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Theodore Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Theodore?

The very popular name Theodore was the 44th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 50 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 500 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 30, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1904.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2018 with 7,020 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Theodore in any given year was 178 in 1881.

Theodore, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1897-1904, 1909-1919, 1939-1942, 1944-1947, and 2007-2017, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1971-1974.

Where is the name Theodore popularity headed?

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

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

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

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   Theodore (Girl)Theodore (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 7,020 44
2017 < 5 -- 5,950 62
2016 7 14,184 4,899 82
2015 < 5 -- 4,149 99
2014 < 5 -- 3,223 126
2013 < 5 -- 2,428 168
2012 5 19,274 1,943 194
2011 < 5 -- 1,572 230
2010 < 5 -- 1,332 259
2009 < 5 -- 1,239 276
2008 < 5 -- 1,138 293
2007 < 5 -- 1,136 301
2006 < 5 -- 1,133 295
2005 < 5 -- 1,095 299
2004 < 5 -- 1,005 313
2003 < 5 -- 964 309
2002 < 5 -- 975 300
2001 < 5 -- 935 306
2000 < 5 -- 934 312
1999 < 5 -- 912 314
1998 < 5 -- 983 289
1997 < 5 -- 956 291
1996 < 5 -- 904 294
1995 < 5 -- 956 284
1994 < 5 -- 937 292
1993 < 5 -- 1,035 277
1992 < 5 -- 1,089 260
1991 < 5 -- 1,095 251
1990 < 5 -- 1,231 233
1989 < 5 -- 1,291 216
1988 9 8,341 1,239 211
1987 11 6,754 1,217 206
1986 13 5,735 1,255 200
1985 16 4,841 1,211 201
1984 5 12,037 1,069 213
1983 11 6,184 1,159 206
1982 6 10,407 1,192 207
1981 11 6,286 1,134 218
1980 6 10,285 1,197 205
1979 7 8,944 1,239 198
1978 12 5,536 1,215 195
1977 8 7,503 1,223 194
1976 13 4,891 1,172 189
1975 5 10,465 1,200 189
1974 19 3,540 1,271 180
1973 8 6,614 1,343 175
1972 < 5 -- 1,421 175
1971 11 5,096 1,665 166
1970 8 6,319 1,830 160
1969 12 4,400 1,944 153
1968 5 8,096 1,888 149
1967 13 3,827 1,859 149
1966 7 5,755 1,904 149
1965 7 5,756 2,142 143
1964 10 4,610 2,171 152
1963 9 4,864 2,383 142
1962 12 3,992 2,318 146
1961 15 3,454 2,301 151
1960 11 4,148 2,384 149
1959 8 4,993 2,395 146
1958 15 3,218 2,507 140
1957 8 4,875 2,755 132
1956 5 6,805 2,952 119
1955 7 5,157 2,976 119
1954 13 3,314 3,073 115
1953 13 3,256 2,939 112
1952 10 3,777 3,266 100
1951 7 4,789 3,217 99
1950 8 4,288 2,959 99
1949 6 5,202 3,042 100
1948 11 3,322 2,827 104
1947 5 6,051 2,928 102
1946 6 4,914 2,611 101
1945 6 4,509 2,347 101
1944 11 2,936 2,574 96
1943 5 5,313 2,614 97
1942 6 4,594 2,663 91
1941 5 5,020 2,332 95
1940 7 3,831 2,306 90
1939 11 2,727 2,195 90
1938 9 3,157 2,362 84
1937 11 2,720 2,313 86
1936 9 3,084 2,218 87
1935 6 4,158 2,434 79
1934 18 1,907 2,523 74
1933 12 2,528 2,611 68
1932 15 2,232 2,674 67
1931 20 1,798 2,667 70
1930 20 1,864 2,959 67
1929 30 1,415 2,904 65
1928 25 1,673 2,916 66
1927 24 1,766 3,123 62
1926 17 2,245 3,127 63
1925 15 2,474 3,227 63
1924 15 2,504 3,226 65
1923 19 2,082 3,157 62
1922 14 2,590 3,217 62
1921 7 4,412 3,171 65
1920 16 2,350 3,219 63
1919 17 2,147 3,424 54
1918 16 2,279 3,143 64
1917 11 2,860 2,809 63
1916 8 3,517 2,641 65
1915 7 3,761 2,504 64
1914 7 3,152 1,929 64
1913 6 3,146 1,650 60
1912 8 2,336 1,561 52
1911 10 1,645 753 56
1910 8 1,914 692 54
1909 8 1,748 595 51
1908 5 2,398 643 47
1907 < 5 -- 712 38
1906 5 2,192 688 38
1905 < 5 -- 834 33
1904 < 5 -- 834 30
1903 5 2,060 663 36
1902 < 5 -- 642 34
1901 6 1,655 450 43
1900 < 5 -- 429 61
1899 < 5 -- 252 78
1898 < 5 -- 281 75
1897 < 5 -- 215 85
1896 < 5 -- 241 84
1895 < 5 -- 208 93
1894 < 5 -- 241 82
1893 < 5 -- 209 90
1892 < 5 -- 239 83
1891 < 5 -- 224 76
1890 < 5 -- 190 89
1889 < 5 -- 231 76
1888 < 5 -- 249 80
1887 < 5 -- 201 82
1886 < 5 -- 258 69
1885 < 5 -- 199 84
1884 < 5 -- 211 81
1883 < 5 -- 185 81
1882 < 5 -- 232 75
1881 < 5 -- 178 79
1880 < 5 -- 232 70

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.