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Yao Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Yao?

Mostly unused in the United States, less than 5 babies were bestowed the name in 2018.

Uncommon, Yao would be a striking name choice.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #4,208 in 1984 with 10 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Yao was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

Yao's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Yao lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Yao?

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

The name Yao is mostly unused and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Yao (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 --
2017 8 9,618
2016 5 14,089
2015 < 5 --
2014 < 5 --
2013 < 5 --
2012 < 5 --
2011 < 5 --
2010 < 5 --
2009 6 12,426
2008 5 14,533
2007 < 5 --
2006 7 10,624
2005 7 10,113
2004 6 11,300
2003 6 10,854
2002 5 12,437
2001 < 5 --
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1999 < 5 --
1998 < 5 --
1997 < 5 --
1996 < 5 --
1995 7 7,773
1994 < 5 --
1993 6 8,677
1992 < 5 --
1991 < 5 --
1990 < 5 --
1989 5 9,197
1988 5 8,460
1987 < 5 --
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1984 10 4,208
1983 < 5 --
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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.