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Wolfgang Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Wolfgang?

The uncommon name Wolfgang was the 1,398th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #1,398 for the first time this year with 125 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Wolfgang in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1981.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Wolfgang occurred roughly during the years 1967-1970, 1986-1994, and 2006-2011, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1959-1962.

Where is the name Wolfgang popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

Wolfgang's popularity has steadily increased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Wolfgang has risen.

The name Wolfgang is still rare but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Wolfgang (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 125 1,398
2017 117 1,458
2016 119 1,454
2015 113 1,479
2014 93 1,667
2013 68 2,018
2012 67 2,063
2011 84 1,752
2010 69 2,007
2009 64 2,142
2008 50 2,539
2007 38 3,085
2006 48 2,539
2005 52 2,292
2004 50 2,312
2003 49 2,235
2002 50 2,152
2001 55 1,978
2000 51 2,012
1999 58 1,761
1998 62 1,679
1997 53 1,812
1996 48 1,906
1995 59 1,587
1994 66 1,470
1993 30 2,505
1992 49 1,749
1991 27 2,603
1990 16 3,772
1989 16 3,612
1988 18 3,073
1987 15 3,334
1986 9 4,835
1985 11 4,039
1984 7 5,536
1983 6 6,210
1982 9 4,579
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1980 6 6,227
1979 7 5,344
1978 8 4,543
1977 6 5,831
1976 8 4,405
1975 13 3,071
1974 8 4,180
1973 11 3,217
1972 7 4,427
1971 9 3,653
1970 26 1,742
1969 13 2,547
1968 14 2,307
1967 10 2,761
1966 13 2,322
1965 11 2,611
1964 11 2,661
1963 6 4,039
1962 11 2,669
1961 14 2,318
1960 15 2,207
1959 16 2,110
1958 13 2,365
1957 13 2,373
1956 11 2,627
1955 10 2,759
1954 14 2,207
1953 13 2,285
1952 6 3,727
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1950 6 3,676
1949 5 4,197
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1930 6 3,996
1929 8 3,247
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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.