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Spence Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Spence?

Mostly unused in the United States, less than 5 babies were bestowed the name in 2018.

Uncommon, Spence would be a striking name choice.

Position 1218, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1970 with 47 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Spence was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

Approximately during the years 1966-1970, and 1998-2001, the name Spence took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1970-1974.

The popularity trend for Spence has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Spence for their newborn has dropped significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Spence?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Spence is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Spence has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Spence (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 --
2017 6 11,998
2016 9 8,698
2015 7 10,452
2014 < 5 --
2013 9 8,653
2012 7 10,585
2011 10 7,964
2010 9 8,683
2009 9 8,894
2008 < 5 --
2007 11 7,505
2006 13 6,406
2005 20 4,435
2004 11 6,908
2003 11 6,659
2002 19 4,299
2001 17 4,643
2000 14 5,263
1999 12 5,607
1998 11 5,783
1997 14 4,640
1996 8 7,034
1995 9 6,339
1994 12 5,070
1993 6 8,558
1992 16 3,895
1991 9 5,873
1990 21 3,044
1989 16 3,595
1988 18 3,058
1987 14 3,481
1986 17 2,994
1985 8 5,084
1984 10 4,163
1983 12 3,591
1982 10 4,195
1981 17 2,767
1980 14 3,228
1979 14 3,147
1978 11 3,576
1977 13 3,179
1976 10 3,685
1975 8 4,253
1974 13 2,924
1973 17 2,390
1972 24 1,865
1971 30 1,628
1970 47 1,218
1969 41 1,249
1968 20 1,825
1967 8 3,202
1966 5 4,452
1965 8 3,214
1964 8 3,250
1963 12 2,517
1962 12 2,484
1961 10 2,876
1960 10 2,845
1959 8 3,254
1958 15 2,160
1957 14 2,270
1956 11 2,621
1955 9 2,946
1954 10 2,717
1953 10 2,691
1952 12 2,361
1951 < 5 --
1950 8 2,996
1949 9 2,777
1948 11 2,431
1947 12 2,346
1946 5 3,960
1945 7 2,964
1944 < 5 --
1943 7 3,202
1942 8 2,915
1941 12 2,193
1940 10 2,460
1939 < 5 --
1938 < 5 --
1937 12 2,183
1936 6 3,504
1935 6 3,599
1934 5 4,140
1933 5 4,090
1932 8 3,059
1931 5 4,259
1930 < 5 --
1929 6 3,909
1928 6 4,094
1927 < 5 --
1926 < 5 --
1925 < 5 --
1924 8 3,464
1923 < 5 --
1922 7 3,820
1921 7 3,821
1920 9 3,180
1919 < 5 --
1918 9 3,074
1917 5 4,500
1916 13 2,244
1915 11 2,435
1914 5 3,696
1913 < 5 --
1912 < 5 --
1911 < 5 --
1910 < 5 --
1909 < 5 --
1908 < 5 --
1907 < 5 --
1906 < 5 --
1905 < 5 --
1904 < 5 --
1903 < 5 --
1902 5 1,295
1901 < 5 --
1900 < 5 --
1899 < 5 --
1898 < 5 --
1897 < 5 --
1896 < 5 --
1895 < 5 --
1894 < 5 --
1893 < 5 --
1892 < 5 --
1891 < 5 --
1890 < 5 --
1889 < 5 --
1888 < 5 --
1887 < 5 --
1886 < 5 --
1885 < 5 --
1884 < 5 --
1883 < 5 --
1882 < 5 --
1881 < 5 --
1880 < 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.