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Silas Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Silas?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Silas, ranked the 110th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Silas has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #110 for the first time this year with 3,479 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Silas was 37 in 1901.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Silas occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1907-1915, 1989-2002, and 2003-2013, whereas 1957-1960 were years of successive downward movement.

Silas's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. however, the number of children named Silas lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Silas?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Silas is favored by many parents 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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   Silas (Girl)Silas (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 14 8,058 3,479 110
2017 14 8,208 3,319 120
2016 9 11,635 3,408 119
2015 9 11,684 3,181 128
2014 5 18,812 2,929 137
2013 5 18,864 3,407 116
2012 6 16,542 2,494 160
2011 < 5 -- 2,114 183
2010 < 5 -- 1,630 219
2009 11 10,567 1,374 252
2008 < 5 -- 1,072 310
2007 < 5 -- 938 344
2006 < 5 -- 799 373
2005 < 5 -- 659 412
2004 7 13,983 611 429
2003 < 5 -- 561 448
2002 < 5 -- 580 429
2001 < 5 -- 376 558
2000 < 5 -- 328 602
1999 < 5 -- 288 626
1998 < 5 -- 251 681
1997 < 5 -- 230 694
1996 < 5 -- 207 741
1995 < 5 -- 204 756
1994 < 5 -- 153 869
1993 < 5 -- 155 852
1992 < 5 -- 165 819
1991 < 5 -- 133 914
1990 < 5 -- 117 969
1989 < 5 -- 118 938
1988 < 5 -- 116 888
1987 < 5 -- 121 851
1986 < 5 -- 116 845
1985 < 5 -- 116 838
1984 < 5 -- 103 869
1983 < 5 -- 124 786
1982 < 5 -- 114 834
1981 < 5 -- 132 760
1980 < 5 -- 116 818
1979 < 5 -- 112 824
1978 < 5 -- 112 809
1977 < 5 -- 93 880
1976 < 5 -- 100 837
1975 < 5 -- 111 792
1974 < 5 -- 83 890
1973 < 5 -- 94 823
1972 < 5 -- 73 950
1971 < 5 -- 73 955
1970 < 5 -- 69 975
1969 < 5 -- 66 948
1968 < 5 -- 62 928
1967 < 5 -- 52 1,015
1966 < 5 -- 72 860
1965 < 5 -- 90 784
1964 < 5 -- 70 913
1963 < 5 -- 97 778
1962 < 5 -- 78 860
1961 < 5 -- 87 822
1960 < 5 -- 78 863
1959 < 5 -- 97 782
1958 < 5 -- 102 735
1957 < 5 -- 117 703
1956 < 5 -- 102 731
1955 < 5 -- 89 773
1954 < 5 -- 116 673
1953 < 5 -- 113 677
1952 < 5 -- 102 695
1951 < 5 -- 93 723
1950 < 5 -- 120 631
1949 < 5 -- 139 572
1948 < 5 -- 113 639
1947 < 5 -- 132 594
1946 < 5 -- 142 539
1945 < 5 -- 112 576
1944 < 5 -- 118 562
1943 < 5 -- 136 541
1942 < 5 -- 146 506
1941 < 5 -- 118 551
1940 < 5 -- 120 538
1939 < 5 -- 140 486
1938 < 5 -- 146 477
1937 < 5 -- 109 559
1936 < 5 -- 145 468
1935 < 5 -- 143 474
1934 < 5 -- 142 479
1933 < 5 -- 143 468
1932 < 5 -- 154 464
1931 < 5 -- 169 437
1930 < 5 -- 191 430
1929 < 5 -- 177 449
1928 < 5 -- 167 474
1927 < 5 -- 183 452
1926 < 5 -- 211 417
1925 < 5 -- 219 405
1924 5 5,786 213 420
1923 < 5 -- 206 423
1922 < 5 -- 213 413
1921 < 5 -- 224 405
1920 < 5 -- 218 398
1919 < 5 -- 202 411
1918 < 5 -- 229 394
1917 < 5 -- 205 394
1916 < 5 -- 190 404
1915 < 5 -- 197 380
1914 < 5 -- 173 359
1913 < 5 -- 126 376
1912 < 5 -- 108 371
1911 < 5 -- 59 362
1910 < 5 -- 64 310
1909 < 5 -- 62 287
1908 < 5 -- 48 324
1907 < 5 -- 45 321
1906 < 5 -- 53 272
1905 < 5 -- 43 310
1904 < 5 -- 51 269
1903 < 5 -- 47 272
1902 < 5 -- 55 251
1901 < 5 -- 37 289
1900 < 5 -- 68 249
1899 < 5 -- 55 226
1898 < 5 -- 48 261
1897 < 5 -- 53 241
1896 < 5 -- 63 228
1895 < 5 -- 68 210
1894 < 5 -- 56 230
1893 < 5 -- 57 225
1892 < 5 -- 89 179
1891 < 5 -- 58 207
1890 < 5 -- 84 168
1889 < 5 -- 67 196
1888 < 5 -- 71 208
1887 < 5 -- 64 192
1886 < 5 -- 77 179
1885 < 5 -- 73 180
1884 < 5 -- 83 170
1883 < 5 -- 77 162
1882 < 5 -- 92 149
1881 < 5 -- 73 166
1880 < 5 -- 98 140

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.