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Yaakov Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Yaakov?

In 2018 the uncommon name Yaakov, ranked the 1,097th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Yaakov is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #853 was reached in 1986.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2015 with 207 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Yaakov was less than 5, most recently in 1962.

Approximately during the years 1965-1969, 1970-1973, 1974-1977, 1978-1981, 1983-1986, 1993-1997, 2003-2006, and 2007-2010 the name Yaakov took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

For a number of years, the name Yaakov has steadily increased in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Yaakov for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Yaakov?

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

The name Yaakov is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Yaakov (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 178 1,097
2017 189 1,056
2016 159 1,196
2015 207 994
2014 160 1,172
2013 178 1,060
2012 155 1,179
2011 153 1,168
2010 181 1,064
2009 131 1,328
2008 123 1,387
2007 137 1,282
2006 135 1,247
2005 120 1,288
2004 110 1,342
2003 112 1,276
2002 107 1,280
2001 104 1,282
2000 91 1,389
1999 106 1,209
1998 66 1,600
1997 94 1,239
1996 61 1,613
1995 78 1,335
1994 78 1,331
1993 57 1,600
1992 70 1,359
1991 80 1,253
1990 62 1,434
1989 75 1,255
1988 70 1,222
1987 94 981
1986 114 853
1985 57 1,278
1984 55 1,250
1983 38 1,593
1982 34 1,731
1981 47 1,392
1980 40 1,542
1979 37 1,596
1978 26 1,957
1977 36 1,570
1976 28 1,827
1975 23 2,062
1974 23 1,979
1973 27 1,735
1972 20 2,075
1971 21 2,051
1970 19 2,121
1969 20 1,911
1968 12 2,573
1967 13 2,344
1966 10 2,777
1965 6 3,927
1964 5 4,587
1963 5 4,616
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1961 9 3,089
1960 5 4,584
1959 8 3,285
1958 9 3,025
1957 6 3,985
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1955 8 3,199
1954 9 2,938
1953 8 3,136
1952 6 3,730
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1950 5 4,184
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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.