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Sylvester Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sylvester?

In 2018 the rare name Sylvester, ranked the 2,128th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #127 in 1889.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1920 with 807 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Sylvester was 57 in 2012.

Approximately during the years 1886-1889, and 1904-1915, the name Sylvester took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1988-1992 were years of successive downward movement.

Sylvester's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. however, the number of children named Sylvester lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sylvester?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Sylvester is quite distinctive and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Sylveste. (Girl)Sylveste. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 66 2,128
2017 < 5 -- 67 2,084
2016 < 5 -- 67 2,106
2015 < 5 -- 73 1,994
2014 < 5 -- 75 1,940
2013 < 5 -- 76 1,872
2012 < 5 -- 57 2,288
2011 < 5 -- 60 2,197
2010 < 5 -- 62 2,162
2009 < 5 -- 67 2,071
2008 < 5 -- 67 2,084
2007 < 5 -- 62 2,182
2006 < 5 -- 77 1,804
2005 < 5 -- 67 1,913
2004 < 5 -- 64 1,930
2003 < 5 -- 83 1,543
2002 < 5 -- 78 1,585
2001 < 5 -- 80 1,524
2000 < 5 -- 90 1,398
1999 < 5 -- 91 1,328
1998 < 5 -- 80 1,430
1997 < 5 -- 103 1,177
1996 < 5 -- 90 1,243
1995 < 5 -- 121 1,013
1994 < 5 -- 132 963
1993 < 5 -- 143 900
1992 < 5 -- 115 1,024
1991 < 5 -- 135 906
1990 < 5 -- 203 714
1989 < 5 -- 193 712
1988 < 5 -- 203 666
1987 < 5 -- 199 651
1986 < 5 -- 199 635
1985 < 5 -- 194 633
1984 < 5 -- 209 585
1983 < 5 -- 183 631
1982 < 5 -- 219 584
1981 6 10,236 215 583
1980 < 5 -- 204 616
1979 < 5 -- 249 542
1978 < 5 -- 223 562
1977 < 5 -- 217 571
1976 < 5 -- 190 590
1975 < 5 -- 218 547
1974 < 5 -- 195 576
1973 < 5 -- 241 504
1972 5 9,453 224 530
1971 7 7,274 291 474
1970 7 6,968 244 517
1969 < 5 -- 242 499
1968 5 8,043 258 471
1967 7 5,967 296 439
1966 < 5 -- 325 425
1965 < 5 -- 387 400
1964 < 5 -- 390 408
1963 7 5,823 456 374
1962 5 7,454 465 374
1961 < 5 -- 518 348
1960 5 7,192 504 347
1959 8 4,982 559 327
1958 < 5 -- 578 320
1957 < 5 -- 604 311
1956 6 5,877 620 297
1955 11 3,759 645 283
1954 6 5,678 636 279
1953 9 4,197 640 276
1952 7 4,868 600 283
1951 < 5 -- 641 266
1950 12 3,215 643 256
1949 < 5 -- 588 278
1948 9 3,849 601 270
1947 < 5 -- 596 282
1946 < 5 -- 538 278
1945 6 4,500 508 258
1944 < 5 -- 534 251
1943 9 3,464 502 272
1942 < 5 -- 496 267
1941 9 3,228 538 237
1940 7 3,827 461 257
1939 14 2,290 472 244
1938 7 3,810 503 237
1937 9 3,123 475 245
1936 < 5 -- 482 238
1935 11 2,716 529 224
1934 11 2,719 497 232
1933 9 3,091 495 232
1932 10 3,025 560 217
1931 9 3,192 526 226
1930 14 2,410 599 217
1929 15 2,292 570 224
1928 15 2,369 599 221
1927 16 2,327 611 218
1926 27 1,618 687 201
1925 13 2,758 690 204
1924 18 2,200 708 198
1923 21 1,938 727 190
1922 13 2,755 707 194
1921 17 2,272 755 185
1920 12 2,875 807 174
1919 22 1,795 749 173
1918 20 1,952 766 172
1917 24 1,600 715 175
1916 9 3,225 715 172
1915 9 3,109 706 163
1914 9 2,610 538 164
1913 8 2,516 464 157
1912 5 3,380 348 167
1911 6 2,434 219 154
1910 10 1,617 200 156
1909 6 2,193 151 164
1908 9 1,531 166 143
1907 8 1,624 151 149
1906 8 1,543 125 159
1905 < 5 -- 126 162
1904 11 1,162 124 155
1903 5 2,055 114 156
1902 6 1,768 135 141
1901 8 1,322 120 139
1900 7 1,711 131 160
1899 < 5 -- 94 163
1898 < 5 -- 115 148
1897 < 5 -- 111 144
1896 < 5 -- 111 149
1895 < 5 -- 99 158
1894 7 1,338 101 152
1893 < 5 -- 85 170
1892 6 1,431 98 162
1891 < 5 -- 64 197
1890 6 1,324 93 153
1889 < 5 -- 112 127
1888 < 5 -- 83 180
1887 < 5 -- 71 179
1886 < 5 -- 73 187
1885 < 5 -- 82 164
1884 < 5 -- 67 201
1883 < 5 -- 69 177
1882 < 5 -- 74 183
1881 < 5 -- 76 162
1880 < 5 -- 89 153

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.