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Troy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Troy?

The somewhat popular name Troy was the 363rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 500 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #40 for the first time in 1967 and as recently as 1968.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1970 with 8,448 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Troy was 6 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Troy occurred roughly during the years 1889-1894, 1905-1908, 1909-1915, 1956-1962, 1963-1967, and 1991-1994, whereas 1970-1981, and 1994-2001 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Troy popularity headed?

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

Troy's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Troy lately has dropped.

The name Troy is chosen by a number of parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Troy (Girl)Troy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5 17,817 904 363
2017 6 15,724 950 351
2016 5 18,613 1,104 316
2015 8 12,907 1,199 301
2014 7 14,432 1,324 275
2013 < 5 -- 1,285 274
2012 7 14,856 1,389 259
2011 5 19,368 1,457 244
2010 8 13,353 1,382 248
2009 5 19,994 1,487 238
2008 5 20,258 1,596 231
2007 12 10,093 1,603 231
2006 9 12,360 1,581 229
2005 5 18,992 1,525 226
2004 13 8,685 1,501 227
2003 < 5 -- 1,284 256
2002 9 11,045 1,301 249
2001 8 11,984 1,355 248
2000 11 9,132 1,513 225
1999 14 7,206 1,672 205
1998 11 8,552 1,821 184
1997 12 7,711 1,998 170
1996 20 5,051 2,238 155
1995 25 4,209 2,471 140
1994 19 5,237 2,842 123
1993 30 3,675 2,647 131
1992 10 8,703 2,290 146
1991 20 4,992 2,337 137
1990 10 8,460 2,503 128
1989 13 6,512 2,638 124
1988 24 3,889 2,343 124
1987 20 4,276 2,294 122
1986 28 3,273 2,250 123
1985 22 3,848 2,314 123
1984 22 3,716 2,417 114
1983 13 5,430 2,406 113
1982 24 3,524 2,534 115
1981 18 4,330 2,516 114
1980 47 2,187 2,832 106
1979 21 3,771 2,964 99
1978 26 3,090 3,156 88
1977 31 2,711 3,310 88
1976 37 2,287 3,715 73
1975 39 2,194 3,948 69
1974 35 2,288 4,567 63
1973 44 1,913 5,063 59
1972 54 1,671 6,351 49
1971 63 1,557 7,338 46
1970 97 1,190 8,448 41
1969 74 1,324 8,095 42
1968 73 1,298 7,981 40
1967 76 1,226 7,938 40
1966 66 1,349 6,902 48
1965 58 1,462 5,857 53
1964 77 1,264 6,306 57
1963 102 1,074 5,974 64
1962 99 1,100 6,042 67
1961 119 994 4,260 100
1960 77 1,252 2,059 162
1959 50 1,550 962 257
1958 42 1,677 764 278
1957 34 1,902 773 272
1956 29 2,052 708 277
1955 23 2,338 670 276
1954 22 2,378 698 267
1953 20 2,429 686 267
1952 7 4,881 670 265
1951 18 2,470 625 271
1950 17 2,526 637 258
1949 16 2,615 620 262
1948 11 3,324 654 253
1947 12 3,220 669 258
1946 19 2,224 635 244
1945 16 2,230 614 220
1944 19 2,023 631 218
1943 11 3,022 633 228
1942 12 2,803 572 235
1941 7 3,931 569 226
1940 12 2,565 577 218
1939 20 1,789 587 209
1938 10 2,921 545 220
1937 15 2,187 541 221
1936 8 3,352 534 218
1935 10 2,910 547 217
1934 7 3,774 540 222
1933 20 1,766 518 223
1932 17 2,026 540 223
1931 12 2,572 485 238
1930 20 1,866 533 240
1929 20 1,886 506 241
1928 16 2,277 562 232
1927 10 3,268 559 237
1926 18 2,151 522 246
1925 18 2,185 517 250
1924 14 2,654 559 243
1923 15 2,450 512 247
1922 11 3,134 502 251
1921 10 3,377 532 243
1920 21 1,943 519 242
1919 15 2,374 499 237
1918 17 2,198 454 248
1917 10 3,064 394 255
1916 13 2,486 442 237
1915 19 1,789 415 238
1914 8 2,851 307 245
1913 5 3,661 218 258
1912 8 2,340 202 247
1911 8 1,944 100 260
1910 5 2,755 90 255
1909 < 5 -- 64 282
1908 7 1,845 87 223
1907 9 1,501 72 247
1906 < 5 -- 54 269
1905 5 2,210 59 258
1904 5 2,145 69 227
1903 < 5 -- 46 276
1902 6 1,778 59 241
1901 < 5 -- 41 271
1900 < 5 -- 69 247
1899 < 5 -- 28 345
1898 < 5 -- 36 323
1897 < 5 -- 31 338
1896 5 1,803 32 336
1895 < 5 -- 29 346
1894 < 5 -- 50 247
1893 < 5 -- 25 367
1892 < 5 -- 29 356
1891 < 5 -- 23 363
1890 < 5 -- 16 485
1889 < 5 -- 16 480
1888 < 5 -- 20 429
1887 < 5 -- 12 539
1886 < 5 -- 19 415
1885 < 5 -- 18 437
1884 < 5 -- 11 606
1883 < 5 -- 13 524
1882 < 5 -- 16 467
1881 < 5 -- 6 859
1880 < 5 -- 8 742

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.