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Steve Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Steve?

In 2018 the uncommon name Steve, ranked the 1,162nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 41, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1959 with 11,068 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Steve was 44 in 1881.

Steve, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1897-1900, 1904-1916, 1937-1947, and 1955-1959, whereas 1923-1927, 1962-1973, 1979-1982, 2007-2010, and 2014-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Steve has been spiralling downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Steve lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Steve?

Steve's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Steve is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Steve is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Steve (Girl)Steve (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 164 1,162
2017 < 5 -- 187 1,060
2016 < 5 -- 205 991
2015 < 5 -- 224 939
2014 < 5 -- 257 861
2013 < 5 -- 242 874
2012 < 5 -- 303 755
2011 < 5 -- 324 707
2010 < 5 -- 279 786
2009 < 5 -- 415 611
2008 < 5 -- 422 595
2007 < 5 -- 447 576
2006 < 5 -- 470 536
2005 < 5 -- 475 519
2004 < 5 -- 484 506
2003 < 5 -- 562 446
2002 < 5 -- 544 452
2001 < 5 -- 624 401
2000 < 5 -- 649 394
1999 < 5 -- 660 390
1998 5 16,287 635 390
1997 < 5 -- 627 386
1996 < 5 -- 649 369
1995 < 5 -- 753 334
1994 < 5 -- 714 345
1993 6 13,223 831 319
1992 5 15,296 882 303
1991 9 9,258 894 290
1990 8 10,072 1,005 267
1989 8 9,567 994 256
1988 22 4,151 949 248
1987 8 8,667 1,003 234
1986 10 7,061 990 235
1985 9 7,483 989 235
1984 9 7,333 1,041 218
1983 6 10,109 1,063 215
1982 12 5,862 1,024 229
1981 8 8,041 1,118 220
1980 11 6,268 1,223 201
1979 10 6,628 1,257 193
1978 10 6,328 1,237 193
1977 12 5,490 1,269 182
1976 15 4,323 1,408 167
1975 16 4,105 1,385 170
1974 12 4,979 1,446 167
1973 10 5,524 1,513 160
1972 15 4,061 1,851 143
1971 14 4,280 2,372 131
1970 15 4,016 2,936 113
1969 13 4,154 3,071 98
1968 20 2,957 3,411 89
1967 13 3,820 3,911 79
1966 26 2,401 4,619 67
1965 11 4,171 5,688 55
1964 17 3,220 7,091 51
1963 28 2,294 8,048 49
1962 24 2,526 9,161 46
1961 26 2,405 9,994 45
1960 21 2,717 10,653 43
1959 27 2,228 11,068 41
1958 31 2,020 10,088 44
1957 34 1,895 8,913 44
1956 25 2,239 6,478 59
1955 16 2,951 5,510 72
1954 17 2,774 5,065 76
1953 9 4,195 4,538 84
1952 16 2,790 4,316 85
1951 16 2,680 4,049 86
1950 13 3,035 4,204 83
1949 13 2,983 5,027 68
1948 14 2,821 5,742 60
1947 8 4,307 6,230 58
1946 8 3,950 4,569 69
1945 10 3,104 3,383 79
1944 11 2,929 2,834 89
1943 11 3,013 2,687 93
1942 9 3,412 2,375 102
1941 5 5,003 1,881 112
1940 6 4,290 1,554 121
1939 6 4,192 1,208 139
1938 < 5 -- 1,077 149
1937 7 3,756 845 172
1936 6 4,119 742 178
1935 < 5 -- 773 176
1934 < 5 -- 770 177
1933 < 5 -- 727 179
1932 < 5 -- 779 177
1931 8 3,454 787 173
1930 7 4,001 863 169
1929 7 4,003 886 162
1928 14 2,488 925 162
1927 14 2,530 1,025 154
1926 9 3,520 1,055 151
1925 7 4,379 1,144 144
1924 8 3,964 1,219 139
1923 6 4,905 1,255 133
1922 5 5,688 1,268 130
1921 6 5,026 1,294 130
1920 < 5 -- 1,281 127
1919 7 4,203 1,294 125
1918 5 5,489 1,523 109
1917 11 2,855 1,385 112
1916 < 5 -- 1,399 108
1915 < 5 -- 1,335 110
1914 5 4,122 998 112
1913 < 5 -- 661 121
1912 5 3,375 543 123
1911 < 5 -- 255 133
1910 < 5 -- 245 136
1909 < 5 -- 187 141
1908 < 5 -- 149 161
1907 < 5 -- 157 148
1906 < 5 -- 131 153
1905 < 5 -- 126 161
1904 < 5 -- 123 156
1903 < 5 -- 127 147
1902 < 5 -- 92 182
1901 < 5 -- 76 194
1900 < 5 -- 139 150
1899 < 5 -- 78 182
1898 < 5 -- 87 182
1897 < 5 -- 79 193
1896 < 5 -- 94 172
1895 < 5 -- 71 204
1894 < 5 -- 80 187
1893 < 5 -- 73 198
1892 < 5 -- 68 216
1891 < 5 -- 56 213
1890 < 5 -- 66 202
1889 < 5 -- 64 204
1888 < 5 -- 83 179
1887 < 5 -- 54 215
1886 < 5 -- 70 193
1885 < 5 -- 60 205
1884 < 5 -- 66 203
1883 < 5 -- 62 191
1882 < 5 -- 63 204
1881 < 5 -- 44 232
1880 < 5 -- 52 232

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.