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Shawn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Shawn?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Shawn, ranked the 387th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Shawn has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #27 was reached in 1973.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1971 with 12,834 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Shawn was less than 5, most recently in 1935.

Shawn, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1937-1943, and 1944-1971, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1971-1983, and 2007-2015.

Sometimes the name Shawn has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

For a number of years, the name Shawn has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Shawn for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Shawn?

Shawn's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Shawn is chosen by a number of parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Shawn is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Shawn (Girl)Shawn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 14 8,171 821 387
2016 13 8,776 942 356
2015 8 12,809 960 351
2014 14 8,408 1,058 323
2013 15 8,081 1,113 308
2012 21 6,290 1,295 273
2011 12 9,627 1,422 247
2010 19 6,859 1,471 237
2009 31 4,790 1,806 209
2008 33 4,625 2,062 195
2007 27 5,350 2,348 175
2006 18 7,094 2,470 169
2005 32 4,352 2,366 174
2004 39 3,738 2,408 169
2003 30 4,397 2,574 156
2002 28 4,484 2,615 152
2001 43 3,242 2,628 151
2000 64 2,421 2,891 135
1999 45 2,979 3,099 117
1998 64 2,237 3,256 113
1997 79 1,880 3,448 109
1996 74 1,945 3,505 111
1995 96 1,585 3,821 100
1994 106 1,494 4,243 86
1993 116 1,405 4,814 77
1992 143 1,222 5,152 71
1991 168 1,081 5,416 71
1990 171 1,050 5,719 69
1989 152 1,105 5,476 65
1988 194 900 5,890 61
1987 200 856 6,203 59
1986 252 713 7,013 55
1985 321 598 6,980 55
1984 268 650 6,047 56
1983 279 622 6,360 53
1982 311 589 6,846 52
1981 338 552 7,077 49
1980 388 512 7,695 47
1979 462 443 7,911 43
1978 534 392 9,288 39
1977 667 340 9,866 37
1976 773 297 10,107 34
1975 963 254 10,689 31
1974 1,271 200 11,445 30
1973 1,285 200 11,448 27
1972 1,575 184 11,286 28
1971 1,863 168 12,834 28
1970 1,971 168 10,950 34
1969 1,823 177 8,271 41
1968 1,751 184 7,479 43
1967 1,597 200 6,139 51
1966 1,492 209 5,726 54
1965 1,448 224 4,923 69
1964 1,404 232 4,398 88
1963 1,016 287 3,461 108
1962 902 310 2,872 124
1961 899 305 2,483 143
1960 758 347 2,049 163
1959 765 344 1,972 161
1958 750 342 1,187 219
1957 696 343 908 252
1956 548 377 567 312
1955 396 453 547 311
1954 310 504 428 346
1953 171 699 343 371
1952 120 841 189 509
1951 123 808 138 594
1950 117 808 176 505
1949 62 1,163 134 585
1948 83 962 143 560
1947 39 1,523 57 936
1946 21 2,084 22 1,551
1945 8 3,640 17 1,684
1944 10 3,113 13 2,067
1943 12 2,833 27 1,362
1942 9 3,402 19 1,673
1941 8 3,522 16 1,812
1940 9 3,177 13 2,067
1939 6 4,183 11 2,272
1938 5 4,911 10 2,463
1937 < 5 -- 8 2,880
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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.