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Benjamine Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Benjamine?

The rare name Benjamine was the 12,322nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Benjamine, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

Position 419, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1881.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1919 with 35 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Benjamine was less than 5, most recently in 2017.

Benjamine, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1913-1917, 1970-1974, and 1975-1979, whereas 1967-1970, and 1993-1996 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Benjamine popularity headed?

Benjamine's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The popularity trend for Benjamine has steadily decreased for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Benjamine lately has dropped.

The name Benjamine is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Benjamin. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5 12,322
2017 < 5 --
2016 < 5 --
2015 6 10,814
2014 8 8,868
2013 8 8,883
2012 9 8,216
2011 10 7,563
2010 13 6,390
2009 11 7,269
2008 7 9,972
2007 13 6,301
2006 14 5,815
2005 15 5,307
2004 9 7,589
2003 10 6,778
2002 15 4,925
2001 17 4,499
2000 12 5,607
1999 8 7,214
1998 13 4,901
1997 10 5,688
1996 10 5,572
1995 19 3,441
1994 16 3,924
1993 19 3,375
1992 18 3,468
1991 19 3,228
1990 22 2,872
1989 24 2,624
1988 24 2,440
1987 25 2,276
1986 25 2,225
1985 31 1,867
1984 27 1,983
1983 26 2,020
1982 22 2,276
1981 21 2,346
1980 23 2,219
1979 34 1,673
1978 24 2,018
1977 27 1,864
1976 24 2,006
1975 16 2,549
1974 23 1,936
1973 10 3,245
1972 16 2,336
1971 16 2,368
1970 12 2,744
1969 15 2,220
1968 16 2,041
1967 16 1,977
1966 14 2,142
1965 14 2,183
1964 12 2,424
1963 13 2,307
1962 19 1,857
1961 11 2,554
1960 9 2,888
1959 8 3,058
1958 11 2,512
1957 13 2,287
1956 14 2,175
1955 9 2,781
1954 8 2,965
1953 17 1,905
1952 8 2,895
1951 6 3,394
1950 13 2,122
1949 12 2,232
1948 7 3,028
1947 9 2,684
1946 5 3,569
1945 8 2,582
1944 12 2,084
1943 16 1,845
1942 5 3,608
1941 10 2,344
1940 14 1,905
1939 6 3,141
1938 9 2,495
1937 11 2,216
1936 10 2,309
1935 15 1,844
1934 7 3,002
1933 11 2,223
1932 13 2,108
1931 12 2,218
1930 9 2,795
1929 15 2,009
1928 12 2,405
1927 19 1,804
1926 15 2,085
1925 18 1,878
1924 20 1,783
1923 11 2,635
1922 21 1,702
1921 23 1,592
1920 27 1,423
1919 35 1,189
1918 30 1,291
1917 30 1,239
1916 13 2,163
1915 15 1,886
1914 19 1,394
1913 12 1,591
1912 16 1,179
1911 9 1,199
1910 < 5 --
1909 < 5 --
1908 5 1,389
1907 < 5 --
1906 < 5 --
1905 5 1,250
1904 < 5 --
1903 8 852
1902 6 1,022
1901 < 5 --
1900 5 1,331
1899 < 5 --
1898 6 1,017
1897 8 794
1896 5 1,119
1895 < 5 --
1894 9 735
1893 10 656
1892 9 755
1891 9 645
1890 9 669
1889 13 528
1888 11 616
1887 11 548
1886 12 544
1885 7 769
1884 10 619
1883 15 461
1882 9 655
1881 17 419
1880 13 505

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.