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Rudolf Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Rudolf?

Ranking 9,448th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Rudolf is rare.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #719 was reached in 1927 with 82 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Rudolf in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2015.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Rudolf occurred roughly during the years 1910-1915, 1924-1927, and 1976-1979, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1930-1933, and 1957-1960.

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

How popular will Rudolf be?

For a number of years, the name Rudolf has been moving downward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Rudolf has risen.

The name Rudolf is mostly unused but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Rudolf (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 8 9,448
2017 8 9,488
2016 7 10,504
2015 < 5 --
2014 < 5 --
2013 5 13,661
2012 < 5 --
2011 < 5 --
2010 6 11,906
2009 6 12,172
2008 8 9,686
2007 8 9,589
2006 5 13,612
2005 10 7,537
2004 8 8,761
2003 5 12,388
2002 11 6,438
2001 < 5 --
2000 8 8,054
1999 12 5,586
1998 14 4,823
1997 8 7,145
1996 10 5,883
1995 8 6,861
1994 12 5,058
1993 9 6,124
1992 11 5,177
1991 11 5,029
1990 9 5,724
1989 16 3,588
1988 14 3,668
1987 16 3,169
1986 12 3,834
1985 11 3,997
1984 13 3,407
1983 16 2,887
1982 8 4,917
1981 12 3,570
1980 19 2,600
1979 22 2,297
1978 17 2,648
1977 17 2,643
1976 7 4,828
1975 15 2,738
1974 9 3,771
1973 16 2,487
1972 20 2,063
1971 25 1,814
1970 25 1,788
1969 14 2,399
1968 23 1,686
1967 19 1,841
1966 16 2,028
1965 22 1,712
1964 18 1,962
1963 31 1,418
1962 30 1,446
1961 28 1,543
1960 18 1,964
1959 26 1,585
1958 39 1,247
1957 36 1,318
1956 30 1,440
1955 31 1,392
1954 36 1,266
1953 33 1,327
1952 47 1,065
1951 30 1,370
1950 41 1,122
1949 34 1,249
1948 29 1,375
1947 29 1,390
1946 24 1,468
1945 33 1,159
1944 25 1,362
1943 27 1,361
1942 44 1,021
1941 43 985
1940 35 1,127
1939 35 1,101
1938 36 1,093
1937 37 1,071
1936 40 1,007
1935 34 1,144
1934 41 1,020
1933 34 1,143
1932 46 977
1931 49 937
1930 67 793
1929 68 787
1928 73 762
1927 82 719
1926 66 820
1925 55 913
1924 49 1,016
1923 62 869
1922 49 1,018
1921 39 1,154
1920 42 1,107
1919 49 970
1918 51 937
1917 55 862
1916 70 723
1915 65 748
1914 39 882
1913 21 1,142
1912 31 795
1911 18 789
1910 8 1,290
1909 14 800
1908 6 1,348
1907 8 1,078
1906 8 986
1905 5 1,394
1904 6 1,182
1903 10 770
1902 5 1,288
1901 < 5 --
1900 < 5 --
1899 < 5 --
1898 7 979
1897 < 5 --
1896 5 1,239
1895 < 5 --
1894 < 5 --
1893 < 5 --
1892 5 1,227
1891 < 5 --
1890 < 5 --
1889 < 5 --
1888 < 5 --
1887 6 899
1886 < 5 --
1885 < 5 --
1884 < 5 --
1883 < 5 --
1882 5 1,067
1881 < 5 --
1880 < 5 --

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.