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Willie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Willie?

The less frequently given name Willie was the 934th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #11 in 1910.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 7,997 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Willie in any given year was 224 in 2018.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Willie occurred roughly during the years 1885-1888, 1889-1892, 1897-1900, 1901-1905, 1906-1919, and 1939-1942, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1992-1995, and 2015-2017.

Where is the name Willie popularity headed?

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

Willie's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Willie has dropped.

The name Willie is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Willie has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Willie (Girl)Willie (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5 17,866 224 934
2017 5 18,234 282 805
2016 < 5 -- 291 799
2015 < 5 -- 304 775
2014 < 5 -- 331 724
2013 5 19,104 330 709
2012 < 5 -- 369 645
2011 < 5 -- 390 614
2010 < 5 -- 385 631
2009 5 20,053 400 624
2008 < 5 -- 457 566
2007 6 17,528 469 549
2006 < 5 -- 507 511
2005 < 5 -- 481 512
2004 < 5 -- 492 497
2003 < 5 -- 557 453
2002 < 5 -- 569 437
2001 < 5 -- 608 413
2000 7 13,104 610 407
1999 < 5 -- 668 385
1998 8 11,105 739 354
1997 8 10,800 774 335
1996 11 8,121 800 328
1995 11 8,062 824 319
1994 17 5,703 940 291
1993 25 4,252 1,062 272
1992 22 4,680 1,212 237
1991 14 6,576 1,319 224
1990 16 5,830 1,377 221
1989 38 2,929 1,460 202
1988 35 2,982 1,428 191
1987 42 2,489 1,478 186
1986 37 2,679 1,490 178
1985 34 2,802 1,574 171
1984 54 1,942 1,606 166
1983 45 2,197 1,763 156
1982 56 1,919 1,959 144
1981 54 1,982 1,966 141
1980 63 1,766 2,169 130
1979 61 1,794 2,154 125
1978 67 1,612 2,133 121
1977 62 1,699 2,165 124
1976 83 1,315 2,136 121
1975 89 1,268 2,175 118
1974 105 1,112 2,221 119
1973 119 1,001 2,392 109
1972 131 943 2,593 109
1971 137 943 2,863 115
1970 167 825 3,139 103
1969 195 721 3,048 101
1968 205 680 3,110 96
1967 242 612 3,391 92
1966 279 570 3,548 93
1965 335 522 3,805 93
1964 405 479 4,153 89
1963 407 479 4,191 93
1962 470 444 4,542 89
1961 503 440 4,783 86
1960 589 392 5,243 81
1959 632 379 5,374 78
1958 699 347 5,684 70
1957 786 326 6,205 63
1956 932 290 6,513 58
1955 931 283 6,627 54
1954 1,110 243 6,845 53
1953 1,156 237 7,051 49
1952 1,203 228 7,196 48
1951 1,272 215 7,229 45
1950 1,339 201 7,719 42
1949 1,531 179 7,913 41
1948 1,667 168 7,969 40
1947 1,684 173 7,997 42
1946 1,686 159 7,333 40
1945 1,777 137 7,027 31
1944 1,895 138 7,191 31
1943 1,994 139 7,183 36
1942 2,068 133 7,091 37
1941 1,859 136 6,531 36
1940 1,937 128 6,173 35
1939 1,951 126 6,305 33
1938 2,019 121 6,083 34
1937 2,193 114 6,229 32
1936 2,225 108 6,012 32
1935 2,371 99 6,328 30
1934 2,390 100 6,347 30
1933 2,445 93 5,982 32
1932 2,662 91 6,548 31
1931 2,597 93 5,962 31
1930 3,016 87 6,667 29
1929 3,321 76 6,614 29
1928 3,442 74 6,819 29
1927 3,883 71 6,968 27
1926 3,820 73 6,820 28
1925 3,946 68 7,124 27
1924 3,990 69 6,700 30
1923 3,964 67 6,663 30
1922 3,884 70 6,906 28
1921 3,748 74 6,489 34
1920 3,816 74 6,889 29
1919 4,050 61 6,942 23
1918 3,867 70 6,537 29
1917 3,381 72 5,751 31
1916 3,116 73 5,660 30
1915 3,041 72 5,434 30
1914 2,759 66 4,709 25
1913 2,264 65 3,760 24
1912 2,267 61 3,508 22
1911 1,637 61 2,492 14
1910 1,796 56 2,897 11
1909 1,549 54 2,175 13
1908 1,371 59 1,964 13
1907 1,394 56 1,968 13
1906 1,233 59 1,756 13
1905 1,285 59 1,782 13
1904 1,188 61 1,675 14
1903 1,014 67 1,454 14
1902 1,071 64 1,565 14
1901 901 68 1,294 16
1900 1,351 58 2,113 14
1899 806 73 1,088 18
1898 878 71 1,134 18
1897 818 70 1,151 18
1896 755 76 1,092 18
1895 724 78 1,071 18
1894 709 75 986 19
1893 648 77 882 19
1892 631 78 948 19
1891 562 78 739 21
1890 578 77 758 23
1889 488 85 708 26
1888 522 79 786 24
1887 379 88 590 27
1886 388 88 641 28
1885 312 95 614 29
1884 332 93 578 31
1883 264 96 474 34
1882 291 89 541 31
1881 229 94 498 30
1880 192 105 476 34

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.