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Terry Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Terry?

The less frequently given name Terry was the 757th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #26 for the first time in 1946 and as recently as 1948.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1957 with 15,599 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Terry in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1881.

Terry, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1893-1896, 1905-1915, 1917-1920, 1922-1925, 1926-1947, and 1950-1954, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1960-1978, 1980-1983, 1988-1997, 1999-2002, 2005-2009, and 2015-2017.

Where is the name Terry popularity headed?

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

Terry's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Terry has dropped.

The name Terry still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Terry (Girl)Terry (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 10 10,413 309 757
2017 9 11,507 356 691
2016 11 10,033 388 665
2015 8 12,890 388 664
2014 9 11,832 421 626
2013 15 8,105 428 593
2012 17 7,425 481 543
2011 18 7,074 477 534
2010 21 6,362 520 498
2009 23 6,064 480 551
2008 15 8,484 579 480
2007 26 5,504 608 455
2006 24 5,688 613 445
2005 25 5,243 693 406
2004 49 3,172 655 400
2003 22 5,566 667 392
2002 30 4,269 686 380
2001 36 3,699 803 341
2000 30 4,172 847 331
1999 44 3,042 905 315
1998 65 2,220 945 302
1997 60 2,280 1,045 269
1996 54 2,422 1,094 258
1995 55 2,390 1,175 245
1994 75 1,902 1,218 242
1993 94 1,625 1,427 213
1992 101 1,547 1,595 196
1991 90 1,668 1,740 180
1990 114 1,394 1,894 164
1989 142 1,162 2,003 151
1988 156 1,037 2,064 141
1987 177 931 2,101 133
1986 147 1,031 2,251 122
1985 180 890 2,374 119
1984 181 850 2,335 118
1983 215 755 2,470 110
1982 235 729 2,763 105
1981 227 732 2,815 105
1980 293 624 2,982 101
1979 304 593 3,038 96
1978 276 613 3,087 91
1977 315 559 3,444 84
1976 387 475 3,669 75
1975 491 411 3,970 68
1974 518 395 4,028 69
1973 638 343 4,379 65
1972 749 320 4,771 62
1971 986 286 5,862 56
1970 1,114 269 6,187 54
1969 1,244 240 6,418 52
1968 1,397 218 7,092 48
1967 1,593 201 7,685 42
1966 1,709 191 8,456 40
1965 2,020 174 9,091 40
1964 2,910 139 10,863 35
1963 3,523 123 12,462 32
1962 4,037 112 12,298 34
1961 4,361 108 13,189 32
1960 4,841 101 13,908 34
1959 5,213 95 14,545 33
1958 5,329 89 14,997 33
1957 5,262 92 15,599 33
1956 5,273 91 15,055 31
1955 5,354 83 15,580 28
1954 4,788 88 15,552 27
1953 3,374 117 13,255 30
1952 3,033 120 12,442 29
1951 3,041 115 12,220 30
1950 2,527 127 11,434 30
1949 2,790 115 11,457 28
1948 2,281 133 12,134 26
1947 2,291 135 12,752 26
1946 1,917 143 10,676 26
1945 950 204 6,833 33
1944 914 216 5,975 43
1943 923 217 5,734 49
1942 818 235 4,810 52
1941 444 308 3,606 64
1940 370 331 2,981 73
1939 315 370 2,444 83
1938 273 406 2,336 86
1937 232 425 1,684 113
1936 200 453 1,293 126
1935 195 456 961 154
1934 146 540 720 182
1933 145 529 572 206
1932 149 536 431 264
1931 119 608 290 322
1930 153 553 296 321
1929 119 635 222 392
1928 142 593 217 408
1927 162 558 180 457
1926 145 590 166 469
1925 148 597 191 433
1924 116 692 140 534
1923 94 751 134 527
1922 98 738 130 556
1921 94 756 125 567
1920 54 1,019 142 514
1919 55 965 94 627
1918 54 987 100 617
1917 46 1,052 92 619
1916 31 1,326 85 634
1915 32 1,252 105 549
1914 37 985 58 672
1913 24 1,145 69 519
1912 17 1,344 49 581
1911 16 1,163 29 574
1910 16 1,162 30 521
1909 11 1,361 27 501
1908 6 2,075 23 539
1907 11 1,277 20 556
1906 10 1,312 13 703
1905 9 1,403 15 634
1904 < 5 -- 18 535
1903 6 1,769 18 522
1902 < 5 -- 18 519
1901 < 5 -- 13 590
1900 < 5 -- 21 532
1899 < 5 -- 7 923
1898 < 5 -- 14 605
1897 < 5 -- 15 549
1896 < 5 -- 20 458
1895 < 5 -- 13 605
1894 < 5 -- 12 623
1893 < 5 -- 8 826
1892 7 1,265 12 635
1891 < 5 -- 5 1,110
1890 < 5 -- 12 598
1889 < 5 -- 9 717
1888 < 5 -- 15 524
1887 < 5 -- 16 437
1886 < 5 -- 12 571
1885 < 5 -- 9 691
1884 < 5 -- 10 653
1883 < 5 -- 10 639
1882 < 5 -- 7 828
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- 10 632

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.