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Watson Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Watson?

The less frequently given name Watson was the 711th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 397, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1882.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2018 with 337 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Watson was less than 5, most recently in 1893.

Approximately during the years 1889-1891, 1893-1896, 1907-1915, 1928-1931, 1995-1999, 2000-2005, and 2007-2017, the name Watson took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1955-1958 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Watson popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

The popularity trend for Watson has been soaring upward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Watson lately has risen dramatically.

The name Watson still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Watson (Girl)Watson (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 6 15,485 337 711
2017 < 5 -- 198 1,020
2016 < 5 -- 120 1,447
2015 < 5 -- 122 1,411
2014 < 5 -- 93 1,666
2013 < 5 -- 62 2,158
2012 < 5 -- 82 1,813
2011 < 5 -- 43 2,791
2010 < 5 -- 36 3,176
2009 < 5 -- 18 5,310
2008 < 5 -- 24 4,254
2007 < 5 -- 23 4,357
2006 < 5 -- 26 3,881
2005 < 5 -- 33 3,166
2004 < 5 -- 25 3,727
2003 < 5 -- 19 4,414
2002 < 5 -- 20 4,178
2001 < 5 -- 18 4,468
2000 < 5 -- 13 5,566
1999 < 5 -- 25 3,272
1998 < 5 -- 19 3,841
1997 < 5 -- 16 4,238
1996 < 5 -- 11 5,522
1995 < 5 -- 14 4,500
1994 < 5 -- 17 3,904
1993 < 5 -- 14 4,438
1992 < 5 -- 14 4,313
1991 < 5 -- 8 6,506
1990 < 5 -- 17 3,597
1989 < 5 -- 12 4,512
1988 < 5 -- 14 3,696
1987 < 5 -- 13 3,716
1986 < 5 -- 15 3,264
1985 < 5 -- 15 3,212
1984 < 5 -- 13 3,448
1983 < 5 -- 13 3,402
1982 < 5 -- 17 2,829
1981 < 5 -- 11 3,844
1980 < 5 -- 6 6,219
1979 < 5 -- 8 4,832
1978 < 5 -- 5 6,732
1977 < 5 -- 10 3,830
1976 < 5 -- 7 4,913
1975 < 5 -- 10 3,653
1974 < 5 -- 13 2,942
1973 < 5 -- 14 2,711
1972 < 5 -- 14 2,653
1971 < 5 -- 9 3,652
1970 < 5 -- 14 2,618
1969 < 5 -- 11 2,855
1968 < 5 -- 13 2,439
1967 < 5 -- 7 3,548
1966 < 5 -- 11 2,619
1965 < 5 -- 11 2,608
1964 < 5 -- 19 1,897
1963 < 5 -- 22 1,743
1962 < 5 -- 12 2,499
1961 < 5 -- 28 1,546
1960 < 5 -- 20 1,858
1959 < 5 -- 18 1,973
1958 < 5 -- 17 2,020
1957 < 5 -- 24 1,670
1956 < 5 -- 27 1,529
1955 < 5 -- 31 1,393
1954 < 5 -- 25 1,557
1953 < 5 -- 35 1,279
1952 < 5 -- 22 1,661
1951 < 5 -- 28 1,427
1950 < 5 -- 23 1,571
1949 < 5 -- 31 1,321
1948 < 5 -- 34 1,256
1947 < 5 -- 36 1,231
1946 < 5 -- 33 1,235
1945 < 5 -- 33 1,161
1944 < 5 -- 24 1,399
1943 < 5 -- 34 1,187
1942 < 5 -- 26 1,379
1941 < 5 -- 45 959
1940 < 5 -- 38 1,065
1939 < 5 -- 41 1,006
1938 < 5 -- 40 1,027
1937 < 5 -- 30 1,232
1936 < 5 -- 42 970
1935 < 5 -- 33 1,163
1934 < 5 -- 26 1,354
1933 < 5 -- 46 934
1932 < 5 -- 34 1,175
1931 < 5 -- 46 982
1930 < 5 -- 37 1,171
1929 < 5 -- 35 1,191
1928 < 5 -- 28 1,413
1927 < 5 -- 52 980
1926 < 5 -- 48 1,009
1925 < 5 -- 58 889
1924 < 5 -- 63 870
1923 < 5 -- 58 904
1922 < 5 -- 67 838
1921 < 5 -- 71 813
1920 < 5 -- 57 922
1919 < 5 -- 68 788
1918 < 5 -- 83 691
1917 < 5 -- 61 819
1916 < 5 -- 75 689
1915 < 5 -- 72 689
1914 < 5 -- 59 666
1913 < 5 -- 43 710
1912 < 5 -- 36 724
1911 < 5 -- 21 705
1910 < 5 -- 25 581
1909 < 5 -- 12 889
1908 < 5 -- 16 684
1907 < 5 -- 9 996
1906 < 5 -- 13 708
1905 < 5 -- 12 739
1904 < 5 -- 13 683
1903 < 5 -- 7 1,002
1902 < 5 -- 14 614
1901 < 5 -- 14 556
1900 < 5 -- 13 734
1899 < 5 -- 12 611
1898 < 5 -- 13 633
1897 < 5 -- 15 553
1896 < 5 -- 24 406
1895 < 5 -- 12 639
1894 < 5 -- 10 727
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 16 523
1891 < 5 -- 12 561
1890 < 5 -- 12 600
1889 < 5 -- 8 785
1888 < 5 -- 10 701
1887 < 5 -- 8 747
1886 < 5 -- 5 1,099
1885 < 5 -- 6 932
1884 < 5 -- 11 607
1883 < 5 -- 14 496
1882 < 5 -- 21 397
1881 < 5 -- 10 591
1880 < 5 -- 12 566

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.