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Timothy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Timothy?

The somewhat popular name Timothy was the 164th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 250 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 500 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #11 was reached for the first time in 1960 and as recently as 1967.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1959 with 30,752 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Timothy in any given year was 49 in 1903.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Timothy occurred roughly during the years 1908-1915, 1920-1923, and 1933-1959, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1965-1973, 1987-2011, and 2013-2016.

Where is the name Timothy popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Timothy has been spiralling downward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Timothy has dropped.

The name Timothy is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Timothy is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Timothy (Girl)Timothy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 2,393 164
2016 5 18,575 2,655 152
2015 5 18,832 2,784 147
2014 < 5 -- 3,008 134
2013 < 5 -- 3,047 124
2012 5 19,279 3,110 119
2011 < 5 -- 3,230 123
2010 5 19,579 3,443 114
2009 < 5 -- 3,757 109
2008 6 17,317 4,088 107
2007 7 15,349 4,434 99
2006 5 19,832 4,701 93
2005 8 12,912 5,024 84
2004 33 4,275 5,228 79
2003 13 8,456 5,479 76
2002 9 11,030 6,017 70
2001 13 8,162 6,420 67
2000 9 10,679 7,260 58
1999 14 7,202 7,590 49
1998 15 6,695 7,845 49
1997 14 6,818 8,503 43
1996 19 5,271 8,918 40
1995 18 5,428 9,787 40
1994 19 5,230 10,767 39
1993 26 4,092 11,635 38
1992 29 3,766 12,856 34
1991 29 3,713 14,149 32
1990 60 2,174 15,688 30
1989 62 2,050 16,425 28
1988 115 1,279 16,802 25
1987 118 1,221 17,390 26
1986 107 1,271 16,873 27
1985 133 1,095 17,141 26
1984 125 1,109 16,994 26
1983 125 1,103 16,363 26
1982 133 1,078 17,463 25
1981 145 1,009 18,226 24
1980 105 1,250 19,154 20
1979 129 1,074 19,082 18
1978 107 1,184 19,605 17
1977 102 1,205 17,981 18
1976 118 1,047 16,630 21
1975 105 1,118 15,957 22
1974 76 1,368 15,893 22
1973 94 1,168 16,052 22
1972 114 1,028 17,608 21
1971 114 1,064 20,095 21
1970 141 919 22,437 20
1969 107 1,065 23,371 17
1968 138 878 26,511 13
1967 128 908 28,588 11
1966 115 951 28,933 11
1965 112 982 28,344 12
1964 90 1,166 28,104 15
1963 102 1,073 27,194 15
1962 87 1,183 27,088 16
1961 99 1,108 28,241 15
1960 90 1,153 30,484 11
1959 79 1,208 30,752 12
1958 82 1,179 28,761 13
1957 56 1,422 24,726 19
1956 48 1,546 23,268 19
1955 47 1,496 20,735 22
1954 42 1,579 17,436 26
1953 34 1,737 15,176 26
1952 29 1,890 14,173 27
1951 13 3,088 12,706 28
1950 27 1,869 10,505 32
1949 19 2,335 9,342 34
1948 17 2,484 8,038 38
1947 13 3,054 6,745 52
1946 21 2,087 5,152 60
1945 10 3,112 3,591 70
1944 11 2,938 2,751 92
1943 13 2,682 2,579 99
1942 10 3,181 2,275 108
1941 7 3,925 1,632 121
1940 < 5 -- 1,385 135
1939 8 3,399 1,067 153
1938 10 2,918 883 167
1937 < 5 -- 674 192
1936 < 5 -- 439 253
1935 5 4,834 371 281
1934 < 5 -- 336 295
1933 < 5 -- 346 284
1932 < 5 -- 341 301
1931 < 5 -- 346 299
1930 5 5,186 307 316
1929 < 5 -- 292 325
1928 5 5,360 297 327
1927 < 5 -- 325 320
1926 < 5 -- 274 351
1925 5 5,697 319 319
1924 < 5 -- 322 324
1923 < 5 -- 325 323
1922 < 5 -- 289 350
1921 8 3,986 249 383
1920 < 5 -- 269 366
1919 < 5 -- 249 367
1918 < 5 -- 287 339
1917 < 5 -- 260 344
1916 < 5 -- 246 340
1915 < 5 -- 253 332
1914 < 5 -- 174 355
1913 < 5 -- 160 319
1912 < 5 -- 128 335
1911 < 5 -- 88 280
1910 < 5 -- 75 280
1909 < 5 -- 67 278
1908 < 5 -- 67 260
1907 < 5 -- 81 228
1906 < 5 -- 53 273
1905 < 5 -- 73 226
1904 < 5 -- 58 253
1903 < 5 -- 49 265
1902 < 5 -- 62 231
1901 < 5 -- 62 220
1900 < 5 -- 76 229
1899 < 5 -- 60 218
1898 < 5 -- 75 200
1897 < 5 -- 58 231
1896 < 5 -- 72 211
1895 < 5 -- 60 228
1894 < 5 -- 71 204
1893 < 5 -- 62 220
1892 < 5 -- 71 207
1891 < 5 -- 66 190
1890 < 5 -- 56 223
1889 < 5 -- 82 166
1888 < 5 -- 76 199
1887 < 5 -- 54 216
1886 < 5 -- 74 181
1885 < 5 -- 64 199
1884 < 5 -- 77 183
1883 < 5 -- 62 192
1882 < 5 -- 71 187
1881 < 5 -- 63 185
1880 < 5 -- 70 183

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.