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Vijay Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Vijay?

In 2018 the rare name Vijay, ranked the 9,559th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Vijay would be a striking name choice.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #1394 was reached in 1982.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2006 with 49 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Vijay was less than 5, most recently in 1964.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Vijay occurred roughly during the years 1972-1977, 1989-1993, and 2001-2004, whereas 2006-2009, and 2014-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Vijay has been spiralling downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Vijay lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Vijay?

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

The name Vijay is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Vijay (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 8 9,559
2017 10 8,076
2016 11 7,546
2015 12 7,024
2014 16 5,698
2013 9 8,721
2012 16 5,701
2011 18 5,178
2010 24 4,225
2009 16 5,780
2008 36 3,214
2007 34 3,305
2006 49 2,509
2005 47 2,464
2004 47 2,416
2003 38 2,669
2002 36 2,678
2001 34 2,788
2000 42 2,325
1999 41 2,261
1998 35 2,502
1997 27 2,898
1996 33 2,437
1995 35 2,291
1994 26 2,841
1993 44 1,904
1992 31 2,404
1991 27 2,602
1990 34 2,164
1989 26 2,537
1988 34 1,945
1987 30 2,055
1986 41 1,613
1985 38 1,670
1984 36 1,654
1983 32 1,787
1982 47 1,394
1981 37 1,628
1980 43 1,475
1979 32 1,786
1978 36 1,595
1977 37 1,543
1976 24 2,052
1975 23 2,060
1974 21 2,124
1973 19 2,215
1972 9 3,602
1971 9 3,649
1970 6 4,707
1969 13 2,545
1968 8 3,351
1967 8 3,218
1966 5 4,506
1965 5 4,406
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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.