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Simon Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Simon?

In 2016 the somewhat popular name Simon, ranked the 243rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Simon has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #142 was reached for the first time in 1886 and as recently as 1888.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2015 with 1,640 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Simon in any given year was 57 in 1895.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Simon occurred roughly during the years 1907-1915, 1940-1943, 1975-1979, 1981-1984, 1995-2002, and 2010-2013.

For a number of years, the name Simon has steadily increased in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Simon has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Simon?

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

The name Simon is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Simon (Girl)Simon (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 < 5 -- 1,544 243
2015 8 12,815 1,640 234
2014 < 5 -- 1,615 231
2013 < 5 -- 1,607 229
2012 10 11,121 1,445 253
2011 < 5 -- 1,359 255
2010 < 5 -- 1,366 250
2009 < 5 -- 1,332 260
2008 6 17,193 1,347 260
2007 < 5 -- 1,350 258
2006 5 19,634 1,417 239
2005 < 5 -- 1,311 252
2004 < 5 -- 1,306 254
2003 < 5 -- 1,420 235
2002 < 5 -- 1,397 242
2001 5 17,571 1,270 259
2000 < 5 -- 1,250 263
1999 < 5 -- 1,123 267
1998 9 9,995 947 301
1997 < 5 -- 780 334
1996 < 5 -- 728 341
1995 5 15,426 644 370
1994 10 8,709 679 356
1993 7 11,628 666 354
1992 9 9,395 687 348
1991 8 10,134 619 372
1990 < 5 -- 620 374
1989 5 14,245 575 383
1988 10 7,606 585 355
1987 8 8,652 575 345
1986 < 5 -- 606 328
1985 < 5 -- 564 338
1984 < 5 -- 655 302
1983 < 5 -- 463 375
1982 6 10,313 438 386
1981 < 5 -- 465 374
1980 6 10,200 458 377
1979 < 5 -- 483 363
1978 < 5 -- 352 420
1977 < 5 -- 367 412
1976 < 5 -- 397 388
1975 < 5 -- 340 425
1974 < 5 -- 336 430
1973 6 8,260 346 421
1972 < 5 -- 342 432
1971 6 8,175 337 448
1970 < 5 -- 279 487
1969 < 5 -- 245 494
1968 < 5 -- 253 478
1967 < 5 -- 224 503
1966 < 5 -- 199 545
1965 5 7,377 191 556
1964 < 5 -- 222 526
1963 < 5 -- 213 544
1962 < 5 -- 206 549
1961 < 5 -- 227 528
1960 < 5 -- 224 531
1959 < 5 -- 202 550
1958 < 5 -- 198 550
1957 < 5 -- 209 537
1956 < 5 -- 209 521
1955 < 5 -- 223 492
1954 < 5 -- 226 482
1953 < 5 -- 202 495
1952 < 5 -- 230 464
1951 < 5 -- 196 483
1950 < 5 -- 227 441
1949 < 5 -- 199 466
1948 < 5 -- 220 449
1947 5 6,019 230 441
1946 < 5 -- 210 438
1945 < 5 -- 179 445
1944 < 5 -- 186 446
1943 < 5 -- 249 388
1942 < 5 -- 209 424
1941 < 5 -- 192 425
1940 < 5 -- 193 422
1939 < 5 -- 207 394
1938 < 5 -- 224 376
1937 < 5 -- 195 400
1936 < 5 -- 177 417
1935 < 5 -- 200 385
1934 < 5 -- 197 393
1933 5 4,780 196 389
1932 < 5 -- 215 384
1931 < 5 -- 232 370
1930 < 5 -- 282 330
1929 < 5 -- 267 343
1928 < 5 -- 267 348
1927 < 5 -- 283 346
1926 < 5 -- 286 342
1925 < 5 -- 337 310
1924 < 5 -- 330 318
1923 < 5 -- 328 322
1922 < 5 -- 376 291
1921 5 5,760 394 282
1920 < 5 -- 342 310
1919 < 5 -- 363 276
1918 < 5 -- 374 275
1917 < 5 -- 358 269
1916 < 5 -- 352 272
1915 < 5 -- 326 270
1914 < 5 -- 274 262
1913 6 3,135 238 247
1912 < 5 -- 226 230
1911 < 5 -- 137 217
1910 < 5 -- 132 198
1909 < 5 -- 94 224
1908 < 5 -- 85 226
1907 < 5 -- 79 229
1906 < 5 -- 83 216
1905 < 5 -- 80 214
1904 < 5 -- 76 212
1903 < 5 -- 77 203
1902 < 5 -- 58 246
1901 < 5 -- 72 200
1900 < 5 -- 75 235
1899 < 5 -- 68 198
1898 < 5 -- 68 213
1897 < 5 -- 79 192
1896 < 5 -- 85 194
1895 < 5 -- 57 234
1894 < 5 -- 87 175
1893 < 5 -- 71 204
1892 < 5 -- 80 194
1891 < 5 -- 63 198
1890 < 5 -- 73 185
1889 < 5 -- 69 190
1888 < 5 -- 109 142
1887 < 5 -- 67 187
1886 < 5 -- 97 142
1885 < 5 -- 83 161
1884 < 5 -- 85 165
1883 < 5 -- 90 143
1882 < 5 -- 78 175
1881 < 5 -- 75 164
1880 < 5 -- 88 157

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.