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Stanford Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Stanford?

In 2018 the rare name Stanford, ranked the 5,458th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #503 was reached in 1931.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1954 with 135 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Stanford was less than 5, most recently in 1902.

Stanford, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1905-1917, 1919-1922, and 1945-1948, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1961-1964, 1971-1976, and 2004-2007.

For a number of years, the name Stanford has been moving downward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Stanford for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Stanford?

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

The name Stanford is mostly unused but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Stanford (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 17 5,458
2017 16 5,728
2016 12 7,067
2015 18 5,254
2014 20 4,838
2013 15 5,879
2012 21 4,652
2011 7 10,616
2010 16 5,689
2009 12 7,164
2008 15 6,017
2007 14 6,212
2006 21 4,486
2005 22 4,167
2004 19 4,573
2003 21 4,087
2002 23 3,766
2001 21 3,953
2000 17 4,535
1999 18 4,131
1998 25 3,177
1997 29 2,740
1996 29 2,665
1995 37 2,203
1994 29 2,606
1993 36 2,202
1992 38 2,079
1991 57 1,545
1990 36 2,078
1989 43 1,792
1988 52 1,478
1987 49 1,480
1986 45 1,507
1985 47 1,449
1984 38 1,600
1983 45 1,424
1982 50 1,340
1981 50 1,331
1980 36 1,649
1979 52 1,285
1978 39 1,506
1977 41 1,445
1976 35 1,568
1975 53 1,166
1974 55 1,115
1973 71 960
1972 75 928
1971 95 833
1970 70 966
1969 73 900
1968 97 755
1967 83 800
1966 92 765
1965 99 748
1964 79 858
1963 92 794
1962 113 724
1961 104 758
1960 104 760
1959 101 762
1958 113 709
1957 132 663
1956 124 678
1955 105 714
1954 135 635
1953 114 668
1952 126 627
1951 122 644
1950 119 635
1949 127 606
1948 129 591
1947 113 650
1946 97 658
1945 84 661
1944 95 632
1943 74 761
1942 96 662
1941 92 638
1940 79 685
1939 82 658
1938 105 573
1937 85 646
1936 90 616
1935 86 638
1934 103 584
1933 92 609
1932 86 663
1931 131 503
1930 102 610
1929 118 541
1928 118 567
1927 131 540
1926 100 630
1925 94 662
1924 93 676
1923 92 669
1922 119 592
1921 93 673
1920 97 644
1919 90 647
1918 92 644
1917 107 575
1916 76 684
1915 87 620
1914 68 615
1913 58 578
1912 43 648
1911 21 702
1910 20 673
1909 20 608
1908 15 709
1907 16 661
1906 13 701
1905 6 1,219
1904 8 955
1903 10 774
1902 < 5 --
1901 5 1,197
1900 11 830
1899 6 1,042
1898 7 987
1897 < 5 --
1896 < 5 --
1895 6 1,069
1894 10 723
1893 < 5 --
1892 < 5 --
1891 < 5 --
1890 < 5 --
1889 < 5 --
1888 < 5 --
1887 6 909
1886 < 5 --
1885 < 5 --
1884 < 5 --
1883 < 5 --
1882 < 5 --
1881 < 5 --
1880 6 898

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.