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Stanley Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Stanley?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Stanley, ranked the 702nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #34 was reached for the first time in 1915 and as recently as 1917.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1954 with 6,438 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Stanley was 65 in 1880.

Stanley, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1890, 1903-1916, 1939-1942, and 1948-1951, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1965-1974, and 1989-1992.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Stanley?

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

The name Stanley still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Stanley (Girl)Stanley (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 348 702
2016 < 5 -- 365 682
2015 < 5 -- 365 689
2014 < 5 -- 370 682
2013 < 5 -- 355 679
2012 < 5 -- 315 735
2011 < 5 -- 348 676
2010 < 5 -- 347 682
2009 < 5 -- 359 677
2008 < 5 -- 370 657
2007 < 5 -- 398 620
2006 < 5 -- 404 601
2005 < 5 -- 410 569
2004 < 5 -- 413 555
2003 < 5 -- 405 553
2002 < 5 -- 472 489
2001 < 5 -- 443 512
2000 < 5 -- 453 505
1999 < 5 -- 508 451
1998 < 5 -- 473 469
1997 < 5 -- 525 431
1996 < 5 -- 531 424
1995 < 5 -- 562 406
1994 < 5 -- 607 384
1993 < 5 -- 637 373
1992 < 5 -- 695 344
1991 < 5 -- 774 326
1990 6 12,747 808 313
1989 8 9,561 869 285
1988 13 6,233 828 283
1987 7 9,688 818 267
1986 5 12,564 871 256
1985 5 12,250 919 247
1984 7 9,012 885 247
1983 12 5,778 905 244
1982 5 12,061 1,000 233
1981 13 5,539 1,015 230
1980 11 6,266 1,094 221
1979 7 8,880 1,065 218
1978 7 8,427 1,024 211
1977 12 5,484 1,115 203
1976 9 6,528 1,149 196
1975 12 5,122 1,169 194
1974 10 5,711 1,147 194
1973 13 4,549 1,357 172
1972 14 4,268 1,476 170
1971 9 5,925 1,770 158
1970 15 4,014 1,952 157
1969 16 3,597 1,903 155
1968 16 3,438 2,147 135
1967 22 2,691 2,243 134
1966 17 3,129 2,443 127
1965 14 3,515 2,813 115
1964 12 4,067 3,134 111
1963 14 3,615 3,541 105
1962 21 2,730 3,633 106
1961 29 2,238 3,923 106
1960 20 2,812 4,216 101
1959 25 2,333 4,334 98
1958 21 2,571 4,914 88
1957 26 2,213 5,265 81
1956 19 2,705 5,978 70
1955 19 2,623 6,047 65
1954 24 2,231 6,438 58
1953 20 2,422 6,282 61
1952 17 2,660 6,226 58
1951 18 2,466 6,203 54
1950 13 3,035 5,451 60
1949 19 2,331 5,529 60
1948 14 2,819 5,383 65
1947 14 2,882 5,500 67
1946 17 2,382 4,770 65
1945 15 2,330 4,058 59
1944 25 1,695 4,122 57
1943 36 1,394 4,700 54
1942 22 1,857 4,585 56
1941 19 1,945 3,925 57
1940 10 2,934 3,693 59
1939 11 2,725 3,570 57
1938 10 2,909 3,543 59
1937 9 3,120 3,483 57
1936 19 1,792 3,492 58
1935 11 2,713 3,696 55
1934 15 2,167 3,567 58
1933 24 1,546 3,433 55
1932 33 1,289 3,759 52
1931 27 1,453 4,199 49
1930 32 1,363 4,383 49
1929 40 1,193 4,266 48
1928 36 1,285 4,478 45
1927 47 1,124 4,905 44
1926 40 1,241 4,962 43
1925 25 1,741 5,034 40
1924 29 1,603 5,187 40
1923 25 1,725 5,033 41
1922 15 2,466 5,045 41
1921 28 1,615 5,233 41
1920 19 2,065 5,314 40
1919 25 1,642 5,238 37
1918 28 1,532 5,618 36
1917 19 1,909 5,186 34
1916 19 1,861 5,130 34
1915 17 1,951 4,808 34
1914 8 2,841 3,559 39
1913 13 1,753 2,595 41
1912 < 5 -- 2,017 43
1911 6 2,431 997 44
1910 5 2,742 761 47
1909 7 1,936 607 50
1908 < 5 -- 547 52
1907 5 2,351 516 55
1906 < 5 -- 455 56
1905 < 5 -- 384 66
1904 5 2,137 371 65
1903 5 2,050 361 59
1902 < 5 -- 334 69
1901 < 5 -- 239 82
1900 7 1,708 342 77
1899 < 5 -- 258 76
1898 < 5 -- 295 71
1897 < 5 -- 240 77
1896 < 5 -- 259 78
1895 < 5 -- 233 83
1894 < 5 -- 218 90
1893 < 5 -- 212 87
1892 < 5 -- 181 103
1891 < 5 -- 178 92
1890 < 5 -- 223 78
1889 < 5 -- 151 108
1888 < 5 -- 154 110
1887 < 5 -- 110 121
1886 < 5 -- 95 148
1885 < 5 -- 97 140
1884 < 5 -- 105 136
1883 < 5 -- 68 179
1882 < 5 -- 76 180
1881 < 5 -- 76 161
1880 < 5 -- 65 191

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.