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How popular is Gray?

In 2018 the uncommon name Gray, ranked the 1,249th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Gray is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #838 was reached in 1889.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2018 with 147 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Gray was less than 5, most recently in 1910.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Gray occurred roughly during the years 1916-1920, 1943-1947, 1951-1955, 1959-1962, 1981-1989, 2002-2007, and 2008-2012, whereas 1937-1940 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Gray has been soaring upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Gray lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gray?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Gray is still rare but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Gray (Girl)Gray (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 39 3,793 147 1,249
2017 35 4,155 145 1,257
2016 44 3,534 144 1,266
2015 45 3,492 141 1,272
2014 47 3,381 127 1,352
2013 26 5,189 121 1,388
2012 17 7,237 120 1,391
2011 22 6,006 97 1,590
2010 24 5,674 97 1,618
2009 20 6,650 89 1,735
2008 17 7,517 76 1,906
2007 14 8,681 81 1,801
2006 11 10,143 70 1,925
2005 11 9,675 54 2,215
2004 < 5 -- 54 2,170
2003 < 5 -- 57 2,014
2002 < 5 -- 46 2,268
2001 6 14,130 51 2,067
2000 < 5 -- 39 2,451
1999 < 5 -- 53 1,867
1998 < 5 -- 38 2,323
1997 < 5 -- 42 2,111
1996 5 14,275 56 1,694
1995 < 5 -- 52 1,716
1994 7 10,954 57 1,620
1993 < 5 -- 54 1,645
1992 < 5 -- 29 2,487
1991 < 5 -- 22 2,940
1990 < 5 -- 30 2,333
1989 < 5 -- 49 1,624
1988 < 5 -- 28 2,213
1987 5 11,925 37 1,766
1986 < 5 -- 21 2,548
1985 < 5 -- 26 2,145
1984 < 5 -- 29 1,907
1983 < 5 -- 15 2,967
1982 < 5 -- 18 2,633
1981 < 5 -- 18 2,614
1980 < 5 -- 17 2,764
1979 < 5 -- 16 2,815
1978 < 5 -- 20 2,312
1977 < 5 -- 18 2,493
1976 < 5 -- 9 3,825
1975 < 5 -- 22 2,085
1974 < 5 -- 19 2,225
1973 < 5 -- 28 1,670
1972 < 5 -- 23 1,887
1971 < 5 -- 21 2,005
1970 < 5 -- 27 1,672
1969 < 5 -- 28 1,540
1968 < 5 -- 28 1,486
1967 < 5 -- 20 1,779
1966 < 5 -- 27 1,492
1965 < 5 -- 26 1,537
1964 < 5 -- 30 1,447
1963 < 5 -- 38 1,263
1962 < 5 -- 49 1,096
1961 < 5 -- 26 1,586
1960 < 5 -- 34 1,370
1959 < 5 -- 37 1,286
1958 < 5 -- 41 1,212
1957 < 5 -- 33 1,376
1956 < 5 -- 39 1,221
1955 < 5 -- 41 1,177
1954 6 5,365 30 1,395
1953 < 5 -- 28 1,441
1952 < 5 -- 32 1,330
1951 < 5 -- 24 1,536
1950 5 5,592 27 1,411
1949 < 5 -- 32 1,285
1948 < 5 -- 23 1,535
1947 < 5 -- 35 1,243
1946 < 5 -- 25 1,421
1945 < 5 -- 17 1,653
1944 5 4,823 21 1,498
1943 < 5 -- 14 2,021
1942 < 5 -- 24 1,439
1941 < 5 -- 27 1,283
1940 < 5 -- 11 2,234
1939 < 5 -- 16 1,749
1938 < 5 -- 15 1,852
1937 < 5 -- 20 1,552
1936 < 5 -- 13 1,997
1935 5 4,482 18 1,682
1934 < 5 -- 19 1,633
1933 < 5 -- 13 2,033
1932 < 5 -- 15 1,950
1931 < 5 -- 13 2,146
1930 < 5 -- 16 1,919
1929 < 5 -- 14 2,135
1928 < 5 -- 14 2,207
1927 < 5 -- 17 1,983
1926 < 5 -- 18 1,862
1925 < 5 -- 22 1,655
1924 < 5 -- 22 1,696
1923 < 5 -- 18 1,900
1922 < 5 -- 20 1,786
1921 5 5,435 17 2,012
1920 < 5 -- 33 1,263
1919 7 4,010 25 1,461
1918 < 5 -- 17 1,941
1917 < 5 -- 17 1,851
1916 < 5 -- 13 2,197
1915 < 5 -- 29 1,226
1914 < 5 -- 12 1,909
1913 6 2,985 6 2,620
1912 5 3,165 14 1,303
1911 < 5 -- 7 1,448
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- 5 1,552
1908 < 5 -- 6 1,284
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- 5 1,315
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- 6 1,068
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- 6 990
1900 < 5 -- 10 869
1899 < 5 -- 5 1,110
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- 5 1,130
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- 5 1,152
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 7 838
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- 5 985
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 5 998
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

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.