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Grey Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Grey?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Grey, ranked the 727th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Grey has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 727, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time this year.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2017 with 326 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Grey was less than 5, most recently in 1940.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Grey occurred roughly during the years 1954-1957, 1982-1986, 1987-1990, 1991-1994, and 2000-2016.

The popularity trend for Grey has been soaring upward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Grey lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Grey?

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

The name Grey still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Grey (Girl)Grey (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 67 2,575 326 727
2017 70 2,529 326 731
2016 64 2,709 319 762
2015 72 2,509 234 916
2014 81 2,289 234 915
2013 44 3,524 204 978
2012 43 3,663 185 1,041
2011 30 4,720 126 1,344
2010 26 5,304 106 1,527
2009 17 7,454 132 1,320
2008 23 6,001 113 1,455
2007 14 8,683 103 1,529
2006 11 10,145 87 1,646
2005 6 15,148 49 2,384
2004 6 14,785 69 1,807
2003 5 16,633 57 2,015
2002 6 14,197 55 2,004
2001 11 8,963 48 2,164
2000 5 15,899 42 2,308
1999 5 15,230 51 1,909
1998 < 5 -- 42 2,172
1997 5 14,536 46 1,975
1996 6 12,356 48 1,883
1995 < 5 -- 43 1,963
1994 5 14,190 47 1,834
1993 < 5 -- 38 2,105
1992 8 9,797 24 2,871
1991 5 13,917 31 2,310
1990 5 13,732 36 2,056
1989 < 5 -- 22 2,821
1988 < 5 -- 20 2,791
1987 < 5 -- 15 3,249
1986 < 5 -- 23 2,379
1985 < 5 -- 16 2,998
1984 < 5 -- 16 2,867
1983 < 5 -- 15 2,968
1982 < 5 -- 12 3,558
1981 < 5 -- 13 3,291
1980 < 5 -- 13 3,319
1979 < 5 -- 13 3,236
1978 < 5 -- 7 4,716
1977 < 5 -- 9 3,954
1976 < 5 -- 16 2,643
1975 < 5 -- 10 3,517
1974 < 5 -- 12 3,017
1973 < 5 -- 12 2,917
1972 < 5 -- 16 2,367
1971 < 5 -- 9 3,468
1970 < 5 -- 18 2,157
1969 < 5 -- 12 2,606
1968 < 5 -- 11 2,641
1967 < 5 -- 19 1,833
1966 < 5 -- 9 2,865
1965 < 5 -- 16 2,025
1964 < 5 -- 16 2,065
1963 < 5 -- 15 2,148
1962 < 5 -- 15 2,142
1961 < 5 -- 20 1,838
1960 < 5 -- 7 3,470
1959 < 5 -- 16 2,067
1958 < 5 -- 14 2,207
1957 < 5 -- 17 1,976
1956 < 5 -- 12 2,416
1955 < 5 -- 6 3,661
1954 < 5 -- 5 4,034
1953 < 5 -- 10 2,604
1952 < 5 -- 5 3,952
1951 < 5 -- 12 2,292
1950 < 5 -- 5 3,891
1949 < 5 -- 9 2,685
1948 < 5 -- 11 2,378
1947 < 5 -- 7 3,196
1946 < 5 -- 9 2,601
1945 < 5 -- 6 3,129
1944 < 5 -- 7 2,964
1943 < 5 -- 5 3,742
1942 < 5 -- 5 3,781
1941 < 5 -- 7 2,987
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1936 < 5 -- 6 3,314
1935 < 5 -- 8 2,796
1934 < 5 -- 7 3,114
1933 < 5 -- 6 3,430
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1928 < 5 -- 5 4,380
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1926 < 5 -- 9 3,001
1925 < 5 -- 6 3,914
1924 < 5 -- 7 3,639
1923 < 5 -- 6 3,987
1922 < 5 -- 8 3,365
1921 < 5 -- 7 3,666
1920 < 5 -- 7 3,624
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1917 < 5 -- 6 3,722
1916 < 5 -- 6 3,656
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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.