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Ned Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ned?

The rare name Ned was the 6,951st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Ned, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #240 was reached in 1890.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1939 with 319 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Ned was 5 in 2017.

Ned, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1887-1890, 1897-1900, 1901-1904, 1908-1917, and 2002-2005, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1963-1967, 1969-1973, 1989-1994, and 2005-2008.

Where is the name Ned popularity headed?

Ned's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

For a number of years, the name Ned has been moving downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Ned for their newborn has dropped.

The name Ned is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Ned (Girl)Ned (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 12 6,951
2017 < 5 -- 5 13,616
2016 < 5 -- 10 7,964
2015 < 5 -- 17 5,444
2014 < 5 -- 11 7,381
2013 < 5 -- 14 6,142
2012 < 5 -- 12 6,904
2011 < 5 -- 16 5,592
2010 < 5 -- 11 7,431
2009 < 5 -- 11 7,552
2008 < 5 -- 12 7,067
2007 < 5 -- 16 5,614
2006 < 5 -- 16 5,458
2005 < 5 -- 27 3,585
2004 < 5 -- 23 3,964
2003 < 5 -- 18 4,564
2002 < 5 -- 21 4,004
2001 < 5 -- 19 4,239
2000 < 5 -- 15 4,975
1999 < 5 -- 18 4,106
1998 < 5 -- 17 4,138
1997 < 5 -- 23 3,236
1996 < 5 -- 15 4,329
1995 < 5 -- 28 2,666
1994 < 5 -- 22 3,183
1993 < 5 -- 39 2,073
1992 < 5 -- 37 2,117
1991 < 5 -- 34 2,181
1990 < 5 -- 48 1,693
1989 < 5 -- 47 1,671
1988 < 5 -- 42 1,694
1987 < 5 -- 37 1,780
1986 < 5 -- 37 1,716
1985 < 5 -- 51 1,368
1984 < 5 -- 46 1,417
1983 < 5 -- 51 1,306
1982 < 5 -- 61 1,187
1981 < 5 -- 68 1,108
1980 < 5 -- 73 1,062
1979 < 5 -- 73 1,038
1978 < 5 -- 47 1,344
1977 < 5 -- 72 1,018
1976 < 5 -- 77 954
1975 < 5 -- 81 916
1974 < 5 -- 80 909
1973 < 5 -- 61 1,044
1972 < 5 -- 74 935
1971 < 5 -- 114 770
1970 < 5 -- 99 816
1969 < 5 -- 120 717
1968 < 5 -- 112 712
1967 < 5 -- 98 747
1966 < 5 -- 128 655
1965 < 5 -- 127 659
1964 < 5 -- 148 640
1963 < 5 -- 188 576
1962 < 5 -- 195 565
1961 < 5 -- 197 558
1960 < 5 -- 221 532
1959 < 5 -- 219 531
1958 < 5 -- 227 515
1957 < 5 -- 260 486
1956 < 5 -- 255 475
1955 < 5 -- 267 455
1954 < 5 -- 260 448
1953 < 5 -- 263 439
1952 < 5 -- 268 426
1951 < 5 -- 296 395
1950 < 5 -- 280 404
1949 < 5 -- 273 406
1948 < 5 -- 286 403
1947 < 5 -- 312 389
1946 < 5 -- 279 391
1945 < 5 -- 256 376
1944 < 5 -- 265 371
1943 < 5 -- 282 366
1942 < 5 -- 273 368
1941 < 5 -- 279 347
1940 < 5 -- 282 339
1939 < 5 -- 319 312
1938 < 5 -- 299 319
1937 < 5 -- 289 318
1936 < 5 -- 266 336
1935 < 5 -- 255 346
1934 < 5 -- 266 335
1933 < 5 -- 241 348
1932 < 5 -- 260 341
1931 5 4,792 255 343
1930 < 5 -- 259 353
1929 < 5 -- 283 329
1928 < 5 -- 299 324
1927 < 5 -- 261 361
1926 < 5 -- 293 340
1925 < 5 -- 280 353
1924 < 5 -- 292 343
1923 < 5 -- 278 354
1922 < 5 -- 293 346
1921 < 5 -- 288 355
1920 < 5 -- 284 350
1919 < 5 -- 270 343
1918 < 5 -- 304 327
1917 < 5 -- 280 325
1916 < 5 -- 227 358
1915 < 5 -- 252 334
1914 < 5 -- 178 351
1913 < 5 -- 148 337
1912 < 5 -- 109 369
1911 < 5 -- 64 342
1910 < 5 -- 45 392
1909 < 5 -- 45 351
1908 < 5 -- 42 352
1907 < 5 -- 54 291
1906 < 5 -- 32 383
1905 < 5 -- 27 419
1904 < 5 -- 44 292
1903 < 5 -- 23 426
1902 < 5 -- 32 351
1901 < 5 -- 22 404
1900 < 5 -- 46 310
1899 < 5 -- 38 284
1898 < 5 -- 35 327
1897 < 5 -- 29 350
1896 < 5 -- 34 327
1895 < 5 -- 38 293
1894 < 5 -- 42 273
1893 < 5 -- 34 299
1892 < 5 -- 25 382
1891 < 5 -- 26 337
1890 < 5 -- 49 240
1889 < 5 -- 28 334
1888 < 5 -- 30 340
1887 < 5 -- 28 318
1886 < 5 -- 35 293
1885 < 5 -- 26 340
1884 < 5 -- 24 367
1883 < 5 -- 30 304
1882 < 5 -- 33 303
1881 < 5 -- 18 406
1880 < 5 -- 33 289

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.