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Erik Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Erik?

The somewhat popular name Erik was the 378th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #64 in 1980 with 4,913 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Erik was less than 5, most recently in 1919.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Erik occurred roughly during the years 1920-1924, 1930-1933, 1935-1952, 1953-1965, 1966-1970, and 1975-1979, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1992-1996, and 2003-2015.

Where is the name Erik popularity headed?

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

Erik's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Erik for their newborn has dropped.

The name Erik is chosen by a number of parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Erik (Girl)Erik (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 850 378
2017 < 5 -- 898 368
2016 < 5 -- 943 356
2015 < 5 -- 1,016 338
2014 < 5 -- 1,036 329
2013 < 5 -- 1,102 310
2012 < 5 -- 1,220 290
2011 < 5 -- 1,265 277
2010 < 5 -- 1,336 256
2009 < 5 -- 1,553 233
2008 7 14,293 1,795 213
2007 6 16,106 2,028 199
2006 < 5 -- 2,130 189
2005 5 17,290 2,228 183
2004 8 11,961 2,364 172
2003 5 16,548 2,550 158
2002 < 5 -- 2,460 156
2001 < 5 -- 2,574 155
2000 10 9,382 2,722 143
1999 6 13,200 2,722 139
1998 7 11,511 2,676 140
1997 5 14,442 2,857 134
1996 9 9,030 3,020 122
1995 11 7,676 3,432 111
1994 24 4,278 3,746 99
1993 14 6,371 3,486 105
1992 16 5,808 3,816 98
1991 13 6,718 3,889 95
1990 11 7,468 3,950 96
1989 17 5,112 3,631 95
1988 21 4,215 3,476 92
1987 25 3,547 3,232 94
1986 24 3,579 3,105 92
1985 26 3,347 3,371 87
1984 28 3,099 3,421 84
1983 29 2,930 3,636 80
1982 29 3,035 3,633 80
1981 22 3,652 3,922 76
1980 41 2,357 4,913 64
1979 20 3,810 4,639 66
1978 17 4,125 3,264 85
1977 17 4,109 2,786 94
1976 18 3,716 2,757 94
1975 16 3,997 2,860 87
1974 23 3,032 2,882 90
1973 20 3,263 3,060 86
1972 16 3,762 3,397 86
1971 11 4,901 3,215 97
1970 17 3,628 3,246 101
1969 14 3,832 2,722 119
1968 18 3,083 2,366 125
1967 12 3,899 2,249 133
1966 9 4,603 1,963 145
1965 14 3,452 2,121 145
1964 5 7,065 1,166 221
1963 < 5 -- 673 299
1962 < 5 -- 518 343
1961 < 5 -- 521 347
1960 < 5 -- 468 362
1959 < 5 -- 428 383
1958 < 5 -- 340 426
1957 < 5 -- 321 433
1956 < 5 -- 252 477
1955 < 5 -- 223 492
1954 < 5 -- 219 489
1953 < 5 -- 191 508
1952 < 5 -- 187 510
1951 < 5 -- 152 554
1950 < 5 -- 132 592
1949 < 5 -- 154 537
1948 < 5 -- 93 692
1947 < 5 -- 121 620
1946 < 5 -- 95 664
1945 < 5 -- 96 619
1944 < 5 -- 65 776
1943 < 5 -- 78 731
1942 < 5 -- 57 869
1941 < 5 -- 53 874
1940 < 5 -- 44 970
1939 < 5 -- 39 1,019
1938 < 5 -- 32 1,151
1937 < 5 -- 24 1,381
1936 < 5 -- 18 1,604
1935 < 5 -- 24 1,401
1934 < 5 -- 24 1,396
1933 < 5 -- 23 1,417
1932 < 5 -- 13 2,128
1931 < 5 -- 18 1,723
1930 < 5 -- 17 1,847
1929 < 5 -- 19 1,748
1928 < 5 -- 8 3,173
1927 < 5 -- 18 1,896
1926 < 5 -- 16 2,013
1925 < 5 -- 11 2,637
1924 < 5 -- 23 1,642
1923 < 5 -- 15 2,157
1922 < 5 -- 12 2,531
1921 < 5 -- 11 2,686
1920 < 5 -- 8 3,298
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1918 < 5 -- 12 2,442
1917 < 5 -- 8 3,025
1916 < 5 -- 10 2,605
1915 < 5 -- 11 2,352
1914 < 5 -- 6 3,016
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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.