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Desmond Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Desmond?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Desmond, ranked the 323rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Desmond has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #264 was reached in 1992 with 1,067 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Desmond was less than 5, most recently in 1909.

Desmond, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1911-1916, 1919-1922, 1942-1947, 1948-1954, 1957-1964, 1968-1974, 1987-1992, and 2004-2010, whereas 1916-1919, 1922-1925, and 1931-1934 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Desmond has been moving upward in popularity. however, the number of children named Desmond lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Desmond?

Desmond's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Desmond is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Desmond (Girl)Desmond (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 1,024 323
2017 < 5 -- 1,044 325
2016 < 5 -- 894 369
2015 < 5 -- 959 352
2014 < 5 -- 1,033 330
2013 5 17,229 981 329
2012 < 5 -- 924 339
2011 < 5 -- 843 355
2010 < 5 -- 878 349
2009 < 5 -- 788 384
2008 < 5 -- 720 411
2007 5 18,370 676 425
2006 < 5 -- 583 463
2005 < 5 -- 530 471
2004 < 5 -- 542 466
2003 6 14,353 556 454
2002 5 16,124 584 422
2001 < 5 -- 636 397
2000 5 15,703 698 375
1999 10 8,964 742 351
1998 8 10,370 741 352
1997 16 5,953 885 308
1996 12 7,262 626 375
1995 9 8,961 667 361
1994 11 7,752 670 359
1993 12 7,146 752 335
1992 11 7,659 1,067 264
1991 11 7,546 835 308
1990 6 11,779 870 287
1989 11 7,101 758 317
1988 9 7,869 692 316
1987 8 8,195 594 339
1986 11 6,268 676 303
1985 5 11,085 677 301
1984 < 5 -- 377 429
1983 7 8,262 356 438
1982 6 9,524 356 454
1981 < 5 -- 387 423
1980 11 6,016 527 347
1979 10 6,318 442 385
1978 10 6,057 528 332
1977 8 7,045 370 407
1976 < 5 -- 257 499
1975 5 9,436 240 520
1974 < 5 -- 313 447
1973 < 5 -- 279 469
1972 < 5 -- 246 501
1971 < 5 -- 225 534
1970 < 5 -- 165 631
1969 < 5 -- 134 683
1968 < 5 -- 127 666
1967 < 5 -- 148 615
1966 < 5 -- 121 673
1965 < 5 -- 124 666
1964 < 5 -- 134 666
1963 < 5 -- 116 725
1962 < 5 -- 99 769
1961 < 5 -- 92 793
1960 < 5 -- 85 826
1959 < 5 -- 60 996
1958 < 5 -- 43 1,174
1957 < 5 -- 49 1,093
1956 < 5 -- 56 999
1955 < 5 -- 62 951
1954 < 5 -- 65 921
1953 < 5 -- 44 1,110
1952 < 5 -- 33 1,301
1951 < 5 -- 43 1,098
1950 < 5 -- 37 1,189
1949 < 5 -- 25 1,470
1948 < 5 -- 30 1,328
1947 < 5 -- 36 1,218
1946 < 5 -- 31 1,262
1945 < 5 -- 23 1,388
1944 < 5 -- 21 1,492
1943 < 5 -- 23 1,467
1942 < 5 -- 18 1,693
1941 < 5 -- 25 1,339
1940 < 5 -- 15 1,823
1939 < 5 -- 21 1,463
1938 < 5 -- 23 1,404
1937 < 5 -- 23 1,417
1936 < 5 -- 17 1,658
1935 < 5 -- 24 1,396
1934 < 5 -- 16 1,796
1933 < 5 -- 22 1,467
1932 < 5 -- 29 1,264
1931 < 5 -- 34 1,174
1930 < 5 -- 29 1,342
1929 < 5 -- 28 1,347
1928 < 5 -- 28 1,394
1927 < 5 -- 33 1,279
1926 < 5 -- 50 969
1925 < 5 -- 33 1,259
1924 < 5 -- 40 1,138
1923 < 5 -- 52 956
1922 < 5 -- 66 842
1921 < 5 -- 30 1,370
1920 < 5 -- 20 1,771
1919 < 5 -- 15 2,083
1918 < 5 -- 23 1,555
1917 < 5 -- 22 1,542
1916 < 5 -- 30 1,216
1915 < 5 -- 19 1,617
1914 < 5 -- 16 1,567
1913 < 5 -- 17 1,271
1912 < 5 -- 9 1,776
1911 < 5 -- 5 1,805
1910 < 5 -- 8 1,228
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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.