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Cary Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Cary?

Ranking 4,477th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Cary is rare.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Cary has seen higher popularity rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #264 in 1966.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1957 with 787 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Cary was 8 in 1899.

Approximately during the years 1891-1894, 1903-1909, 1911-1915, 1918-1921, 1932-1943, 1944-1948, and 1953-1957, the name Cary took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1880-1883, 1923-1926, 1971-1974, 1975-1979, 1989-1996, and 1998-2002 were years of successive downward movement.

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

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

How popular will Cary be?

Cary's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. however, the number of children named Cary lately has remained about the same.

The name Cary is very unique and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Cary (Girl)Cary (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5 16,067 22 4,477
2017 5 16,311 31 3,517
2016 < 5 -- 35 3,235
2015 < 5 -- 32 3,437
2014 7 13,324 21 4,554
2013 6 14,958 22 4,341
2012 5 17,375 27 3,812
2011 9 11,350 29 3,614
2010 7 13,738 24 4,119
2009 7 13,973 25 4,049
2008 7 14,111 34 3,293
2007 8 12,895 35 3,195
2006 < 5 -- 27 3,692
2005 14 7,973 30 3,328
2004 11 9,370 34 2,956
2003 < 5 -- 39 2,583
2002 8 11,315 34 2,762
2001 13 7,814 49 2,120
2000 19 5,743 53 1,945
1999 16 6,241 47 2,029
1998 18 5,614 81 1,407
1997 23 4,532 81 1,366
1996 27 3,958 65 1,537
1995 22 4,547 87 1,245
1994 24 4,264 105 1,096
1993 25 4,121 113 1,038
1992 31 3,511 125 963
1991 34 3,217 142 886
1990 47 2,530 157 814
1989 47 2,451 172 751
1988 41 2,604 161 746
1987 40 2,535 177 681
1986 45 2,270 182 666
1985 64 1,764 197 625
1984 65 1,686 179 643
1983 82 1,425 157 683
1982 76 1,554 177 652
1981 97 1,303 186 629
1980 84 1,447 195 626
1979 101 1,263 197 610
1978 131 1,037 231 547
1977 165 872 270 495
1976 183 781 326 429
1975 204 722 359 405
1974 177 778 306 459
1973 154 843 385 396
1972 156 837 411 388
1971 186 781 543 337
1970 155 863 570 331
1969 129 937 622 304
1968 124 931 663 286
1967 111 970 629 291
1966 72 1,274 763 264
1965 78 1,217 689 286
1964 75 1,280 749 282
1963 119 972 764 279
1962 107 1,044 785 275
1961 121 984 626 314
1960 118 990 760 286
1959 127 928 778 283
1958 127 913 585 314
1957 113 975 787 268
1956 125 894 555 315
1955 81 1,106 491 335
1954 72 1,181 509 319
1953 75 1,121 406 343
1952 51 1,353 462 324
1951 41 1,465 442 327
1950 40 1,453 443 324
1949 44 1,395 447 325
1948 34 1,604 436 319
1947 34 1,637 357 362
1946 30 1,627 305 371
1945 21 1,833 237 387
1944 24 1,703 249 380
1943 29 1,560 260 380
1942 19 1,988 207 425
1941 11 2,693 175 443
1940 21 1,750 134 501
1939 20 1,749 97 581
1938 15 2,125 99 591
1937 8 3,184 73 700
1936 22 1,598 80 652
1935 15 2,115 61 792
1934 12 2,442 58 822
1933 14 2,174 55 836
1932 15 2,152 43 1,007
1931 8 3,267 47 960
1930 11 2,712 53 917
1929 13 2,458 44 1,027
1928 12 2,640 44 1,043
1927 19 2,035 55 929
1926 9 3,297 42 1,092
1925 19 2,038 52 933
1924 16 2,327 59 907
1923 17 2,190 59 884
1922 13 2,633 60 892
1921 12 2,789 75 773
1920 12 2,752 61 878
1919 21 1,810 57 879
1918 21 1,815 50 946
1917 14 2,333 56 856
1916 14 2,271 42 988
1915 12 2,410 53 847
1914 10 2,291 32 987
1913 11 1,908 28 932
1912 12 1,632 20 1,029
1911 < 5 -- 21 694
1910 8 1,795 23 602
1909 5 2,258 24 532
1908 5 2,162 13 749
1907 6 1,867 14 706
1906 < 5 -- 16 594
1905 8 1,438 13 671
1904 5 1,930 12 692
1903 12 1,038 9 797
1902 < 5 -- 12 657
1901 < 5 -- 10 687
1900 5 1,976 12 752
1899 < 5 -- 8 795
1898 5 1,742 10 706
1897 6 1,407 11 656
1896 < 5 -- 21 426
1895 6 1,449 11 644
1894 < 5 -- 18 468
1893 6 1,303 16 462
1892 < 5 -- 11 648
1891 < 5 -- 8 715
1890 7 1,115 9 675
1889 5 1,313 11 592
1888 < 5 -- 16 486
1887 < 5 -- 9 641
1886 < 5 -- 13 519
1885 < 5 -- 17 443
1884 < 5 -- 9 670
1883 < 5 -- 10 604
1882 7 753 13 517
1881 < 5 -- 12 507
1880 < 5 -- 17 429

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.