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Ulysses Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ulysses?

Ranking 1,184th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Ulysses is uncommon.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Ulysses has seen higher popularity rankings.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #272 was reached in 1895.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1999 with 272 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ulysses was 14 in 1899.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ulysses occurred roughly during the years 1883-1886, 1903-1907, 1908-1916, 1945-1948, 1983-1987, and 1993-1999, whereas 1886-1889, and 1999-2003 were years of successive downward movement.

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

How popular will Ulysses be?

For a number of years, the name Ulysses has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Ulysses lately has remained about the same.

The name Ulysses is still rare and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Ulysses (Girl)Ulysses (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 156 1,184
2016 < 5 -- 143 1,272
2015 < 5 -- 181 1,084
2014 < 5 -- 173 1,106
2013 < 5 -- 165 1,110
2012 < 5 -- 167 1,110
2011 < 5 -- 179 1,052
2010 < 5 -- 183 1,053
2009 < 5 -- 195 1,008
2008 < 5 -- 191 1,009
2007 < 5 -- 191 1,012
2006 < 5 -- 178 1,031
2005 < 5 -- 177 983
2004 < 5 -- 155 1,047
2003 < 5 -- 145 1,072
2002 < 5 -- 208 815
2001 < 5 -- 226 760
2000 < 5 -- 216 772
1999 < 5 -- 272 642
1998 < 5 -- 214 752
1997 < 5 -- 155 897
1996 < 5 -- 178 810
1995 < 5 -- 140 942
1994 < 5 -- 139 934
1993 < 5 -- 146 883
1992 < 5 -- 151 863
1991 5 15,352 159 823
1990 < 5 -- 184 752
1989 < 5 -- 177 746
1988 < 5 -- 179 700
1987 < 5 -- 170 702
1986 5 12,743 138 772
1985 < 5 -- 124 800
1984 < 5 -- 110 838
1983 < 5 -- 103 866
1982 < 5 -- 105 872
1981 < 5 -- 123 791
1980 < 5 -- 121 799
1979 < 5 -- 122 786
1978 < 5 -- 124 760
1977 < 5 -- 96 869
1976 < 5 -- 114 779
1975 < 5 -- 108 804
1974 < 5 -- 97 819
1973 < 5 -- 108 769
1972 < 5 -- 104 787
1971 < 5 -- 117 762
1970 < 5 -- 110 787
1969 < 5 -- 125 704
1968 < 5 -- 115 706
1967 < 5 -- 144 628
1966 < 5 -- 106 725
1965 < 5 -- 110 714
1964 < 5 -- 123 698
1963 < 5 -- 127 690
1962 5 7,521 132 675
1961 < 5 -- 150 640
1960 < 5 -- 150 638
1959 < 5 -- 142 647
1958 < 5 -- 153 623
1957 < 5 -- 163 602
1956 < 5 -- 165 594
1955 < 5 -- 163 578
1954 < 5 -- 172 557
1953 < 5 -- 163 554
1952 < 5 -- 185 514
1951 < 5 -- 178 511
1950 < 5 -- 167 517
1949 < 5 -- 174 507
1948 < 5 -- 196 478
1947 < 5 -- 168 524
1946 < 5 -- 158 511
1945 < 5 -- 114 566
1944 < 5 -- 156 490
1943 < 5 -- 155 499
1942 < 5 -- 145 509
1941 < 5 -- 138 496
1940 < 5 -- 154 466
1939 < 5 -- 144 476
1938 < 5 -- 153 469
1937 < 5 -- 122 525
1936 < 5 -- 120 517
1935 < 5 -- 171 429
1934 < 5 -- 143 477
1933 5 4,809 142 472
1932 < 5 -- 160 445
1931 < 5 -- 147 469
1930 < 5 -- 148 489
1929 < 5 -- 158 467
1928 < 5 -- 175 457
1927 < 5 -- 180 458
1926 < 5 -- 173 459
1925 < 5 -- 192 429
1924 < 5 -- 177 463
1923 < 5 -- 201 428
1922 < 5 -- 194 434
1921 5 5,799 199 434
1920 < 5 -- 190 441
1919 < 5 -- 164 464
1918 < 5 -- 187 429
1917 < 5 -- 159 449
1916 < 5 -- 160 442
1915 < 5 -- 133 484
1914 < 5 -- 111 458
1913 < 5 -- 99 429
1912 < 5 -- 75 460
1911 < 5 -- 51 403
1910 < 5 -- 43 413
1909 < 5 -- 36 418
1908 < 5 -- 33 421
1907 < 5 -- 38 365
1906 < 5 -- 32 386
1905 < 5 -- 25 450
1904 < 5 -- 29 389
1903 < 5 -- 21 468
1902 < 5 -- 21 474
1901 < 5 -- 25 379
1900 < 5 -- 34 384
1899 < 5 -- 14 546
1898 < 5 -- 33 338
1897 < 5 -- 25 383
1896 < 5 -- 32 337
1895 < 5 -- 43 272
1894 < 5 -- 34 304
1893 < 5 -- 36 291
1892 < 5 -- 27 374
1891 < 5 -- 34 282
1890 < 5 -- 32 310
1889 < 5 -- 19 431
1888 < 5 -- 25 375
1887 < 5 -- 27 324
1886 < 5 -- 38 279
1885 < 5 -- 33 296
1884 < 5 -- 23 373
1883 < 5 -- 14 494
1882 < 5 -- 15 487
1881 < 5 -- 18 413
1880 < 5 -- 29 317

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.