Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it."  More

Wade Name Popularity

    

Charts | Table | About | By Year

How popular is Wade?

The somewhat popular name Wade was the 361st 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.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #183 was reached in 1966.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1970 with 1,424 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Wade was 37 in 1908.

Approximately during the years 1908-1916, 1937-1940, 1949-1957, and 1960-1963, the name Wade took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1974-1978, and 1990-1993.

Where is the name Wade popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a high point when compared to its most popular year.

For a number of years, the name Wade has been moving upward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Wade for their newborn has risen.

The name Wade is chosen by a number of parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
Mouse over or Click for Percentages.
   Wade (Girl)Wade (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 913 361
2017 < 5 -- 902 364
2016 < 5 -- 788 405
2015 < 5 -- 554 520
2014 < 5 -- 508 544
2013 < 5 -- 485 548
2012 < 5 -- 470 554
2011 < 5 -- 462 550
2010 < 5 -- 414 601
2009 < 5 -- 402 620
2008 < 5 -- 426 592
2007 < 5 -- 486 528
2006 < 5 -- 453 555
2005 < 5 -- 486 506
2004 7 14,103 463 519
2003 < 5 -- 403 558
2002 < 5 -- 414 539
2001 < 5 -- 464 495
2000 < 5 -- 496 474
1999 < 5 -- 494 462
1998 < 5 -- 507 447
1997 < 5 -- 554 419
1996 < 5 -- 593 399
1995 < 5 -- 527 435
1994 < 5 -- 553 416
1993 < 5 -- 592 388
1992 < 5 -- 686 349
1991 < 5 -- 702 344
1990 < 5 -- 778 323
1989 < 5 -- 777 308
1988 < 5 -- 777 296
1987 < 5 -- 731 293
1986 6 10,866 728 287
1985 6 10,645 650 314
1984 < 5 -- 665 300
1983 6 10,247 600 320
1982 < 5 -- 663 300
1981 5 12,138 647 300
1980 < 5 -- 738 285
1979 5 11,922 766 269
1978 7 8,534 776 262
1977 6 9,627 889 236
1976 5 10,864 1,009 210
1975 5 10,575 1,131 197
1974 5 10,214 1,118 197
1973 5 9,769 1,113 198
1972 6 8,263 1,054 211
1971 6 8,293 1,156 206
1970 7 7,051 1,424 189
1969 < 5 -- 1,365 193
1968 < 5 -- 1,125 208
1967 < 5 -- 1,244 192
1966 5 7,585 1,360 183
1965 6 6,517 1,300 194
1964 5 7,791 1,377 202
1963 < 5 -- 1,406 206
1962 10 4,524 1,205 222
1961 < 5 -- 1,244 221
1960 5 7,302 1,242 223
1959 5 7,168 1,227 221
1958 < 5 -- 1,148 228
1957 < 5 -- 1,141 225
1956 < 5 -- 1,078 224
1955 < 5 -- 836 242
1954 < 5 -- 755 255
1953 6 5,653 664 270
1952 < 5 -- 599 284
1951 < 5 -- 554 293
1950 < 5 -- 529 297
1949 < 5 -- 472 312
1948 < 5 -- 486 309
1947 < 5 -- 490 313
1946 < 5 -- 474 297
1945 < 5 -- 382 304
1944 < 5 -- 411 294
1943 < 5 -- 400 310
1942 < 5 -- 372 318
1941 < 5 -- 395 293
1940 < 5 -- 410 276
1939 < 5 -- 347 303
1938 < 5 -- 306 314
1937 < 5 -- 310 303
1936 < 5 -- 300 308
1935 < 5 -- 329 300
1934 < 5 -- 306 311
1933 < 5 -- 295 314
1932 < 5 -- 305 314
1931 < 5 -- 300 313
1930 < 5 -- 298 319
1929 < 5 -- 309 313
1928 5 5,400 356 298
1927 < 5 -- 377 295
1926 < 5 -- 343 306
1925 < 5 -- 333 312
1924 6 5,034 385 293
1923 6 4,948 337 312
1922 5 5,761 347 306
1921 < 5 -- 383 287
1920 7 4,383 368 295
1919 < 5 -- 333 296
1918 < 5 -- 324 311
1917 < 5 -- 317 295
1916 5 5,140 328 285
1915 < 5 -- 266 321
1914 < 5 -- 250 281
1913 < 5 -- 179 298
1912 < 5 -- 181 261
1911 < 5 -- 78 303
1910 < 5 -- 75 281
1909 < 5 -- 69 267
1908 < 5 -- 37 388
1907 < 5 -- 69 253
1906 < 5 -- 57 262
1905 < 5 -- 64 245
1904 < 5 -- 57 256
1903 < 5 -- 46 277
1902 < 5 -- 40 307
1901 < 5 -- 62 222
1900 < 5 -- 56 276
1899 < 5 -- 62 212
1898 < 5 -- 63 222
1897 < 5 -- 53 242
1896 < 5 -- 63 229
1895 < 5 -- 39 288
1894 < 5 -- 54 236
1893 < 5 -- 53 238
1892 < 5 -- 54 243
1891 < 5 -- 38 264
1890 < 5 -- 51 235
1889 < 5 -- 42 259
1888 < 5 -- 50 250
1887 < 5 -- 39 260
1886 < 5 -- 61 218
1885 < 5 -- 54 225
1884 < 5 -- 51 239
1883 < 5 -- 54 204
1882 < 5 -- 64 202
1881 < 5 -- 52 214
1880 < 5 -- 56 215

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.