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Wayne Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Wayne?

The less frequently given name Wayne was the 816th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 1000 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #29 was reached in 1946.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1947 with 10,169 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Wayne was 22 in 1882.

Approximately during the years 1895-1900, 1903-1922, 1928-1942, and 1943-1947, the name Wayne took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1957-1975, 1980-1985, and 1988-1997.

Where is the name Wayne popularity headed?

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

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

The name Wayne is used by only a select few and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Wayne is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Wayne (Girl)Wayne (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 274 816
2016 < 5 -- 329 741
2015 < 5 -- 324 745
2014 < 5 -- 291 790
2013 < 5 -- 297 761
2012 < 5 -- 291 779
2011 < 5 -- 326 703
2010 < 5 -- 284 780
2009 < 5 -- 304 754
2008 < 5 -- 341 696
2007 < 5 -- 352 676
2006 < 5 -- 358 649
2005 < 5 -- 316 668
2004 < 5 -- 363 598
2003 < 5 -- 382 580
2002 < 5 -- 417 538
2001 < 5 -- 421 527
2000 < 5 -- 452 507
1999 < 5 -- 506 454
1998 < 5 -- 525 436
1997 < 5 -- 515 436
1996 < 5 -- 605 389
1995 < 5 -- 673 358
1994 < 5 -- 746 333
1993 < 5 -- 834 318
1992 5 15,553 916 293
1991 < 5 -- 1,032 263
1990 < 5 -- 1,148 242
1989 8 9,650 1,167 231
1988 16 5,312 1,242 209
1987 14 5,602 1,298 200
1986 17 4,719 1,342 191
1985 14 5,337 1,384 184
1984 15 4,959 1,477 174
1983 25 3,334 1,529 171
1982 12 5,900 1,712 160
1981 7 9,077 1,751 156
1980 8 8,154 1,841 146
1979 8 8,038 1,832 149
1978 18 4,079 1,888 139
1977 18 4,062 1,949 138
1976 11 5,588 2,022 131
1975 13 4,844 2,131 120
1974 23 3,101 2,220 120
1973 14 4,355 2,449 107
1972 14 4,294 2,793 103
1971 19 3,502 3,331 92
1970 28 2,642 4,006 80
1969 21 3,006 3,902 75
1968 14 3,782 4,260 63
1967 18 3,082 4,468 62
1966 23 2,583 4,886 59
1965 20 2,829 5,118 65
1964 23 2,670 5,831 61
1963 22 2,702 6,036 63
1962 29 2,260 6,320 63
1961 27 2,350 6,753 61
1960 25 2,427 7,192 58
1959 32 2,015 7,885 51
1958 29 2,116 8,328 48
1957 28 2,121 8,665 47
1956 33 1,898 8,720 45
1955 28 2,058 8,723 44
1954 37 1,698 9,163 41
1953 29 1,929 8,903 40
1952 18 2,580 9,097 38
1951 21 2,246 9,331 37
1950 19 2,337 9,263 35
1949 28 1,843 8,923 35
1948 17 2,487 8,682 34
1947 33 1,695 10,169 30
1946 19 2,227 8,807 29
1945 12 2,739 6,736 35
1944 15 2,397 6,722 37
1943 21 1,946 6,764 41
1942 21 1,915 6,481 41
1941 20 1,880 6,108 37
1940 20 1,843 5,726 39
1939 25 1,542 5,651 39
1938 30 1,380 5,225 40
1937 23 1,629 4,615 44
1936 15 2,148 4,406 45
1935 22 1,659 4,056 49
1934 15 2,184 4,033 48
1933 30 1,329 3,564 52
1932 26 1,517 3,388 57
1931 23 1,633 3,217 58
1930 28 1,497 2,981 65
1929 29 1,446 2,738 69
1928 29 1,502 2,856 69
1927 30 1,521 2,882 67
1926 17 2,251 2,813 68
1925 21 1,941 2,713 74
1924 23 1,869 2,730 74
1923 24 1,779 2,597 75
1922 17 2,285 2,476 78
1921 22 1,922 2,417 81
1920 20 2,012 2,180 86
1919 20 1,919 1,955 90
1918 23 1,751 1,912 91
1917 17 2,097 1,715 96
1916 14 2,365 1,587 98
1915 16 2,047 1,517 97
1914 6 3,601 1,001 111
1913 11 2,028 760 113
1912 7 2,621 617 118
1911 6 2,453 280 126
1910 6 2,392 228 141
1909 < 5 -- 163 155
1908 < 5 -- 178 138
1907 < 5 -- 148 155
1906 < 5 -- 116 167
1905 < 5 -- 107 178
1904 < 5 -- 92 193
1903 < 5 -- 92 182
1902 < 5 -- 90 187
1901 < 5 -- 87 173
1900 < 5 -- 85 214
1899 < 5 -- 57 224
1898 < 5 -- 68 214
1897 < 5 -- 51 243
1896 < 5 -- 55 247
1895 < 5 -- 56 236
1894 < 5 -- 58 226
1893 < 5 -- 55 234
1892 < 5 -- 35 318
1891 < 5 -- 29 317
1890 < 5 -- 45 254
1889 < 5 -- 32 312
1888 < 5 -- 41 283
1887 < 5 -- 29 310
1886 < 5 -- 23 368
1885 < 5 -- 24 362
1884 < 5 -- 34 300
1883 < 5 -- 25 336
1882 < 5 -- 22 387
1881 < 5 -- 30 295
1880 < 5 -- 23 361

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.