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How popular is Washington?

The rare name Washington was the 7,054th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Washington, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #330 was reached in 1884.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1921 with 60 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Washington was less than 5, most recently in 1986.

Approximately during the years 1896-1900, 1911-1914, 1944-1947, and 2014-2017, the name Washington took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1884-1887, 1888-1891, 1927-1931, and 1952-1955.

Where is the name Washington popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Washington has been moving upward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Washington for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Washington is mostly unused and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Washingt. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 12 7,054
2017 23 4,449
2016 11 7,549
2015 11 7,459
2014 13 6,592
2013 12 6,986
2012 13 6,606
2011 15 5,924
2010 9 8,737
2009 7 10,914
2008 12 7,160
2007 5 14,295
2006 8 9,535
2005 8 9,056
2004 15 5,476
2003 8 8,591
2002 5 12,408
2001 11 6,422
2000 5 12,057
1999 6 9,855
1998 9 6,816
1997 9 6,590
1996 9 6,479
1995 12 5,110
1994 9 6,348
1993 12 4,987
1992 7 7,381
1991 16 3,807
1990 15 3,962
1989 8 6,202
1988 7 6,398
1987 7 6,062
1986 < 5 --
1985 9 4,679
1984 5 7,302
1983 8 4,887
1982 10 4,220
1981 16 2,887
1980 11 3,831
1979 15 3,013
1978 6 5,756
1977 13 3,196
1976 10 3,717
1975 14 2,896
1974 15 2,671
1973 9 3,683
1972 11 3,145
1971 10 3,360
1970 18 2,209
1969 7 3,925
1968 12 2,567
1967 9 2,974
1966 15 2,131
1965 14 2,267
1964 14 2,308
1963 16 2,110
1962 9 3,032
1961 11 2,696
1960 12 2,535
1959 11 2,653
1958 18 1,954
1957 22 1,752
1956 16 2,086
1955 11 2,564
1954 15 2,114
1953 18 1,899
1952 16 2,006
1951 18 1,836
1950 20 1,698
1949 26 1,458
1948 22 1,606
1947 36 1,230
1946 22 1,555
1945 24 1,376
1944 24 1,398
1943 25 1,431
1942 16 1,861
1941 23 1,444
1940 23 1,431
1939 21 1,485
1938 23 1,436
1937 23 1,442
1936 23 1,416
1935 26 1,352
1934 21 1,549
1933 31 1,201
1932 31 1,235
1931 21 1,588
1930 29 1,363
1929 31 1,293
1928 30 1,351
1927 42 1,110
1926 46 1,032
1925 34 1,245
1924 46 1,057
1923 37 1,193
1922 38 1,180
1921 60 909
1920 51 972
1919 54 917
1918 46 995
1917 45 981
1916 37 1,070
1915 48 903
1914 44 801
1913 26 992
1912 27 874
1911 18 792
1910 26 568
1909 8 1,152
1908 7 1,213
1907 18 615
1906 10 849
1905 14 665
1904 19 514
1903 7 1,001
1902 14 613
1901 19 452
1900 28 429
1899 16 500
1898 19 484
1897 19 458
1896 14 589
1895 19 475
1894 15 541
1893 13 569
1892 17 495
1891 14 495
1890 16 486
1889 19 432
1888 26 368
1887 12 541
1886 21 395
1885 21 398
1884 29 330
1883 20 399
1882 23 376
1881 20 388
1880 24 355

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.