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Dean Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dean?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Dean, ranked the 173rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Dean has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #78 was reached for the first time in 1967 and as recently as 1968.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1961 with 4,929 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Dean was 9 in 1887.

Dean, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1887-1890, 1893-1897, 1907-1925, 1940-1952, 1953-1957, and 2013-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1969-1976.

For a number of years, the name Dean has steadily increased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Dean for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dean?

Dean's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Dean is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Dean (Girl)Dean (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 8 11,589 2,241 173
2017 < 5 -- 2,077 187
2016 8 12,023 1,963 205
2015 < 5 -- 1,943 204
2014 6 15,021 1,710 222
2013 < 5 -- 1,510 239
2012 < 5 -- 1,378 260
2011 6 15,301 1,235 284
2010 < 5 -- 1,181 285
2009 < 5 -- 1,060 303
2008 < 5 -- 951 344
2007 < 5 -- 905 351
2006 < 5 -- 779 384
2005 8 12,115 755 383
2004 < 5 -- 746 372
2003 < 5 -- 685 383
2002 < 5 -- 711 371
2001 5 15,955 744 356
2000 < 5 -- 695 378
1999 < 5 -- 716 365
1998 < 5 -- 770 346
1997 < 5 -- 804 325
1996 < 5 -- 843 312
1995 < 5 -- 769 333
1994 < 5 -- 833 313
1993 < 5 -- 835 317
1992 < 5 -- 835 315
1991 11 7,533 821 314
1990 5 13,488 893 286
1989 7 9,945 889 278
1988 7 9,512 860 271
1987 6 10,150 821 265
1986 < 5 -- 839 263
1985 5 11,056 802 266
1984 8 7,550 762 274
1983 14 4,940 747 277
1982 11 6,016 768 272
1981 8 7,562 751 276
1980 14 5,034 817 267
1979 6 9,255 846 251
1978 10 6,051 770 263
1977 9 6,462 868 239
1976 10 5,680 887 229
1975 16 3,984 1,026 210
1974 15 4,078 1,222 184
1973 17 3,664 1,414 168
1972 15 3,934 1,684 155
1971 18 3,541 2,246 137
1970 31 2,408 2,941 112
1969 16 3,494 3,445 89
1968 23 2,644 3,803 78
1967 33 2,044 3,914 78
1966 37 1,893 4,044 84
1965 27 2,308 4,096 88
1964 29 2,258 4,512 85
1963 26 2,381 4,617 86
1962 23 2,549 4,658 86
1961 34 2,006 4,929 84
1960 36 1,894 4,519 94
1959 31 2,029 4,428 95
1958 26 2,222 4,295 97
1957 32 1,930 4,370 93
1956 36 1,766 3,712 99
1955 32 1,886 3,086 111
1954 24 2,195 3,164 110
1953 42 1,508 3,123 105
1952 25 2,035 3,157 102
1951 26 1,928 2,890 105
1950 35 1,584 2,338 120
1949 43 1,411 2,101 129
1948 39 1,475 1,909 143
1947 41 1,466 2,001 140
1946 39 1,399 1,886 132
1945 45 1,175 1,585 136
1944 37 1,320 1,574 134
1943 49 1,156 1,502 142
1942 56 1,051 1,286 151
1941 50 1,034 1,288 143
1940 47 1,047 1,223 143
1939 44 1,082 1,296 134
1938 49 1,019 1,338 129
1937 51 982 1,313 127
1936 56 912 1,332 125
1935 47 1,006 1,435 120
1934 55 926 1,476 118
1933 60 867 1,310 128
1932 80 754 1,416 123
1931 55 931 1,346 127
1930 63 918 1,364 129
1929 70 850 1,287 133
1928 60 962 1,287 136
1927 69 898 1,334 133
1926 53 1,022 1,244 139
1925 57 992 1,195 140
1924 53 1,071 1,151 144
1923 57 995 1,011 153
1922 49 1,091 983 158
1921 51 1,060 876 168
1920 47 1,090 788 180
1919 39 1,199 722 181
1918 46 1,077 668 189
1917 43 1,081 559 203
1916 36 1,192 504 215
1915 39 1,079 453 225
1914 18 1,556 337 231
1913 10 2,058 224 253
1912 10 1,875 198 252
1911 15 1,184 94 268
1910 12 1,353 53 347
1909 14 1,116 44 355
1908 18 948 43 346
1907 8 1,529 41 333
1906 5 2,022 38 335
1905 7 1,573 42 311
1904 9 1,286 28 391
1903 12 1,041 27 371
1902 8 1,347 40 302
1901 6 1,525 32 314
1900 13 1,066 46 308
1899 6 1,448 25 365
1898 6 1,546 28 365
1897 < 5 -- 40 285
1896 6 1,453 17 507
1895 12 942 20 441
1894 8 1,159 28 340
1893 6 1,314 15 482
1892 < 5 -- 23 396
1891 < 5 -- 26 334
1890 8 1,024 25 352
1889 5 1,327 21 390
1888 5 1,331 12 584
1887 < 5 -- 9 643
1886 < 5 -- 15 478
1885 < 5 -- 10 614
1884 6 949 13 529
1883 < 5 -- 12 535
1882 < 5 -- 9 663
1881 < 5 -- 17 420
1880 < 5 -- 14 488

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.