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Our popular name data come from applications for Social Security cards. The table below shows the number of applicants for a Social Security card by year of birth and sex. The number of such applicants is restricted to U. S. births where the year of birth, sex, State of birth (50 States and District of Columbia) are known, and where the given name is at least 2 characters long.

Number of Social Security card holders born
in the U. S. by year of birth and sex
Year of
birth
Male Female Total
1880 118,40097,605216,005
1881 108,28598,858207,143
1882 122,032115,698237,730
1883 112,481120,066232,547
1884 122,741137,589260,330
1885 115,948141,951257,899
1886 119,043153,737272,780
1887 109,314155,423264,737
1888 129,911189,452319,363
1889 119,039189,218308,257
1890 119,701201,663321,364
1891 109,271196,569305,840
1892 131,457224,921356,378
1893 121,042225,235346,277
1894 124,899235,972360,871
1895 126,646247,111373,757
1896 129,078251,997381,075
1897 121,944248,277370,221
1898 132,111274,149406,260
1899 115,198247,491362,689
1900 162,162317,801479,963
1901 115,599254,235369,834
1902 132,750280,338413,088
1903 129,327278,200407,527
1904 138,510292,439430,949
1905 143,244309,876453,120
1906 144,073313,439457,512
1907 158,591337,434496,025
1908 166,372354,522520,894
1909 176,861368,084544,945
1910 208,521419,507628,028
1911 241,385441,787683,172
1912 451,437586,6211,038,058
1913 536,206654,8311,191,037
1914 683,313796,5461,479,859
1915 880,9541,023,8861,904,840
1916 923,2771,085,6812,008,958
1917 959,3281,123,6462,082,974
1918 1,048,7681,202,3402,251,108
1919 1,015,3411,174,6702,190,011
1920 1,100,9421,244,0292,344,971
1921 1,137,9071,279,6102,417,517
1922 1,125,3651,247,4532,372,818
1923 1,132,3081,252,3582,384,666
1924 1,169,0061,295,6512,464,657
1925 1,151,3451,262,9912,414,336
1926 1,145,4391,229,9402,375,379
1927 1,161,5501,236,2522,397,802
1928 1,140,8591,195,2352,336,094
1929 1,107,1351,157,3462,264,481
1930 1,129,1331,166,1952,295,328
1931 1,069,0021,103,3552,172,357
1932 1,074,0071,106,1152,180,122
1933 1,019,6181,045,7242,065,342
1934 1,061,4141,082,0622,143,476
1935 1,069,1161,086,5702,155,686
1936 1,063,9391,077,3472,141,286
1937 1,093,1811,101,6392,194,820
1938 1,136,0171,141,2432,277,260
1939 1,132,9181,133,8922,266,810
1940 1,185,7821,181,1502,366,932
1941 1,254,3701,245,7322,500,102
1942 1,407,8861,390,3222,798,208
1943 1,454,0051,435,1122,889,117
1944 1,388,6951,366,3402,755,035
1945 1,371,1881,346,0812,717,269
1946 1,649,9871,612,7423,262,729
1947 1,857,3671,817,8073,675,174
1948 1,781,4981,742,1943,523,692
1949 1,799,8591,754,9483,554,807
1950 1,819,7481,758,9753,578,723
1951 1,907,7041,845,3573,753,061
1952 1,973,0201,902,1143,875,134
1953 1,999,1291,928,4023,927,531
1954 2,067,5391,990,6794,058,218
1955 2,088,3812,004,2844,092,665
1956 2,144,4252,059,3034,203,728
1957 2,187,4582,097,3714,284,829
1958 2,152,7802,064,8574,217,637
1959 2,166,3162,078,3664,244,682
1960 2,166,0792,079,9184,245,997
1961 2,155,5252,075,8424,231,367
1962 2,102,2322,026,8754,129,107
1963 2,065,3591,987,7634,053,122
1964 2,027,4001,956,9193,984,319
1965 1,895,6161,827,1973,722,813
1966 1,818,0071,755,3943,573,401
1967 1,779,9941,716,4833,496,477
1968 1,776,2991,709,3373,485,636
1969 1,830,4961,762,5963,593,092
1970 1,905,7481,831,7473,737,495
1971 1,818,2911,752,1493,570,440
1972 1,674,6921,612,4453,287,137
1973 1,614,0171,553,9053,167,922
1974 1,630,6401,566,0113,196,651
1975 1,622,8551,560,5113,183,366
1976 1,632,9721,571,7283,204,700
1977 1,709,4591,644,6213,354,080
1978 1,708,4051,643,4563,351,861
1979 1,791,0541,722,7563,513,810
1980 1,853,9431,779,7543,633,697
1981 1,861,2821,787,5683,648,850
1982 1,885,8621,813,2353,699,097
1983 1,862,0411,788,6973,650,738
1984 1,874,9971,802,1403,677,137
1985 1,922,7081,845,1723,767,880
1986 1,919,9011,844,3023,764,203
1987 1,948,6321,873,2653,821,897
1988 2,000,3001,921,7403,922,040
1989 2,095,0531,991,6894,086,742
1990 2,150,5122,053,3284,203,840
1991 2,118,7652,032,8314,151,596
1992 2,098,0382,003,8664,101,904
1993 2,064,3911,970,6314,035,022
1994 2,037,2821,948,4703,985,752
1995 2,010,2571,920,6373,930,894
1996 2,002,5671,916,2543,918,821
1997 1,996,5581,908,1153,904,673
1998 2,026,3121,937,2683,963,580
1999 2,037,5061,945,4783,982,984
2000 2,086,5191,994,0694,080,588
2001 2,066,5581,979,1014,045,659
2002 2,064,7141,973,0554,037,769
2003 2,099,0642,004,3944,103,458
2004 2,111,0022,015,3764,126,378
2005 2,124,5862,026,6914,151,277
2006 2,189,0542,087,2444,276,298
2007 2,211,1532,112,6964,323,849
2008 2,175,6682,078,2994,253,967
2009 2,115,3962,019,5824,134,978
2010 2,047,6011,953,8784,001,479
2011 2,021,9961,928,7063,950,702
2012 2,009,6371,921,5633,931,200