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Shepard Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Shepard?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Shepard, ranked the 963rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 926, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 2017 with 226 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Shepard was less than 5, most recently in 1993.

Shepard, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1999-2003, 2004-2009, and 2011-2017.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Shepard?

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

The name Shepard is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Shepard (Girl)Shepard (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 214 963
2017 < 5 -- 226 926
2016 < 5 -- 190 1,044
2015 < 5 -- 116 1,456
2014 < 5 -- 80 1,851
2013 5 18,845 59 2,221
2012 < 5 -- 65 2,101
2011 < 5 -- 57 2,278
2010 < 5 -- 64 2,116
2009 < 5 -- 67 2,070
2008 < 5 -- 60 2,231
2007 < 5 -- 31 3,492
2006 < 5 -- 44 2,689
2005 < 5 -- 31 3,307
2004 < 5 -- 20 4,385
2003 < 5 -- 37 2,715
2002 < 5 -- 15 5,094
2001 < 5 -- 15 5,092
2000 < 5 -- 6 10,155
1999 < 5 -- 5 11,343
1998 < 5 -- 7 8,315
1997 < 5 -- 5 10,575
1996 < 5 -- 6 8,848
1995 < 5 -- 5 10,091
1994 < 5 -- 5 10,027
1993 < 5 -- < 5 --
1992 < 5 -- < 5 --
1991 < 5 -- < 5 --
1990 < 5 -- 5 9,292
1989 < 5 -- 5 9,025
1988 < 5 -- < 5 --
1987 < 5 -- < 5 --
1986 < 5 -- < 5 --
1985 < 5 -- 7 5,677
1984 < 5 -- < 5 --
1983 < 5 -- 6 6,108
1982 < 5 -- 5 7,213
1981 < 5 -- 7 5,406
1980 < 5 -- < 5 --
1979 < 5 -- 6 5,945
1978 < 5 -- < 5 --
1977 < 5 -- 8 4,523
1976 < 5 -- 8 4,358
1975 < 5 -- 5 6,205
1974 < 5 -- < 5 --
1973 < 5 -- 5 5,765
1972 < 5 -- 6 4,909
1971 < 5 -- < 5 --
1970 < 5 -- 5 5,334
1969 < 5 -- 6 4,337
1968 < 5 -- < 5 --
1967 < 5 -- < 5 --
1966 < 5 -- 5 4,441
1965 < 5 -- 9 2,956
1964 < 5 -- 14 2,298
1963 < 5 -- < 5 --
1962 < 5 -- 8 3,269
1961 < 5 -- 12 2,517
1960 < 5 -- 9 3,047
1959 < 5 -- 7 3,553
1958 < 5 -- 12 2,483
1957 < 5 -- 10 2,800
1956 < 5 -- 8 3,175
1955 < 5 -- 10 2,734
1954 < 5 -- 7 3,419
1953 < 5 -- 13 2,269
1952 < 5 -- 8 3,073
1951 < 5 -- 12 2,357
1950 < 5 -- 7 3,279
1949 < 5 -- 8 2,985
1948 < 5 -- 8 2,977
1947 < 5 -- 15 2,061
1946 < 5 -- 6 3,479
1945 < 5 -- 6 3,282
1944 < 5 -- 8 2,835
1943 < 5 -- 10 2,537
1942 < 5 -- 5 3,974
1941 < 5 -- 11 2,319
1940 < 5 -- 19 1,619
1939 < 5 -- 8 2,795
1938 < 5 -- 10 2,464
1937 < 5 -- 6 3,482
1936 < 5 -- 9 2,600
1935 < 5 -- < 5 --
1934 < 5 -- 12 2,239
1933 < 5 -- < 5 --
1932 < 5 -- 7 3,326
1931 < 5 -- 17 1,835
1930 < 5 -- 14 2,159
1929 < 5 -- 8 3,217
1928 < 5 -- 9 3,049
1927 < 5 -- 12 2,511
1926 < 5 -- 11 2,707
1925 < 5 -- 13 2,416
1924 < 5 -- 10 2,995
1923 < 5 -- 17 2,011
1922 < 5 -- 5 4,863
1921 < 5 -- 14 2,361
1920 < 5 -- 15 2,211
1919 < 5 -- 13 2,373
1918 < 5 -- 15 2,148
1917 < 5 -- 15 2,078
1916 < 5 -- < 5 --
1915 < 5 -- 12 2,287
1914 < 5 -- 8 2,615
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1912 < 5 -- 9 1,867
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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.