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Steven Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Steven?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Steven, ranked the 182nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Steven has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 10, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1955 and as recently as 1961.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1956 with 38,385 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Steven was 13 in 1894.

Steven, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1897-1900, 1903-1916, and 1931-1955, whereas 1959-1973, and 1990-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Steven?

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

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

Relative to what it once was, Steven is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Steven (Girl)Steven (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 2,148 182
2016 5 18,478 2,390 167
2015 < 5 -- 2,700 154
2014 < 5 -- 2,794 145
2013 5 18,895 2,876 136
2012 < 5 -- 3,236 112
2011 < 5 -- 3,205 124
2010 < 5 -- 3,430 117
2009 9 12,315 3,824 106
2008 10 11,483 4,226 104
2007 9 12,544 4,548 97
2006 9 12,298 4,815 90
2005 9 11,722 5,074 83
2004 25 5,192 5,352 78
2003 8 12,262 5,856 70
2002 15 7,391 6,216 68
2001 14 7,666 6,587 63
2000 17 6,441 7,355 54
1999 20 5,398 7,688 47
1998 18 5,770 8,113 46
1997 23 4,641 8,765 40
1996 26 4,170 9,649 38
1995 20 5,005 10,661 37
1994 39 3,030 12,087 34
1993 45 2,719 13,465 31
1992 52 2,482 15,038 29
1991 45 2,698 16,857 27
1990 69 1,987 18,753 25
1989 80 1,713 18,921 22
1988 123 1,223 17,859 24
1987 114 1,245 17,761 25
1986 125 1,147 18,098 25
1985 145 1,040 18,721 24
1984 127 1,095 18,213 23
1983 132 1,058 18,312 23
1982 117 1,177 17,145 26
1981 96 1,319 16,487 28
1980 110 1,206 15,914 28
1979 137 1,029 16,331 27
1978 110 1,161 16,402 24
1977 107 1,168 16,489 23
1976 92 1,236 16,661 20
1975 106 1,109 17,063 18
1974 89 1,236 17,678 19
1973 91 1,193 17,190 20
1972 105 1,089 19,857 19
1971 127 994 23,682 16
1970 127 988 26,821 15
1969 122 972 26,549 14
1968 113 983 25,498 15
1967 107 989 27,036 14
1966 99 1,055 27,707 13
1965 91 1,109 27,992 14
1964 95 1,132 29,717 12
1963 75 1,279 29,346 14
1962 84 1,211 30,692 12
1961 75 1,285 32,242 10
1960 95 1,115 33,895 10
1959 96 1,098 33,575 10
1958 79 1,202 32,946 10
1957 68 1,286 36,823 10
1956 79 1,177 38,385 10
1955 44 1,552 37,816 10
1954 54 1,376 36,609 11
1953 62 1,239 33,703 11
1952 49 1,399 32,048 11
1951 39 1,524 28,360 13
1950 40 1,470 23,255 16
1949 31 1,734 19,923 20
1948 20 2,248 15,979 23
1947 19 2,346 13,533 24
1946 22 2,017 8,878 28
1945 12 2,726 5,974 43
1944 10 3,118 5,110 52
1943 14 2,544 4,269 58
1942 11 2,967 3,504 75
1941 8 3,527 2,466 90
1940 < 5 -- 1,569 119
1939 < 5 -- 1,131 144
1938 < 5 -- 772 184
1937 < 5 -- 535 224
1936 < 5 -- 442 252
1935 < 5 -- 409 270
1934 < 5 -- 323 303
1933 < 5 -- 296 312
1932 < 5 -- 325 306
1931 < 5 -- 293 319
1930 < 5 -- 312 314
1929 < 5 -- 297 321
1928 < 5 -- 350 299
1927 < 5 -- 338 312
1926 < 5 -- 349 304
1925 < 5 -- 398 288
1924 < 5 -- 321 325
1923 < 5 -- 347 304
1922 < 5 -- 395 280
1921 < 5 -- 430 269
1920 < 5 -- 418 270
1919 < 5 -- 381 269
1918 < 5 -- 378 273
1917 < 5 -- 385 260
1916 < 5 -- 367 258
1915 < 5 -- 298 289
1914 < 5 -- 253 275
1913 < 5 -- 177 299
1912 < 5 -- 151 293
1911 < 5 -- 74 319
1910 < 5 -- 66 303
1909 < 5 -- 55 314
1908 < 5 -- 40 363
1907 < 5 -- 36 379
1906 < 5 -- 34 361
1905 < 5 -- 25 448
1904 < 5 -- 25 429
1903 < 5 -- 25 397
1902 < 5 -- 32 353
1901 < 5 -- 24 393
1900 < 5 -- 42 335
1899 < 5 -- 18 455
1898 < 5 -- 26 391
1897 < 5 -- 17 492
1896 < 5 -- 17 516
1895 < 5 -- 16 526
1894 < 5 -- 13 592
1893 < 5 -- 20 417
1892 < 5 -- 21 419
1891 < 5 -- 18 426
1890 < 5 -- 20 413
1889 < 5 -- 14 520
1888 < 5 -- 20 428
1887 < 5 -- 15 455
1886 < 5 -- 20 401
1885 < 5 -- 21 397
1884 < 5 -- 20 414
1883 < 5 -- 13 520
1882 < 5 -- 22 386
1881 < 5 -- 15 456
1880 < 5 -- 17 441

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.