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Willem Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Willem?

The rare name Willem was the 2,218th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Willem, is a possible choice for parents seeking a more unique name.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #1,208 in 2003 with 122 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Willem in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1973.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Willem occurred roughly during the years 1986-1989, 1990-1993, and 1995-2003.

Where is the name Willem popularity headed?

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

Willem's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Willem has dropped.

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

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   Willem (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 62 2,218
2017 56 2,338
2016 70 2,042
2015 67 2,102
2014 87 1,746
2013 86 1,721
2012 82 1,814
2011 74 1,897
2010 83 1,790
2009 70 2,004
2008 98 1,611
2007 105 1,515
2006 103 1,489
2005 107 1,401
2004 112 1,325
2003 122 1,208
2002 109 1,254
2001 79 1,542
2000 96 1,340
1999 75 1,516
1998 68 1,572
1997 53 1,811
1996 46 1,956
1995 35 2,292
1994 44 1,927
1993 40 2,046
1992 30 2,465
1991 25 2,750
1990 27 2,554
1989 32 2,205
1988 11 4,435
1987 7 6,068
1986 7 5,908
1985 8 5,131
1984 10 4,206
1983 7 5,464
1982 12 3,679
1981 10 4,139
1980 8 4,924
1979 10 4,057
1978 5 6,742
1977 7 5,107
1976 6 5,571
1975 12 3,239
1974 5 5,993
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1971 11 3,140
1970 6 4,718
1969 9 3,306
1968 6 4,124
1967 10 2,760
1966 6 3,929
1965 5 4,416
1964 6 4,024
1963 9 3,038
1962 5 4,611
1961 6 4,058
1960 8 3,334
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1958 9 3,022
1957 8 3,253
1956 8 3,212
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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.