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Gustav Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gustav?

In 2018 the rare name Gustav, ranked the 3,451st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #242 was reached in 1883.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1917 with 99 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Gustav was 8 in 1982.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Gustav occurred roughly during the years 1893-1896, 1902-1905, 1907-1915, 1923-1926, 1943-1946, 1964-1968, 1982-1985, 1988-1991, 1993-1996, and 2003-2009, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1928-1932, and 1959-1962.

For a number of years, the name Gustav has been moving upward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Gustav for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gustav?

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

The name Gustav is very unique but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Gustav (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 32 3,451
2017 32 3,463
2016 28 3,803
2015 22 4,440
2014 19 4,933
2013 21 4,514
2012 27 3,824
2011 29 3,628
2010 27 3,847
2009 43 2,813
2008 38 3,067
2007 24 4,161
2006 33 3,248
2005 26 3,647
2004 26 3,562
2003 24 3,658
2002 29 3,128
2001 35 2,705
2000 18 4,272
1999 19 3,890
1998 22 3,425
1997 19 3,648
1996 28 2,702
1995 21 3,232
1994 22 3,154
1993 14 4,320
1992 22 3,040
1991 23 2,860
1990 17 3,505
1989 13 4,118
1988 16 3,257
1987 15 3,251
1986 12 3,716
1985 17 2,872
1984 11 3,790
1983 12 3,482
1982 8 4,755
1981 19 2,523
1980 20 2,474
1979 13 3,237
1978 20 2,314
1977 16 2,706
1976 17 2,541
1975 16 2,576
1974 15 2,601
1973 11 3,092
1972 15 2,471
1971 10 3,235
1970 17 2,238
1969 13 2,468
1968 25 1,595
1967 14 2,187
1966 19 1,784
1965 18 1,887
1964 12 2,465
1963 19 1,859
1962 11 2,573
1961 22 1,757
1960 18 1,938
1959 18 1,937
1958 17 1,979
1957 15 2,132
1956 25 1,580
1955 8 3,059
1954 26 1,510
1953 17 1,925
1952 24 1,566
1951 20 1,696
1950 24 1,512
1949 26 1,446
1948 17 1,847
1947 31 1,328
1946 31 1,270
1945 13 1,968
1944 16 1,769
1943 22 1,505
1942 24 1,440
1941 29 1,241
1940 30 1,238
1939 22 1,433
1938 25 1,352
1937 28 1,274
1936 26 1,306
1935 24 1,406
1934 49 902
1933 42 987
1932 30 1,243
1931 42 1,042
1930 51 950
1929 55 909
1928 57 884
1927 53 956
1926 77 726
1925 50 962
1924 62 875
1923 61 875
1922 64 859
1921 73 792
1920 60 890
1919 83 684
1918 90 647
1917 99 597
1916 97 592
1915 92 597
1914 74 583
1913 70 515
1912 68 474
1911 28 581
1910 22 629
1909 17 664
1908 22 546
1907 13 756
1906 14 658
1905 22 482
1904 16 577
1903 15 587
1902 13 624
1901 15 516
1900 19 565
1899 18 445
1898 23 410
1897 16 504
1896 33 330
1895 19 463
1894 19 445
1893 21 394
1892 25 381
1891 23 361
1890 21 396
1889 27 343
1888 30 338
1887 34 283
1886 32 304
1885 28 323
1884 36 291
1883 44 242
1882 43 262
1881 18 402
1880 33 286

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.