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Babe Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Babe?

Less than 5 babies were given the name Babe in the United States in 2018.

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

Position 1311, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1905.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1915 with 19 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Babe was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1922-1924.

Sometimes the name Babe has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Babe popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a low point when compared to its most popular year.

The popularity trend for Babe has remained mostly unchanged for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Babe for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Babe is mostly unused and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Babe (Girl)Babe (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- < 5 --
2017 < 5 -- < 5 --
2016 < 5 -- < 5 --
2015 < 5 -- < 5 --
2014 < 5 -- < 5 --
2013 < 5 -- < 5 --
2012 < 5 -- < 5 --
2011 < 5 -- < 5 --
2010 < 5 -- < 5 --
2009 < 5 -- < 5 --
2008 < 5 -- < 5 --
2007 < 5 -- < 5 --
2006 < 5 -- < 5 --
2005 < 5 -- < 5 --
2004 < 5 -- < 5 --
2003 < 5 -- < 5 --
2002 < 5 -- < 5 --
2001 < 5 -- < 5 --
2000 < 5 -- < 5 --
1999 < 5 -- < 5 --
1998 < 5 -- < 5 --
1997 < 5 -- < 5 --
1996 < 5 -- < 5 --
1995 < 5 -- < 5 --
1994 < 5 -- < 5 --
1993 < 5 -- < 5 --
1992 < 5 -- < 5 --
1991 < 5 -- < 5 --
1990 < 5 -- < 5 --
1989 < 5 -- < 5 --
1988 < 5 -- < 5 --
1987 < 5 -- < 5 --
1986 < 5 -- < 5 --
1985 < 5 -- < 5 --
1984 < 5 -- < 5 --
1983 < 5 -- < 5 --
1982 < 5 -- < 5 --
1981 < 5 -- < 5 --
1980 < 5 -- 5 6,337
1979 < 5 -- < 5 --
1978 < 5 -- 5 5,871
1977 < 5 -- < 5 --
1976 < 5 -- < 5 --
1975 < 5 -- < 5 --
1974 < 5 -- < 5 --
1973 < 5 -- < 5 --
1972 < 5 -- < 5 --
1971 < 5 -- 5 4,975
1970 < 5 -- < 5 --
1969 < 5 -- < 5 --
1968 < 5 -- < 5 --
1967 < 5 -- < 5 --
1966 < 5 -- < 5 --
1965 < 5 -- < 5 --
1964 < 5 -- < 5 --
1963 < 5 -- < 5 --
1962 < 5 -- < 5 --
1961 < 5 -- < 5 --
1960 < 5 -- < 5 --
1959 < 5 -- 5 4,031
1958 < 5 -- < 5 --
1957 < 5 -- 6 3,585
1956 < 5 -- < 5 --
1955 < 5 -- < 5 --
1954 < 5 -- < 5 --
1953 < 5 -- < 5 --
1952 < 5 -- < 5 --
1951 < 5 -- < 5 --
1950 < 5 -- < 5 --
1949 < 5 -- < 5 --
1948 < 5 -- < 5 --
1947 5 5,361 8 2,883
1946 < 5 -- < 5 --
1945 < 5 -- < 5 --
1944 < 5 -- < 5 --
1943 < 5 -- 6 3,250
1942 < 5 -- < 5 --
1941 < 5 -- < 5 --
1940 < 5 -- < 5 --
1939 < 5 -- < 5 --
1938 5 4,395 6 3,204
1937 6 3,838 5 3,562
1936 6 3,732 10 2,307
1935 6 3,790 9 2,543
1934 < 5 -- 7 3,000
1933 7 3,436 11 2,218
1932 7 3,600 8 2,866
1931 11 2,593 5 3,803
1930 10 2,863 14 2,087
1929 15 2,200 16 1,935
1928 15 2,293 11 2,529
1927 19 2,030 14 2,208
1926 < 5 -- 14 2,199
1925 11 2,959 10 2,765
1924 14 2,527 11 2,660
1923 12 2,744 < 5 --
1922 16 2,301 10 2,814
1921 16 2,295 12 2,509
1920 15 2,365 11 2,613
1919 8 3,492 9 2,896
1918 12 2,693 8 3,123
1917 17 2,005 8 2,973
1916 11 2,682 7 3,203
1915 19 1,745 8 2,846
1914 8 2,657 6 2,948
1913 12 1,777 11 1,685
1912 7 2,390 9 1,759
1911 12 1,379 < 5 --
1910 9 1,646 < 5 --
1909 10 1,375 5 1,468
1908 8 1,555 < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- 6 1,205
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 9 1,311 7 1,009
1904 5 1,918 < 5 --
1903 5 1,819 < 5 --
1902 6 1,620 < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 9 1,327 6 1,179
1899 < 5 -- 6 939
1898 5 1,728 < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- 5 1,074
1896 < 5 -- 5 1,114
1895 < 5 -- 5 1,091
1894 5 1,511 < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 5 1,349 < 5 --
1890 5 1,350 < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- 5 952
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- 5 921

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.