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Gwen Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gwen?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Gwen, ranked the 907th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 295, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1959 with 941 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Gwen was less than 5, most recently in 1898.

Gwen, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1905-1909, 1910-1915, 1925-1930, 1934-1938, 1943-1946, 1950-1957, 1998-2003, 2004-2007, and 2009-2015, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1962-1967, 1970-1973, and 1978-1988.

Sometimes the name Gwen has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Gwen has been soaring upward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Gwen for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gwen?

Gwen's popularity is at a low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Gwen is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Gwen (Girl)Gwen (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 294 907 < 5 --
2017 316 862 < 5 --
2016 372 766 < 5 --
2015 377 747 < 5 --
2014 278 962 < 5 --
2013 266 951 < 5 --
2012 224 1,106 < 5 --
2011 196 1,224 < 5 --
2010 163 1,409 < 5 --
2009 185 1,307 < 5 --
2008 201 1,251 < 5 --
2007 186 1,309 < 5 --
2006 160 1,417 < 5 --
2005 156 1,381 < 5 --
2004 123 1,595 < 5 --
2003 149 1,358 < 5 --
2002 134 1,426 < 5 --
2001 91 1,911 < 5 --
2000 68 2,291 < 5 --
1999 55 2,581 < 5 --
1998 62 2,290 < 5 --
1997 60 2,270 < 5 --
1996 47 2,641 < 5 --
1995 37 3,113 < 5 --
1994 51 2,479 < 5 --
1993 41 2,901 < 5 --
1992 47 2,622 < 5 --
1991 57 2,275 < 5 --
1990 55 2,301 < 5 --
1989 64 1,986 < 5 --
1988 50 2,257 < 5 --
1987 80 1,573 < 5 --
1986 69 1,700 < 5 --
1985 104 1,288 < 5 --
1984 108 1,209 < 5 --
1983 132 1,053 < 5 --
1982 136 1,059 < 5 --
1981 153 960 < 5 --
1980 175 875 < 5 --
1979 210 766 < 5 --
1978 206 751 < 5 --
1977 218 711 < 5 --
1976 275 590 < 5 --
1975 323 535 < 5 --
1974 284 567 < 5 --
1973 213 700 < 5 --
1972 302 551 < 5 --
1971 367 511 < 5 --
1970 354 535 6 4,434
1969 362 514 < 5 --
1968 364 510 < 5 --
1967 374 493 5 4,192
1966 463 437 < 5 --
1965 482 427 < 5 --
1964 613 390 9 2,934
1963 671 374 < 5 --
1962 859 320 7 3,432
1961 883 308 6 3,797
1960 892 317 7 3,472
1959 941 295 9 2,907
1958 894 299 5 4,173
1957 830 317 11 2,537
1956 761 317 6 3,690
1955 740 316 6 3,664
1954 682 324 6 3,597
1953 573 354 9 2,785
1952 472 381 6 3,514
1951 429 396 6 3,510
1950 457 379 5 3,895
1949 446 372 15 1,974
1948 448 374 8 2,871
1947 509 356 10 2,563
1946 482 338 9 2,603
1945 365 365 < 5 --
1944 329 389 < 5 --
1943 384 367 7 3,068
1942 388 355 6 3,358
1941 341 361 6 3,290
1940 357 338 8 2,747
1939 358 334 7 2,950
1938 378 322 7 2,990
1937 280 390 < 5 --
1936 303 364 10 2,353
1935 302 362 5 3,869
1934 252 413 8 2,832
1933 260 400 7 3,119
1932 239 424 10 2,525
1931 188 470 8 2,948
1930 248 421 6 3,761
1929 207 461 < 5 --
1928 188 504 < 5 --
1927 148 582 10 2,788
1926 159 566 < 5 --
1925 109 708 < 5 --
1924 117 687 5 4,620
1923 110 699 9 3,050
1922 105 710 6 4,036
1921 101 733 < 5 --
1920 93 754 < 5 --
1919 93 726 5 4,419
1918 81 793 < 5 --
1917 110 651 5 4,224
1916 84 740 8 3,028
1915 93 686 < 5 --
1914 76 668 < 5 --
1913 64 648 < 5 --
1912 50 715 < 5 --
1911 41 678 < 5 --
1910 24 881 < 5 --
1909 42 599 < 5 --
1908 21 861 < 5 --
1907 19 882 < 5 --
1906 15 979 < 5 --
1905 16 943 < 5 --
1904 17 893 < 5 --
1903 16 874 < 5 --
1902 13 992 < 5 --
1901 16 837 < 5 --
1900 11 1,195 < 5 --
1899 15 855 < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 5 1,646 < 5 --
1896 6 1,487 < 5 --
1895 5 1,696 < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 9 1,043 < 5 --
1892 5 1,544 < 5 --
1891 7 1,141 < 5 --
1890 8 1,041 < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
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.