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Alston Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alston?

In 2018 the rare name Alston, ranked the 2,459th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Alston is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #860 was reached in 1894.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2017 with 70 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Alston was less than 5, most recently in 1968.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alston occurred roughly during the years 1913-1917, 1919-1922, 1986-1990, 1991-1994, and 2009-2012.

For a number of years, the name Alston has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Alston for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alston?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a high point.

The name Alston is quite distinctive and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Alston (Girl)Alston (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 52 2,459
2017 < 5 -- 70 2,012
2016 < 5 -- 60 2,227
2015 < 5 -- 58 2,273
2014 < 5 -- 66 2,094
2013 < 5 -- 67 2,022
2012 < 5 -- 68 2,036
2011 < 5 -- 52 2,402
2010 < 5 -- 44 2,731
2009 < 5 -- 50 2,530
2008 < 5 -- 57 2,290
2007 < 5 -- 51 2,471
2006 < 5 -- 50 2,450
2005 < 5 -- 46 2,467
2004 < 5 -- 44 2,491
2003 < 5 -- 43 2,426
2002 < 5 -- 46 2,251
2001 < 5 -- 35 2,677
2000 < 5 -- 47 2,137
1999 6 12,775 47 2,024
1998 5 14,236 59 1,719
1997 5 13,828 60 1,657
1996 < 5 -- 53 1,740
1995 < 5 -- 55 1,649
1994 < 5 -- 55 1,642
1993 < 5 -- 38 2,090
1992 < 5 -- 31 2,363
1991 < 5 -- 35 2,097
1990 < 5 -- 38 1,969
1989 < 5 -- 24 2,619
1988 < 5 -- 22 2,599
1987 < 5 -- 15 3,202
1986 < 5 -- 12 3,656
1985 < 5 -- 18 2,712
1984 < 5 -- 19 2,536
1983 < 5 -- 8 4,511
1982 < 5 -- 13 3,286
1981 < 5 -- 10 3,862
1980 < 5 -- 11 3,620
1979 < 5 -- 12 3,358
1978 < 5 -- 5 5,809
1977 < 5 -- 6 5,137
1976 < 5 -- 12 3,096
1975 < 5 -- 6 4,819
1974 < 5 -- 8 3,847
1973 < 5 -- 5 5,119
1972 < 5 -- 7 3,973
1971 < 5 -- 5 4,935
1970 < 5 -- 6 4,240
1969 < 5 -- 11 2,685
1968 < 5 -- < 5 --
1967 < 5 -- 7 3,238
1966 < 5 -- 9 2,786
1965 < 5 -- < 5 --
1964 < 5 -- 9 2,858
1963 < 5 -- 8 3,046
1962 < 5 -- 14 2,188
1961 < 5 -- 11 2,534
1960 < 5 -- 8 3,086
1959 < 5 -- 8 3,042
1958 < 5 -- 9 2,818
1957 < 5 -- 9 2,824
1956 < 5 -- 12 2,362
1955 < 5 -- 7 3,207
1954 < 5 -- 12 2,317
1953 < 5 -- 7 3,146
1952 < 5 -- 6 3,388
1951 < 5 -- 12 2,247
1950 < 5 -- 11 2,322
1949 < 5 -- 9 2,607
1948 < 5 -- 15 1,945
1947 < 5 -- 10 2,503
1946 < 5 -- 11 2,270
1945 < 5 -- < 5 --
1944 < 5 -- 15 1,812
1943 < 5 -- 7 2,965
1942 < 5 -- 8 2,715
1941 < 5 -- 6 3,142
1940 < 5 -- 11 2,183
1939 < 5 -- 12 2,053
1938 < 5 -- 13 1,985
1937 < 5 -- 11 2,204
1936 < 5 -- 6 3,157
1935 < 5 -- 7 2,957
1934 < 5 -- 11 2,265
1933 < 5 -- 12 2,096
1932 < 5 -- 14 1,997
1931 < 5 -- 9 2,654
1930 < 5 -- 18 1,756
1929 < 5 -- 15 2,006
1928 < 5 -- 16 1,961
1927 < 5 -- 16 2,040
1926 < 5 -- 13 2,304
1925 < 5 -- 19 1,810
1924 < 5 -- 16 2,045
1923 < 5 -- 14 2,224
1922 < 5 -- 20 1,767
1921 < 5 -- 11 2,635
1920 < 5 -- 15 2,136
1919 < 5 -- 11 2,512
1918 < 5 -- 22 1,597
1917 < 5 -- 22 1,529
1916 < 5 -- 13 2,155
1915 < 5 -- 15 1,880
1914 < 5 -- 12 1,869
1913 < 5 -- 7 2,278
1912 < 5 -- 6 2,278
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1894 < 5 -- 7 860
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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.