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Ted Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ted?

The rare name Ted was the 2,601st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #144 was reached for the first time in 1935 and as recently as 1936.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1958 with 1,741 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Ted was 7 in 1881.

Ted, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1884-1889, 1893-1900, 1901-1905, 1909-1918, 1923-1926, 1939-1942, 1943-1947, and 1954-1958, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1967, 1968-1974, 1988-1991, 1992-1998, and 1999-2004.

Where is the name Ted popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Ted has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Ted for their newborn has dropped.

The name Ted is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Ted (Girl)Ted (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 49 2,601
2017 < 5 -- 56 2,335
2016 < 5 -- 56 2,354
2015 < 5 -- 48 2,595
2014 < 5 -- 59 2,271
2013 < 5 -- 73 1,924
2012 < 5 -- 66 2,088
2011 < 5 -- 66 2,050
2010 < 5 -- 81 1,814
2009 < 5 -- 53 2,443
2008 < 5 -- 75 1,930
2007 < 5 -- 61 2,208
2006 < 5 -- 59 2,203
2005 < 5 -- 75 1,769
2004 < 5 -- 72 1,759
2003 < 5 -- 74 1,684
2002 < 5 -- 99 1,343
2001 < 5 -- 99 1,325
2000 < 5 -- 97 1,333
1999 < 5 -- 112 1,170
1998 < 5 -- 106 1,175
1997 < 5 -- 127 1,011
1996 < 5 -- 135 959
1995 < 5 -- 150 895
1994 < 5 -- 163 838
1993 < 5 -- 179 793
1992 < 5 -- 188 759
1991 < 5 -- 176 776
1990 < 5 -- 249 644
1989 < 5 -- 269 597
1988 < 5 -- 291 536
1987 < 5 -- 282 545
1986 < 5 -- 296 512
1985 < 5 -- 266 535
1984 < 5 -- 288 499
1983 < 5 -- 299 488
1982 < 5 -- 317 476
1981 < 5 -- 340 449
1980 6 10,266 364 430
1979 < 5 -- 354 425
1978 < 5 -- 360 409
1977 < 5 -- 417 383
1976 < 5 -- 431 368
1975 < 5 -- 455 363
1974 < 5 -- 478 353
1973 < 5 -- 543 321
1972 5 9,515 665 285
1971 7 7,308 802 267
1970 < 5 -- 944 246
1969 5 8,562 1,056 222
1968 < 5 -- 1,049 219
1967 10 4,586 953 230
1966 < 5 -- 1,074 213
1965 < 5 -- 1,243 201
1964 < 5 -- 1,508 185
1963 5 7,542 1,579 188
1962 < 5 -- 1,703 180
1961 5 7,432 1,679 184
1960 < 5 -- 1,696 184
1959 < 5 -- 1,674 181
1958 5 6,937 1,741 173
1957 < 5 -- 1,634 185
1956 5 6,791 1,459 191
1955 < 5 -- 1,405 189
1954 5 6,530 1,345 191
1953 < 5 -- 1,303 190
1952 < 5 -- 1,413 182
1951 5 6,135 1,389 180
1950 < 5 -- 1,355 170
1949 5 5,972 1,378 169
1948 < 5 -- 1,477 163
1947 < 5 -- 1,646 157
1946 < 5 -- 1,490 158
1945 < 5 -- 1,237 155
1944 8 3,655 1,166 160
1943 7 4,159 1,235 157
1942 5 5,300 1,252 156
1941 < 5 -- 1,096 156
1940 < 5 -- 1,047 159
1939 6 4,200 1,079 149
1938 < 5 -- 1,111 147
1937 < 5 -- 1,062 147
1936 7 3,670 1,065 144
1935 6 4,154 1,084 144
1934 < 5 -- 1,052 146
1933 9 3,093 1,040 145
1932 9 3,250 1,067 147
1931 6 4,290 983 155
1930 6 4,503 983 156
1929 10 3,113 851 167
1928 12 2,749 827 175
1927 10 3,263 762 190
1926 13 2,696 764 191
1925 < 5 -- 670 209
1924 11 3,129 610 219
1923 7 4,333 592 218
1922 5 5,698 606 219
1921 10 3,371 614 214
1920 7 4,342 545 231
1919 10 3,199 572 217
1918 8 3,819 564 220
1917 10 3,058 498 221
1916 9 3,226 453 235
1915 < 5 -- 403 241
1914 < 5 -- 309 243
1913 < 5 -- 247 239
1912 < 5 -- 244 220
1911 < 5 -- 97 264
1910 < 5 -- 127 204
1909 < 5 -- 122 185
1908 < 5 -- 113 188
1907 < 5 -- 112 189
1906 < 5 -- 89 199
1905 5 2,200 115 170
1904 < 5 -- 94 190
1903 < 5 -- 71 211
1902 < 5 -- 87 192
1901 < 5 -- 64 213
1900 < 5 -- 75 235
1899 < 5 -- 34 305
1898 < 5 -- 39 306
1897 < 5 -- 28 358
1896 < 5 -- 30 356
1895 < 5 -- 24 398
1894 < 5 -- 23 397
1893 < 5 -- 12 607
1892 < 5 -- 15 540
1891 < 5 -- 22 375
1890 < 5 -- 20 414
1889 < 5 -- 25 358
1888 < 5 -- 21 414
1887 < 5 -- 20 376
1886 < 5 -- 10 643
1885 < 5 -- 10 635
1884 < 5 -- 10 652
1883 < 5 -- 13 521
1882 < 5 -- 14 513
1881 < 5 -- 7 775
1880 < 5 -- 13 521

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.