Names of the Week
Fact of the Week
Proxima Centauri, the star that is closest to our sun, is still much farther away than Pluto.  More

Susan Name Popularity

    

Charts | Table | About | By Year

How popular is Susan?

In 2018 the uncommon name Susan, ranked the 1,079th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #2 was reached for the first time in 1957 and as recently as 1960.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1955 with 47,402 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Susan was 234 in 2018.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Susan occurred roughly during the years 1928-1954, whereas 1958-1995, 2006-2009, and 2015-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Susan has been spiralling downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Susan lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Susan?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

The name Susan is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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

 
Mouse over or Click for Percentages.
   Susan (Girl)Susan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 234 1,079 < 5 --
2017 275 959 5 13,955
2016 300 918 < 5 --
2015 296 927 < 5 --
2014 324 848 5 13,783
2013 317 833 < 5 --
2012 322 831 < 5 --
2011 353 770 < 5 --
2010 353 779 < 5 --
2009 378 750 < 5 --
2008 423 709 < 5 --
2007 463 640 < 5 --
2006 494 591 < 5 --
2005 481 591 < 5 --
2004 524 545 7 9,799
2003 569 502 < 5 --
2002 605 467 < 5 --
2001 631 440 < 5 --
2000 684 414 < 5 --
1999 703 399 < 5 --
1998 754 377 < 5 --
1997 804 347 < 5 --
1996 959 298 < 5 --
1995 894 312 < 5 --
1994 1,026 272 < 5 --
1993 1,199 233 8 6,732
1992 1,372 207 7 7,300
1991 1,478 203 < 5 --
1990 1,687 172 13 4,371
1989 1,799 161 15 3,788
1988 2,060 140 16 3,328
1987 2,248 125 11 4,199
1986 2,390 118 17 2,995
1985 2,662 105 18 2,811
1984 3,114 90 15 3,087
1983 3,357 86 14 3,203
1982 3,965 76 17 2,810
1981 4,248 70 15 3,010
1980 4,703 63 19 2,602
1979 5,199 51 23 2,223
1978 5,417 49 21 2,266
1977 5,957 45 19 2,449
1976 6,405 40 19 2,407
1975 7,486 32 32 1,623
1974 8,472 27 36 1,463
1973 9,283 25 31 1,581
1972 10,577 24 44 1,259
1971 13,777 17 45 1,252
1970 15,738 15 52 1,157
1969 17,807 11 50 1,110
1968 19,503 10 57 986
1967 22,263 5 64 909
1966 23,773 6 67 886
1965 26,328 5 54 1,011
1964 31,515 3 84 832
1963 33,998 3 80 847
1962 35,743 3 86 824
1961 37,521 3 87 823
1960 39,203 2 81 841
1959 41,599 2 87 823
1958 45,173 2 87 807
1957 45,948 2 97 763
1956 46,571 5 67 915
1955 47,402 5 65 931
1954 47,151 5 66 915
1953 44,297 5 71 858
1952 41,350 5 55 968
1951 40,228 6 44 1,094
1950 38,017 5 57 917
1949 37,706 5 52 965
1948 35,985 5 56 931
1947 31,954 8 64 874
1946 28,267 8 59 860
1945 19,222 10 55 849
1944 16,330 13 55 859
1943 14,888 18 50 950
1942 12,016 21 54 909
1941 8,888 27 39 1,047
1940 6,755 36 27 1,307
1939 4,887 44 20 1,528
1938 3,555 72 16 1,804
1937 2,642 97 10 2,463
1936 2,155 110 12 2,167
1935 1,801 126 5 4,089
1934 1,492 138 9 2,724
1933 1,263 149 5 4,097
1932 1,227 158 9 2,819
1931 1,005 180 < 5 --
1930 1,003 192 < 5 --
1929 875 210 < 5 --
1928 812 220 < 5 --
1927 868 218 6 4,161
1926 856 215 < 5 --
1925 862 219 < 5 --
1924 832 227 < 5 --
1923 812 227 < 5 --
1922 795 229 < 5 --
1921 846 222 < 5 --
1920 850 225 < 5 --
1919 824 217 < 5 --
1918 912 208 < 5 --
1917 837 210 < 5 --
1916 844 207 < 5 --
1915 817 202 5 4,326
1914 661 200 < 5 --
1913 543 196 < 5 --
1912 522 186 < 5 --
1911 459 167 < 5 --
1910 395 173 < 5 --
1909 380 164 < 5 --
1908 350 170 < 5 --
1907 355 167 < 5 --
1906 327 166 < 5 --
1905 320 165 < 5 --
1904 324 166 < 5 --
1903 305 163 < 5 --
1902 335 155 < 5 --
1901 342 145 < 5 --
1900 410 144 < 5 --
1899 350 134 < 5 --
1898 382 135 < 5 --
1897 341 140 5 1,212
1896 343 138 < 5 --
1895 393 120 < 5 --
1894 357 125 < 5 --
1893 356 122 < 5 --
1892 366 123 < 5 --
1891 370 106 < 5 --
1890 354 115 < 5 --
1889 356 107 < 5 --
1888 363 106 < 5 --
1887 335 99 < 5 --
1886 323 102 < 5 --
1885 302 100 < 5 --
1884 326 94 < 5 --
1883 322 85 < 5 --
1882 326 79 < 5 --
1881 292 79 < 5 --
1880 286 80 < 5 --

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.