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Shmuel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Shmuel?

In 2018 the uncommon name Shmuel, ranked the 1,055th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Shmuel is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity ranking of #945 was reached in 2017 with 221 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Shmuel in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1959.

Shmuel, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1971-1975, 1976-1979, 1980-1983, 1984-1987, 1996-1999, and 2003-2010.

For a number of years, the name Shmuel has steadily increased in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Shmuel has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Shmuel?

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

The name Shmuel is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Shmuel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 191 1,055
2017 221 945
2016 203 1,004
2015 199 1,021
2014 165 1,148
2013 186 1,037
2012 147 1,214
2011 142 1,233
2010 182 1,058
2009 135 1,301
2008 140 1,248
2007 141 1,251
2006 127 1,304
2005 108 1,387
2004 108 1,355
2003 90 1,462
2002 93 1,411
2001 96 1,348
2000 84 1,474
1999 96 1,280
1998 86 1,369
1997 70 1,505
1996 65 1,550
1995 79 1,325
1994 62 1,529
1993 75 1,319
1992 71 1,347
1991 64 1,428
1990 55 1,545
1989 61 1,410
1988 63 1,305
1987 72 1,135
1986 48 1,453
1985 49 1,409
1984 55 1,248
1983 52 1,290
1982 43 1,482
1981 44 1,453
1980 32 1,801
1979 36 1,625
1978 30 1,785
1977 25 2,000
1976 26 1,921
1975 31 1,655
1974 27 1,787
1973 12 2,995
1972 19 2,147
1971 18 2,266
1970 20 2,047
1969 10 3,037
1968 9 3,069
1967 16 2,018
1966 9 2,949
1965 10 2,753
1964 6 3,967
1963 8 3,282
1962 7 3,584
1961 8 3,315
1960 11 2,667
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1953 7 3,391
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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.