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Wolf Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Wolf?

The rare name Wolf was the 1,962nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

Wolf, is a possible choice for parents seeking a more unique name.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #1,895 in 1958.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2017 with 73 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Wolf in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1985.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Wolf occurred roughly during the years 1995-1998, 2002-2006, and 2010-2015.

Where is the name Wolf popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

Wolf's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Wolf has risen dramatically.

The name Wolf is quite distinctive but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Wolf (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 73 1,962
2016 67 2,104
2015 61 2,227
2014 48 2,577
2013 53 2,394
2012 24 4,236
2011 26 3,979
2010 29 3,703
2009 28 3,823
2008 25 4,133
2007 23 4,360
2006 27 3,775
2005 15 5,562
2004 14 5,795
2003 21 4,106
2002 14 5,382
2001 19 4,296
2000 18 4,378
1999 12 5,644
1998 25 3,187
1997 15 4,444
1996 13 4,867
1995 15 4,268
1994 14 4,527
1993 6 8,671
1992 6 8,401
1991 12 4,751
1990 9 5,800
1989 7 6,911
1988 8 5,729
1987 11 4,226
1986 9 4,833
1985 < 5 --
1984 5 7,313
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1982 8 4,987
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1978 8 4,542
1977 10 3,833
1976 8 4,404
1975 8 4,294
1974 6 5,211
1973 6 5,085
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1971 7 4,367
1970 9 3,512
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1968 5 4,735
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1966 6 3,929
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1963 6 4,037
1962 5 4,614
1961 5 4,646
1960 15 2,207
1959 14 2,295
1958 19 1,895
1957 7 3,545
1956 8 3,213
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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.