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Orion Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Orion?

Ranking 300th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Orion is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #300 for the first time this year with 1,141 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Orion in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1964.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Orion occurred roughly during the years 1911-1915, 1940-1943, 1967-1975, 1976-1979, 1988-1998, and 2009-2016, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1928-1931, and 1934-1937.

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

How popular will Orion be?

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

The name Orion is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Orion (Girl)Orion (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 34 4,186 1,141 300
2017 34 4,280 1,022 334
2016 33 4,403 1,068 324
2015 22 5,973 871 369
2014 24 5,581 821 381
2013 14 8,453 757 396
2012 21 6,273 676 419
2011 14 8,513 573 470
2010 13 9,103 561 467
2009 11 10,475 518 523
2008 16 8,010 494 536
2007 13 9,406 469 548
2006 14 8,597 485 527
2005 13 8,729 427 558
2004 14 8,124 418 550
2003 16 7,124 399 562
2002 12 8,686 367 584
2001 16 6,887 404 540
2000 15 7,061 382 552
1999 22 4,988 377 541
1998 22 4,905 372 539
1997 9 9,606 195 765
1996 8 10,271 185 788
1995 7 11,420 168 831
1994 7 11,420 148 895
1993 8 10,285 108 1,075
1992 < 5 -- 92 1,154
1991 5 14,729 117 995
1990 < 5 -- 90 1,142
1989 < 5 -- 89 1,125
1988 < 5 -- 78 1,137
1987 < 5 -- 83 1,050
1986 < 5 -- 56 1,312
1985 < 5 -- 64 1,178
1984 < 5 -- 72 1,058
1983 < 5 -- 76 1,018
1982 < 5 -- 87 965
1981 < 5 -- 67 1,123
1980 < 5 -- 61 1,174
1979 < 5 -- 81 986
1978 < 5 -- 66 1,073
1977 < 5 -- 67 1,061
1976 < 5 -- 57 1,138
1975 < 5 -- 58 1,112
1974 < 5 -- 54 1,120
1973 < 5 -- 35 1,451
1972 < 5 -- 38 1,384
1971 < 5 -- 32 1,549
1970 < 5 -- 12 2,839
1969 < 5 -- 18 2,026
1968 < 5 -- 14 2,276
1967 < 5 -- 8 3,167
1966 < 5 -- 13 2,305
1965 < 5 -- 5 4,286
1964 < 5 -- < 5 --
1963 < 5 -- 7 3,560
1962 < 5 -- 10 2,794
1961 < 5 -- < 5 --
1960 < 5 -- 7 3,562
1959 < 5 -- < 5 --
1958 < 5 -- 9 2,970
1957 < 5 -- 10 2,775
1956 < 5 -- 16 2,071
1955 < 5 -- < 5 --
1954 < 5 -- 11 2,558
1953 < 5 -- 11 2,498
1952 < 5 -- 6 3,635
1951 < 5 -- 11 2,465
1950 < 5 -- 10 2,540
1949 < 5 -- 9 2,748
1948 < 5 -- 11 2,412
1947 < 5 -- 8 3,033
1946 < 5 -- 7 3,102
1945 < 5 -- 13 1,993
1944 < 5 -- 6 3,347
1943 < 5 -- 26 1,395
1942 < 5 -- 17 1,781
1941 < 5 -- 15 1,875
1940 < 5 -- 9 2,621
1939 < 5 -- 20 1,521
1938 < 5 -- 12 2,153
1937 < 5 -- 10 2,438
1936 < 5 -- 14 1,942
1935 < 5 -- 18 1,697
1934 < 5 -- 16 1,834
1933 < 5 -- 15 1,887
1932 < 5 -- 16 1,900
1931 < 5 -- 13 2,178
1930 < 5 -- 20 1,682
1929 < 5 -- 19 1,769
1928 < 5 -- 29 1,373
1927 < 5 -- 24 1,592
1926 < 5 -- 22 1,645
1925 < 5 -- 27 1,442
1924 < 5 -- 30 1,373
1923 < 5 -- 38 1,171
1922 < 5 -- 27 1,461
1921 < 5 -- 32 1,317
1920 < 5 -- 33 1,269
1919 < 5 -- 34 1,224
1918 < 5 -- 26 1,436
1917 5 5,139 31 1,234
1916 < 5 -- 25 1,405
1915 < 5 -- 28 1,258
1914 < 5 -- 16 1,590
1913 < 5 -- 14 1,487
1912 < 5 -- 11 1,596
1911 < 5 -- 7 1,500
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- 7 1,237
1908 < 5 -- 6 1,330
1907 < 5 -- 6 1,300
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- 6 1,197
1904 < 5 -- 5 1,350
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- 7 1,137
1899 < 5 -- 5 1,162
1898 < 5 -- 7 966
1897 < 5 -- 13 611
1896 < 5 -- 16 530
1895 < 5 -- 8 852
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 7 864
1888 < 5 -- 6 1,007
1887 < 5 -- 6 891
1886 < 5 -- 5 1,067
1885 < 5 -- 5 1,058
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- 5 1,025

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.