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Clark Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Clark?

Ranking 377th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Clark is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #176 was reached in 1881.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1961 with 878 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Clark in any given year was 31 in 1902.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Clark occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1907-1916, 1929-1934, 1939-1942, 1944-1947, 1958-1961, 1978-1982, 2001-2007, and 2009-2014.

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

How popular will Clark be?

For a number of years, the name Clark has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Clark has risen.

The name Clark is chosen by a number of parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Clark (Girl)Clark (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 21 5,793 850 377
2017 20 6,072 861 379
2016 16 7,314 865 378
2015 15 7,695 867 372
2014 7 13,360 812 383
2013 12 9,140 616 456
2012 < 5 -- 472 550
2011 7 13,664 385 617
2010 5 17,582 335 694
2009 < 5 -- 336 708
2008 < 5 -- 341 694
2007 7 14,243 385 631
2006 < 5 -- 323 692
2005 6 14,888 245 792
2004 < 5 -- 262 726
2003 < 5 -- 220 793
2002 < 5 -- 211 808
2001 < 5 -- 201 818
2000 < 5 -- 218 761
1999 < 5 -- 226 724
1998 < 5 -- 222 735
1997 5 14,199 245 667
1996 < 5 -- 261 642
1995 < 5 -- 285 607
1994 < 5 -- 268 634
1993 6 12,104 264 635
1992 8 9,666 276 622
1991 < 5 -- 303 582
1990 < 5 -- 341 537
1989 5 12,788 339 520
1988 < 5 -- 318 515
1987 < 5 -- 298 519
1986 5 11,275 316 493
1985 < 5 -- 284 518
1984 < 5 -- 302 480
1983 5 10,587 322 466
1982 < 5 -- 305 487
1981 < 5 -- 262 520
1980 < 5 -- 262 532
1979 < 5 -- 244 548
1978 < 5 -- 217 569
1977 < 5 -- 256 512
1976 < 5 -- 197 582
1975 < 5 -- 226 533
1974 < 5 -- 197 573
1973 < 5 -- 227 521
1972 < 5 -- 273 475
1971 < 5 -- 323 451
1970 < 5 -- 382 418
1969 < 5 -- 411 388
1968 5 7,176 426 377
1967 9 4,673 469 344
1966 < 5 -- 529 324
1965 < 5 -- 624 300
1964 < 5 -- 668 303
1963 < 5 -- 729 287
1962 5 6,723 800 271
1961 < 5 -- 878 268
1960 < 5 -- 607 317
1959 < 5 -- 632 307
1958 < 5 -- 671 293
1957 5 6,230 637 301
1956 < 5 -- 707 278
1955 < 5 -- 725 255
1954 < 5 -- 717 262
1953 < 5 -- 646 273
1952 < 5 -- 637 274
1951 < 5 -- 634 268
1950 < 5 -- 625 262
1949 5 5,364 595 273
1948 < 5 -- 551 288
1947 < 5 -- 596 281
1946 < 5 -- 523 280
1945 5 4,671 424 289
1944 < 5 -- 437 284
1943 6 4,271 503 270
1942 < 5 -- 538 245
1941 < 5 -- 456 263
1940 < 5 -- 427 272
1939 < 5 -- 396 276
1938 < 5 -- 487 241
1937 < 5 -- 433 260
1936 < 5 -- 437 254
1935 < 5 -- 376 280
1934 < 5 -- 428 262
1933 < 5 -- 370 273
1932 < 5 -- 336 304
1931 < 5 -- 243 357
1930 5 4,671 255 359
1929 < 5 -- 243 367
1928 < 5 -- 241 377
1927 < 5 -- 293 334
1926 < 5 -- 264 361
1925 < 5 -- 272 358
1924 < 5 -- 283 351
1923 5 5,091 328 321
1922 < 5 -- 326 317
1921 < 5 -- 357 301
1920 5 5,110 308 333
1919 < 5 -- 327 302
1918 7 3,947 327 308
1917 < 5 -- 345 275
1916 < 5 -- 336 278
1915 < 5 -- 289 296
1914 < 5 -- 242 286
1913 < 5 -- 191 289
1912 < 5 -- 187 256
1911 < 5 -- 68 334
1910 < 5 -- 71 292
1909 < 5 -- 51 321
1908 < 5 -- 54 297
1907 < 5 -- 43 325
1906 < 5 -- 53 270
1905 < 5 -- 48 287
1904 < 5 -- 46 279
1903 < 5 -- 49 263
1902 < 5 -- 31 355
1901 < 5 -- 52 238
1900 < 5 -- 75 231
1899 < 5 -- 46 246
1898 < 5 -- 42 279
1897 < 5 -- 58 226
1896 < 5 -- 58 238
1895 < 5 -- 53 246
1894 < 5 -- 50 242
1893 < 5 -- 50 247
1892 < 5 -- 61 224
1891 < 5 -- 36 269
1890 < 5 -- 51 233
1889 < 5 -- 51 228
1888 < 5 -- 45 263
1887 < 5 -- 54 211
1886 < 5 -- 49 244
1885 < 5 -- 45 245
1884 < 5 -- 55 228
1883 < 5 -- 45 237
1882 < 5 -- 54 222
1881 < 5 -- 66 176
1880 < 5 -- 49 237

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.