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Spencer Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Spencer?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Spencer, ranked the 307th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Spencer has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 84, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1998 with 4,619 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Spencer was 21 in 1893.

Approximately during the years 1883-1887, 1905-1908, 1909-1917, 1931-1934, 1935-1939, 1940-1943, 1948-1951, 1957-1961, 1966-1969, 1973-1976, 1980-1991, and 1995-1998, the name Spencer took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1890-1893, 2002-2005, 2006-2010, and 2014-2017.

The popularity trend for Spencer has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Spencer for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Spencer?

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

The name Spencer is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Spencer (Girl)Spencer (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 244 1,047 1,101 307
2017 267 976 1,205 292
2016 245 1,063 1,367 268
2015 238 1,091 1,433 252
2014 203 1,202 1,516 248
2013 179 1,311 1,457 249
2012 145 1,529 1,533 234
2011 99 1,997 1,583 226
2010 57 3,006 1,554 227
2009 38 4,094 1,692 218
2008 52 3,256 2,091 191
2007 46 3,588 2,365 173
2006 43 3,662 2,185 184
2005 38 3,864 2,315 177
2004 69 2,476 2,661 151
2003 54 2,876 2,907 139
2002 90 1,963 3,448 110
2001 84 2,030 3,732 103
2000 99 1,773 4,043 98
1999 115 1,499 4,192 92
1998 161 1,171 4,619 84
1997 115 1,448 3,766 104
1996 114 1,444 3,609 109
1995 123 1,345 3,617 104
1994 139 1,245 3,812 98
1993 143 1,220 3,883 96
1992 131 1,301 3,695 99
1991 131 1,282 3,561 105
1990 137 1,227 3,419 105
1989 103 1,442 3,127 106
1988 68 1,836 2,693 114
1987 54 2,060 2,249 124
1986 28 3,263 1,644 164
1985 16 4,826 1,114 216
1984 10 6,717 936 238
1983 20 3,930 942 238
1982 18 4,317 926 248
1981 11 6,260 826 260
1980 17 4,486 721 288
1979 12 5,713 851 250
1978 14 4,890 738 268
1977 < 5 -- 732 269
1976 6 9,080 770 256
1975 6 8,895 696 276
1974 7 7,558 564 321
1973 6 8,269 592 300
1972 < 5 -- 621 299
1971 < 5 -- 622 309
1970 8 6,284 718 290
1969 < 5 -- 709 280
1968 7 6,164 540 328
1967 < 5 -- 376 390
1966 < 5 -- 367 392
1965 < 5 -- 455 359
1964 < 5 -- 425 385
1963 5 7,499 410 398
1962 < 5 -- 379 412
1961 < 5 -- 396 399
1960 5 7,173 358 422
1959 < 5 -- 318 449
1958 < 5 -- 285 464
1957 < 5 -- 274 466
1956 6 5,870 307 433
1955 < 5 -- 325 406
1954 < 5 -- 292 420
1953 < 5 -- 295 405
1952 < 5 -- 340 369
1951 < 5 -- 395 344
1950 5 6,004 322 378
1949 < 5 -- 319 376
1948 < 5 -- 314 384
1947 < 5 -- 337 373
1946 < 5 -- 303 374
1945 < 5 -- 266 365
1944 < 5 -- 282 356
1943 < 5 -- 351 327
1942 < 5 -- 313 344
1941 < 5 -- 291 338
1940 < 5 -- 260 352
1939 < 5 -- 261 345
1938 < 5 -- 205 398
1937 < 5 -- 180 423
1936 < 5 -- 193 394
1935 < 5 -- 163 447
1934 < 5 -- 185 411
1933 < 5 -- 155 446
1932 < 5 -- 151 469
1931 6 4,286 141 482
1930 < 5 -- 152 483
1929 < 5 -- 158 466
1928 < 5 -- 168 472
1927 < 5 -- 180 456
1926 < 5 -- 176 454
1925 < 5 -- 177 454
1924 < 5 -- 188 446
1923 < 5 -- 199 431
1922 6 4,941 197 430
1921 < 5 -- 195 440
1920 < 5 -- 229 393
1919 < 5 -- 160 473
1918 < 5 -- 210 408
1917 < 5 -- 204 397
1916 < 5 -- 169 434
1915 < 5 -- 153 440
1914 < 5 -- 124 433
1913 < 5 -- 124 379
1912 < 5 -- 105 378
1911 < 5 -- 70 327
1910 < 5 -- 54 344
1909 < 5 -- 49 333
1908 < 5 -- 61 277
1907 < 5 -- 41 339
1906 < 5 -- 29 409
1905 < 5 -- 38 328
1904 < 5 -- 44 293
1903 < 5 -- 28 368
1902 < 5 -- 32 352
1901 < 5 -- 30 333
1900 < 5 -- 44 324
1899 < 5 -- 39 280
1898 < 5 -- 40 297
1897 < 5 -- 23 402
1896 < 5 -- 28 366
1895 < 5 -- 35 307
1894 < 5 -- 27 357
1893 < 5 -- 21 399
1892 < 5 -- 33 328
1891 < 5 -- 33 289
1890 < 5 -- 30 321
1889 < 5 -- 28 336
1888 < 5 -- 38 288
1887 < 5 -- 41 249
1886 < 5 -- 29 318
1885 < 5 -- 23 376
1884 < 5 -- 32 313
1883 < 5 -- 28 316
1882 < 5 -- 33 306
1881 < 5 -- 26 323
1880 < 5 -- 35 282

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.