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Theo Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Theo?

The somewhat popular name Theo was the 243rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 250 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 243, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time this year with 1,541 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Theo in any given year was 7 in 1884.

Theo, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1892-1895, 1899-1902, 1905-1908, 1909-1915, 1962-1965, 1971-1975, 1982-1986, 1996-2000, 2001-2007, and 2008-2017, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1959-1962.

Sometimes the name Theo has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Theo popularity headed?

Theo's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The popularity trend for Theo has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Theo has risen dramatically.

The name Theo is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Theo (Girl)Theo (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 7 13,578 1,541 243
2017 7 13,936 1,229 290
2016 11 10,034 950 354
2015 < 5 -- 765 404
2014 < 5 -- 550 509
2013 < 5 -- 362 667
2012 < 5 -- 287 790
2011 < 5 -- 245 863
2010 < 5 -- 221 918
2009 < 5 -- 186 1,033
2008 < 5 -- 188 1,021
2007 < 5 -- 191 1,012
2006 < 5 -- 156 1,117
2005 < 5 -- 139 1,154
2004 < 5 -- 133 1,177
2003 < 5 -- 109 1,293
2002 5 17,890 98 1,355
2001 < 5 -- 84 1,471
2000 < 5 -- 101 1,290
1999 < 5 -- 76 1,500
1998 < 5 -- 63 1,664
1997 < 5 -- 62 1,644
1996 < 5 -- 53 1,761
1995 < 5 -- 56 1,646
1994 < 5 -- 54 1,688
1993 < 5 -- 50 1,739
1992 < 5 -- 59 1,522
1991 5 15,256 61 1,465
1990 < 5 -- 66 1,381
1989 < 5 -- 77 1,228
1988 < 5 -- 77 1,152
1987 < 5 -- 75 1,113
1986 < 5 -- 85 1,006
1985 < 5 -- 77 1,055
1984 < 5 -- 23 2,285
1983 < 5 -- 26 2,076
1982 < 5 -- 33 1,769
1981 < 5 -- 31 1,860
1980 < 5 -- 36 1,651
1979 6 10,110 38 1,563
1978 < 5 -- 46 1,367
1977 < 5 -- 51 1,248
1976 < 5 -- 58 1,122
1975 6 8,969 57 1,124
1974 < 5 -- 32 1,579
1973 < 5 -- 27 1,731
1972 < 5 -- 26 1,762
1971 < 5 -- 23 1,906
1970 7 6,995 28 1,653
1969 5 8,590 29 1,524
1968 < 5 -- 24 1,644
1967 < 5 -- 29 1,441
1966 6 6,495 23 1,646
1965 < 5 -- 43 1,158
1964 13 3,866 38 1,284
1963 8 5,258 33 1,373
1962 12 3,991 26 1,584
1961 16 3,308 35 1,365
1960 7 5,652 41 1,237
1959 8 4,992 35 1,336
1958 11 3,912 36 1,297
1957 20 2,643 37 1,298
1956 11 3,891 39 1,229
1955 23 2,336 33 1,338
1954 16 2,879 31 1,380
1953 18 2,584 33 1,329
1952 18 2,573 41 1,166
1951 18 2,468 46 1,066
1950 31 1,716 41 1,124
1949 22 2,128 36 1,200
1948 33 1,645 47 1,034
1947 35 1,627 39 1,175
1946 31 1,616 43 1,056
1945 53 1,094 48 941
1944 27 1,604 44 988
1943 33 1,464 61 854
1942 26 1,664 45 1,003
1941 34 1,333 39 1,048
1940 32 1,345 38 1,064
1939 27 1,471 64 762
1938 19 1,867 64 769
1937 33 1,276 40 1,010
1936 30 1,342 73 696
1935 39 1,133 71 729
1934 39 1,146 55 851
1933 39 1,137 62 781
1932 41 1,127 76 719
1931 43 1,091 85 647
1930 55 1,000 90 653
1929 71 847 75 728
1928 62 952 92 657
1927 58 1,008 109 595
1926 90 766 104 618
1925 102 734 98 644
1924 111 707 97 656
1923 75 850 92 670
1922 102 721 109 619
1921 96 748 107 615
1920 98 731 97 645
1919 109 672 92 637
1918 105 707 87 665
1917 91 739 88 635
1916 98 694 97 593
1915 98 668 91 604
1914 64 722 81 554
1913 50 746 62 551
1912 53 695 50 572
1911 36 731 31 546
1910 29 810 35 472
1909 44 586 22 572
1908 24 808 34 412
1907 31 689 29 436
1906 27 714 17 585
1905 34 608 23 475
1904 31 627 27 407
1903 29 627 18 523
1902 35 557 24 425
1901 19 765 18 464
1900 22 798 14 696
1899 16 830 10 709
1898 25 665 16 538
1897 28 581 11 676
1896 24 650 12 670
1895 25 620 14 577
1894 17 738 12 624
1893 19 686 11 646
1892 25 563 9 789
1891 21 585 11 589
1890 12 820 12 599
1889 18 616 8 783
1888 17 631 9 750
1887 19 522 10 627
1886 15 603 8 751
1885 11 694 8 759
1884 16 539 7 839
1883 7 813 14 493
1882 10 631 12 573
1881 8 670 8 697
1880 7 730 9 680

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.