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Nils Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nils?

The rare name Nils was the 4,155th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #889 in 1888.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1970 with 48 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Nils was less than 5, most recently in 1911.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Nils occurred roughly during the years 1911-1915, 1951-1954, 1976-1979, and 2003-2006.

Where is the name Nils popularity headed?

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

Nils's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Nils lately has remained about the same.

The name Nils is very unique and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Nils (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 25 4,155
2017 18 5,225
2016 21 4,713
2015 20 4,833
2014 22 4,481
2013 25 4,029
2012 26 3,972
2011 18 5,131
2010 31 3,507
2009 23 4,384
2008 24 4,221
2007 23 4,319
2006 31 3,432
2005 25 3,787
2004 18 4,721
2003 23 3,809
2002 30 3,064
2001 39 2,512
2000 29 3,050
1999 39 2,329
1998 23 3,362
1997 29 2,731
1996 34 2,366
1995 26 2,821
1994 35 2,286
1993 35 2,245
1992 31 2,394
1991 28 2,525
1990 35 2,113
1989 26 2,525
1988 24 2,492
1987 23 2,439
1986 32 1,905
1985 32 1,858
1984 26 2,083
1983 27 1,999
1982 24 2,194
1981 24 2,182
1980 38 1,583
1979 37 1,585
1978 31 1,744
1977 22 2,187
1976 25 1,974
1975 30 1,692
1974 32 1,571
1973 23 1,912
1972 25 1,806
1971 34 1,491
1970 48 1,201
1969 41 1,246
1968 32 1,381
1967 30 1,402
1966 44 1,123
1965 31 1,401
1964 33 1,381
1963 39 1,247
1962 35 1,331
1961 36 1,341
1960 28 1,543
1959 30 1,459
1958 29 1,470
1957 35 1,339
1956 32 1,371
1955 34 1,309
1954 42 1,161
1953 27 1,470
1952 33 1,313
1951 18 1,816
1950 35 1,229
1949 32 1,290
1948 37 1,188
1947 25 1,508
1946 28 1,351
1945 23 1,401
1944 31 1,206
1943 16 1,884
1942 27 1,350
1941 25 1,364
1940 28 1,283
1939 22 1,449
1938 31 1,192
1937 25 1,365
1936 26 1,315
1935 27 1,319
1934 40 1,035
1933 31 1,196
1932 33 1,195
1931 26 1,381
1930 25 1,489
1929 31 1,287
1928 26 1,475
1927 13 2,380
1926 20 1,769
1925 17 1,988
1924 23 1,662
1923 13 2,411
1922 14 2,312
1921 20 1,808
1920 18 1,940
1919 20 1,741
1918 18 1,882
1917 21 1,626
1916 22 1,535
1915 23 1,440
1914 16 1,589
1913 13 1,560
1912 10 1,705
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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.