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Burton Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Burton?

The rare name Burton was the 4,474th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #222 in 1925 with 597 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Burton was 19 in 2008.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Burton occurred roughly during the years 1899-1903, 1908-1918, and 2008-2012, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1979-1984, and 1989-1992.

Where is the name Burton popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

Burton's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Burton for their newborn has dropped.

The name Burton is very unique and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Burton has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Burton (Girl)Burton (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 22 4,474
2017 < 5 -- 25 4,107
2016 < 5 -- 25 4,108
2015 < 5 -- 36 3,149
2014 < 5 -- 27 3,798
2013 < 5 -- 30 3,510
2012 < 5 -- 36 3,119
2011 < 5 -- 27 3,800
2010 < 5 -- 26 3,904
2009 < 5 -- 26 3,927
2008 < 5 -- 19 4,916
2007 < 5 -- 29 3,605
2006 < 5 -- 25 3,903
2005 < 5 -- 31 3,249
2004 < 5 -- 30 3,223
2003 < 5 -- 23 3,742
2002 < 5 -- 24 3,567
2001 < 5 -- 22 3,729
2000 < 5 -- 21 3,784
1999 < 5 -- 24 3,292
1998 < 5 -- 25 3,103
1997 < 5 -- 21 3,363
1996 < 5 -- 37 2,220
1995 < 5 -- 25 2,856
1994 < 5 -- 36 2,225
1993 < 5 -- 36 2,167
1992 < 5 -- 31 2,367
1991 < 5 -- 45 1,772
1990 < 5 -- 43 1,814
1989 < 5 -- 54 1,521
1988 < 5 -- 51 1,484
1987 < 5 -- 56 1,317
1986 < 5 -- 63 1,202
1985 < 5 -- 56 1,281
1984 < 5 -- 60 1,178
1983 < 5 -- 70 1,061
1982 < 5 -- 75 1,050
1981 < 5 -- 90 946
1980 < 5 -- 98 905
1979 < 5 -- 94 900
1978 < 5 -- 102 848
1977 < 5 -- 98 859
1976 < 5 -- 82 921
1975 < 5 -- 79 921
1974 < 5 -- 86 861
1973 < 5 -- 88 844
1972 < 5 -- 112 752
1971 < 5 -- 119 750
1970 < 5 -- 121 749
1969 < 5 -- 117 720
1968 < 5 -- 120 690
1967 < 5 -- 129 656
1966 < 5 -- 152 604
1965 < 5 -- 160 602
1964 < 5 -- 162 614
1963 < 5 -- 198 561
1962 < 5 -- 153 625
1961 5 6,661 182 587
1960 < 5 -- 186 573
1959 < 5 -- 171 596
1958 < 5 -- 158 612
1957 < 5 -- 196 552
1956 < 5 -- 191 548
1955 < 5 -- 182 547
1954 < 5 -- 192 524
1953 < 5 -- 222 470
1952 < 5 -- 217 471
1951 < 5 -- 216 462
1950 < 5 -- 252 421
1949 < 5 -- 269 411
1948 < 5 -- 247 426
1947 < 5 -- 293 401
1946 < 5 -- 285 388
1945 < 5 -- 273 359
1944 < 5 -- 293 349
1943 < 5 -- 304 350
1942 < 5 -- 317 342
1941 < 5 -- 334 321
1940 < 5 -- 345 301
1939 < 5 -- 312 314
1938 < 5 -- 384 282
1937 < 5 -- 411 268
1936 < 5 -- 434 256
1935 < 5 -- 399 273
1934 < 5 -- 433 260
1933 < 5 -- 427 253
1932 7 3,616 440 257
1931 < 5 -- 473 243
1930 < 5 -- 560 228
1929 < 5 -- 545 231
1928 5 4,813 518 243
1927 < 5 -- 546 241
1926 5 4,945 558 237
1925 < 5 -- 597 222
1924 < 5 -- 551 245
1923 5 5,065 495 252
1922 6 4,525 479 257
1921 5 5,223 503 249
1920 < 5 -- 433 264
1919 < 5 -- 456 248
1918 5 4,918 450 251
1917 < 5 -- 398 252
1916 5 4,515 358 266
1915 < 5 -- 328 268
1914 < 5 -- 244 285
1913 < 5 -- 207 266
1912 < 5 -- 163 280
1911 < 5 -- 84 288
1910 < 5 -- 53 345
1909 < 5 -- 52 318
1908 < 5 -- 34 405
1907 < 5 -- 43 324
1906 < 5 -- 50 282
1905 < 5 -- 30 385
1904 < 5 -- 41 307
1903 < 5 -- 52 253
1902 < 5 -- 29 368
1901 < 5 -- 35 296
1900 < 5 -- 38 354
1899 < 5 -- 32 311
1898 < 5 -- 38 307
1897 < 5 -- 26 369
1896 < 5 -- 42 283
1895 < 5 -- 27 360
1894 < 5 -- 29 332
1893 < 5 -- 30 318
1892 < 5 -- 32 331
1891 < 5 -- 29 311
1890 < 5 -- 28 328
1889 < 5 -- 24 360
1888 < 5 -- 42 278
1887 < 5 -- 23 340
1886 < 5 -- 35 288
1885 < 5 -- 32 300
1884 < 5 -- 38 278
1883 < 5 -- 40 261
1882 < 5 -- 38 278
1881 < 5 -- 42 238
1880 < 5 -- 34 283

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.