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Shepherd Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Shepherd?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Shepherd, ranked the 718th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 718, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time this year with 332 occurrences.

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

Shepherd, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1917-1921, 2004-2010, and 2011-2017.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Shepherd?

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

The name Shepherd still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Shepherd (Girl)Shepherd (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 332 718
2017 < 5 -- 289 794
2016 < 5 -- 263 855
2015 < 5 -- 174 1,107
2014 < 5 -- 163 1,159
2013 < 5 -- 93 1,641
2012 < 5 -- 102 1,560
2011 5 19,135 103 1,540
2010 < 5 -- 102 1,564
2009 < 5 -- 70 2,001
2008 < 5 -- 65 2,118
2007 < 5 -- 34 3,297
2006 < 5 -- 39 2,922
2005 < 5 -- 32 3,224
2004 < 5 -- 9 8,055
2003 < 5 -- 17 4,775
2002 < 5 -- 9 7,536
2001 < 5 -- 6 10,355
2000 < 5 -- 8 8,094
1999 < 5 -- 8 7,757
1998 < 5 -- 12 5,410
1997 < 5 -- 9 6,530
1996 < 5 -- 7 7,840
1995 < 5 -- 10 5,844
1994 < 5 -- 5 10,028
1993 < 5 -- < 5 --
1992 < 5 -- < 5 --
1991 < 5 -- < 5 --
1990 < 5 -- 6 7,962
1989 < 5 -- 8 6,126
1988 < 5 -- < 5 --
1987 < 5 -- < 5 --
1986 < 5 -- < 5 --
1985 < 5 -- < 5 --
1984 < 5 -- < 5 --
1983 < 5 -- < 5 --
1982 < 5 -- 7 5,531
1981 < 5 -- < 5 --
1980 < 5 -- < 5 --
1979 < 5 -- 5 6,932
1978 < 5 -- 5 6,627
1977 < 5 -- 7 5,034
1976 < 5 -- < 5 --
1975 < 5 -- 9 3,905
1974 < 5 -- < 5 --
1973 < 5 -- < 5 --
1972 < 5 -- < 5 --
1971 < 5 -- 9 3,614
1970 < 5 -- 13 2,718
1969 < 5 -- 7 3,886
1968 < 5 -- 8 3,325
1967 < 5 -- < 5 --
1966 < 5 -- 8 3,204
1965 < 5 -- 10 2,750
1964 < 5 -- 6 3,964
1963 < 5 -- 5 4,544
1962 < 5 -- < 5 --
1961 < 5 -- 10 2,871
1960 < 5 -- 6 3,994
1959 < 5 -- 6 3,933
1958 < 5 -- 6 3,873
1957 < 5 -- < 5 --
1956 < 5 -- 11 2,618
1955 < 5 -- 8 3,171
1954 < 5 -- 10 2,714
1953 < 5 -- 6 3,746
1952 < 5 -- 9 2,847
1951 < 5 -- < 5 --
1950 < 5 -- < 5 --
1949 < 5 -- 10 2,589
1948 < 5 -- 6 3,614
1947 < 5 -- 5 4,194
1946 < 5 -- 15 1,940
1945 < 5 -- 6 3,283
1944 < 5 -- 7 3,072
1943 < 5 -- 5 3,975
1942 < 5 -- < 5 --
1941 < 5 -- 5 3,938
1940 < 5 -- 5 3,869
1939 < 5 -- < 5 --
1938 < 5 -- 6 3,489
1937 < 5 -- < 5 --
1936 < 5 -- 5 3,983
1935 < 5 -- < 5 --
1934 < 5 -- < 5 --
1933 < 5 -- < 5 --
1932 < 5 -- 6 3,722
1931 < 5 -- < 5 --
1930 < 5 -- 8 3,255
1929 < 5 -- 9 2,943
1928 < 5 -- < 5 --
1927 < 5 -- 9 3,117
1926 < 5 -- 11 2,708
1925 < 5 -- 10 2,906
1924 < 5 -- 7 3,813
1923 < 5 -- 10 2,913
1922 < 5 -- 8 3,492
1921 < 5 -- 15 2,251
1920 < 5 -- 11 2,738
1919 < 5 -- 10 2,842
1918 < 5 -- 11 2,679
1917 < 5 -- 8 3,171
1916 < 5 -- 9 2,901
1915 < 5 -- 6 3,771
1914 < 5 -- 7 2,871
1913 < 5 -- 5 3,198
1912 < 5 -- 5 2,854
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 5 1,163
1887 < 5 -- 6 906
1886 < 5 -- 5 1,087
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
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.