275 1,294 229
1991 11 7,867 1,032 262
1990 < 5 -- 791 320
1989 5 14,059 517 412
1988 7 10,141 394 455
1987 < 5 -- 354 471
1986 < 5 -- 279 531
1985 < 5 -- 288 515
1984 < 5 -- 241 555
1983 < 5 -- 193 617
1982 < 5 -- 218 583
1981 < 5 -- 175 642
1980 5 11,764 166 674
1979 < 5 -- 137 740
1978 < 5 -- 143 703
1977 < 5 -- 125 762
1976 < 5 -- 123 752
1975 < 5 -- 127 739
1974 < 5 -- 125 728
1973 < 5 -- 130 707
1972 < 5 -- 154 642
1971 < 5 -- 188 608
1970 < 5 -- 164 635
1969 < 5 -- 116 725
1968 < 5 -- 116 703
1967 < 5 -- 117 690
1966 < 5 -- 99 743
1965 < 5 -- 104 732
1964 < 5 -- 131 676
1963 < 5 -- 109 745
1962 < 5 -- 151 629
1961 < 5 -- 106 749
1960 < 5 -- 70 910
1959 < 5 -- 53 1,069
1958 < 5 -- 63 962
1957 < 5 -- 50 1,091
1956 < 5 -- 42 1,187
1955 < 5 -- 56 1,007
1954 < 5 -- 46 1,112
1953 < 5 -- 52 1,014
1952 < 5 -- 51 1,011
1951 < 5 -- 44 1,093
1950 < 5 -- 42 1,104
1949 < 5 -- 51 983
1948 < 5 -- 70 819
1947 < 5 -- 56 953
1946 < 5 -- 55 896
1945 < 5 -- 47 950
1944 < 5 -- 47 946
1943 < 5 -- 60 866
1942 < 5 -- 77 736
1941 < 5 -- 60 827
1940 < 5 -- 51 889
1939 < 5 -- 53 844
1938 < 5 -- 65 761
1937 < 5 -- 61 792
1936 < 5 -- 65 753
1935 < 5 -- 79 676
1934 < 5 -- 81 677
1933 < 5 -- 75 693
1932 < 5 -- 87 655
1931 < 5 -- 94 616
1930 < 5 -- 113 568
1929 < 5 -- 97 618
1928 < 5 -- 127 544
1927 < 5 -- 104 617
1926 < 5 -- 132 527
1925 < 5 -- 108 609
1924 < 5 -- 137 543
1923 < 5 -- 130 536
1922 < 5 -- 127 565
1921 < 5 -- 130 549
1920 < 5 -- 139 520
1919 < 5 -- 126 530
1918 < 5 -- 114 570
1917 < 5 -- 122 524
1916 < 5 -- 134 493
1915 < 5 -- 112 527
1914 < 5 -- 82 545
1913 < 5 -- 63 549
1912 < 5 -- 51 567
1911 < 5 -- 20 728
1910 < 5 -- 14 855
1909 < 5 -- 14 801
1908 < 5 -- 15 708
1907 < 5 -- 12 806
1906 < 5 -- 5 1,391
1905 < 5 -- 10 830
1904 < 5 -- 9 866
1903 < 5 -- 11 727
1902 < 5 -- 5 1,291
1901 < 5 -- 8 846
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- 6 1,039
1898 < 5 -- 8 880
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- 5 1,245
1895 < 5 -- 8 861
1894 < 5 -- 5 1,212
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 11 680
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 6 959
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 7 835
1885 < 5 -- 5 1,079
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- 10 642
1881 < 5 -- 6 851
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.