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Greg Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Greg?

In 2018 the rare name Greg, ranked the 4,002nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Position 77, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1961 and as recently as 1962.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1961 with 5,394 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Greg was less than 5, most recently in 1929.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Greg occurred roughly during the years 1933-1947, and 1954-1960, whereas 1963-1967, 1968-1981, 1982-1988, 1989-1999, and 2004-2010 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Greg has been spiralling downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Greg lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Greg?

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

The name Greg is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Greg (Girl)Greg (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 26 4,002
2017 < 5 -- 26 4,018
2016 < 5 -- 38 3,076
2015 < 5 -- 34 3,305
2014 < 5 -- 27 3,824
2013 < 5 -- 49 2,498
2012 < 5 -- 38 3,016
2011 < 5 -- 45 2,678
2010 < 5 -- 41 2,884
2009 < 5 -- 55 2,361
2008 < 5 -- 68 2,045
2007 < 5 -- 60 2,221
2006 < 5 -- 71 1,899
2005 < 5 -- 91 1,546
2004 < 5 -- 86 1,543
2003 < 5 -- 73 1,691
2002 < 5 -- 70 1,685
2001 < 5 -- 82 1,487
2000 < 5 -- 79 1,523
1999 < 5 -- 85 1,389
1998 < 5 -- 108 1,166
1997 < 5 -- 99 1,200
1996 < 5 -- 112 1,082
1995 < 5 -- 129 978
1994 < 5 -- 133 955
1993 < 5 -- 149 871
1992 < 5 -- 172 797
1991 < 5 -- 176 772
1990 < 5 -- 204 710
1989 < 5 -- 234 654
1988 < 5 -- 204 660
1987 < 5 -- 286 537
1986 5 11,542 271 542
1985 5 11,236 332 474
1984 < 5 -- 388 419
1983 < 5 -- 415 398
1982 < 5 -- 438 385
1981 < 5 -- 476 367
1980 < 5 -- 558 336
1979 < 5 -- 573 326
1978 < 5 -- 699 277
1977 5 10,136 824 249
1976 6 8,489 858 237
1975 < 5 -- 952 218
1974 < 5 -- 1,098 200
1973 6 7,752 1,301 181
1972 5 8,716 1,438 173
1971 11 4,908 1,700 163
1970 9 5,537 2,006 154
1969 9 5,173 1,989 151
1968 11 4,297 2,047 142
1967 8 5,146 2,099 140
1966 6 6,050 2,457 125
1965 6 6,048 3,185 105
1964 5 7,127 3,972 94
1963 7 5,515 4,853 81
1962 6 6,117 5,366 77
1961 12 3,851 5,394 77
1960 5 6,703 5,090 83
1959 < 5 -- 4,644 90
1958 5 6,431 3,796 105
1957 5 6,427 2,968 127
1956 < 5 -- 1,605 182
1955 < 5 -- 1,164 210
1954 < 5 -- 955 226
1953 < 5 -- 796 238
1952 < 5 -- 770 242
1951 6 5,060 739 247
1950 < 5 -- 804 228
1949 < 5 -- 868 214
1948 < 5 -- 1,189 178
1947 < 5 -- 1,317 171
1946 < 5 -- 806 212
1945 < 5 -- 355 314
1944 < 5 -- 188 445
1943 < 5 -- 145 520
1942 < 5 -- 101 632
1941 < 5 -- 76 710
1940 < 5 -- 57 830
1939 < 5 -- 55 821
1938 < 5 -- 49 902
1937 < 5 -- 34 1,132
1936 < 5 -- 32 1,172
1935 < 5 -- 19 1,619
1934 < 5 -- 17 1,746
1933 < 5 -- 8 2,835
1932 < 5 -- 9 2,720
1931 < 5 -- 9 2,736
1930 < 5 -- 10 2,667
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1927 < 5 -- 9 3,005
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1925 < 5 -- 11 2,654
1924 < 5 -- 6 4,068
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1921 < 5 -- 5 4,605
1920 < 5 -- 6 4,009
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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.