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Orson Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Orson?

Ranking 2,191st in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Orson is rare.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #549 was reached in 1883.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2016 with 90 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Orson in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1993.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Orson occurred roughly during the years 1910-1913, 1916-1919, 1960-1963, 1967-1970, 2004-2007, and 2008-2016.

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

How popular will Orson be?

For a number of years, the name Orson has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Orson has risen.

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

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   Orson (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 63 2,191
2017 73 1,963
2016 90 1,733
2015 66 2,124
2014 53 2,416
2013 42 2,793
2012 31 3,499
2011 34 3,284
2010 28 3,778
2009 23 4,389
2008 18 5,199
2007 23 4,324
2006 14 6,007
2005 13 6,121
2004 7 9,667
2003 11 6,603
2002 12 5,972
2001 9 7,351
2000 8 7,986
1999 8 7,676
1998 7 8,211
1997 7 7,897
1996 8 6,943
1995 7 7,572
1994 8 6,807
1993 < 5 --
1992 < 5 --
1991 9 5,810
1990 7 6,955
1989 6 7,650
1988 14 3,649
1987 7 5,915
1986 11 4,054
1985 7 5,583
1984 < 5 --
1983 10 4,063
1982 9 4,494
1981 12 3,551
1980 13 3,380
1979 12 3,506
1978 12 3,346
1977 11 3,534
1976 18 2,477
1975 14 2,866
1974 19 2,256
1973 9 3,620
1972 8 3,873
1971 19 2,183
1970 24 1,835
1969 15 2,280
1968 9 3,031
1967 8 3,169
1966 13 2,306
1965 14 2,237
1964 6 3,912
1963 17 2,020
1962 11 2,632
1961 10 2,837
1960 8 3,266
1959 8 3,216
1958 21 1,761
1957 17 1,999
1956 19 1,870
1955 8 3,136
1954 14 2,189
1953 11 2,499
1952 13 2,227
1951 13 2,222
1950 15 2,003
1949 12 2,304
1948 8 2,949
1947 14 2,145
1946 18 1,741
1945 16 1,746
1944 18 1,666
1943 9 2,688
1942 7 3,137
1941 13 2,063
1940 22 1,459
1939 16 1,775
1938 9 2,604
1937 11 2,300
1936 13 2,040
1935 8 2,881
1934 16 1,835
1933 12 2,189
1932 11 2,432
1931 17 1,820
1930 13 2,268
1929 16 1,983
1928 15 2,130
1927 9 3,090
1926 18 1,890
1925 19 1,854
1924 26 1,523
1923 26 1,487
1922 21 1,745
1921 11 2,755
1920 18 1,943
1919 29 1,342
1918 23 1,580
1917 22 1,570
1916 21 1,583
1915 24 1,398
1914 15 1,665
1913 25 1,018
1912 10 1,710
1911 8 1,357
1910 7 1,391
1909 < 5 --
1908 < 5 --
1907 < 5 --
1906 < 5 --
1905 < 5 --
1904 < 5 --
1903 < 5 --
1902 < 5 --
1901 7 921
1900 < 5 --
1899 5 1,163
1898 7 967
1897 < 5 --
1896 8 877
1895 7 956
1894 < 5 --
1893 < 5 --
1892 7 932
1891 5 1,087
1890 < 5 --
1889 < 5 --
1888 7 894
1887 6 892
1886 5 1,069
1885 6 910
1884 6 943
1883 12 549
1882 9 684
1881 7 761
1880 7 788

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.