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Rafe Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Rafe?

Ranking 2,239th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Rafe is rare.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #887 in 1880.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2002 with 99 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Rafe was less than 5, most recently in 1978.

unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1973-1976.

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Rafe be?

Rafe's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Rafe for their newborn has dropped.

The name Rafe is quite distinctive and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Rafe (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 61 2,239
2017 85 1,793
2016 87 1,769
2015 82 1,819
2014 94 1,645
2013 78 1,842
2012 76 1,902
2011 80 1,801
2010 66 2,062
2009 94 1,683
2008 48 2,618
2007 64 2,133
2006 55 2,304
2005 63 2,001
2004 54 2,185
2003 92 1,435
2002 99 1,341
2001 41 2,414
2000 14 5,250
1999 12 5,579
1998 14 4,815
1997 13 4,888
1996 11 5,448
1995 10 5,815
1994 16 4,046
1993 20 3,338
1992 23 2,977
1991 13 4,416
1990 22 2,936
1989 16 3,580
1988 17 3,178
1987 20 2,696
1986 17 2,980
1985 17 2,913
1984 15 3,062
1983 9 4,405
1982 25 2,150
1981 19 2,552
1980 5 7,036
1979 8 4,739
1978 < 5 --
1977 13 3,158
1976 12 3,214
1975 11 3,384
1974 15 2,643
1973 20 2,103
1972 13 2,787
1971 10 3,303
1970 20 2,041
1969 15 2,281
1968 21 1,768
1967 24 1,599
1966 20 1,748
1965 20 1,801
1964 10 2,796
1963 12 2,505
1962 17 2,013
1961 18 1,988
1960 17 2,025
1959 < 5 --
1958 5 4,365
1957 < 5 --
1956 5 4,335
1955 6 3,799
1954 5 4,232
1953 < 5 --
1952 6 3,652
1951 < 5 --
1950 9 2,728
1949 < 5 --
1948 5 4,068
1947 < 5 --
1946 6 3,448
1945 < 5 --
1944 < 5 --
1943 7 3,171
1942 < 5 --
1941 < 5 --
1940 < 5 --
1939 < 5 --
1938 < 5 --
1937 < 5 --
1936 5 3,952
1935 < 5 --
1934 < 5 --
1933 7 3,216
1932 6 3,692
1931 5 4,205
1930 7 3,522
1929 < 5 --
1928 5 4,604
1927 < 5 --
1926 5 4,689
1925 8 3,335
1924 < 5 --
1923 9 3,120
1922 7 3,788
1921 6 4,231
1920 < 5 --
1919 7 3,672
1918 9 3,051
1917 6 3,887
1916 6 3,801
1915 5 4,275
1914 5 3,641
1913 < 5 --
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1911 < 5 --
1910 < 5 --
1909 < 5 --
1908 < 5 --
1907 < 5 --
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1900 < 5 --
1899 < 5 --
1898 < 5 --
1897 < 5 --
1896 < 5 --
1895 < 5 --
1894 6 1,054
1893 < 5 --
1892 < 5 --
1891 < 5 --
1890 < 5 --
1889 < 5 --
1888 < 5 --
1887 < 5 --
1886 < 5 --
1885 < 5 --
1884 < 5 --
1883 < 5 --
1882 5 1,063
1881 < 5 --
1880 6 887

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.