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How popular is Lex?

Ranking 1,847th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Lex is rare.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Lex has seen higher popularity rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #912 in 1956.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2012 with 94 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Lex was less than 5, most recently in 1910.

Lex, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1916-1919, 1928-1933, 1946-1949, 1983-1988, and 1999-2003.

Lex's popularity is at a very high point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Lex be?

Lex's popularity has steadily increased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Lex for their newborn has risen.

The name Lex is quite distinctive but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Lex (Girl)Lex (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 81 1,847
2017 < 5 -- 90 1,727
2016 5 17,706 76 1,929
2015 < 5 -- 67 2,094
2014 < 5 -- 59 2,264
2013 < 5 -- 57 2,264
2012 < 5 -- 94 1,649
2011 < 5 -- 85 1,733
2010 < 5 -- 78 1,863
2009 < 5 -- 84 1,793
2008 < 5 -- 87 1,746
2007 < 5 -- 93 1,654
2006 < 5 -- 90 1,612
2005 < 5 -- 81 1,665
2004 < 5 -- 79 1,643
2003 < 5 -- 85 1,524
2002 < 5 -- 59 1,906
2001 < 5 -- 25 3,470
2000 < 5 -- 30 2,959
1999 < 5 -- 20 3,778
1998 < 5 -- 27 2,984
1997 < 5 -- 26 2,947
1996 < 5 -- 21 3,354
1995 < 5 -- 18 3,640
1994 < 5 -- 24 2,998
1993 < 5 -- 29 2,552
1992 < 5 -- 25 2,786
1991 < 5 -- 22 2,956
1990 < 5 -- 25 2,670
1989 < 5 -- 24 2,662
1988 < 5 -- 25 2,409
1987 < 5 -- 20 2,685
1986 < 5 -- 15 3,217
1985 < 5 -- 15 3,159
1984 < 5 -- 14 3,204
1983 < 5 -- 11 3,769
1982 < 5 -- 14 3,214
1981 < 5 -- 14 3,137
1980 < 5 -- 12 3,537
1979 < 5 -- 13 3,279
1978 < 5 -- 14 3,009
1977 < 5 -- 15 2,856
1976 < 5 -- 14 2,903
1975 < 5 -- 14 2,843
1974 < 5 -- 17 2,414
1973 < 5 -- 18 2,281
1972 < 5 -- 11 3,083
1971 < 5 -- 21 2,024
1970 < 5 -- 25 1,774
1969 < 5 -- 19 1,951
1968 < 5 -- 18 1,935
1967 < 5 -- 24 1,590
1966 < 5 -- 33 1,334
1965 < 5 -- 26 1,543
1964 < 5 -- 37 1,299
1963 < 5 -- 31 1,416
1962 < 5 -- 44 1,182
1961 < 5 -- 45 1,189
1960 < 5 -- 39 1,262
1959 < 5 -- 46 1,148
1958 < 5 -- 47 1,126
1957 < 5 -- 50 1,082
1956 < 5 -- 67 912
1955 < 5 -- 63 948
1954 < 5 -- 59 968
1953 < 5 -- 58 943
1952 < 5 -- 42 1,143
1951 < 5 -- 56 938
1950 < 5 -- 41 1,115
1949 < 5 -- 45 1,057
1948 < 5 -- 23 1,542
1947 < 5 -- 18 1,825
1946 < 5 -- 9 2,624
1945 < 5 -- 12 2,076
1944 < 5 -- 16 1,790
1943 < 5 -- 11 2,350
1942 < 5 -- 8 2,835
1941 < 5 -- 8 2,783
1940 < 5 -- 12 2,140
1939 < 5 -- 17 1,688
1938 < 5 -- 14 1,942
1937 < 5 -- 14 1,964
1936 < 5 -- 15 1,849
1935 < 5 -- 22 1,473
1934 < 5 -- 16 1,822
1933 < 5 -- 20 1,569
1932 < 5 -- 16 1,891
1931 < 5 -- 15 1,974
1930 < 5 -- 10 2,708
1929 < 5 -- 11 2,535
1928 < 5 -- 9 2,973
1927 < 5 -- 22 1,677
1926 < 5 -- 21 1,687
1925 < 5 -- 12 2,529
1924 < 5 -- 24 1,607
1923 < 5 -- 14 2,285
1922 < 5 -- 21 1,733
1921 < 5 -- 12 2,571
1920 < 5 -- 17 2,009
1919 < 5 -- 21 1,673
1918 < 5 -- 15 2,123
1917 < 5 -- 12 2,364
1916 < 5 -- 9 2,845
1915 < 5 -- 10 2,549
1914 < 5 -- 11 2,053
1913 < 5 -- 10 1,889
1912 < 5 -- 8 1,979
1911 < 5 -- 11 1,090
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1909 < 5 -- 7 1,222
1908 < 5 -- 5 1,514
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1898 < 5 -- 6 1,071
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1894 < 5 -- 6 1,027
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 5 1,175
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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.